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There’s a vastly diverse scope of trekking in beautiful Vietnam. Highlands, rice fields green and sublime on the hill terraces, and towering limestone cliffs make up the visual composition of the best treks in Vietnam. Beyond the unspoiled remote islets and cluster of quaint fishermen’s villages, old colonial townships, ancient citadels, and war museums that Vietnam iconically stands for, there are the numerous trek routes that are equal parts challenging and visually rewarding. The highlights of trekking in Vietnam are the country’s rich local culinary, tribal history of the hill people and coastal communities like White Hmong, Dao and Giay, unique cultural traditions, and the legacy of Ho Chi Minh’s ubiquitous revolutionary spirit.
Northern Vietnam is a paradise for trekking in the towering mountain highs. In the rest of the country, there are numerous trails to be found through dense forest covers. If you find yourself in this pretty eastern country for some time, don’t fail to explore its underrated trekking opportunities.
Vietnam trekking holidays hold in store ambitious mountain scaling like Fansipan peak trek in Sapa, jungle trekking through the wilderness of Cuc Phuong National Park or Cat Tien National Park, around lake trekking in Bac Kan Province, exposure to interesting ethnic races like the White Thai and Black Thai populace in Mai Chu, trekking in the archipelago as in the Cat Ba island, and more such unique interests.
Lang Biang Mountain
This peak trek will leave you out of breath with a 4 km stretch of vertical climb, with spectacular views at the top. The trail is off the city limits, veering out of Da Lat centre, and located 12 km away. Reaching Liang Biang, you would require a pass at the main entrance. You will be led through the soft green foliage of coffee plantations and strawberry fields, as well as several greenhouses until reaching the national park. From the forest, the trail gets steep and high, taking 2-3 hours approximately to come to the base of the mountain.
The best part of the Ha Giang trek is the ascent to the Dong Van peaks. The Dong Van town is cradled between beautiful mountain passes and valleys. Many challenging trails crisscrossing from Dong van to Meo Vac can be found here with a number of high passes cutting the way and several summits that you may target trekking to. Do this Vietnam trekking tour for the panorama of awe-inspiring mountain ranges, limestone cliffs, and cavernous canyons. Another highlight of this trek is the gorgeous Hmong Palace featuring traditional and exquisite Chinese-style architecture.
Sapa in parts is widely explored while there are also trails winding to the faraway untamed corners of the province. When on a 10-day adventure in Sapa, walk to Muong Hum Commune, the villages of White Hmong, Dao and Giay. It is going to be an all in all ethnic exploration of Vietnamese people and their unique lives in the nooks of the mountains. Explore the most remote villages; learn about Sapa’s tribal history, the fabulous valleys, towering peaks, and crystal water streams. The local culinary, typical homestays and immersive cultural traditions found out on this trek are the best highlights.
Cao Bang will bring you up close with one of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular waterfalls-- the Ban Gioc Waterfall. The magnificent cascades are spellbinding to look at and the surrounding mountains are just as enchanting. Also, check out the Coc Bo Cave in these parts known for a hideaway place for Ho Chi Minh’s revolution led in early 1941.
Enjoy moderate temperatures and lighter rainfall during spring from February to April and autumn from August to October in Vietnam. These are the best seasons for trekking when you can conveniently hike in the higher altitudes as well as in the ocean bays and lower forests.
There are three major internationally connected airports in Vietnam-- the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi best for accessing Northern Vietnam treks, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for accessing treks in the southern part of the country, and Da Nang International Airport at Da Nang in the center.