• JanuaryA best time to travel
  • FebruaryA best time to travel
  • MarchA best time to travel
  • AprilA good time to travel
  • MayA good time to travel
  • JuneA good time to travel
  • JulyA good time to travel
  • AugustA good time to travel
  • SeptemberNot Recommend
  • OctoberA best time to travel
  • NovemberA best time to travel
  • DecemberA best time to travel
High season for tourism in Laos is November through March and the month of August, when weather conditions are favorable, plus the Lao New Year in the middle of April. Accommodations run at full capacity and transportation can be overbooked at these times.

Laos's tropical climate ushers in a wet monsoon season, lasting from early May to October, followed by a dry season from November through April. In Vientiane, average temperatures range from 71°F (22°C) in January to 84°F (29°C) in April. The northern regions get chilly from November to February and can approach freezing temperatures at night in mountainous areas. Beginning in mid-February, temperatures gradually climb, and April can see temperatures over 100°F (38°C). In order to avoid the rain and heat, November through February is the best time to visit southern Laos. In the mountains of the north, temperatures are still comfortable from May through July.  

Laos festivals and events


The traditional Lao calendar is a solar-lunar mixed. The year itself is a rocketed by solar phases while the months are divided according to lunar phases. The Lao Buddhist Era (BE) calendar started in 638 BC.

Festivals in Laos are largely linked to agricultural seasons or historical Buddhist holidays and the general word for festival in Lao is "BOUN." In general lao people like to party and they enjoy festivals as long as possible. Some of the festivals - like the new year - inofficially start a few days earlier and go on for about a week. If you want to have fun instead of sightseeing you should choose the Pi Mai festival...


  • Boun Khao Chi (Makhaboucha)
    This festival is held during the third full moon of the lunar...
  • Sikhottabong Festival
    This religious festival is held at Sikhottabong Stupa, located...
  • Wat Phou Festival
    The Wat Phou festival is annually held in the full moon of the...
  • Buon Ma Kha Bu Sar (Full Moon)
    This celebration commemorates a speech given by the Buddha in...
  • Boun Phavet
    Boun Phravet is an annual tradition festival.  It is...
  • Boun Khoun Khao or Khoun Lan (Rice Ceremony)
    Boun Khun Khao is an agricultural festival held in rural...
  • Boun Pi Mai
    Pimai Lao (the Lao New Year, 14-16th April), is one of the...
  • Boun Visakha Bu Saar (Full Moon)
    Starting on the day of the sixth lunar month, this cerebration...
  • Boun Visakha Bu Saar (Full Moon)
    Starting on the day of the sixth lunar month, this cerebration...
  • Boun Bang Fai “Rocket Festival”
    Various villages throughout the country take part in one the most...
  • Boun Khao Phansa
    It is the traditional three month "rains retreat"...
  • Boun Khao Phansa
    It is the traditional three month "rains retreat"...
  • Boun Khao Salak Ancestor Festival Day
    This is for offerings to be made for dead ancestors to obtain...
  • Boun Khao Padabdin (Rice Growing Festival) and Boat Racing Festival
    At the Khao Padabdin ceremony day, people visit local temples to...
  • Boun Khao Phansa
    It is the traditional three month "rains retreat"...
  • Naga Rocket
    The fireballs coming out from the water's surface, can be...
  • Boun Khao Phansa
    It is the traditional three month "rains retreat"...
  • Boun Ok Phansa and Boat Racing Festival
    The festival held after the end of the monks’ three-month...
  • Boun Khathin
    This festival begins immediately after the last day of Lent, and...
  • Handicraft Festival
    Each year, over 200 artists from around the country travel to...
  • That Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane Capital
    This religious festival is held in and around That Luang...
  • That Inhang Festival
    This festival wil be held on the grounds of the splendid that...
  • Hmong New Year
    The Hmong New Year celebration features colorful displays of...
  • Laos National Day
    This celebrates the 1975 victory ofthe proletariat over the...