Hiking In Vietnam

Hiking In Vietnam – 10 great treks

 Hiking In Vietnam

There are a variety of picturesque and unique places in Vietnam that are perfect for hiking. In particular, you can choose the highland valleys, the mountain ranges as well as the rice paddies. I am sure that hiking in Vietnam can maximize your satisfaction even if you are a fan of either easy walks or long-distance treks.  Hope these 10 great treks in Vietnam inspire you to do some of these when you visit.

However, many people are struggling with finding the suitable place for them. Therefore, I am going to introduce 10 hikes worth doing in Vietnam in an instant. And of course, after going through my article, you can make a wise decision for yourself.

10 Hikes Worth Doing In Vietnam

 

lang-biang hike in Vietnam

1. Lang Bian Mountain

First of all, I think you cannot ignore this wonderful hiking destination from Dalat. Lang Bian Mountain has gained much reputation for being one of the tallest mountains in the corner of Vietnam.

Apart from hiking, you can also take part in numerous adventurous activities such as camping and rock climbing. Moreover, people are interested in the local culture together with the brilliant scenery. It is very thrilling to have a look at the beautiful Silver and Golden Stream when standing at the summit of Lang Bian.

 

 

ba-be-national-park hike in Vietnam

2. Ba Be National Park

The second option that I have to introduce is Ba Be National Park. This place is the fantastic combination of the deep valleys, the waterfalls, the rainforests along with the limestone mountains. All of these factors add to the beauty of this natural lake.

Furthermore, you can engage in many hiking trails, but I highly recommend the multi-day trails. By doing this, you can discover this stunning region. And of course, you will not forget the feeling when walking past the waterfall, the outcrops, and the caves as well.

 

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3. Pu Luong Nature Reserve

If you prefer the quiet rural area, Pu Luong Nature Reserve will be the right choice for you. I have never forgotten the breathtaking scenery of the parallel mountains and the valley. Besides, you can have a chance to explore the rice terraces, the biodiverse forest, as well as the limestone hills. If you are fond of hiking in Pu Luong, an overnight trek should be in your mind since it is very interesting.

 

mai-chau hike in Vietnam

4. Mai Chau

Another great place in the northwest of Vietnam is Mai Chau. Similar to Pu Luong, this place offers you a very quiet and peaceful feeling. The scenery is very simple, but you can enjoy the rice fields and a lot of tiny villages.

As a result, Mai Chau is ideal for anyone who is the lover of casual hiking. Visiting this place will give you the nice landscape and the maximum comfort. I used to experience hiking in this place with my family, and we had a very wonderful time together.

 

 

 

5. Cao Bang

When talking about Cao Bang, we always remember about the mountain scenery. This location is very popular for providing the best trekking destinations for every avid hiker. You will be immersed in the beauty of the karst mountains, the glorious waterfalls, and the deep gorges.

I have to say that these elements have made Cao Bang one of the most amazing regions these days. If you intend to come here, you need to experience the trail to Ban Gioc waterfall. This is not a very difficult and long hike, but you will become absorbed into the incredible sights.

 

 

sapa hike in Vietnam

6. Sapa

Going to the next destination, we can have the spectacular mountain scenery in Sapa. This place is very famous for providing the dense network of trails for any hikers. No matter how your experience or your skill is, Sapa is the outstanding hiking destination for every individual. The sights are quite amazing for taking pictures with your hiking camera.

When coming to this place, you can experience the perfect hike which is suitable for your skills. Also, you can walk through the natural rice paddies and visit the mountain villages. Undoubtedly, you cannot go through these feelings anywhere else.

 

7. Cat Tien National Park

Next, if you want to have a wildlife hiking, you can choose Cat Tien National Park. At this place, you will have an opportunity to watch the ancient trees as well as the wild animals. It is very impressive since not many places can protect the nature perfectly.

If you are lucky, you can meet the gibbons and the reptile species. In addition, you will be attracted by a diversity of colored butterflies. However, do not be surprised when meeting a tiger or an elephant.

 

 

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8. Cat Ba National Park

The eighth choice for hiking in Vietnam will belong to Cat Ba National Park. This place will offer you one of the longest hiking trails with about 18 kilometers. As a consequence, it will take you at least 6 hours to go up to the mountain.

You will have the most enjoyment when being on top of the mountain. After the strenuous climb, you can spot the wildlife and watch the brilliant views by yourself. It is a very unforgettable experience that you need to try once in your life.

