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confused about which are for Nth Laos

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confused about which are for Nth Laos

Hello We (4 adults) have 10 days in Laos late dec - early Jan , This is our first trip to Laos We want to spend some days in LP and then head north but that is where I am getting confused. We want to experience rural Laos with homestay, treks, kayaking, biking and relaxing. After reading thru the forums It appears people travel to Luang Namtha or Nong Khiaw&,Muang Ngo. could someone explain the differences in these 2 areas. I would appreciate any recommendations on best areas, days needed in each , and how to get to them from LP given our time frame. Thank you ,

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1. Re: confused about which are for Nth Laos

Ok, I try to highlight my expressions of these two areas.

For trekking and homestay Luang Namtha and the surrounding areas is a great place for trekking and homestays. You can also easily explore the surrounding areas by bike.

Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi are two absolute places, easy to explore by bike and foot, though I am not sure how good the area is for homestays (me two whostayed in a village and enjoyed it). It is easier to get here from LP, 3 hours by bus to NK, and another hour boat ride to MN, while LN is around 8 hours, which might be a bit more difficult with your kids. S this could be the main reason to go there. Besides, these two villages are probably two of my favourite places in Asia.

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2. Re: confused about which are for Nth Laos

We went to NK for a couple days and then to Muang La (which is a lovely area). Plenty of treking and cycling around there. We arranged ours through a company called Exotissimo (Luang Prabang office). They were excellent.

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