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Luang Nam tha province, Laos

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i would like to do a solo motorbike/trekking trip through luang nam tha province and also nam ha nat'l protected area

in northwestern laos and am wondering if anyone has any experience there. ie. does trekking include extended climbs? i have a torn meniscus in my right knee but intend to get a cortisone injection in patts before i leave. is white gas or kerosene easily available for my stove? would a tent be necessary? would a guide be necessary? is an antimalarial necessary? tia deadwood

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Big Koala

i was there in 2003 (i think it was), never did any trekking.

as i recall the organised treks were often run by NGO's there.

there might be access problems going solo into protected areas.

the mountains and scenery are great, its very remote and you get that feeling.

the town was very very basic with no paved roads and only had a few hours of electricity after 6pm.

that may have changed of course.

the road down to Huay Xai (Thailand border) was all dirt,

almost got killed in a songthaew with no brakes.

try contacting The Boath Landing resort (www.theboatlanding.laopdr.com) , its run by a foreigner who has been there for a long time.

i wish i had had a motorbike to ride from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai,

instead of buses, so many spots worth stopping for a look and photos.

good luck, impossible not to enjoy it.

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deadwood

i was there in 2003 (i think it was), never did any trekking.

as i recall the organised treks were often run by NGO's there.

there might be access problems going solo into protected areas.

the mountains and scenery are great, its very remote and you get that feeling.

the town was very very basic with no paved roads and only had a few hours of electricity after 6pm.

that may have changed of course.

the road down to Huay Xai (Thailand border) was all dirt,

almost got killed in a songthaew with no brakes.

try contacting The Boath Landing resort (www.theboatlanding.laopdr.com) , its run by a foreigner who has been there for a long time.

i wish i had had a motorbike to ride from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai,

instead of buses, so many spots worth stopping for a look and photos.

good luck, impossible not to enjoy it.

thanks for the info big koala. i hope i can pull this off. is it a malarial area?

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