Trekking Maichau – Pu Luong 1

Trekking Maichau – Pu Luong

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (-/L/D)

8:00 Am, 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 by a lunch in Pom Coong Village. After lunch 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 (B/L/D)

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Trekking Maichau – Pu Luong 1

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. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.

Summary: Trekking: 6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Trek to Cao Hoong Village (B/L/D)

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, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home.

Summary: trekking 6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local house

Day 4: Trek to Cao Village (B/L/D)

Trekking Maichau – Pu Luong 1

Our trek through the verdant countryside today will take around 6 hrs. The trek path runs uphill and downhill through forest, rice terraces and scenic villages. On the trek we may see farmers working on rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch break will be in a local village. We spend the night in the Thai village of Cao.

Summary: trekking 5 hrs/small climbs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local house

Day 5: Cao Village – Canh Nang Town – Mai Chau (B/L/D)

After breakfast we trek toward Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. After 2 hrs trek we will reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit to the local market. Following we trek Ma River, on the way we will see nice view of river, paddies and water wheel. We will be picked up and transferred to Mai Chau for a late lunch. Overnight in Pom Coong village.

Summary: trekking 4 hrs/long descent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local house

Day 6: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L/-)

Today is a relaxing day. We can take a stroll in Mai Chau Valley to observe daily life activities of the local. Lunch in local house before driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5 pm. Trip concludes.

Summary: transfer 4 hrs

Trekking: Optional 2-hr leisure walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch