First time post. Already had a great time reading all the info on Travelfish!
Our dilemma: should we go for about 2-3 days to Luang Nam Tha (that's about 5 transport included) or should we spend some more days in the middle/southern part of Laos?
We are a couple who likes hiking and interact with the local people. We took the slow boat and are now about 3-4 days in Luang Prabang. We still have about 10-15 days in Laos to spend (before we go to Cambodia) and also want to go south of Laos. We like trekking and hiking!
So, should we go to Luang Nam Tha (for hiking and trekking) or can we do the same in mid-/south-Laos and take some more time instead of going 2 days up and back the North?
Lien and Cyril.
#1CyrilCarton has been a member since 22/10/2016. Posts: 1
A bit late on this one, but I'd say you won't get trekking Luang Nam Tha style in the south. At least not with the village life you'd encounter in the north. So, if you have time, I'd consider north - though you could use somewhere closer, like Nong Kiaow , as a base. as there is some trekking and climbing out of there as well. A third option would be Kasi (between Luang Prabang and Vientiane) which has some walking options out of the guesthouse there - see the TF listing for details.
Apols for the late answer!
#2somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,090