TK 08: CAO BANG TREKKING
– Babe lake – BanGioc Water fall
Trekking to DongKhe – ThatKhe – Lang Son – Hanoi ( 8 days/ 7
nights - depart from Hanoi )
This area offers
breathtaking views and interesting subcultures. The North
East mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang and Lang Son
ortunities for rugged jeep rides and trekking routes. It is
the least traveled area of the north and often attracts the
more hardy travelers craving a glimpse of some of the more
remote ethnic minority people.
Day 1 : Ha Noi - Thai
Nguyen - Ba Be National Park (240kms/7 hours) (L,D)
8h00. Pick up at the hotel . As you head out of Ha Noi, over
the Red River on the Chuong Duong 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 the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups. 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.
Day 2 :
Ba Be 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. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to
Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your Jeep, head north through the
lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in
Day 3 : Ban Gioc Waterfall (85kms/2.5 hours)
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 Cavern to discover
its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight
: Cao Bang –Phuc Hoa – Dong
Khe- That Khe
Ta Lung national entrance
–La village 15 km ( 04 hours )
8 h 30’ 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.\
5: La village – Na
Nieng village : 16 km (8 hours )
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 over night in the Tay ‘s stilt- house.
6 (B,L,D): Na Nieng village
– Pac Khoang village 16 km ( 8 hours)
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 7 (B,L,D):
Pac Khoang – Na Pang 16 km (8 hours)
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 8 (B
): Na Pang—That Khe 14 km (3 hours) - Hanoi
8h .after breakfast trekking to
That Khe town 13h
back Hanoi. Stop over in LangSon. End the tour.
cost in USD per person
offering in this trip:
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- Full transportation by Ford Everest 4x4
- Sightseeing fees
trip for 5 hours on Bake Lake.
or French speaking guide escorted from Hanoi.
accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel or stay at the
Lunches and dinners in the itinerary
- Insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers.
starts and ends in Hanoi;
car or bus, public train, etc.;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)