Amazing trek of remote villages in Ba Be

Nga Do
This area offers breathtaking views and interesting subcultures. The North East mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang and Lang Son offer opportunities for rugged jeep rides and stunning trekking routes. It is the least traveled area of the north and is ideal for more hardy travelers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic minority people.
Highlights of the this expedition experience in Cao Bang include stunning trek across mountain ranges, interesting home stay in different tribal villages and beautiful paddling on Ba Be Lake.

BaBe lake, “the three lakes in English” is located in Vietnam’s rugged north mountainous area. This brings us into contact with these fascinating and colorful tribes and studying the tropical forest. We spend four days tour for exploring the dramatic countryside in and around BaBe National Park where we will stay as guests of the homestay of Tay tribe, boating to cave, swimimg in the crystal water of the lake

We started out from homestay at Ba Be lake. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the food no less than amazing. The first day of trekking took us through Tay, Dzao and Blue Hmong villages, completely off the road network. It has been raining the day before, so everything was extremely slippery, but our guides set a safe pace and made sure we got enough time. We did some stops during the day in different villages and ate lunch at a local Tay family. We spend the night at a homestay in another Tay village, following an unforgettable feast, including chicken feet and plenty of rice wine. A night to remember indeeed!

The next day we continued our trek, saw Dau Dang waterfall, trekked through Tay villages, along rivers and to the Puong Cave. Finally we made it back to Ba Be Lake via the Nang River. A beautiful boat trip!

Third day we visited the Hua Ma Cave - really a sight to behold when you can explore it all on your own - and the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum. Our guide was great at explaining local customs and it really added an extra layer to our experience.

The best time to do trekking in Ba Be national park is during the dry season starting from late September until mid May. During this time, October and Arpril are the two best month for travelling, hiking in northern Vietnam. In the wet season starting from June to September, there is sometimes big rain. In other days it is hot. The tempernature goes around 30 40 degree C outside. Moreover the humility is very high in Northern Vietnam, 70 - 80%. In case you can only come in Summer, and that you would like to do trekking, we highly recommend easy short treks that are combined with homestay, boat trips. 

If you have visited Vietnam, a good recommendation from us is not to miss the exciting short trips to Ba Be or Ba Be-Ha Giang to experience the most beautiful hiking trails in North Vietnam.

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