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

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

When to go to Pakse, Laos

Based on the climate and weather in Pakse, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

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

January

Traveling to Pakse in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

February

If you vacation in Pakse during February, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

March

If you are traveling to Pakse in March, you will notice that it is sizzling and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

April

April in this region is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops

May

If you visit Pakse during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Pakse in June, you will notice that it is really hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Pakse is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into 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 Pakse, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Pakse can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Pakse 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:

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

November

If you vacation in Pakse during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and dry with little 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 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Pakse during December, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pakse, 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 Pakse
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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