Dirt road bikepacking trip from Huay Xai to Luang Namtha, North Laos.

Cycle Wallah

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A mate and me just finished a ride from Huay Xai to Luang Namtha with about 90% on dirt. We went via Xieng Kok, Muang Long and Nale. Here's some photos.

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Glad to see the ancient Buddha is still there.

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China aid is paving the road along the Mekong. Not sure how far it it going.

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Case free village.

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Taking a break.

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Think this is a flying squirrel. Seen outside a hilltribe village.

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Stupa at Xieng Dao Wat.

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Boat on the Mekong.

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Lao Navy.

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Escaping the midday sun.

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Cleaning chain with Akha children.

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Dinner with Akha family.

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Traditional touring set up on dirt.

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Bikepacking set up.

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Not a bad view for this time of year.

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Peter with audience while setting up drone.

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Village kids.

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Bit of yoga in the jungle.

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Drone shot of burnt area.



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Passing some locals.

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Talking guns with the Nai Ban.

Next stop is Phongsali after a day off in Luang Namtha.
 

bsacbob

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Great shots Paul, enjoy the ride up to Pongsali.
 

The Bigfella

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I was in Phongsali this time three years ago, with Auke. The smoke was so bad we had to leave.

Photos are great. Thanks Mr Wallah
 
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