Friday, April 18, 2014

PLACES: Green Climbers Home - Thakhek, Laos

This hidden treasure is a paradise for passionate rock climbers who love meeting other climbers from all over the world. It's an enjoyable stay in which you will definitely stay longer than you've planned if you like being in the nature and getting sporty on the amazing rocks full of routes from 4-6c for beginners to 8a and further.
The camp was build up two years ago by an inspiring German couple who obviously love rock climbing. When you arrive in Thakhek you can hitchhike to the camp (around 15km) down the main road route 12 until you see the sign of the camp but if it's dark you should better take a tuk tuk. Once you've walked down the sandy path away from the route 12 for about 1 km you enter the amazing camp which is hidden like a treasure in the woods of Laos. 
This is the perfect place for rock climbers. Stay in one of their bungalows, in a dorm or rent out your own tent. During eating time everyone gathers at the restaurant in the middle of the camp to hang around, to get to know each other, to find a climbing partner or to exchange experiences. It's a warm-hearted community of people from all over the world and there's no problem finding new climbing friends here.
If you're doing a rest day after exhausting days of climbing you can go swimming in the cave just behind the bungalows or hitchhike to Thakhek's center to get WiFi, food or a motorbike to discover the caves around the area.

Climb on!

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