The best spots for trekking in Vietnam

Vietnam trekking destination

Vietnam is not just an ideal destination for those who want to relax, but also is popular trekking destination for adventure travelers with jungle trekking, mountain hiking, and countryside hitch-hiking, walking, and rambling adventures. Here are some famous trekking areas lists voted by both local and foreign travelers:

Trekking destinations in Vietnam

  • Sapa – Laocai: this is is not only popular for those who want to find a peaceful place with the fresh weather but also for adventure expats with height  of 3143 meters, the best trekking spot in Vietnam with several ethnic minorities like Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay reside.
  • Pu Luong nature reserve- Thanh Hoa: is famous as the best trekking spot with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery, situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc District of Thanh Hoa Province
  • Mai Chau- Hoa Binh: surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses of an ethnic minority group. White Thai and black Thai are the largest ethnic population of the region. Coming here tourist will have a chance to know more about the custom of local people and also try the best traditional food of ethnic minorities.
  • Cao Bang: belong to the Northeast part of Vietnam and is amazing destination for  trekking  with high mountains twisted with rivers, stream and untouched jungles 
  • Catba island- Haiphong: is where ocean and jungle meet each other, creating a wide variety of natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity
  • Ba Be lake- Bac Can: Vietnam’s largest natural lake, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves which all set a picturesque landscape. Travellers are definitely attracted by the pristine and romantic beauty in this lake.
  • Cuc Phuong National Park- Ninh Binh: the oldest national park of Vietnam, a large number of flora species and patches of primeval forest, embracing ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, and parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.
  • Cat Tien National Park: belongs to three provinces ( Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai Province) with the diversity of fauna and flora, a series of flat plateaus, mainly settled by various ethnic groups, impressive biodiversity including many ancient trees.


  • Light and long clothes exclusively for trekking which is waterproof and able to prevent insects for crawling into his body, long socks; scarf; hat; on-the-job protection gloves
  • Prepare a personal medical bag, a mini set of useful tools like can-opener, a pair of pincers, scissors, a copy of the itinerary, the map of the trekking area, raincoat, hiking boots, personal knife and torch, other personal stuff.
  • Food used for trekking is normally canned or easy to cook, long-preserved and nutritious like dry provisions, dried meat, instant noodles, a coffee and vitamins.
  • Do not drink water or eat things that can be found in the forest.

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