Top 10 trekking sites in Vietnam with attractive landscape
Vietnam is loved not only by its lively foods, beautiful beaches, or the rich history of its culture but it also attracts tourists with the beautiful trekking trails.
Going to the trekking sites in Vietnam, you will cross the ethnic villages, historical sites, fascinating beaches, rolling mountains, and mysterious jungles.
In this post, we're going to introduce to you top 10 ideal paths for trekking in Vietnam.
Where to trek in Vietnam?
- Lang Biang Mountain
- Ba Be National Park
- Cat Tien National Park
- Pu Luong
- Cat Ba National Park
- Mai Chau
- Cuc Phuong National Park
- Cao Bang
- Ba Na Hills
Lang Biang mountain
Lang Biang Dalat is the highest mountain range of Lam Vien plateau in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province. From the foot of Lang Biang mountain is nearly 6 kilometers long, with a peak height of 2,167 meters compared to the sea level.
To get to the top of the mountain, one way to conquer LangBiang which is very interesting and is preferred by groups of young people is trekking. If you are a natural explorer and a little risky, the trail through the jungle will be appropriate for you. You can go to Bidoup National Park and conquer the Grandmother mountain, but make sure you have good health and know how to read the directions on the map, how first to aid the wound and other basic skills needed to go to the forest.
Trekking in Sapa
Sapa is famous for its vast rice fields, perhaps is one of the most beautiful destinations in our country and even in Asia. With this trekking site in Vietnam, tourists can walk on the road between the rice fields and other beautiful places in the valley. On this journey, visitors will cross many different ethnic minority villages, where will make them feel like they are going back in time. Also, tourists may encounter some water buffaloes working in the fields, and this is a great place to take pictures.
TIP: Before you go, you need to explore the route that you will walk to thoroughly. The easiest way is trekking to the villages where you can find overnight accommodation like Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, or Ta Van villages.
Ba Be National Park
Built in 1992, Ba Be National Park is also known as Ba Be lake. Dubbed the "green pearl" among the forest, Ba Be is remarkably a dream trek for tourists. Travelers should spend 2-3 days to make a trekking trip to discover the beauty of this National Park.
In here, they will admire the beautiful natural beauty, including the valleys, dense rainforest, majestic waterfalls, and high limestone mountains. Especially, trekking through the terraces and distant mountains to the village of the Dao minority, tourists will take a steam bath with the Dao forest medicine and then the dinner will be served with the specialties here. They will also enjoy the leaf wine with stories of the mountainous forests.
Cat Tien National Park
Trekking in Nam Cat Tien National Park
Cat Tien National Park is located between 3 provinces of Lam Dong - Binh Phuoc - Dong Nai and it is a large area with diverse fauna and flora, attracting both domestic and foreign tourists to make a tour to the trekking sites in Vietnam.
The ideal time to go to the forest is from December to May because it is a dry season, especially in March which is the harvest here. Traveling in the rest of the year, tourists must pay attention to the weather to avoid the wet rain and insects biting. In Cat Tien, there is a walk through the rice and corn fields which is quite beautiful and is a great place to shoot. Tourists can also experience by renting a bike for VND 30,000/hour.
Also, overnight camping in Nam Cat Tien is a worthy thing to experience. Travelers will choose a flat, secure location to make a tent and set a fire. At night, they can use the flashlight to explore the surrounding area. In the early morning, Bau Sau is the most beautiful place to admire, when the mist still looms above the surface of the lake. We advise you about giving yourself a cup of coffee and watching from above; birds are sometimes singing.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located between Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts of Thanh Hoa province with an area of over 17,600 ha with abundant fauna and flora. Moreover, lying under the natural scenery is the roof of the Thai minority which brings the scene of love.
Pu Luong is a new tourist attraction in the map of trekking sites in Vietnam for the self-sufficient tourists. Most visitors here are impressed with the beauty of the terraced rice fields, streams, and the wildlife of Pu Luong Nature Reserve with specialties like com lam (rice cooked in the bamboo tube) and bitter bamboo shoots. Also, except Pu Luong, they can also stop at other famous tourist spots that are near Pu Luong such as Ca Than stream (Cam Luong, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa province), Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh province), making an ideal tourism circle.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Cat Ba National Park
Cat Ba island is where the sea and the forest meet each other, creating a rich natural population with diverse rare animals and plants. Cat Ba National Park is located on Cat Ba island, Cat Hai district, Haiphong city and is about 60 kilometers from the center of the city. This is an indispensable trekking site in Vietnam for the young who are enthusiastic about exploring. The best time of year to visit Cat Ba National Park is from April to October when tourists can experience exciting climbing activities or explore the diverse natural ecosystems. Notably, they can see countless limestone karst, or caves, waterfalls, and streams following the water in the rainy season to the sea.
If tourists take a Mai Chau trekking tour, the scenery from time to time will bring them an exciting experience in the land. Spring is the best time to visit Mai Chau is extremely beautiful with flowers blooming along the roads, slopes, hillsides, with the golden sunlight lying over the trees, and with the winds through the green fields, etc. Especially on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, Mai Chau is entirely colorful of peach and plum flowers.
At the end of spring, the forest is dressed up with a new white color. In summer, Mai Chau is dyed green by the tea gardens, rice and corn fields. By the end of autumn, the brilliant yellow color of terraced fields in harvest intersperses in the stilt houses and covers all the mountainsides and hills, attracting the tourists. Besides, travelers will have chances to drink wine, listen to the gong echoes in the forest, and dance in the culture of Thai people in Mai Chau.
Trekking in Mai Chau
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa. It is also a great place for trekking through the forest and exploring nature. This is the oldest National Park in Vietnam. It was established in 1982 and covered an area of 22,000 ha with abundant flora and fauna characteristic of tropical rainforest. High endangered species of plants and animals are also preserved there.
In Cuc Phuong National Forest, there are many beautiful limestone caves, some of which have survived human relics from thousands of years ago. Trekking Cuc Phuong forest, visitors will have an enjoyable experience after the passage of the forest difficulty.
The distant and remote area of North Vietnam like Cao Bang will be very great for trekking. With the rugged terrain and beautiful natural scenery, including mountains, cave system, and lakes, along with the majestic waterfall of Ban Gioc, have remarkably underlined the beauty of this place. Each level of water murmurs with blue color as the jade combining in the beauty of the sky, creating the magic scene between the human space. The Skyscanner travel site recently selects five unique treks in Southeast Asia, and Cao Bang of Vietnam is in 5th place.
Ba Na Hills
Ba Na is amazing and also quite dangerous for those who like exploration and adventure. In the jungle, or down to the stream in the forest, tourists can see the warning dangerous signs everywhere. Therefore, conquering Ba Na is quite challenging. In here, travelers can climb, stay in the sleeping bag or tent, wade in the forest watching the rare orchids, or sip a little warm water near the fire and look up at the starry sky, etc. These hardships of climbing will be rewarded with a beautiful natural landscape in front of you when you reach the top.
Take a trip to the most beautiful trekking sites in Vietnam that we introduced above; you will have a chance to enjoy yourself in the beautiful natural scenery. If this is helpful for you, please like and share with others. Thank you and see you around!