 

 

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9. Cuc Phuong National Park

Before moving to the last, Cuc Phuong National Park is a very outstanding name when talking about hiking in Vietnam. This conservation area is the excellent combination of the primeval forests along with the karst mountains. You can enjoy the hiking trails and the amazing views regardless of your skills levels.

 

10. Ba Na Hill

Last but not least, Ba Na Hill is a perfect hiking trail for any beginner hikers. It is kind of the theme park that has the funicular railway. Although it is quite easy and short, this place is still worth a visit since you can overlook the natural view and the spectacular waterfalls.

 

Conclusion

It is worth mentioning that backpacking gear like a sleeping bag might be necessary if you want to stay overnight on the trails and enjoy the wilderness here.

I hope that all of the information in this article will actually contribute to your understanding. Especially, you will identify 10 hikes worth doing in Vietnam and then find out the perfect location for yourself.

 

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Author Bio:

Luna Anderson is avid camper from Phoenix, Arizona. She loves outdoors and she wants to show people the endless possibilities of this world and open your mind to experience over possession. You can find practical tips about hiking, camping and survival skills in her blog hikertrack.com.

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13 Responses to Hiking In Vietnam

  1. Holly February 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Vietnam is on my bucket list. I would love to try one of these hikes. Very cool you got to experience all of this.

    • Noel February 21, 2018 at 5:57 am #

      These Vietnam hikes are a great way to see the countryside away from the bustle of the large cities

  2. Claire February 20, 2018 at 4:21 am #

    I’ve never been to Vietnam, it looks incredible. Ba Be National Park sounds amazing, I love waterfalls, and the limestone mountains covered in greenery are stunning. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Sapa too, and I don’t think you can go to Vietnam and not explore some rice terraces – I think I’ll be doing a lot of hiking there!

  3. Linda de Beer February 19, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Wow, there certainly are great options for hiking in Vietnam. Ba Be National Park would be my first choice. How can it not be with valleys, waterfalls, rain forests, and limestone mountains? On the other hand, Cat Tien sounds great for wildlife hiking. I wouldn’t mind bumping into an elephant or tiger!

  4. Vanessa Chiasson February 19, 2018 at 4:54 am #

    Pu Luong Nature Reserve sounds incredible. I’ve never done a trek so long that an overnight sleep might be required but this looks like the perfect place to try it out. Gorgeous.

  5. gastrotravelogue February 19, 2018 at 4:51 am #

    I loved looking at these stunning photographs. If I am honest, it’s the closest I am going to come to any hiking. I can imagine hiking in Vietnam must be great as it is a beautiful country.

  6. Claudia Laroye February 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    I love all of your hiking recommendations in Vietnam. The natural beauty of Ba Be National Park is so tempting – there’s such variety there. And the mountain landscape of Cao Bang is just incredible! I think I need to spend at least a month doing some treks, eating and enjoying some beach time in Vietnam.

  7. carrieemann February 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    I wish I’d known about some of these before I went to Vietnam — Ba Be National Park looks especially spectacular. I only managed to trek in the region around Sapa, which was pretty crowded, but the scenery was still beautiful. One problem I found was getting to some of these spots on public transport — do you have any suggestions for getting to the start of the treks?

  8. Marissa February 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    I love exploring new countries by hiking, and Vietnam has no shortage of hikes! Mai Chau looks like a great place to have a peaceful hike with plenty of places to take pictures.

  9. Danik February 17, 2018 at 7:56 am #

    As a hiker, I would love to check out Vietnam and take on the hikes. Giving me a few more ideas on this post, fantastic read and loving the photos. Hope to be out there early next year (thats the plan) 😀

    • Noel February 17, 2018 at 8:27 am #

      These Vietnam hikes do look great and a fantastic way to experience the countryside

  10. steph and zach dorworth February 17, 2018 at 7:54 am #

    Never been to Vietnam but we have been wanting to go. We enjoy short/easy hikes so I am glad you offered many different options here. Pu Luong Nature Reserve seems like it has some of the best views. But Cat Tien National Park has butterflies which we love! Anyways great post. Will keep these in mind for whenever we make it there.

    • Noel February 17, 2018 at 8:28 am #

      I love all these hikes in Vietnam and looks like you picked the best ones to experience, hope you get to visit them.

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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