The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam

The northern region of Vietnam is a land of remarkable scenery with high rolling mountains, dramatically steep valleys and magnificent rice paddies creating a patchwork of contours. So,it would be great if you made a trekking tour in this area

Here is the list of “The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam” voted by both local and foreign travellers.

1. Sapa

Being a town of Lao Cai Province in The Northwest Vietnam , Sapa is considered the best trekking spot in Vietnam. At the height of 3143 meters, Mt. Fansipan of Lao Cai is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. Beside the mountainous terrain, Sapa is also place where several ethnic minorities like Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay reside.

The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam

For trekking lovers and adventure lovers will never be disappointed when choosing one of our Sapa trekking tours. By selected certain trekking routes from dozens of trails so that to bring the most beautiful scenery into your lens with a lot chances to visit tribal villages and meet Sapa’s tribal peoples at homes and at works. Home stay in remote tribal villages is another interesting experience of local life. And after all, we promise that your trip will be knowledgeable, educational, and full of fun.

2. Ha Giang

The northernmost province of Vietnam is also one of the poorest and most secluded in Vietnam. With that being said, Ha Giang offers some of the best mountainous views in Southeast Asia, especially when you weave your way through the imposing Ma Pi Leng Pass, the King of Passes in Vietnam. At 1.500m, the twisty road here lies right on the steep limestone mountain, with the Nho Que River looming far beneath. Truly breathtaking!

And with Sunday session of Dong Van Market, one of the best ways to get connected and learn more about the daily lives of the ethnic minorities in the far north. Join our trekking tour in Ha Giang, I believe you will not be disappointed with this trip.

3. Mai Chau 

Mai Chau is the mountainous and hill land where located in the north-west of Hanoi the distance of 140 km. The superb vista of Mai Chau is surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses of ethnic minority group. The two tribes, White Thai and black Thai, settle in this area and make up the largest ethnic population of the region.

Let’s join a tour trekking in Mai Chau, in day, you will take on some easy trekking or biking routes through mountain paths, rice fields, waterfalls, and streams, then visit some hill tribes and markets. After the night falls, you will have the chance to try a local dinner placed on a banana leaf. Then, take part in the traditional dance with your fellow travelers and the locals before taking some sleep in a rustic stilt house. Oww, this will be great trip.

The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam

4. Moc Chau 

Moc Chau is located in north-west of Hanoi, it takes 5 hours driving up with a distance of 200 km from Hanoi to Moc Chau. Mộc Châu is a rural district of Sơn La Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. What travelers to see in Moc Chau where is reputed with hill-tribes such as White & Back of Thai People and Muong People. Where is land for green tea hills and Moc Chau milk, a wonderful natural landscape as Dai Yem waterfalls, Hill Pine and Orchid Garden flowers. Mo Chau become an ideal place to visit at weekend for Vietnamese people, to take stopover on the North-west tour for foreign travelers as well.

Enjoying natural advantages with fresh air and the average height of 1,050m against sea water level in Moc Chau and visit some local villages around Moc Chau plateau with a tour trekking will bring you memorable experience in this land.

5. Cuc Phuong National Park

The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam

Cuc Phuong National Park is located 100km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. The park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning silver cloud, with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38 of the national fauna. So, travelers who have visited to the northern province of Ninh Binh should not miss Cuc Phuong National Park.

Tourists to the park may find it interesting to admire a-thousand-year Cho tree, a cave of ancient people, Dinh may bac (the peak of silvery cloud), and Ban Nguoi Muong (a village of Muong ethnic minority people).

Especially, people can visit a rescue center for Vietnam’s primates and a reserve for turtles to see some rare and endangered species in Vietnam and in the world.

6. Ba Be Lake and National Park

The massive Ba Be National Park is 240 kilometers to the northeast of Hanoi and covers as much as 23,000 hectares of valleys, caves, rivers, waterfalls, three enormous lakes (Ba Be means “three basins”) and of course evergreen tropical forests. To some Vietnamese, Ba Be is regarded as the “green lungs” of Northeast Vietnam. And if you’re looking for a mountain destination which provides many different kinds of outdoor activities, you’re coming to the right place. Here you will be offered three different treks with different levels of difficulty. Here you will be offered different types of trekking with varying degrees of difficulty.

7. Pu Luong

Pu Luong is a natural reservation in northern land of Vietnam. It is 160 km away from Hanoi and takes 4-hour driving to north-west of Hanoi. Pu Luong is endowed with great biodiversity, its flora and fauna is closely associated with the Cúc Phương National Park 25 km south-east.

The best destinations for trekking in Northern Vietnam

This is an area of outstanding splendor, cultural interest and high biodiversity value.With the reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, which stretch from northwest to southeast, and are divided by a central valley. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. So this will be an interesting destination for visitors when doing trekking activities here

Now choose your favorite destination with a plan for a mountain trekking tour in Vietnam. An interesting tour is welcoming you !