Places for Trekking in Vietnam

The 10 Best Places for Trekking in Vietnam

Natural destinations always become one of the top must-see for visitors in Vietnam trip. If you want to challenge yourself, trekking tours in Vietnam may be one of the wonderful choices to explore Vietnam landscapes in the most authentic way. Each destination offers distinctive beauty that you could not find out anywhere. Let follow us to discover the magic things from top 10 best places for trekking in Vietnam.

1. Sapa

Sapa is situated in the Nothern of mountainous area in Vietnam, rising about 1500 – 1800 m above sea level in average. From the center of Lao Cai city about 30 km, visitors will have a precious opportunity to enjoy blurry beauty of smog land in Vietnam. Sapa village trekking tour may create a brand-new experience for you about both daily life and outstanding cultures of ethnic minorities in Sapa. Among the breathtaking beauty of paddy fields, small villages of local people appear, creating wonderful highlights for Sapa beauty. In Sapa, there are sublime terraced fields, listed on the most beautiful paddy fields in Vietnam.

The Foggy Town of Sapa at Dusk

Along with village trekking, Fansipan trekking is a cannot-miss activitiy on your Sapa trip. From Fansipan peak, you can have a stunning view about the unspoiled beauty of the Northwestern mountainous area in Vietnam and the magic scenery of floating white clouds surround the mountain.

2. Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong is one of the largest natural reserves in Vietnam situated in Thanh Hoa Province, an area of Central Land in Vietnam. This place has a high level of biodiversity, especially more than 150 species of butterflies and nearly 600 species of animals that you can have a unforgettable experience. If you love thrilling experience, you can enjoy a trekking tour to Pu Luong peak rising 1700 m above sea level. Or you can discover the outstanding cultures of ethnic minorities in this beautiful place.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

3. Mai Chau

Located in Hoa Binh Province – a mountainous area in the Northern in Vietnam, Mai Chau is certainly one of the most appealing destinations in your Vietnam trip. It is typical by the irresistible beauty of teddy fields, winding trails, impressive passes, and the professional services of local people as regards of accommodation and cultural discovery.

Mai Chau

4. Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park is one of the Biosphere Reserve in the world, which belong to Hai Phong province – an area of the Northern Vietnam. Taking a trekking tour at the destination, visitors can experience a variety of types of forests such as forest on limestone mountains, mangroves along islands’ margin, and freshwater wetland forest on mountains.

Cat Ba National Park

5. Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Parks is evaluated as one of the biggest fresh water lakes in the world, formed from more than 200 millions of years ago. It is also recognized as ASEAN Garden Heritage in 2004. It seems that the stunning landscapes of Ba Be Lake like a wonderland, which helps you escape from the bustling pace of life. The beauty of Ba Be Lake is a combination of many kinds of terrains such as rivers, ponds, streams, evergreen forests. Indeed, you can choose among different interesting routes to local ethnic villages, remote hills or the uncommon cave of Hua Ma – home of millions of bats.

Ba Be National Park

6. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam, lies on 3 provinces: Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Ninh Binh. Within an area of about 22,000 hectares, the park is home to many rare plants and animals, listed on Vietnamese Red Book. This destination still reserved the pristine forest where sign the trace of Vietnamese ancient people for thousands of years ago. Trekking through Cuc Phuong forest, you can easily encounter the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, where a lot of rare species of primate in Vietnam are carefully looked after.

Cuc Phuong National Park

7. Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is recognized as one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves with high level of biodiversity. This place located in 3 provinces in the Southern Vietnam including Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuong. The pristine forests of the park owns a rich biodiversity with thousands species of flora and faunna, including some rare animals listed in Vietnam’s Red Book such as: Gaur, clouded leopark, Siamese crocodile, delacour’s langur etc.

Trekking in the park allows you to learn more about one of the few untouched-natured areas in Vietnam, paddle in the full-of-crocodile lake or visit a stunning remote waterfall.

Cat Tien National Park

8. Langbiang Mountain, Da Lat

If you are staying in Southern Vietnam and looking for a place for trekking, then you should pack your stuffs and head to Langbiang mountain, which is located 12km north of the dreamy Da Lat City. Langbiang Mountain, of which peak at an elevation of 2167m, is endowed with splendid natural landscape and a rich biodiversity with different species of mountainous flora.

The best time to trek in Da Lat and Langbiang Mountain is in dry season (November to April), when it doesn’t rain much. Especially, trekking in spring offers you the chance to contemplate the bloom of various unique flowers in Da Lat.

Lang Biang Mountain

9. Cao Bang

Situated in the northernmost area in Vietnam, on the border with China, Cao Bang boasts a harmonious combination of tranquil rice paddies, untouched primitive forest, majestic mountains, which promises a fantastic trekking trip in Vietnam. This remote mountainous province is also home to the greatest waterfall in Vietnam – Ban Gioc.

Cao Bang

10. Lak Lake, Dak Lak

Located in the most peaceful region of Vietnam’s central highland, Lak Lake, the second largest natural lake in Vietnam, happens to be a great place for trekking thanks to its picturesque scenery. Trekking around the lake, you will have an opportunity to observe the rustic life of ethnic people, enjoy the stunning panorama of the lake and its surround mountains as welll as encounter some friendly elephants around you.

Lak Lake

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