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  • Day13

    Luang Namtha Valley Route

    November 10, 2019 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    📍Das Luang Namtha Tal ist eines der ethnisch vielfältigsten und kulturell reichsten Gebiete in Laos. Folgen Sie der Luang Namtha Valley Route zu acht ethnischen Hauptdörfern und fünf kulturellen und religiösen Stätten, wo Sie Aspekte des täglichen Lebens und der Kultur entdecken und die landschaftliche Schönheit des Tals genießen können. Die Route ist eine ausgezeichnete Halbtagestour für Selbstfahrer. Eine kurze Reise von 1 bis 2 Stunden kann auch für Personen mit kürzerer Zeit unternommen werden.

    Jess und ich, wir haben uns für die grössere Route, die rund 36km lang ist und eine Dauer von ca. 2 - 4 Stunden dauert, entschieden.

    Kaum sind wir gestartet und kurz vor unserem ersten Ziel, einer Stupa, kehrten wir zurück zur Bikevermietung. Jess's Bike war unmöglich länger zu nutzen. Mit zwei tollen Bikes, radeln wir um 11 Uhr voller Energie los.

    Nach der Stupa (buddhistisches Bauwerk), nehmen wir den Weg zum Wasserfall in Angriff. In vielen Reisebloggs fanden wir die Info, diesen als erstes zu besichtigen. Es ging den Hügel hinauf, über Stock und Stein, an abgelegenen Holzhäuschen vorbei. Definitiv eine holpprige Angelegenheit😅

    Wir habens geschafft und sind beim Wasserfall angekommen. Ausgezeichnet😅 hätte uns im Vorraus irgendjemand informiert, dass es zur Zeit kein Wasser hat, hätten wir uns diese anstrengende Fahrt sparen können.

    Um zurück auf die Haupt Valley Route zu kommen, müssen wir den selbe Strecke zurück. Zuerst wollen wir uns aber noch mit einem Kaffe stärken. Im Norden von Laos, ist es nich immer einfach, Kaffee zu bekommen. Wir halten bei einem kleinen Shop an. Ein Mann kommt aus seinem Haus, wir fragten ihn nach Kaffe, doch er versteht uns nicht. Ein hoch auf Google Translate😀 es gibt Kaffee, sogar Nestcafe😋 (Cappuchino, Kaffee Creme... gibt es zur Zeit nur in meinen Träumen😂) jetzt aber zurück zum Nestcafe😄 der Mann geht in sein Haus und kochte Wasser für uns. Gut möglich, dass wir die ersten Touristen sind, die ihm nach Kaffee fragten.
    Plötzlich sind wie umgeben von Dutzenden von Kindern und Frauen. Wir haben keine Ahnung, woher all die Leute so plötzlich kommen. Sie winkten uns zu, sprachen mit uns (natürlich haben wir nichts verstanden) und schenkten uns eine ganze menge warmherzige Lächeln😃
    Wir hatten eine riesengrosse Grapfruit dabei, die teilen wir unter den Kindern auf. Danach sind plötzlich alle so schnell verschwunden, wie sie aufgetaucht sind😁. Wir wissen jetzt schon, dass dies unser Highlight des Tages sein wird.

    Wir haben die Biketour gut gemeistert. Nur hat sie sehr viel länger gedauert, da wir uns verfahren haben. Schlussendlich sind aus 35km knapp 50km geworden😂 und können uns wirklich nicht erklären, wieso, warum und wo wir uns verfahren haben.
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  • Day90

    Immer weiter nördlich....

    January 6, 2020 in Laos ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Nach einer weiteren Nacht in Houay Xai reisen wir nun mit dem Bus weiter Richtung Norden. Ziel: Luang Namtha. Nach fünf Stunden Busfahrt haben wir es geschafft..länger als angekündigt, jedoch kürzer als von uns erwartet 🤣

    Nach dem Mittagessen waren wir alle recht k.o...heute lassen wir den Rest des Tages entspannt ausklingen..kleiner Spaziergang durchs Dorf..Massage am Abend....
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  • Day50

    Laos

    April 3, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Die Grenzüberquerung an der „Fourth Thai-Lao Friendship bridge“ in der Nähe von Ban Houayxay verlief reibungslos und so waren wir zügig in Laos.

