From the highest peaks to opportunities to see wildlife, these hikes offer some of Vietnam’s most spectacular landscapes. They are not suitable for beginners, but adventure fan will love the challenges everyone faces.
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Some parts of Sapa are worn out, but many villages and routes still offer vast wilderness and wild places. The 10-day adventure offers Sapa an impressive array of challenges and joys. Start with a warm-up walk to Muong Hum community and explore local communities such as White Hmong, Dao, and Giay. On this trip, you travel through fabulous valleys, mountain peaks with breathtaking views and crystal-clear streams. A walk to Nam Pung Village is followed by six days up and down, including the most remote villages immersed in the history of the Sapa tribe. The highlight for many travelers is the homestay, where you can explore the local culinary and cultural traditions.
If you don’t have much time, 2 or 3 days in Sapa is enough to enjoy the beautiful terrace rice fields there.
Four days is all you need to make one of the most beautiful trekking trips in Vietnam. Mandatory are the largest waterfall in Vietnam, one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Southeast Asia – Ban Gioc Waterfall. The hike passes by several tribal villages of Tay, Hmong, Nung, and Red Dao, and then goes to Pac Bo village. There is Coc Bo Cave, known for its involvement in the revolutionary activities that Ho Chi Minh led in early 1941. This relatively simple walk also offers breathtaking views of Ba Be National Park, which has numerous caves, lakes and ponds.
The top of Ha Giang Trek is an ascent to the highest peaks of Dong Van, a border town with many impressive mountain passes and valleys. Numerous paths running along the mountains from Dong Van to Meo Vac can be challenging as they cross many passages and climb many peaks. However, the prospects are huge. At the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, a panorama of mountain ranges, limestone peaks and canyons opens. Then go down to beautiful deep valleys dotted with fields and rocky mountains. Be sure to visit the Hmong Palace, which houses a traditional Chinese mansion with four two-story wings, built in 1902 by Chinese merchants with the approval of the French colonialists.
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mount
Bach Moc Luong Tu is the fourth highest mountain in Vietnam with 3046 meters and is much less famous and much newer than Fansipan. A three-day hike to the mountain is intended for those who seek height and love for hours (even days) to climb rough, steep rocks. The terrain is difficult, often marshy, sometimes dense with trees, sometimes rocky. However, this is a great and rewarding trip, especially at dusk. You get up early and go to the top. Immerse yourself in the clouds floating in the sea. And the sunset view is great.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Starting from the city of Phong Nha, you can visit this beautiful national park on a day trip.
The main attractions are 8 Ladies Cave, a memorial temple for soldiers who died there during the war, and a paradise cave.
Paradise cave is located about 10 km from another cave. It is full of stalactites and stalagmites and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (31 km). After lunch, visit the Nuoc Mooc spring to relax.
Nam Cat Tien National Park
Nam Cat Tien National Park (approximately 160 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City) is one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist regions. Gibbon’s three-day trek offers the opportunity to watch endangered primates in the wild. The highlight of the trip is undoubtedly the observation of gibbons and their daily activities.
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