The rainy season in Laos starts in May and ends in October, while the colder dry season lasts from November up to February. The March-April period is considered to be the hot and dry time of the year, perfect for the tourists. Why is this country so popular?
Laos is bordered by Vietnam, Thailand, and a bunch of other popular tourist spots. With a total population of 6.5K million people, Laos is one of the poorest nations in the world (#29 on the list of the hungriest countries). Still, it’s a great place for a visit.
Temperature Highs And Lows
The tropical monsoon climate is very consistent and when it rains in one part of the country, it usually rains all over. The average temperatures are very…tropical and the highs can reach 40 degrees Celsius. At the same time, in the uplands, it can get as cold as 5 degrees.
Places like Xiangkhoang are especially challenging in January. So, make sure to take your warmer clothes if you’re planning to visit this place. We gotta say that the poverty of the locals does take its toll on the visitors, and in that regard, the neighboring Thailand is a far better choice.
The Cons Of The Rainy Season in Laos
On the other hand, the lush hotels are very comfortable and you’ll see a lot of foreigners there (especially during the high season). Humidity is harsh during the rainy season in Laos – up to 90% – but it’s lower during the winters (60-65%).
Now, one thing you gotta remember is that downpours are a regular thing during the monsoon period. You’ll have to be prepared for it. Nothing dramatic will happen; still, the humidity/constant rain is capable of ruining your trip. But yes, you will be able to save some money during the low season. As always, choose time and place for travel wisely and enjoy your trip!