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

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

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About your travel guide

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 Prabang, Laos

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

Important essentials for Luang Prabang, Laos

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you vacation in Luang Prabang during January, you will probably see that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

If you vacation in Luang Prabang during February, you may find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

In March, Luang Prabang is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Luang Prabang, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

Traveling to Luang Prabang in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May is a scorcher. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

In June, Luang Prabang is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Luang Prabang, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

If you vacation in Luang Prabang during July, you might notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

If you go to Luang Prabang in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you visit Luang Prabang during September, you will probably find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October in Luang Prabang is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

If you go to Luang Prabang in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

If you are traveling to Luang Prabang in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit Kuang Si Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Luang Prabang, Laos

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Luang Prabang.

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