This magnificent trek in northeast Vietnam offers the perfect combination of spectacular scenery and fascinating culture. Karst limestone and granite mountains rise dramatically from the remote, lush jungle, where waterfalls tumble into hidden steep-sided valleys and abundant nature reserves. From serene lakes and valleys cultivated with corn and rice, we traverse steep jungle-covered hills onto high ridges. The views over the towering limestone pillars are every bit as impressive as their more famous sea-based counterparts in Halong Bay. This trek promises spectacular off-the-beaten-trail trekking.
Isolated villages of thatched, stilted houses dot the landscape, home to little-known ethnic groups. Staying overnight as guests of these traditional communities allows us a rare and privileged insight into their way of life.
Arrive in Hanoi.
Hanoi to Ba Be by car (approx. 6 hours), Ba Be to Coc Toc by boat (approx. 1.5 hours).
Ba Be Hike (approx. 5-6 hours).
Ba Be to Khuoi Khon (approx. 5 hour drive and 1-2 hour trek).
Khuoi Khon (approx. 4-5 hours).
Khuoi Khon to Va Tai (approx. 6-7 hour trek and 1.5 hour drive).
Va Tai to Nam Nhu (approx. 7-8 hour trek).
Man Ngu to Cao Bang (approx. 4-5 hour trek and 1 hour drive).
Cao Bang – Hanoi (approx. 7-8 hour drive).
Hanoi to London.
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Fundraising Option – pledge to raise a minimum of £3,700 in sponsorship for young cancer patients and this covers your trip costs too
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