Luang Namtha, Laos: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Luang Namtha, Laos? If you're planning to go to Luang Namtha, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Luang Namtha, Laos

Based on the climate and weather in Luang Namtha, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Luang Namtha, Laos

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Luang Namtha, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Luang Namtha, Laos by month

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January

If you go to Luang Namtha in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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March

If you go to Luang Namtha in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

April here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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May

If you go to Luang Namtha in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

If you go to Luang Namtha in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Luang Namtha in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September for Luang Namtha is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Luang Namtha in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

November is warm. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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December

December here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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