Northern Laos, Laos: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Northern Laos, Laos

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

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Laos, Laos by month

January

Traveling to Northern Laos in January, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

February

Traveling to Northern Laos in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March for Northern Laos is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to Northern Laos in April, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May for Northern Laos 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

July

Traveling to Northern Laos in July, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you go to Northern Laos in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

October

October for Northern Laos is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

December

If you go to Northern Laos in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Northern Laos, Laos

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C, E and F
  • A SIM card that works in Northern Laos

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