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08 Days - Ba Be Lake and Cao Bang Trekking

This trip is a perfect balance of adventure and cultural insights and for those who wish to experience the magic of trekking in Far North Vietnam, close to chinese border. We trek through beautiful landscapes and wonderful charming ethnic villages staying in fascinating hilltribe villages, the warm hospitality of Tay & Nung families to really get off the beaten trails. Come and join us today to be on this journey of a lifetime !

Day 01: Ha Noi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be National Park (245kms/7 hours) (L,D)
8h00. Pick up at the hotel . As you head out of Ha Noi, over the Red River on the Dong Tru bridge, the suburbs quickly give way to the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Travel north along Hwy 3 to Thai Nguyen for a stop to enjoy a lunch of traditional Vietnamese food. Worth a visit here is the Museum of Ethnology. Leaving the delta behind, you'll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay village for dinner and homestay in a local house on stilt.

Day 02 : Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang (120kms/4 hours) (B,L,D)

Ba Be National Park, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains it is Viet Nams only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts. The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake by boat. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your private car, head north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Ban Gioc Waterfall (85kms/2.5 hours) (B,L,D)
Jeep ride to Ban Gioc, visit the waterfall  On this day you'll take a scenic in insightful day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you'll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. Heading back to Cao Bang, stop to explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites & stalacmites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Cao Bang –Phuc Hoa – Dong Khe- That Khe (B,L,D)
Ta Lung  national entrance –La village 15 km ( 04 hours )
8 h 00: Drive from Cao Bang town to the Ta Lung national entrance 70 km, visit the national entrance ,12h 30 lunch there .13 h go on walk along the valley and lime stone mountain from Ta Lung to La village about 15 km. Dinner and overnight in the Tay’s stilt- house.

Day 05:  La village – Na Nieng village  16 km (7 hours ) (B,L,D)
8h after breakfast,continue go on walk and  clim the lime stone mountain , 12h lunch. ,13 h continue trave along the lime stone to the Na Nieng village. Dinner and overnight in the Tay ‘s stilt- house.

Day 06: Na Nieng village – Pac Khoang village 16 km ( 7 hours) (B,L,D)
8h after breakfast leave the Na Nieng village to Dong Khe town on walk 12km. Lunch in Dong Khe 13 h continue to the Pac Khoang village. Dinner and over night in the Red Dao ‘s village.

Day 07: Pac Khoang – Na Pang 16 km (7 hours) B,L,D)
8h  after breakfast trekking through lime stone valley ,the small streams 12 h  stop for lunch.13 h continue walking to Na Pang village ,Trang Dinh district – Lang Son. Dinner and overnight at Tay’s stilt-house.

Day 08:  Na Pang - That Khe (14 km (3 hours) - Hanoi (B. L )
08h Following breakfast at homestay. Start trekking to That Khe town 13h. Drive back Hanoi. Stop over in Lang Son for lunch. Keep driving back to the capitak. Trip ends around 17h30pm. End of our service.

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