What should I bring on the Laos motorbike trip?
These are the most common questions we received. On this page, we will try to cover as much as possible.
Spare ignition keys, a puncture repair kit, and/or install tire sealant, a tool kit, some spare inner tubes, spark plugs, and brake shoes. We will provide these when you collect your bike(s), a typical set weighing 3-5 kg.
Easy to find ATMs and hotels accept them. In Laos, cash is still the best!
You know what you need. Tablets and pills are available in Laos, most without prescription but bringing what you know best or are used to is a good idea.
Duck Tape & Super Glue
These are not easy to buy in Laos.
Sunglasses and/or Reading glasses and/or spare glasses.
Touring Maps & Guides
Buy what you can from your home country, in Laos maps are not so detailed and clear.
Bring a basic phone or an unlocked smartphone. SIM is cheap in Laos and in addition pre-paid cards are easy and popular. Remember to bring your phone charger!
Tie Down Strap
Laos uses basic rubber elastic straps. If you have cargo nets or better straps with a hook, bring them with you.
With empty memory cards or extra cards, and batteries/chargers. Recently, smartphones are so good at taking photos that you may think about bringing one and leaving the camera at home.
Anything you can buy to protect from the UV.
Laos has many lakes and rivers, swimming is good when it’s hot.
Sizes in Laos won’t fit you, take yours is a good idea. If not, buy local ponchos. Rain jackets and pants are too small in Laos !
Lightweight and warm/waterproof gloves.
People wake up very early, around 5 am. Also, animals will make noise.
Balaclava, T-shirt, socks & underwear, long-sleeved shirt, turtleneck shirt, extra jeans, light jacket, leather chaps, zip-lock bags, riding boots, bandannas, and goggles.
Like basic toiletries, emergency cash, and medical devices (if any).
First aid kit, emergency contact number, list medical conditions, list medications, and a flashlight.
Small towel, bath towel, and trash bags.
Other Essential Things
Safety riding gear
Just contact us if you have any suggestions or ideas of what to bring to add or want to know about the current road and weather conditions.