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Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Hanoi
4-day tour with 3-day trekking
Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here

The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the north west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend nights with friendly locals.
Tour Highlights
  • Unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve 
  • Friendly ethnic minorities
  • Homestay in villages
  • Beautiful trails
  • All meals included

Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve route map


Day 1: Transfer to Pu Luong/Trek to Hang Village
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village
Day 3: Trek to Cao Hoong Village
Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to December 2016

1 person:       US$ 600 
2 persons:     US$ 365 
3-4 persons: US$ 285 
5-6 persons: US$ 255
From 7 persons: price on request


• AC vehicle
• English or French speaking guide
• Porter & cook
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Homestay permissions
• First-aid kit
• Water & Snack
• Entrance fees & Herbal medicine for foot massage


• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Tips
• Personal expenses

Note: These prices are subjec to change without prior notice.





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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong

After breakfast we depart Hanoi for Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hrs. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. We will reach Mai Chau valley by lunchtime. Following lunch in Pom Coong Village we drive 22km further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately 3 hrs before arriving at Hang Village, which is home to Thai ethnic minority. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Before dinner we can stroll around the village to observe daily life activities of the locals.

Transfer:  4 hrs
Trekking:  3 hrs/easy terrain
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village

This morning we have breakfast in the home stay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we will be walking for around 6 hrs on a rocky path running through jungle. Lunch stop will be in a village along the way. After lunch we will pass through several Thai villages before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. You could misunderstand Kho Muong belongs to Muong ethnic but actually, it belongs to Thai people.

Trekking:  6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Trek to Nua/Cao Hoong Village

Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we pass through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent we will we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong/Nua, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home. (Cao Hoong has not good condition like Nua village, there is no toilet, bath room is very clean and modern but you could feel the best original local life. In case, you would like to have more convenient condition, you could choose Nua village). 

Trekking:  6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 4: Trek to Cao Hoong/Nua Village – Hanoi.

Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we pass through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent we will we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong/Nua, where the car pick us up in Pho Doan for transferring to Hanoi. Check in meal on your own.

Trekking: 3 hrsp/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Not Available

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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