Mysterious Vietnam Northwest Adventure 5  days 4 nights

Tour code: EXL100 | Tour Style: Exclusive Tours

Summary:

This hard trekking adventure journey discovers the mysterious mountain peak of Ta Xua Nature Reserve, which seems to be like a dinosaur's backbone, with a rough path on the halfway up the mountain, extremely deep cliffs and heavy wind along the two sides of the mountain. This area is also said to be the heaven of clouds thanks to its rugged terrain and the vast of steppe with thousands of wildflowers.

Destination:

North West & North East

Activities: Trekking
  • Highlights:
    • Stepping on one of the rockiest trails in Northern Vietnam above the ocean of cloud which related to a gigantic dinosaur backbone
    • Experiencing H’Mong ethnic group’s daily life in the forest
    • Emerging in a natural hot springs after hard-but-reward trekking days
    • Enjoying local meals with full of specialties
    • Relaxing in one of the most picturesque village with taste of hundred-year-old Snow-Mountain Tea
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Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo Town (-/-/D)

Before participating in the journey to Yen Bai to conquer the mountain peak in Ta Xua Nature Reserve, we will have a meeting with our guide in the morning for checking packages and getting some training before starting the tour. Then, you’ll get back to the hotel for check-out and lunch.

In the afternoon, our guide will meet you again and we depart for Nghia Lo, Yen Bai province. The total distance is about 200 km; you will have dinner up on arrival and spend the night at a local 3 star hotel. Sleep in Nghia Lo.

Day 2: Nghia Lo - Trek to 2,200m of Ta Xua Mountain (B/L/D)

After breakfast in Nghia Lo, we will drive to the starting point of the trek where we meet our local H'Mong porter and start the whole day trekking up to the 2,200m base camp. Through the trekking trail, you will go passing the H'Mong's apple forest with white flowers, bees and butterflies are surrounding in blooming season. Then picnic lunch will be served by our local supporters in the cloud valley.

After lunch, you’ll continue the trek through the wild flower plateau and through tortoise-head rock to reach the base-camp at 2,200m height. Set for sleeping, relax and catch amazing moment of sunset above the ocean of cloud before a warm dinner with some local wine. Sleep in tent.

Day 3: Ta Xua Peak - 2,200m (B/L/D)

Waking up in the sound of forest and wind, you will enjoy a big local breakfast which supplies you enough nutrition for a whole day trekking. Then, you’ll continue the journey of hard but reward trekking on the rocky dinosaur backbone up to the peak with a picnic lunch served on the way. This day maintains the most beautiful highlights of the journey with majestic and liberal scenes. Standing at the peak and looking around, you’ll be amazed at the ocean of cloud beneath your feet. Enjoy the moment of victory at the peak of the greatest mountain.

Then, you’ll continue trekking down of the primary forest with ancient Pine trees and countless species of orchids to get back to the 2,200m point for setting base camp. You will also have a chance to explore the dwarf bamboo forest on the mountain ridge and visit a very nice waterfall on the way.

You’ll stop and set for base camp at 2,200m point, have dinner with some local wine before sleeping in tent.

Day 4: Photos Time - Van Chan - Hot Bath (B/L/D)

After waking up, you’ll have chance to welcome the sunrise on the cloud ocean in early morning at the base camp of 2200m and take photos to keep beautiful memories of the great trek. Then, you’ll have breakfast before returning to the village (starting point). The car will pick you up and we drive to Van Chan town with a scheduled lunch on the way.

In the afternoon, we will visit to a Thai’s traditional village. Don’t miss a chance to have a hot bath by a natural spring to relax and recover. Check in a stilt-house for night and enjoy a local dinner with full of Thai’s specialties.

Day 5: Suoi Giang - Hanoi (B/L/-)

This day is most relaxing one during the whole itinerary. Waking up lately, you will have relaxing time to soak your feet into the hot spring when waiting for your breakfast. We will then drive through winding passes along tea terraced-fields to visit Suoi Giang – a H’Mong’s village at about 1000m in altitude. Breath up in the cool air of the highlands when walk around the hundred-year-old tea gardens, you will then behold by yourself the hand-made tea production process of the locals and enjoy hundred-year-old Snow-Mountain Tea before a lunch with local specialties.

After a short rest, we will drive 160km back to Hanoi. This interesting discovery tour will end at around 18:00 in Hanoi.
  • Proffessional English speaking guide
  • Local porter to carry foods and tents
  • Snacks and fresh water for trekking days
  • Meals mentioned (foods will be focused on nutrition and suitable in camping days. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transportation in private vehicles
  • Local wine and vine
  • Sleeping bag (5oC suitable)
  • First-aid kit
  • Tent and waterproof jacket
  • Entrance fees and trek permission
  • Hot bath
  • Accommodations mentioned
  • International flights with airport taxes
  • Visa arrangement (please visit www.visa-vietnam.com for our visa support)
  • Personal trekking shoes, clothes and accessories
  • Personal expenses and 
  • Gratuities
  • Other drinks than mentioned
  • Travel Insurrance
The following brings are essential suggested for trekking days only:
  • Backpack specialized for trekking.
  • Trekking shoes (extra light sandal suggested).
  • Light and comfortable trousers (02 pcs)
  • Cotton long sleeve: (01pc for each day)
  • Long socks (01 pair for each day)
  • Water proof jacket: 01
  • Pullover: 01
  • Coat to keep warm at night and waypoint: 01
  • Durable flash light.
  • Camera (compact camera is suggested)
  • Hat, sun-glasses and other mandatory
Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 23,260 VND (16, Jul 2019)
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Related Venues
  • 1 Nghia Lo Town
    Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

    Located 80 kilometers from Yen Bai Province, Nghia Lo Town is renowned for the cradle of Thai ethnic people, who make up nearly 50% of the population. The town will fits those who want to explore the unique cultural diversity and the traditional lifestyle of Thai ethnic living in the Northwest of Vietnam. Also, the town is a productive field in this mountainous area.

  • 2 Ta Xua Nature Reserve
    Tram Tau District, Bac Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

    Located in Yen Bai Province, Ta Xua Nature Reserve is not only the mecca of Po-mu tree with pristine forest and spectacular mountain but also home to H'Mong ethnic group.

  • 3 Suoi Giang
    West Yen Bai province

    Located above 1000m altitude, this picturesque village is home to H'Mong ethnic people. The village is famous for Snow-Mountain-Tea, with hundred-year-old Tea.