Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain Trekking
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain Trekking is a 3 days 4 nights package we design for small group tours, active, adventure travelers who look for jungle trek, mountain climb, outdoor activities, a new off the beaten track adventure vacations in Vietnam...
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Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain Trekking
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain Trekking is a 3 days 4 nights package we design for small group tours, active, adventure travelers who look for jungle trek, mountain climb, outdoor activities, a new off the beaten track adventure vacations in Vietnam. If you are fed up with touristy Fansipan mountain because of its cable car and long queue of tourists, this itinerary may be your best alternative.
|Style||Off-the-beaten track, Trekking|
|Places||Bach Moc Luong Tu, Salt Mountain Lao Cai|
Started in: Hường Hum – Sàng Ma Sáo – Kỳ Quan San – Lán 2100m – Núi Muối 2840 -Bach Moc Luong Tu 3046m
Distance: Trekking Around 15.1 km
Elevation: + 379 / – 2591 m
- Fees for overnight at hill station
- Tent Camping (Sleeping bag, sleeping mattress or Blanket )
- Pick-up and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle from Lao Cai train station – Muong Hum – Lao Cai train station
- English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- The service of Hmong porter ( 2-3 people with 1 porter)
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programmer.
- Breakfast, lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary)
- Vietnam visa
- Dinners, except as specified above
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
- Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi, soft sleeper ticket in a 4-berth cabin sharing
- Camera fees (if any)
- Tips fees
Take the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Departure at about 21.00; Arrival Lao Cai at about 5.00am (+1).
Lao Cai – Bat Xat – Muong Hum. Trekking Bach Moc Luong Tu (B/L/D)
Arrive Lao Cai early this morning at about 5.00 AM. Welcome by our local team and transfer to Bat Xat, Lao Cai province. After about 2h drive, you arrive Muong Hum commune, Bat Xat district. Breakfast is provided in a local restaurant. The car will drop you off at Sang Ma Sao village. From there you start conquering the Salt Mountain. Follow a trail which runs along mountain side, taking you through bamboo, fruit tree forest. Then this is a rocky trail. Stop by a small stream for picnic lunch.
After lunch, you keep climbing up to the Salt Mountain. This portion of the hike is more challenging with more tough climbs. The hiking trail goes mostly along a stream. After about 4 hours, you reach the altitude of 2100m above the sea level. Stop for camping.
Conquer Bach Moc Luong Tu Peak. Trekking Downhill 2100m (B/L/D)
Start the hike early this morning. The hiking trail is more challenging today, thus more attention is required. Make a stop at 2500m for a short rest / taking picture. Reach the summit of Bach Moc Luong Tu (3045m) around noon, in time for lunch. After lunch, trekking downhill back to the base camp 2100 m. Spend the second night in camping tent.
Conquer the Salt Mountain Peak. Hiking downhill. Travel back to Lao Cai, Hanoi (B/L/-)
Wake up early this morning to continue the climb. The summit of the Salt mountain is the best place to watch the sunrise. The clouds are just on your feet. Make a short stop/rest for taking picture. Then trek downhill to Sang Ma Sao. Arrive back the foot of the mountain around noon, picked up again by your car and taken back to Muong Hum for lunch. After lunch, you will be brought back to Lao Cai for taking the overnight train to get back to Hanoi.
When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels
There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…
There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.
There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.
Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack
Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.
During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.
There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.
Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.
1 medium-sized backpack.
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
1 medium-sized towel.
1 medium-sized dry bag.
Hiking poles/walking sticks
We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.
Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.
- Warm clothes
- Gloves & socks
- Trekking shoes
- Trekking baggage
- Your necessary medicines
- Charcoal bag if you have
- Sleeping bag if you have a better one
- First Aid kit