Tea plantations at Moc Chau Plateau
Tea plantations at Moc Chau Plateau

Moc Chau - Son La

Moc Chau Plateau has the average altitude of 1,000m above sea level with temperate climate. Moc Chau possesses great potential for relaxing holidays, vacations to get away from the summer heat in Hanoi and easy trekking tours. There is a chance to climb Mount Pha Luong right on the border between Vietnam and Laos but the access is limited to Vietnamese only for now.

Tea plantations at Moc ChauTea plantations at Moc Chau

 From Hanoi via Route 6, you travel past Mai Chau (Hoa Binh Province) and then the road goes up. You'll feel the cooler and fresher air as the altitude gets higher. You look around and could easily feel the change in the landscape. The high mountain peaks become lower and there are more rolling hills by the roadside. The scenes are so eye-catching for a while then all of a sudden you enter a huge area of vast green pastures with high mountain peaks far in the horizon: you are in the centre of Moc Chau Plateau.

Rice fields at Moc ChauRice fields at Moc Chau

In Moc Chau, they grow cows for milk, green tea and organic vegetables for the cities. Tourism is set to boom here in no time as Vietnamese tourists want to get away from the heat in the Delta, young people want to take photographs of the scenic tea plantations and flower fields…

From Moc Chau you can choose to travel further into the wild North-West or go back to Hanoi via Route 43 which is less traveled by most travelers. The scenery is lovely and the road is just good. The distance is farther than via Route 6 though.

Hmong lady and her daughter at Moc ChauHmong lady and her daughter at Moc Chau

 AdventureGreen organizes bicycle tours and motorcycle tours from Hanoi to Moc Chau for 3 days, 2 nights. You could extend the trip for more time for different attractions in Moc Chau. In February, the plum and peach forests are in full bloom, in October the flower fields are in full blossoms and in April-May you have lovely plums and peaches to taste. We also organize agricultural tour to Moc Chau for you to learn more about growing organic vegetables, the tea making process, … Let's get recharged in Moc Chau for more of a great adventure through Vietnam with our team!

Kids riding buffaloes at Moc ChauKids riding water buffaloes at Moc Chau

 

 

Mountains at Moc Chau
Mountains at Moc Chau

 

 

Idyllic mountains at Moc Chau
Idyllic mountains at Moc Chau Plateau