Fascinating Trekking Expedition in Cao Bang 9days
This is one of the finest ‘hill tribe’ treks on offer. An unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the village culture and follow mountain trails that lead deep into the forested highlands of north- eastern Vietnam. The area in which we trek is close by the Chinese border and receives very few foreign visitors. The cultural identity of the people here has remained largely unchanged by the twenty first century. Starting in Hanoi we journey north stopping at the spectacular Ba Be National Park with its lush forests, gushing waterfalls and towering peaks. The area around Ba Be Lake is home to the Dao minority and the source of legend and folklore ever since people first settled here. We can enjoy swimming and a boat trip on the lake before heading to Pac PoCave where Ho Chi Minh lived upon his return to Vietnam after 30 years abroad. Once in the hills we venture well beyond the shorter tourist trails and visit a diversity of ethnic groups not far from the Chinese border. The majority of this trip will be spent on a very adventurous 8-day trek through mountainous rainforest areas. We cover between 15 – 25 km a day and stay overnight in homes of the local hill tribe people. This is a truly authentic journey immersing you in the local culture and landscapes.
– English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
– Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
– Private Eco homestay village based on size of group
– Meals details in itineraries ( 8 breakfast, 8lunches, 8 dinners)
– Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
– Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay each day.
– Boat trip in Ma river
– Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
– First aid kit
– Cold water box, small fresh towel.
– Mineral water for drinking
– Support crew to supply picnic lunches and water on trekking day, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking.
– Local trekking guide
Day1 : Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport your guide will accompany you to your hotel and assist with your check-in procedures. Whilst there are no activities planned for today, your guide will be on hand to offer any advice and assistance regarding your free time, and this evening will take you out to dinner at one of Hanoi’s superb restaurants.
Day 2: Hanoi – ThaiNguyen – Ba Be
Leave hustle and bustle city behind, our shuttle bus will take you to Thai Nguyen Via new High Way. You enjoy breathtaking scenery and authentic village life of the North Vietnam. Upon arrival, we spend our time to visit Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you’ll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay
village for dinner and homestay in a local house.
Day 3 : Ba Be Cao Bang
Ba Be National Park, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains it is Viet Nams only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts. The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your Jeep, head north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4 : Ban Gioc Waterfall
Jeep ride to Ban Gioc, visit the waterfall On this day you’ll take a scenic in insightful day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you’ll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. Heading back to Cao Bang, stop to explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Cao Bang –Phuc Hoa – Dong Khe- That Khe
Ta Lung national entrance –La village 15 km ( 04 hours ). 8 h 30’ Drive from Cao Bang town to the Ta Lung national entrance 70 km,visit the national entrance ,12h 30 lunch there .13 h go on walk along the valley and lime stone mountain from Ta Lung to La village about 15 km.Dinner and overnight in the Tay’s stilt- house.
Day 6: La village – Na Nieng village : 16 km
Having hearty breakfast with the host, we commence trekking through rustic village , cross stream, along stunning rice paddy rice , coin and sugar cain farms to another village. We conquer the pass to delightful village, have picnic lunch enroute, after lunch meal, we keep waliking to Na Nieng eco homestay.
Day 7 : Na Nieng village – Pac Khoang village 16 km
Get up early to contemplate fresh air and join with communal activities, interact with local people to understand their life, after filling up energy we commence walking through rustic villages, and hill side.
Enjoy panoramic limestone mountains, picturesque scenery and populated Tay village. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we continue hiking to Pac Khoang village. Dinner and over night in the Red Dao ‘s village.
Day 8: Pac Khoang – Na Pang 16 km
Having breakfast with the Host, we say good bye them and commence hiking through hillside, cross many rice paddy, coin ,and sugar field, descend to valley for picnic lunch. After lunch we keep hiking through extraordinary scenery to Na Pang village ,Trang Dinh district – Lang Son.Dinner and overnight at Tay’s stilt-house
Day 9: Na Pang—That Khe 14 km – Hanoi
Enjoy the last trekking day with amazing highlight in our trip whilst crossing various canals, walk through outstanding scenic beauty, visit delightful ethnic hill tribes.meet and talk with the most sociable people in community.arriving in That khe , Have lunch stop, and transfer back to Hanoi,
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