I am probably going to attempt to cross in Laos at the end of this month from China. I was wondering if anyone had any experience of doing this recently? there is a lonely planet post from 2008 which suggests its as simple as getting an overnight bus from Kunming to Mengla then a direct bus [around 8am] to Luang NamTha...
I'm heading to Laos 20 or so days early, i'm moving on from China after one Visa extension. Additionally, i am presuming that you still cannot get a visa on arrival if you fly into Vientiane?
Thanks, from Hangzhou
Firstly, you can obtain a visa on arrival at Vientiane airport. You must produce one passport photo. The charge for myself was $32 for a 30-day visa.
Regarding China, I met one nomad who had crossed the border recently, he said it was straight forward. But that was all he said on the subject.
#3 yozza2009 has been a member since 30/6/2009. Posts: 16