Nong Kiew to Luang Praubang off-road

Mark Rossi

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Jan 15, 2011
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Nong Kiew to Luang Praubang off-road is a really nice days ride. Allow a minimum of 5 hours moving time. What is most unique about this off-road is that it is all weather riding and actually improves with rainfall.
From Nong Kiew head east on Hwy 1C. It takes 1 1/2 hours to reach your turn off point at Samsoum.
Samsoum to Pak Xeng takes around 2 hrs. This section runs along a ridge line winding the way down to Pak Xeng. Here there is fuel, water and food.
Pak Xeng to Viengsavan takes around 1 to 1 1/2 hours it is flat country following the Nam Xeng river. At Viengsavan you meet Hwy 13, 15km north of Luang Praubang.

Coming into Nong Kiewphoto by Luke
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The crew: Marcus, Phil, Naa, Darren and Luke
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No need for extravagant baby bathes in Laos
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Leaving Nong Kiew photo by Luke
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Coming into Samsoum photo by Luke
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A hunter in the forest just past Samsoum
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A small village between Samsoum and Pak Xeng photo by Luke
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photo by Luke
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Winding down the mountain coming into Pak Xeng photo by Luke
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Myself crashing just after the above photo was taken photo by Luke, thanks mate
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Villagers coming into Pak Xeng photo by Luke
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