Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Routing: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Hanoi
  • Grading tour:

    • Amazing trekking paths in unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve 
    • Encounter and say "Xin Chao" to friendly ethnic minorities
    • Authentic homestay in villages at a real local house
    • Beautiful and no tourist hiking trails
    • All meals included

    Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong ~ 3hrs trekking

    After breakfast we depart Hanoi for Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hrs. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. We will reach Mai Chau valley by lunchtime. Following lunch in Pom Coong Village we drive 22km further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately 3 hrs before arriving at Hang Village, which is home to Thai ethnic minority. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Before dinner we can stroll around the village to observe daily life activities of the locals.
    Summary
    Transfer:  4 hrs
    Trekking:  3 hrs/easy terrain
    Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home-stay

     

    Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village ~ 6hrs trekking

    This morning we have breakfast in the home stay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we will be walking for around 6 hrs on a rocky path running through jungle. Lunch stop will be in a village along the way. After lunch we will pass through several Thai villages before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. You could misunderstand Kho Muong belongs to Muong ethnic but actually, it belongs to Thai people.
    Summary
    Trekking:  6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home-stay

     

    Day 3: Trek to Nua/Cao Hoong Village ~ 6hrs trekking

    Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we pass through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent we will we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong/Nua, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home. (Cao Hoong has not good condition like Nua village, there is no toilet, bath room is very clean and modern but you could feel the best original local life. In case, you would like to have more convenient condition, you could choose Nua village).
    Summary
    Trekking:  6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Local house

     

    Day 4: Cao Hoong/Nua Village – Hanoi  ~ 3hrs trekking

    Morning at your homestay. After enjoying breakfast, we take the last 3 hours trek to the point our car waiting. The trek includes a light climb uphill then walk down slope at pleasant level. We reach Pho Doan by lunch time. Lunch served en route depending on your walking speed. We transfer back to Hanoi afternoon. Arrive in Hanoi around 06.00PM.
    Services ends up on your hotel/or the pick-up point of the starting day.
    Summary
    Trekking: 3 hrsp/light climb followed by a gentle descent
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Not Available

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    trip notes

    Duration: 4 days,3 nights
    Group size: 08 persons
    Depart from: Hanoi
    End at: Hanoi
    When:  Year round
    Activities: Trekking, Culture expedition  
    Trekking grade: Moderate
    Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
    Accommodation: 5 nights homestay
    Tour guide: English or French speaking guide
    Support crew: Local cook
    Meals:
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2-5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch
    Food
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.
    The homestay
    Homestay in remote villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We may sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style. There is no electricity and running water.
    Our tour guide
    The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
    The trekking day
    A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.  
    What to bring 
    Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, sleeping bag (optional), rain coat, toiletries, original passport.
    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

    Total day

    6-Days 5-Nights

    Activity

    Culture Tour SightSeeing Trekking Nature Explore Bird Watching Moutain Climbing Homestay

    Group size

    Min: 1 persons

    Max: 8 persons

    Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Inclusions

    • A/C vehicle as indicated
    • Professional trekking English speaking guide 
    • Porter & cook support
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
    • Homestay permissions 
    • First-aid kit 
    • Water & Snack 
    • Entrance fees
    • Herbal for foot bath
    • Service charges and taxes

    Exclusions

    • Travel insurance 
    • Pre and post accommodation 
    • Tips and gratitude
    • Personal expenses
    • Others not mentioned

    THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
    Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
    Depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
    When:  Year round see more Vietnam weather
    Activities: Trekking, Culture expedition  
    Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
    Accommodation: 3 nights homestay
    Tour guide: English speaking guide
    Support crew: Local cook
    Trekking grade: Moderate Grade that means this tour involves  in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness. 
    * Suggested preparation: 30 - 45 minutes of aerobic, physical exercise, 3-4 times per week for a few weeks leading up to your adventure are recommended.
    Who suits: For outdoor novices and above.
    Activity: 4-5 hours most days 
    Distances: Hike up to 8 miles (or 13km) most days, cycle 20-40 miles (or 32 – 68km) most days 
    Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails 
    Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day (about 900m)
    Altitude: up to 8,000 ft (about 2500m)

    Meals and food
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.

    The homestay
    Homestay in remote villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We may sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style. 

    Our tour guide
    The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.

    The trekking day
    A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing. 

    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.