Laos - Northern Laos (Chapter)
This is the Northern Laos chapter from Lonely Planet's Laos guidebook.
Whether it’s trekking, cycling, kayaking, ziplining, riding an elephant or staying in a family homestay, a visit to northern Laos is for many the highlight of their trip. Here the ‘Land of a Million Elephants’ morphs into the land of a million hellish bends and travel is not for the faint-hearted, but you’ll experience rural life at its best.
- Soar through the jungle canopy on ziplines to remote treehouses at the Gibbon Experience near Huay Xai
- Learn about the local lifestyle in homestays on a tribal trek in remote Phongsali
- Discover the history of the incredible limestone landscape where the Pathet Lao hid from US aerial assault in the Vieng Xai Caves
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Phonsaven, Plain of Jars, Sam Neua, Vieng Xai, Vieng Thong, Nong Khiaw, Muang Ngoi Neua, Muang Khua, Phongsali, Udomxai, Boten, Luang Namtha, Muang Sing, Xieng Kok, Huay Xai, Pak Beng, Hongsa, Sainyabuli, Pak Lai.
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