5 Days
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Vietnam Northwest adventure Step on Ta Xua dinosaur backbone tour 5Days

HaNoi – Nghia Lo Town – Tram Tau – Ban Cong commune – Ta Xua village

Ta Xua Mountain creates a natural boundary between Yen Bai and Son La with three peaks, offering a magnificent mountainous picture. The highest peak of the mountain is the place where Vietnam flag tower is put at the height of 2,850 meters. At the second peak, there is still an old flag tower built in French colonial period. The third peak is in the middle and it is like a connecting line making the spine of dinosaur. And you can conquer “that spine” with two ways. One starts from Ta Xua village and another starts from Bac Yen.
When you leave Ta Xua village, the path to the top of Ta Xua becomes slippery and steep. Then, you will head to the forest edge. In your journey, you will see a cliff whose shape is similar to the head of a turtle. The turtle’s head stays at the height of 2,120 meters.

CONQUERING “THE SPINE OF DINOSAUR”
Let’s follow a backpacker’s journey to experience a breathtaking conquest of “the spine of dinosaur” on the top of Ta Xua Mountain, Yen Bai province.
Ta Xua Mountain is one of the dangerous mountains in the West of Yen Bai. This is a challenging journey to discover the mysterious Ta Xua mountain, which was once a Mecca of Pomu (Pine) forest destroyers, with a rough path on the half way up the mountain and extremely deep cliffs with heavy wind along the two sides of the mountain. This area is also said to be the heaven of white clouds thanks to its rugged terrain and the vast steppe with thousands of wild flowers.

Ta Xua Mountain creates a natural boundary between Yen Bai and Son La with three peaks, offering a magnificent mountainous picture. The highest peak of the mountain is the place where Vietnam flag tower is put at the height of 2,850 meters. At the second peak, there is still an old flag tower built in French colonial period. The third peak is in the middle and it is like a connecting line making the spine of dinosaur. And you can conquer “that spine” with two ways. One starts from Ta Xua village and another starts from Bac Yen.
When you leave Ta Xua village, the path to the top of Ta Xua becomes slippery and steep. Then, you will head to the forest edge. In your journey, you will see a cliff whose shape is similar to the head of a turtle. The turtle’s head stays at the height of 2,120 meters.
It will take you two days to trek in the forest to go to “the spine of dinosaur”. Therefore, you can camp under chestnuts with blooming white flowers overnight.
Crossing the forest with burnt trees, you will meet steep cliffs. Coming here, because there is no path to go to two adjacent peaks, you have to cling to the cliffs to swing from this side to other side of mountain.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi – Nghia Lo Town (-/-/D)

Day 2: Nghia Lo – trek to 2,200m of Ta Xua Peak (B/L/D)

Day 3: Continue the trek on the dinosaur’s backbone –the PEAK – 2,600m base camp (B/L/D)

Day 4: Photos time – Nghia Lo – hot bath (B/L/D)

Day 5: Free morning – Hanoi(B/L/-)

Inclusions:

– English/French speaking guide with license
– Local porter to carry foods and essential trekking tools.
– Cooks and foods (foods will be focused on nutrition and suitable).
– All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles.
– Meal and snacks as mentioned above.
– Water (included boiled stream water), Tea and coffee break, local wine.
– Sleeping bag (5oC suitable)
– First-aid kit
– Tent and waterproof jacket
– Entrance fees and trek permission.
– Insurance
– Vine and champagne
– Hot bath
– Local hotel in Nghia Lo (3 star hotel)
– Last day farewell party.

Exclusions:

– International flight with airport taxes
– Visa arrangement (please visit our link for our visa support)
– Personal wearing and accessories
– Meals, drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on theprogram.

What to bring for this trip:

– Backpack (35-50 litter) specialized for trekking.
– Trekking shoes (extra light sandal suggested to cross the stream).
– Light and comfortable trousers (02 pcs)
– Cotton long sleeve: (01pc for each day)
– Long socks (01 pair for each day)
– Water proof jacket: 01
– Pullover: 01
– Coat to keep warm at night and way point: 01
– Durable flash lamp.
– Essential trekking equipments
– Camera (compact camera are suggested)
– Hat, sun-glasses and other mandatory.

Additional information

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi – Nghia Lo Town (-/-/D)

Before participating in the journey to Yen Bai to conquer the Ta Xua peak, wewill have a meeting with our guide in the morning for checking packages andgetting some training before starting the tour. Then, you’ll get back to thehotel for check-out and lunch.
In the afternoon, our guide will meet you again and we depart for Nghia Lo, YenBai province. The total distance is about 200 km; you will have dinner up onarrival and spend the night at a local 3 star hotel. Sleep in Nghia Lo.

Day 2: Nghia Lo – trek to 2,200m of Ta Xua Peak (B/L/D)

After breakfast in Nghia Lo, we will drive to the starting point of the trekand start the whole day trekking up to the 2,200m base camp. Through thetrekking trail, you will go passing the H’Mong’s apple forest (white flowers,bees and butterflies are surrounding in blooming season there). This gives yougreat opportunity for macro photos. Then picnic lunch will be served by ourlocal supporters in the cloud valley.
After lunch, you’ll continue the trek through the wild flower plateau andthrough tortoise-head rock to reach the base-camp at 2,200m height. Set forsleeping, relax and catch amazing moment of sunset above the ocean of cloudbefore a warm dinner with some glasses of vine. Sleep in tent.

Day 3: Continue the trek on the dinosaur’s backbone –the PEAK – 2,600m base camp (B/L/D)

Waking up in the sound of forest and wind, you will enjoy a big local breakfastwhich supplies you enough nutrition for a whole day trekking.Then, you’llcontinue the journey of trekking on the rocky dinosaur backbone up to the PEAKwith a picnic lunch served on the way. This day maintains the most beautifulhighlights of the journey with majestic and liberal scenes. Standing at thepeak and looking around, you’ll be amazed at the ocean of cloud beneath your feet.Enjoy the moment of victory at the peak of the greatest mountain.
Then, you’ll continue trekking down of the primary forest with ancient Pinetrees and countless species of orchids to get back to the 2,600m point forsetting base camp. You will also have a chance to explore the dwarf bambooforest on the mountain ridge and visit a very nice waterfall on the way.
You’ll stop and set for base camp at 2,600m point, have dinner with some champagneand sleep on the rock.

Day 4: Photos time – Nghia Lo – hot bath (B/L/D)

After waking up, you’ll have chance to welcome the sunrise on the cloud oceaninearly morning at the base camp of 2600m and take photos to keep beautifulmemories of the great trek. Then, you’ll have breakfast and collectingbelongings to return to the village (starting point) where the car will pickyou up for lunch and hotel check-in.
In the afternoon, don’t miss a chance to have a hot bath by a natural spring torelax and recover. Spend a night at the home stay and the locals will help youexperience their daily life and enjoy their unique culture, especially a dinnerwith many northwest specialties.

Day 5: Free morning – Hanoi(B/L/-)

After breakfast at a local restaurant, you will go to visit Suoi Giang commune.This place not only wins the hearts of travelers with its fresh air, pan-pipesand flute sounds of H’mong people but also with the specialty snow Shan tea.Lunch will be served on the way of getting back to Hanoi at a local restaurantand you’ll get back to Hanoi at around 6pm. End of services.

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