Travelling through one of the biggest wartime building accomplishments, the world-well-known Ho Chi Minh Trail, is such a wonderful experience. Part of the trail is in Laos and was a key supply line amid the Vietnam War. Aware of Laos’ association in the war and the nation’s history as you ride along the trail through limestone mountain passes, wonderful towns, going by leftovers of the war.Start and finish: Laos, Thakhek
Distance: Approx. 1200 km
Terrain: Approx. 70% off-road\
DAY 01: THAKHEK – BAN NONGPING – XE BANGFAI RIVER CAVE (223KM)
We start this visit in Thakhet, riding out along a landing area course up through the limestone mountains in the Khammouane territory until we meet up at Mu Gai pass. The voyage through one of the biggest wartime building deeds, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, begins here. We will traverse the powerful Xe Bangfai stream and ride the trails the distance down to Boulapha locale until we go into Ban Nongping for a homestay. We will visit the hollows along the Xe Bangfai stream later toward the evening.
DAY 02: BAN NONGPING – VILLABOURI (183KM)
Today is a breathtaking day riding through significant areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, past deliberately found towns, for example, Ban Phanop and Ban Hinlap. This course will twist through the mountains and along pit filled trails still noticeable fifty years on. There is a cobblestone segment that can, in any case, be seen, yet it is rapidly vanishing.
DAY 03: VILLABOURI – XEPON (111KM)
Today is, for the most part, a simple ride as the vast majority of it is landing area streets. Upon entry to the guesthouse in Xepon, we will take off to investigate the close-by War Museum in Ban Dong. Here we can investigate the Vietnam War and the fight for Lam Son 719, a tribute to the ‘last triumph.’
DAY 04: XEPON – XEPON (128KM)
Today we will go out by motorbike in a vast circle around some incredible trails and up to the acclaimed Ban Raving Pass, which was a noteworthy passage point for the North Vietnamese. This territory includes a few segments of cobblestone streets that are still in place after the war, some war scraps that are spread out around the streets, and some delightful towns that we can visit in transit.
DAY 05: XEPON – SARAVANE (188KM)
Today highlights shocking segments of the Ho Chi Minh trail, waterway intersections, and a difficult day riding rough terrain in the mud. We will remain overnight in Saravane for an all around earned rest.
DAY 06: SARAVANE – MUEAN PHIN (131KM)
Today we ride out on the notorious Route 23, which can be an extraordinary ride in specific ranges. We will cross the waterway at the pulverized ‘Red Princess Bridge’ to get a look into what life resembled before.
DAY 07: MUEAN PHINE – THAKHEK (211KM)
Today is another incredible day riding out on the trails north-west back to Thakhek. The provincial farmland along this course offers an approach to miles of rice fields and soak mountains en route. The visit closes where we started in Thakhek.
Owing to the essence of adventure travel and the capriciousness of the climate, the schedule might be changed at the decision of the guide.