High Season (Nov–Mar)
Pleasant temperatures in much of Laos, although 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.