Cao Loc is a district of Lang Son Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. The district covers an area of 644 km², and offers some of the most beautiful off the beaten track trekking holidays in Vietnam. If you look for Cao Loc treks, Cao Loc hikes, Cao Loc mountain climb, hiking Cao Loc Vietnam, Cao Loc trekking tours, Cao Loc hiking tours, Cao Loc trekking homestay you have just discovered the right place. We at Hiking Vietnam can tailor-make private, guided hiking trips, trekking homestay in Cao Loc Vietnam.
Cao Loc Lang Son map
The district is divided into 1 townships and 19 communes including Cao Loc, Dong Dang, Tan Thanh, Xuan Long, Yen Trach, Tan Lien, Gia Cat, Cong Son, Mau Son, Xuat Le, Cao Lau, Hai Yen, Loc Yen, Thanh Loa, Hoa Cu, Hop Thanh, Thach Dan, Bao Lam, Thuy Hung, Song Giap, Phu Xa, Binh Trung, and Hong Phong.
Cao Loc is best known for the Mau Son mountain complex. There are more than 80 large and small mountains, of which the highest is Nui Cha Mountain which is 1,541 meters high and Me Mountain 1,520m. Mau Son has a temperate climate and the average temperature is 15 degrees Celsius so it is really cool in summer and very cold in winter. The area is endowed with a biodiversity system with more than 1,500 hectares of primeval forest which is home to many rare flora and fauna species. There are many streams from the peak to the foot of the mountain, creating magnificent and splendid waterfalls.
The ethnic groups which inhabit the area are the Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, Mong and San Chay, Ngai who retained their tribal life styles. Nungs comprised 42.97% of the population, followed by Tay people with 35.92%. Ethnic Vietnamese are 16.5%, and the remainder are mostly Dao, Hoa, Sán Chay and Hmong.
The best way to get to Cao Loc from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Cao Loc. Those who are on budget can take a public bus. Hanoi Lang Son city bus journey takes about 4-5 hours on 1A Express Highway. Then either take another local bus or motor-taxi to get to Cao Loc from Lang Son city. There are also local buses from neighboring provinces to Lang Son (Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang…)
Booking a Cao Loc guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Cao Loc Vietnam.
Cao Loc weather
Cao Loc has an average annual temperature of 17–22 °C and an average annual rainfall of 1,200–1,600 millimetres (47–63 in). The average temperature in the summer is 28.5 °C (83.3 °F) and 12–13 °C (54–55 °F) in the winter, It has an average humidity of 80–85% and an average of 1600 hours of sunlight a year. Follow this link for more information about Vietnam weather.
Cao Loc hiking tours
Suggestions of trekking, hiking itineraries are arranged in Cao Loc district, Lang Son province.
Lang Son tours
Our collection of best Lang Son tours including not only Lang Son hiking tours, but also car trips, road trips, mountain climb, homestay, caving tours, bike ride, motorcycle tours we at Hiking Vietnam can organize in this region. Traveling these tours you will discover Lang Son province as well as other non-touristy places in north east Vietnam.