Trekking has become a new trend of sport as well as tourism in Vietnam recently due to its interesting and attractive elements as well as the amazing experience you will have on the trekking route. You can be familiar with Sapa trekking or Hagiang trekking and Mai Chau trekking. Today, we are going to recommend as well as introduce some information about the top ten amazing trekking routes for adventure lovers in Vietnam. Moreover, there will be some specific and useful information for adventure lovers to have an amazing trekking journey. Now, let’s get started.
1. Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route
The distance of Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route is about 250 kilometres. Because the road facility is quite good and safe, so if you are a trekker you can visit this trekking route by bike, or if you are not confident in your trekking abilities, you can choose to travel by car.
Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route is quite high and complicated, so it is strongly recommended for you to visit this trekking route in spring and summer or when the weather is good without strong winds and rains. The best time to visit Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route is in September and October when the rice paddies turn into golden in harvest seasons, and this is also time for you to take part in ”Bay Tran Mua Vang” festival every year.
There are a lot of interesting as well as amazing things waiting for you in Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route. Along the way, you can challenge yourself with the Khau Pha Mountain Pass which is included in one of the elite four mountain passes of Vietnam. From Khau Pha, trekkers can observe the magnificent landscapes of the northern area of Vietnam. Moreover, when you are on the Nghia Lo trekking route, you will be able to visit the hot spring where there is a natural hot water source. You gonna have an amazing relaxing moment as well as release all the tiredness during your trekking journey. Besides, from Nghia Lo hot spring, you only need to travel for about 3 kilometres to reach the town where you can buy necessary stuff to continue the trekking journey on Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route. Once you reach Mu Cang Chai, you can visit Heaven Stair which is a very hot check-in place as well as visit many other locations around Mu Cang Chai like La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha… A lot of trekkers love to visit Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai Trekking Route in winter to see the natural beauty of the route in winter, but it is not recommended for everyone.
2. Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route
Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route continues to previous trekking route. You gonna travel the trekking route from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai and visit as well as experience a lot of interesting things there until you start to travel into Mu Cang Chai - Muong La trekking route. The distance of Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route is estimated to be 258 kilometres, and it is obvious that a trekker usually chooses to travel by bike on this route because of its safety and reality travelling experience. The best time to visit Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route is in September and October when the route is good and nice.
Starting Mu Cang Chai town, you start to go into Che Tao 35 kilometre-road. This trekking route is not very beautiful because half of the road is rebuilt while the rest of the road is raw and natural. Therefore, this road is quite dangerous and slippy, so trekkers had better be careful when travelling on this road. Continue to visit Che Tao Town and then go to Ke Ca Village, you had better be careful again when it rains. Then you gonna step into Muong La with a lot of passes and slopes. The trekking route to Muong La is quite difficult and complicated, but once you reach Muong La, the trekking route is better and smooth for bikes to travel. From Mu Cang Chai to Muong La, it will take you a quite long time to travel for 70 kilometres to reach Muong La for resting or you can continue to travel for 40 kilometres more to reach Son La. Along Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route, there are not so many famous locations, but the natural beauty and landscapes of this trekking route will bring you an amazing and exciting experience. One of the significant places is Son La Hydroelectric Plant which is the biggest one in South West Asia. Do not forget to bring your camera to take some amazing shots of Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Muong La Trekking Route.
3. Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route
Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route is estimated to be 190 kilometres in the distance which is not so far and quite easy to travel by bike. If you are not sure that you can travel for such a long time on this trekking route, you can hire a car or bus to go sightseeing easily on Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route. The best time to visit Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route is in spring when the whole area of flora along the route will bloom magnificently. It will be also the best time for check-in, photography as well as challenge the amazing terrains and the unknown locations in this trekking route.
On the trekking route from Hanoi to Son La, you will have the chance to visit Son La Hydroelectricity Plant where there are many exciting places for the photograph and witness the grand landscapes of a giant plant on the river. Besides, you can also drop by the Son La Prison where a lot of historic stories will be told to you. Once you reach Moc Chau, there will be a lot of interesting and famous locations in Moc Chau - the land of flowers. On this final trekking route to Moc Chau, you will pass through Na Ka Valley, Moc Chau Tea Garden, Ang Village Forest,... so that you can stop by and visit these places along your trekking route. Moreover, Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route is quite deserted and dangerous, so you should prepare carefully your tools, extra gasoline, and other necessary stuff in case some difficult circumstances happened. Please do not forget to choose a suitable time to travel on Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route and had better be careful especially when it rains because you are not familiar to ride a bike on the slippy route. If you want to go trekking on Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route but you are not confident in your trekking abilities, you can take part in some trekking tour to experience the Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route safer.
4. Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai Trekking Route (The West Point of Vietnam)
Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai Trekking Route is one of the longest and most difficult trekking routes with the distance up to 635 kilometres. This is also a trekking route that trekkers love to travel by bike the most due to the landscapes as well as many unexpected challenges along the way. To adventure lovers, only travelling by bike on Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai Trekking Route will satisfy their hobby and interest. There is no specific time for visiting this Trekking Route, but it is recommended that the best time to travel on Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai Trekking Route is when the weather is nice and clear without rains, strong winds and cold. Because the Hanoi - Son La - Moc Chau Trekking Route is very long, so if you travel in the bad weather, it can be very dangerous. Therefore, you had better choose the wise time to go trekking in Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu -A Pa Chai Trekking Route.
If you have not known that Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai is the west pole of Vietnam where all the trekkers want to step the foot on as a challenge of their trekking skills. On the way to A Pa Chai, trekkers will have the chance to witness the grand beauty of Pha Bin Mountain Pass which is one of the big four mountain passes in Vietnam. Moreover, along the trekking route, you should visit D’Cat Basement as well as the ruins of Dien Bien Phu Victory in Vietnamese history. When travelling, you will see the cherry blossom on the way in spring from March to April or you can go to Cherry Blossom Island for sightseeing and check-in. Even they said that there is no specific time for visiting Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu - A Pa Chai trekking route, but some professional trekkers still notice themselves that they should visit this trekking route in August, September, February and January. Check it out - Northwest of Vietnam: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai - Sapa - Dien Bien - Son La - Moc Chau
5. Hanoi - Mai Chau Trekking Route
Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route is a familiar and easy trekking route which is very popular and common to trekkers including Vietnamese people as well as foreigners. The distance between Hanoi and Mai Chau is quite short, and it is only about 126 kilometres. Therefore, all the trekkers including professional ones or amateur ones can choose to travel and experience this trekking route. It is strongly recommended to travel in Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route by bike to stop anytime you want to sightsee as well as enjoy the magnificent landscapes. The best time to visit Mai Chau is from March to April or from January to February because in this period of time, the weather, atmosphere as well as the natural conditions are good and advantageous for trekkers. If you choose to visit Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route in its best time, you will maximize your traveling experience as well as avoid the difficult and dangerous situations.
Along the Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route, you will go through a lot of magnificent landscapes as well as the beauty of different terrains. The natural beauty of flowers, trees, forests, mountain passes will surely impress you and make you wanna take a lot of pictures. You will go through the famous Tu Son Nine Waterfall where you will witness the beauty of 9 different waterfalls pour into a lake in the middle of forest-like you are watching a fairy tale movie. You can stop and have a picnic trip in this location or continue to go to Mai Chau valley. Once you see Mai Chau Valley, it means you already reach the end of Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route, but do not worry. There are so many appealing things for you to explore and experience in Mak Chau as well as the flower valley of Mai Chau. Moreover, trekkers can explore and challenge themselves with a system of different natural caves. the trekking route is short and easy, so it is not costly and dangerous at all. Therefore, it is very suitable for young trekkers to have their first trekking journey with a very beautiful trekking route but not so difficult. Or if you worry, you can still take part in some trekking your in Hanoi - Mai Chau trekking route.
6. Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi Trekking Route
Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi trekking route is one of the most favourite trekking routes to many people from Vietnamese ones to foreigners. The distance is estimated to be 312 kilometres with two transport options such as bike and car. The options depend on the trekkers’ demand as well as need, but many trekkers tend to travel by bike so they can enjoy the trekking route in the best way as well as save quite a lot of money. Even though Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi trekking route is quite long, but it is not so complicated so the trekkers can track it on the map easily without afraid of being lost. The best time for trekkers to travel on this trekking route is in May also known as the waterfall season and from September to October known as the harvest season when you can witness the most beautiful moment of natural beauty. In these recommended time, the trekking route will be in its best conditions. Therefore, you had better choose the time wisely for a good trekking route.
