(Northeast Vietnam 7 Days Trek – 7 days, 6 nights)
Booking code: OV46
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Day 1: Hanoi- Ba Be Homestay (~255 km, bus trip ~7 hrs)
Leaving Hanoi for Ba Be via Bac Can. Firstly, we cross small villages where they make handicrafts. See the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch in local restaurant. Arrive in Ba Be in the late afternoon, then a boat trip to Pac Ngoi village. Good dinner and overnight in a house on stilts (at terrace entire view of the lake)
Day 2: Ba Be and trekking around the area. ~15 km, ~4 hrs
Today we take a hike up the Pac Ngoi mountain range to meet the ethnic peoples, lunch picnic in a village then continue by going down to the lake. Take a boat cruise on the lake back to the village. Overnight in the house on stilts.
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Quang Hoa. Homestay (~180 km, bus trip ~4 hrs)
Leaving Ba Be for Quang Hoa with a stop en route. Lunch in Cao Bang. We split off on the beautiful road to Quang Hoa and enjoy the views until we arrive. Overnight at the home of a local Nung family.
Day 4: Quang Hoa
Today we take an easy hike out into the valley around the area of Quang Hoa, ~8 km, ~3 hrs, crossing many villages. Return to the family for lunch. In the afternoon, we take a bus trip for 1h30′ to go to the Ban Gioc waterfall at the Chinese border. Back to the village in the afternoon. Overnight with the family.
Day 5: Quang Hoa – Ta Lung (~40 km, ~1 hr bus trip, ~13 km trek)
We drive to the Chinese border in 1 hour. Near the border, we will pass the Bang Giang river on a bamboo raft to join Na Lap. Start 4-hour hike up to Nhung La village. Overnight in a local house of Tay people. The facilities in the house are very basic but very warm and intimate. Washing or taking a bath can be done in the water source lead to the village by bamboo pipes.
Day 6: La – Bung – Na Nieng (~13 km trek, full day)
In the morning we cross the valley on small paths up to Khau Lung pass (~440 m above sea level), then descending to Bung village where people live mostly on agriculture. Lunch in the village of the Tay peoples. Early afternoon, after crossing the rice field, we start the trek through the jungle (~430 m above sea level), on the way down we will discover Na Nieng village, which locates right in the middle of the valley surrounded by a mountain range. Dinner and overnight at a local house in the village.
Day 7: Na Nieng – Dong Khe (~8 km, ~2 hrs trek)
We leave Na Nieng at 8 am. Trek up again to the point at ~500 m above the sea level. On the way down, we will discover Dong Nieng village. Our vehicle and driver are waiting for us at Dong Khe. Drive to That Khe for lunch then go back straight to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi by 6 pm.