    Man merkte sofort, dass man Thailand verlassen hatte, die Straßen wurden schlechter und der Verkehr nahm ab.
    Wir fuhren bis nach Vieng Phou Kha ca. 120km nach der Grenze, stoppten noch an einem kleinem Laden um uns ein paar Bier zu kaufen und machten uns dann auf die Suche nach einem Schlafplatz - dies war hier garnicht so leicht, überall waren kleine Hütten und wir wollten uns nicht einfach in einen "Garten" abstellen…doch letzen Endes fanden wir dann doch noch einen schönen Platz.

    Der nächste Morgen begann damit, dass wir Besuch von 2 Polizisten bekamen (vermutlich wurden sie von einem der vorbeifahrenden Roller gerufen).
    Sie waren interessiert an Kenny und wollten nur unsere Pässe sehen - das wars & sie wünschten uns noch einen schönen Tag und viel Glück.

    Die Fahrt ging weiter in Richtung Luang Namtha, wo wir uns mit den 2 Schweizern Livia & David (die mit uns durch China fahren) zum Mittagessen trafen.
    Mit vollem Magen brachen wir dann auf zur letzen Tages Etappe nach Lateuy, wo wir dann auch noch Uta und Lachlan trafen - Die China Gruppe war komplett.

    Zum Abendessen gingen wir in ein chinesisches Restaurant - wo wir den Abend bei Fischsuppe, Reis und Bier auslaufen ließen.

    Heute geht es dann in Richtung chinesische Grenze, wo wir eine Nacht im Niemandsland zwischen Laos und China verbringen werden, um dann morgen früh auf unseren Guide zu treffen.

    Liebe Grüße
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  • Day211

    Mein Baumhaus ist dein Baumhaus

    February 15, 2018 in Laos ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    The Gibbon Experience! Ein Eco-Tourismus Projekt mitten im Dschungel des Nam Kan Nationalparks. Natur hautnah, wandern, den ganzen Tag Zip-linen, Gibbon-Affen aus der Nähe beobachten und das Allerbeste:
    Essen, leben & schlafen in den weltweit höchsten Baumhäusern!!

    Nun ja, die Affen haben wir nur gehört und nicht gesehen, aber das mag daran liegen, dass wir die perfekte Gruppe waren und unser Lachen wohl ein wenig zu laut war. 8 Fremde aus Indien, Australien, New York den Philippinen, Deutschland und den Niederlanden treffen aufeinander und es war Liebe auf den ersten Blick.

    Nach einer 2 1/2 stündigen Tuktukfahrt über unwegsames Gelände, ging es 3 Stunden zu Fuß weiter. Immer tiefer in den Dschungel bis es nur noch uns und die Wildnis gab. Endlich war die erste Zip-Line in Sicht und wir fliegen über die Baumwipfel. Der Wind weht mir durch die Haare, die Sonne scheint mir aufs Gesicht und meine Füße baumeln 60 Meter über der Erde.

    Kann es etwas schöneres geben, als auch das Nachtquartier, in 60 Meter Höhe, auf diese Weise anzuschweben?

    Und so verbringen wir die Abende mit gutem Essen, Karten spielen, Happy Water (Reisschnaps), einer fantastischen Aussicht und in bester Gesellschaft. Schade, dass 3 Tage so schnell vorbei gehen. Es war jeden Cent wert!
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  • Day163

    Great 2. day kayaking on Nam Ha river

    March 20, 2018 in Laos ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Day two on the river started leisurely. Anna did yoga again while Bertram froze a bit longer on the mattress in our eco lodge :-) (It was quite chilly during the night.)

    Breakfast was quick and tasty: rice with eggs and tomato - Anna was joined by a group of apparently hungry village dogs...

    We got going at ~09:30 and kayaked through some difficult sections. The water in dry season is quite low and we had to navigate with care in order not to sit on a rock :-) Today, we switched roles and Anna was the steering person in the back while Bertram maneuvered in the front. The new setup resulted in Bertram being attacked twice with Anna’s blade but we soon arranged ourselves :-)

    On the way through the jungle we stopped at a second village where we went to also visit the school - consisting of 5 children only :-) It almost felt like a private lesson :-)

    We had a great trip along the river and chose another nice picnic spot that also allowed bathing in a pool of deeper and more quiet water. The remaining section until the third village was easy and we even beat the guides in the final kayak race (maybe they let us win...)

