Weather and Best time to go

High Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Pleasant temperatures in much of Laos, though it’s cold in the mountains.
  • The best all-round time to visit.
  • Book accommodation in advance during the peak Christmas and New Year period.

Shoulder Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Wet in most parts of Laos with high humidity, but the landscapes are emerald green.
  • Popular time for European tourists to visit from Italy or Spain, plus backpacking students with a long summer break.

Low Season (Apr–Jun, Sep & Oct)

  • April and May brings the hot season to Laos when the thermostat hits 40°C and visitors wilt.
  • September and October can be very wet, but there are some incredible cloud formations to accompany the deluge.