Explore the veiled charms of unexploited ‘Xuan Son National Park’ of the land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, Vietnam.
Xuan Son National Park Trekking offers explorers a unique trekking opportunity to walk through the unsoiled routes exploring the fanciful natural forest immersed in mist. Moreover, you will visit the Nature Museum displaying specimens of flora and fauna, sightsee the cave system, discover and conquer the majestic waterfalls, enmesh in various bathing streams and especially visit traditional ethnic, cultural communities.
The trek begins from the picturesque city of Pagodas ‘Hanoi’ exploring the beautiful temples, lakes, pagodas, and museums. With a drive of 100 km from Hanoi, the journey leads you to ultimate Xuan Son National Park located in Phu Tho Province at the extreme south-eastern extent of the Hoang Lien Mountains.
The first homestay at Du village gives you a hint to what to expect from this beautiful voyage. The rest days are spent trekking to the wonders like Ten Mountain and Coi Cave of the park savoring each elegance of the serene wilderness and learning the lifestyle of local ethnic communities
This expedition is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the sheer magnificence of wild nature as well as to challenge yourself trekking through the exhausting and thrilling jungle of striking Xuan Son National Park.
All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to check in the hotel. After that guests will visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Hoan Kiem Lake was already considered the most beautiful lake in Hanoi when Ngoc Son Temple was built on an island in the 19th century. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since temples are dedicated to saints. Saint Van Suong, considered to be one of the brightest stars in Vietnam’s literary and intellectual circles, was worshipped there along with other National heroes. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
After breakfast, our tour guide and vehicle will pick you up at in Hanoi and drive 100km to reach Xuan Son National Park via famouse the Temple of King Hung located in Phu Tho Province. After 2.5 hour ride, we arrive the main gate of the Park and meet-up with our local escort and start trekking on rough and narrow path to Du Village. Boxed lunch will be served en route. The scenic view along the route is beautified by terraced paddies and green palm forests. Du Village is home to Dzao Ethnic Minority people and also known as the administrative station of the National Park. After 4km trekking, we reach Du village and check in homestay. Here, their stilt houses are built in their traditional architectural style. We will have chance to talk with old men to learn more about their daily lives and works such as going deep into forest for collecting firewood, and jungle fruits, vegetables. The rest of day is your free time to walk around this village and photo-hunt. We should not miss to observe how local women cook their traditional dinners as well as our dinner of chicken, bamboo sprouts, and some wild vegetable taken from the forest with rice wine. Overnight at local stilt house of Dzao peole in Xuan Son National Park. Activity: 4kms trekking on rough road.
Xuan Son National Park: Trekking up to high Ten Peak Early morning, our local hosts will prepare a packageful of Dao delicacies like sticky-rice packed cakes and specially-cooked for us and after light breakfast, we pack our foods and drinks for a challenge trekking day up to Ten Mountain (1000m above the sea levels), known as the highest peak in Xuan Son National Park. We must equip thick warm clothes, leech repellent before start our trek. The trek leads us on a rough and steep jungle trail and all the hard work will pay off as we reach the top of the forest-covered peak and witness the amazing panorama that will unfold in front of us. Reaching the top is already a victory in itself, but setting sight of the wonderful scene stretched out is another experience worth taking pride in. Enjoy packed lunch at this summit and relax. Afterwards, we find our way down easily and it does not take us long as we climb up. Descending slowly and hike back to Du Village of the Dzao for another overnight. Our totally-8-hour-trekking day really makes us really tired but the traditional dinner of local host prepare for us at their kitchen awards us warmly. Take a tight sleep at local stilt house to get full energy back for next long trekking day. Overnight in Xuan Son National Park. Activity: 8 hours of trekking on jungle trails
Xuan Son National Park: Hiking to most remote Coi Hamlet Early morning, after light breakfast at home-stay, we leave this small village to Coi Hamlet which is located most remotely in limestone valley of National Park and is also home to Muong Ethnic Minority People. A 7kms-trekking leads us on jungle paths to arrive Coi Hamlet, here we will let our tiring legs relax then our local escorts will take us to visit gorgeous Coi Cave. Following a pure stream, we enter the Cave to admire its stalactites sparkling as hanging lamps and reach a natural pond. Freely swimming here then walk back to Coi Hamlet for tasteful lunch prepared by friendly Muong people. Afternoon, we say goodbye to Coi Hamlet and transfer to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in hanoi Activity: 7 kms of trekking on jungle paths
This morning you will explore Hanoi city to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and during the entire months of September & October) and his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago. Lunch will be served at local restaurant Note: During the closure of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Every Monday & Friday and whole month of September, October Tran Quoc Pagoda shall be replaced After lunch you will be proceeding to Noi Bai International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!