Pu Luong Trek 3 Days

Pu Luong trek 3 days, trekking Pu Luong nature reserve, Pu Luong national park, Pu Luong Vietnam.

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU - PU LUONG

You commence the 3 days trip from Hanoi by a drive to Pu Luong Natural Reserve on the Highway 6. The astonishing views of fields of tapioca, sugar canes and rice plantations gradually left behind after 2 hours driving, there come the picturesque views of the mountains and valleys of Hoa Binh. After taking a break at the beautiful Muong village of Giang Mo, you will arrive at the Mai Chau valley where situated the well-known village of Lac, inhabited by the White Thai minority. Here you enjoy lunch in one of the local stilt house. From Mai Chau village to Sai village, “gate way” to Pu Luong Natural Reserve, is nearly one hour drive. Upon arrival at Sai village, you start inserting into the Reserve by a walk following the village’s dirt road running through the beautiful and peaceful landscape made of the Thai minority’s hundred years old stilt houses, which are embellished by high arecas and vegetable gardens, all surrounded by paddle rice fields. You will pass by a small stream named Pung, which later can be seen snaking its way at the bottom of the valleys. After nearly 3 hours walking, you arrive at the Hang village, where you accommodate tonight in one of the villagers’ traditional house on stilt. Drinking ruou can “wine drunk out of a jar through pines”, having delicious dinner of fresh local products, chatting the whole evening with the hospitable host family… it is an real opportunity to learn and understand the culture and the daily way of life of the minority.

DAY 2: PU LUONG TREKKING

You wake up early to enjoy the beautiful sunset. The villages are already on their daily activities such as working on the rice fields, watering and harvesting the vegetable gardens, feeding the cattle and poultry. After having breakfast, you say goodbye to the villagers and start the morning walk on a small hilly path running through the rice fields, with beautiful mountains and villages view in a short distance. The atmosphere is so peaceful. You will cross the Pung stream again on the way. After about 2 hours walk, you climb a heartbreaking slope and eventually arrive Eo Ken village. Your lunch is prepared and served in a stilt house in the village. The afternoon walk will be on a trail running along the mountain side of Pu Luong range. You take a relax break at Thung Mun village before climbing over Voi Phuc Mountain. The big challenge gives you the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful karsts mountains of Pu Luong. In the late afternoon, Kho Muong village is in your eyesight. From the hillside road which leading down to the village, the village’s view is very beautiful, especially in the sunset. You later meet the villages at the stream running behind the village. It is time to refresh by dunking yourself in a cool water before enjoying your well prepared dinner. Spend your second night in a typical Thai eco - stilt home in Kho Muong village.

DAY 3: PU LUONG - HANOI

Another morning you wake up in the sounds of village life and nature. It is time now to stroll around the peaceful and tranquil village or would you like to explore a limestone cave, the nearby beautiful Bat cave is an excellent option. The walk in this morning takes around 2 hours on the slightly downhill trails through the forest regeneration and villages. The friendly villagers, amazing views of mountains and rice terraces would make one to wish for a longer walk to Pho Doan. You arrive at Pho Doan at noon and have lunch in a local restaurant. Your vehicle is waiting here for your journey back to Hanoi, where you arrive at late afternoon.

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