Landscape on a trek at Bac HaLet's follow our adventure travelers on inspirational trekking expeditions to explore the wild nature and untouched cultures in Vietnam. On these trips we'll conquer cloud-covered mountains, we'll take on challenges on forest trails leading to the wilderness, we'll stumble into communities who live their daily life far from the busy world… You come and join our adventure team, be certain that you come back different!

Trekking Ta Xua - Yen Bai - Part 2

It took quite a while for the guide to unlock the door and got the blankets for the night. We were to stay at the second hut on the other side of the mountain. And to get there we would have to pass through a tiny path which was as small as a foot.

Trekking Ta Xua - Yen Bai - Part 1

The Ta Xua Mountain, 2,865m above sea level, is in Tram Tau District, Yen Bai Province. The Ta Xua Mountain is the 10th highest mountain peak in Vietnam but climbing this mountain is widely considered the most difficult of all mountain-climbing adventures in Vietnam.

Trekking in Dong Khe (Cao Bang)

For long I had been longing for a thorough exploration of the area between Cao Bang City and Lang Son City. It is the peaceful ethnic villages, small valleys amid thousands of mountain peaks which are so appealing to me. My several journeys through the area had been quite brief due to limited time.

Trekking Ta Chi Nhu (Phu Song Sung) – Yen Bai - Part 2

I tried to get some photographs from the summit but the views were not so good: it was too foggy. The winds up here were extremely strong and they made me feel so uncomfortable. I had to try my best to stand firmly on the ground and tried to keep my hands sturdy. My eyes were blurred by the winds and I gave up after a while.

Trekking The Forest of Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai - Part1

Having been to Mu Cang Chai quite a few times, on this trip I had thought I would have a relaxing holiday in this sleepy village a couple of days before venturing further into Vietnam's north-western mountains. It was autumn and the air was fresh and chilly in the early morning and late afternoon. it would be lovely strolling all day along the mountain trails amid peaceful and beautiful landscape…

Trekking The Forest of Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai - Part 2

I was not feeling tired, only a bit worried about the path ahead. The trail was much worse than A Sua's calculations. The path had been deserted for a long time and the forest had totally reclaimed most of it. We had to step on quite a few bridges each of which made out of a single tree trunk to cross a ravine or a stream. All of them were mossy and slippery, and some were rotten. A Sua had to slash the bushes all the time to make the path visible.

Trek Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain (Ky Quan San) in Lao Cai - Part 2

I woke up again at 05:00 in the morning and went out for a walk in the front lawn. It was a magical dawn with amazing colors on the horizon. The mountains nearby were partially covered in clouds. The whole scenery was indescribable! It looked like it was going to be a sunny and beautiful day.

Trek Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain (Ky Quan San) in Lao Cai - Part 1

It had been raining in Lao Cai for over three weeks in a row and my adventure to Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain (Ky Quan San) was delayed from one time to another. And it was coming towards Vietnam's National Holiday that it started to take a change for the better. I called A Tinh, my local Hmong tour guide, and asked him to prepare for the trek. We both hoped that the weather would be more favorable, or else we would go as planned anyway.

Climbing Lao Than Mountain in Lao Cai

Lao Than Mountain is located in Y Ty Commune, Bat Xat, Lao Cai. The mountain is over 2,800m above sea level. I had read a few articles about the high mountains in the area and got plans for climbing them some time later, but I didn't plan to climb Lao Than on this trip which was meant to have been for a relaxing holiday in the cool climate of Y Ty. I was trying to escape the heat in Hanoi which increased from 20-25 Degrees Celsius to over 40 Degrees Celsius in a couple of days!!!