When you scan the travel map for trekking in Vietnam, very often you will find information about Sapa or Mai Chau. However, the country has more breathtaking treks to offer.
From rugged mountains of Ha Giang to the hidden valley of Pu Luong, these are some perfect option to trek without the crowd :
Babe National Park
Being one of the most prominent travel spot in Northeast Vietnam, Babe draws visitors thanks to its gentle lake. This tropical national park is also home to various hill tribe villages which are best accessible by foot.
To explore the highlights of Babe, prepare a 4 days trip combining boat excursion to all the area`s must see with homestay trek in Tay community.
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Everything you want to see in Sapa, you can experience in Ha Giang : cascading waterfall, friendly locals, colorful markets and picturesque rice terraces. Adventuring in Ha Giang means more than that since you will have opportunity to capture the stunning mountain panorama, untouched valleys.
If you need another reason to encourage your trip to Ha Giang, it is totally unspoiled.
This hidden gem is about 3,5 hours far from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It showcases the rich Thai culture reflecting through stilt villages, green rice paddies as well various traditional workshops.
With the arrival of new luxury ecolodge, trekking in Pu Luong can be treated as a comfortable escape into nature.
Mu Cang Chai
Gaining the title as the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam, Mu Cang Chai is everything about rice. The trek here involves in lots of descend and ascend but very worthy with photogenic scenery and friendly, random local encounters.
Mu Cang Chai turns really busy during its festival time as well rice planting season from June to October. If you expect a green travel, opt the Mu Cang Chai ecolodge for exceptional view.
When most of travelers come to Bac Ha for its well-known Sunday market, this hill station is actually a great trekking hub. Your trek adventure in Bac Ha can be pleasant with easy hike through Hmong Village, seeing how they make corn wine, cultivating corn and rice or challenging with cross-jungle trail or village to village paths.
Apart from the magnificent landscapes, Bac Ha has so many weekly markets which happen in different days of the week, an intrigue chance to meet Phu La, Flower Hmong, Nung people.
Hot Trekking Spot ?
Most of the travel guide only mention about Cao Bang as the destination for Ban Gioc Waterfall, the most beautiful one in the country. The province is now opening for incredible treks including the visit to Black Lo Lo hill tribe. To get all the details for this adventure, check the site of www.vietnamecotourism.com