Last updated on August 2nd, 2016 at 10:44 pm
Where to trek in Vietnam is our page listing some of top trekking places in Vietnam. The page is regularly updated with new destinations. Vietnam is one of the prime attractions for those looking for active adventure holidays in Vietnam. Apart from the sheer thrill factor of exploring the many untouched territories and marveling at the wonderful beauty herein, these Vietnam hikes will also familiarize you with the indigenous flora and fauna of the country.
The most popular destinations for hiking in Northern Vietnam are Sapa, Mai Chau and the area of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. Here is our guide to the top destinations for trekking, hiking in Vietnam.
Trekking in Sapa
Sapa may well be called the #1 trekking place in Vietnam. It’s the place where a large number of tourists goes to from Hanoi for some trekking through the beautiful scenery of North Vietnam’s mountains. While the town itself is not without charm, most people are drawn to the landscape surrounding it – high mountains, numerous rice paddies, bamboo forests, wild rivers and of course the large number of ethnic minority people inhabiting this area.
Trekking in Mai Chau
Mai Chau is in a valley just over the biggest hump, about 10km from the Song Da river and only 150 metres above sea level. The village presents an idyllic rural valley that could easily charm you into staying longer than intended. Nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, it is an enchanting sight as you wind down the cliff side.
Trekking in Ha Giang
Ha Giang is one of the most varied treks, its rocky mountains separated by rivers, valleys and terraced paddy fields. The woods around the area provides walkers a mini-safari, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see peacocks and tigers while you’re traipsing through.
Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Pu Luong in Thai language is the word for mountain and Pù Luông is not only the highest mountain of this Nature Reserve, but of the entire province Thanh Hoa. A place of outstanding beauty, blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and romantic villages nestled in the landscape.
Trekking in Cao Bang
Located in the northern of Viet Bac region, where the first of country, Cao Bang is blessed the tourism potential richness such as spread superb mountains, forests, rivers, streams and many wild and raw natural features.
Trekking in Cat Ba National Park
Cat Ba National park is converged by forest and sea. Forest and sea are combined together to make the unique beauty.
Trekking in Ba Be National Park
Ba Be is Vietnam largest natural lake and is now the centerpiece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities.
Trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park
Typically tropical with an area of 7 hectare. This is a forest of limestone mountainous region with a lot of caves. There are also relics of approving that people had used from 12.500 years ago.
Trekking in Lai Chau
Lai Chau is situated at the altitude of 1,500m above sea level, comprising high mountains, pure streams and rivers. Lai Chau province shares borderline with Yun Nan province of China in about 273 km to the North, Son La province, Dien Bien province to the west and south, and Lao Cai province to the east.
Lai Chau province offers a wide selection trekking, hiking tours ranging from a day trekking tours to multi-day treks. Lai Chau province seduces adventure hikers not only by the beautiful landscape, the wild beauty of the nature but also by the diversity of ethnic traditions.
Trekking in Vietnam Central Highlands
Arriving Kon Tum, we can visit a lot of Central highland mountain and forest beautiful sceneries such as Ngoc Linh mountain, Chu Mon Ray, Sa Thay wild forest, Dak Tre tourism region in Kon Plong district, hot water stream Dak To.