About destinations and locations, you will have a lot of different interesting places to stop by and explore. You will be able to have the chance to reach the top of Fansipan Peak or overcome the challenge of O Quy Ho Mountain Pass. Or you can go through the road to dreamy Sapa- the heaven of tourism and relaxing vacation with the rare snow in a tropical country like Vietnam. Once you reach the end of this trekking route, you will arrive in Hoang Su Phi where there are also many interesting to experience especially observe the magnificent golden rice paddies in the harvest season.
Moreover, you can challenge yourself with Chieu Lau Thi Peak to observe the magnificent landscapes and beauties from a height. Because the trekking route is very long, so you had better prepare carefully all the necessary stuff such as thick clothes, food, medicine, camp and other tools for safety. If you are not confident in your trekking abilities, you still can take part in several trekking tours so you will have someone to guide and instruct you along the trekking route.
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7. Hanoi - Tam Dao Trekking Route
Hanoi - Tam Dao trekking route is the next hot trekking route because it leads to Tam Dao which is known as the second Sapa of Vietnam as well as the Dalat city of the northern area of Vietnam. The distance of Hanoi - Tam Dao trekking route is about 80 kilometres. It seems to be a very short and easy trekking route to achieve, but unfortunately, this trekking route will lead you through a lot of difficult and complicated terrains which are not easy to overcome and sometimes it can be a little dangerous. The best time to visit this trekking rouse should be in spring from January to March.
In general, Hanoi - Tam Dao trekking route is still rustic and natural, so there are not so many famous locations for trekkers to explore, but the trekkers have to find out and explore new locations themselves. You will have the chance to visit the antique places which are very beautiful and magnificent as well as unique such as Tam Dao church, Tam Dao Sky Gate or natural beauty like Silver Waterfall, etc. However, there can be dangerous things along the route due to the difficult terrain as well as other reasons, so you had better be careful. Therefore, this trekking route becomes hotter and hotter than ever. Moreover, there are a lot of trekking tours for those who are not confident in their trekking abilities as well as conditions.
8. Saigon - Dalat Trekking Route
Saigon - Dalat is one of the best and famous trekking routes in the southern area of Vietnam. The distance of this trekking route is about 300 kilometres with a lot of mountain passes and high mountain terrains. Despite that, a lot of trekkers still choose to travel to Dalat by bike to witness the natural beauty of the Dalat trekking route.
Because Dalat is quite cold and warm at the same time, so there is no best time to visiting this trekking route, you only need to avoid the severe weather and rains. The trekking route from Saigon to Dalat is beautiful and magnificent without any famous locations except for unknown natural locations for you to explore and experience. If you are afraid of height and difficult terrains, you can choose to travel by car or bus for your own safety and observe the magnificent landscapes along the trekking route.
9. Saigon - Nha Trang Trekking Route
Saigon - Nha Trang trekking route is also an interesting trekking route for young trekkers to explore and achieve. The distance will be 438 kilometres so it requires trekkers a lot of necessary conditions as well as the preparation for a long trekking journey especially when you choose a bike as your transport option. Besides, the best time to travel on this trekking route is anytime you want except when there are rains or storms.
Saigon - Nha Trang trekking route is not so special with landscapes and locations along the route except for when you see the sea. Therefore, trekkers keep calm and finish the trekking route and then you will have the chance to enjoy all the interesting at your final destination. You will have the chance to visit Vinpearl Nha Trang, Stone Church, Husband, and Wife island, Dam Market or take part in several sea festivals along the route to Nha Trang. Do not forget that there are also your service for trekkers if you want to take part in. Don't forget to explore Nha Trang amazing city beach.
10. Saigon - Pleiku Trekking Route
Saigon - Pleiku trekking route is a brand new trekking route to Gia Lai province. With the distance up to 538 kilometres, it gonna take you about 12 hours to reach the destination by bus and about more than 1 or 2 days by bike. The best time to travel on this trekking route is when there are no rains or bad weather because the road will be dangerous if it is in bad condition. Along the route, you will travel through Dak Lak and then reach Gia Lai, so there will be several unknown and new locations for trekkers to explore and enjoy a new amazing experience. There are not trekking tours in Pleiku Gia Lai, so you can look for trekking experience from the professional trekkers on some travel forum for more information. Along the way, you can also visit Torung Lake, Ham Rong Mountain, …
In conclusion, with the top ten best trekking route for adventure lovers in Vietnam, we hope that you will have some useful information as well as be able to choose your own trekking route for your next journey. Have an amazing and safe journey, please.