Oudomxay - The Best Places for Cloud-hunting

Situated to the upper North, Oudomxay welcomes tourists by its untouched nature and the charming beauty of different hill tribes. The province is also one of the best places for cloud-hunting in Laos. Oudomxay is famous for trekking; waterfalls or cave visits; intrepid experiences like off-road cycling or off-road motorcycling; ecotourism to the tribal villages or natural reserve, etc. No matter what you choose, each experience in Oudomxay will surely bring to you an enjoyable adventure in Northern Laos.

Top things to do in Oudomxay, laos

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Laos Off-The-Beaten-Tracks

Huay Xai → Pak Beng → Oudomxay → Muang Xay → Nong Khiaw → Luang Prabang
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Observing rural life along the Mekong River on a traditional boat trip to Pakbeng

Learning everything about Asian giants at Mekong Elephant Park

Trekking through Muang La's dense jungles to remoted villages and isolated waterfall

Cycling around the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw to visit Nong Khiaw bridge and Pa Thok cave

Meeting friendly locals at traditional Hmong and Khmu villages on your trek to Nong Khiaw’s outskirt

Boating on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou caves, a scared site with thousands of Buddhist statues

Experiencing the peaceful atmosphere of Luang Prabang and visiting its cultural heritage sites on a cycling tour

Taking a motorbike tour to Phousi Market, Kuang Si Waterfalls and few ethnic minority villages

Huay Xai → Pak Beng → Oudomxay → Muang Xay → Nong Khiaw → Luang Prabang

Northern Laos Trekking Route

Luang Prabang → Oudomxay → Luang Nam Tha → Muang La → Tay Trang Border Gate
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Admire the breathtaking natural landscapes of mountains and forests in Northern Laos

Trek through rice fields and mountainous forests to the magnificent Kuang Si Waterfalls

Learn how different minority groups live together in Ban Long Lao

Cruise upstream on the Mekong River to visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves

Explore the lifestyles, cultures and traditions of different ethnic groups (Akha, Tai Lue, Yao, Lolo,...)

Experience the villagers' daily life when staying overnight at local homestays

Luang Prabang → Oudomxay → Luang Nam Tha → Muang La → Tay Trang Border Gate

Oudomxay travel guide information

Oudomxay Quick Facts

Oudomxay shares the border with 5 provinces of Laos including Phongsaly, Luang Prabang, Xaignabouli, Bokeo, Luang Namtha, and 15 km international borderline with China

The main topography in Oudomxay is mountains, valleys, and hills with the height varying from 300m – 1800m above the sea level

Oudomxay covers a total area of around 15,370 km2 with the total population calculated to 2015 is 307,622 people. Its provincial town named Muang Xay

The province has a mild tropical climate with more rainfall in the summer months. The annual average temperature here is around 24oC with the average rainfall is 1437mm. In the winter, it can get quite chilly while it would be very hot and humid in the summer

Oudomxay is an ideal place that you can get back to nature with various experiences that meet the demand of all ages

Best time to visit Oudomxay, laos

As the summertime in Oudomxay is quite hot with high humidity and even heavy rainfalls, it could prevent you from many activities exploring the province. The recommended time to visit Oudomxay is during the dry season (could be much cooler or even chilly but fairly clear), which lasts from November to March next year.

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