Trekking has been introduced into Vietnam for not a long time but it holds a strong appeal for a number of trekkers and backpackers. With the mountainous terrain, Vietnam has many challenging trekking routes for trekkers to conquer and explore. Following are the best trekking spots in Vietnam.
Ham Lon mountain, Hanoi
Ham Lon mountain is an ideal trekking spot on weekends for the people near Hanoi. Adventurous tourists have two ways to conquer this route.
The easiest trekking way is following the flat road with few bushes. It only takes you about two hours. If you love the adventure, the second trekking route that you go down the stream will suit you. The period of time for traveling is about 4 hours.
Cat Ba island, Hai Phong
Being the largest island in the system of 366 islands of the Cat Ba Archipelago, Cat Ba island, Hai Phong is one of the ideal trekking spots in Vietnam.
Cat Ba island is located near the primeval jungle of Cat Ba National Park. This is also the combination of the ocean and the jungle, which creates a beautiful picture of the natural landscape. Besides, tourists have a chance to explore diverse ecosystems. It is believed that trekking on Cat Ba island will make a strong impression on visitors.
Pu Luong National Park, Thanh Hoa
Pu Luong National Park is located in the northwest of Thanh Hoa province and covers an area of 17,662 hectares, which is a typical site for the biodiversity as well as indigenous cultural values.
In this national park, Pu Luong mountain with a height of 1.70 meters is one of the favorite Vietnamese trekking points. The trekkers will be challenged by crossing long bumpy forest tracks, limestone cliffs, terraced fields and stilt house’s roof under palm trees on the mountain slope.
Fansipan, Lao Cai
Fansipan is not only the destination of climbers but also a great trekking spot in Vietnam. In fact, almost just professional mountaineers who are fully equipped dare to climb Fansipan because of the dangerous road.
With a height of 3,143 meters, Fansipan is considered the highest peak in Indochina. Professional trekkers and mountaineers often choose three following paths to conquer the mountain.
The easiest trekking route is from Tram Tau to the summit. When coming back, they also take the same route. Duration of the trip is from two to three days.
Another path that is more difficult than the path above is 19.5 km long. This route starts from the backbone of the Hoang Lien mountain range. 4 days is the period of time for you to finish this trip.
More adventurously, trekkers will select the road between Doc Mit, Binh Lu and the Fansipan summit. This is really a challenging journey for only professional mountaineers.
Ba Be lake, Bac Kan province
Ba Be lake is situated in Ba Be National Park and nestles in the limestone mountains of Bac Kan province. Unspoiled rivers, streams, caves, waterfalls and rice fields are all the things that create a fascinating route that draws a lot of adventurous tourists.