Pick-up at your hotel is at 7:30 am and head for Bac Kan, the province of Ba Be Lakes. We will stop en route to visit the Museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen, then continue to travel to Ba Be. Lunch today is prepared at a local food stall in Bac Kan town.
Once you reach Ba Be, you will continue on foot along the Nang River until you reach Puong Cave, located in a Dao ethnic village. From here you continue your hike through thick rainforest while keeping an eye out for local wildlife. Eventually you’ll reach the summit which offers amazing panoramic views of the countryside below, before visiting some Hmong villages followed by our destination for the day, a Dao ethnic minority village. Here you are invited by your host family to participate in preparing your traditional dinner, cooked on an open fire and served with local corn wine. If you’re not much of a chef, don’t worry, this activity is entirely optional. After dinner you will stay overnight in the traditional Dao house.
Highlights and activities: a 18-20 km trek