    Upon arrival we learned that our tuk tuk broke down. So we sat and waited (some sleeping in the kayak) for the new tuk tuk. When we finally drove back to Luang Namtha it became clear that this road had cost a lot of tuk tuks their lives: very steep, curvy, and with immense numbers of pot holes.

    Back in Luang Namtha we first drank coffee, then got to the hotel and finally ate dinner at the open air night market.
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  • Day160

    Last jungle day and back to Huay Xai

    March 17, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We got up a little earlier today - the guides said 07:30 but came to our tree house already at 06:45. So to make up for it, Bertram went to lie down again after breakfast :-)

    Afterwards followed a mix of hiking and taking 7 zip lines (+4 repetition rides) to get us back to the village where we started two days ago. We had lots of fun and could also borrow the GoPro of someone in our group resulting in excellent footage in this post :-)

    All in all, the Gibbon Experience was absolutely worth the large sum of money - and the rest of Laos is very cheap to compensate a bit... ;-)

    We are now back in Huay Xai for dinner and the night but have already planned what to do next: 4 days in the town of Luang Namtha and the province of the same name for kayaking, hiking, and more jungle :-) flight is booked for Vientiane as well: Lao Airlines will hopefully take us there safely on 21.03.
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  • Day3

    Trekking in Nam Ha NPA

    February 3, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Waking up was very very difficult. We were pretty achy from the trek and cycling but spirits were high and I decided to just forget about my phone. It was cold and very foggy... the advert for the trek said "You will see sunset, sunrise and lay asleep to the stars at night". We didn't even see the sky!

    The journey started with a trip to the market to collect the food for the whole trip and then the steep steep steep incline through the jungle began. Although cold and foggy we soon got very warm and sticky. We stopped to have lunch at the water fall where Khong, our guide, prepared yummy vegetables with sticky rice served on a bamboo leaf table. It was about a 6 hour trek on the first day which was tough but really worth it in the end when we reached the Akha Village where we would be sleeping for the evening. The village children were super cute and welcoming with a strict boys only football game started up very quickly. Just for a bit of background the Akha tribe are still living in authentic living conditions with no running water, no electricity and living in wooden bamboo huts. Instead of using a football they used plastic bags wrapped in more plastic bags that were left by tourists. All the children were playing in odd flip flops and one even had an evening dress shoe on one foot and flip flop on the other. It was great to see Will have so much fun playing football with the little kids and guys from the trek. He really loved it! One of the girls tried to join in but was quickly shouted at by a little boy who sternly said "no girls" in Akha.

    Dinner was quickly prepared and served,sticky rice with stir fried vegetables and stewed tomatoes. Simple but so tasty, fresh and so much of it. 2 of the village children cleverly came back to help and soon cleaned up any remaining food. The rest of the evening was spent chatting, drinking Beer Lao and shoting the local Lao Lao, whisky, at the campfire.

    The next morning we woke up in absolute fog and couldn't see further than a couple of meters. Will and I got up early and stood with the kids at the campfire. We shared with them sunflower seeds, looked through our pictures of our trip so far and played pokemon on Wills phone. The second day was much easier with a stop for lunch half way were we made another another campfire as it truly was cold! When we got back to the town we joined Khong and some other locals for Beer Lao which was really fun. We then got back to the hotel and were gutted to find the bedding was quite damp. Luckily the owner said he would upgrade us to the deluxe room. Ah whay heaven! A bed that was actually soft, a room that felt warm and a kettle to brew up! Absolute luxury!!

    During the night I was pretty ill and spent most of the night in the toilet so in the morning we tried to extend for another night but couldn't. I was gutted. It was the perfect room to feel ill in! So we packed up and left our bags at reception and went for some breakfast where we met Sunil and Jeni. We were told there was a local festival in a neighbouring village which only happens every 5 years and the plan was to cycle there. As I wasn't feeling well we decided to hire a scooter and Sunil and Jeni taught Will how to ride and joined us for the trip to the festival which was so nice! It ended up being such a lovely day, even if I was ill. We drove past vibrant green rice fields and the weather was absolutely lovely compared to the 3 days of fog we'd had previously. We ended the day watching sunset and then eating a whole duck and papaya salad for only £3, perfect. Tomorrow we are going to begin travelling down south to Luang Prabang.
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  • Day158

    Hanging out with the gibbons - day 1

    March 15, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    We started the adventure that we have been looking forward to for quite some time: the Gibbon Experience. It’s a nature reserve which hosts gibbons - the cool twist to it is that tourists stay overnight in tree houses and use zip lines to cross valleys :-)

    At the beginning the long zip line was a bit frightening - but being used to wearing harnesses and using carabiners we trusted the equipment soon and had so much fun! It took Bertram a bit more effort as his roller functioned less smoothly and he had to pull himself to the end quite often :-)

    Our tree house was nested in a big tree, 30m above the ground :-) it even had two platforms! We are still wondering how the night in the jungle will be...
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  • Day162

    Next stop: Kayaking in Luang Namtha

    March 19, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    After yesterday’s transfer from Huay Xai, we stayed on the main street and looked for a travel agency that would offer a 2-day kayak excursion into the Nam Ha National Park. We found one after 5 minutes and were convinced by their eco tourism concept - they support local guides with higher salaries and also share proceeds with the minority villages in the area by bringing tourists in for the night and dinner.

    The trip started off well with our two guides Thui (48) and Wath (21). Both were really funny and the young Wath spoke exceptionally well English. Before even starting the official tour, we went to Lao’s first-ever festival of minority people where some ~25 of the 49 minorities exhibited their traditional clothes, food, etc. It was so much fun to go there - and be the only tourists as this was from Lao people for Lao people :-)

    We then took the tuk tuk for about an hour to the south into the Nam Ha National Park.

    We then transferred onto the river and were given a good farewell by a group of curious children who were enthusiastic goodbye wavers :-)

    The river was mostly calm and very beautiful. Anna sat in the front while Bertram steered in the back. We came to stop after 2.5 hours and made a jungle picnic. We even cooked soup in a bamboo and ate rattan (the stuff that furniture is made of), which is delicious if well cooked :-)

    After 2 more hours we arrived at a small village of the Khamu minorities where we would spend the night. After rest and yoga we visited the village and went around. The town is quite simple, but it features rice storage facilities, a school and the house of the village chief. Everybody smiled and treated us with joy. :-) We didn’t really have the ability to converse with the locals, but our guide Wath told us lots about village life. The villagers chose to become an eco tourism village, meaning they actively decided to be visited by tourists. Our guide Wath reported that he had previously asked villagers about whether they thought they made a good choice and whether they are still happy to be visited. Apparently they are, saying that the money they receive from sleepover tourists (like us) is shared amongst all villagers and has raised living standards. For example, they have set up a fund from the earnings and now provide “mini loans” to villagers and are also able to pay for better health care and school supplies.

    Dinner was again great - but for “dessert” we got a specialty: we sat with Thui and Wath by the fire when Wath got up to catch some frogs to barbecue :-) we both tried and they were quite tasty - no veganism in Laos 🇱🇦
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  • Day47

    07.-11.10.2016 - Luang Namtha

    October 9, 2016 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Luang Namtha es recht verschlafnigs Dörfli im Norde vo Laos, aber am Friitig isch jewiils dHöhl los ide Dorfdisco 🙈 da den alli vom Staat-Agstellte gratis Getränk bechemid. So sind mir zVierte als Touriste gad recht sHighlight gsi vode Iheimische dete🙈😄

    2-Tages Tour in Dschungel inkl. Monster-Hike & Kajaking - Night-Fishing -> so hets den natürli au Fisch und Riis zum zMorge geh (isch aber fein gsii:) ) - Sticky Rice zum zMorge, zMittag und zNacht :) - Bsuech vo Bergdörfer vo ethnische Minderheite - Gwöhnigsbedürftigi hohi Luftfüechtigkeit, i bi aso im tropische Gebiet acho und ha mich def. vo mine warme Chleider verabschieded - Deja-Vu Erlebnis a Australie.. Überall Bluetegel mis absolute Lieblingstier😉

    Abgseh vode Bluetegel, super kuul und streng gsii😊😊
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Louangnamtha, 루앙남타 주, LXG