Ba Be and Cao Bang Hill Tribe Trekking
Bao Lam Cao Bang Vietnam

Ba Be and Cao Bang Hill Tribe Trekking


Ba Be National Park – Cao Bang – Pac Po – Ta Nung – Ethnic Villages – Dong Khe – Ha Noi

Lengh of tour:  06 days/5 nights
Grade of tour: Hard adventure
Accommodation: Guest house and homestay with very very basic facilities.
Times of tour: September through April.

Ba Be & Cao Bang Hill Tribe Trekking is an adventure experience of the mountains of the North East of Vietnam. The adventure tour covers the wildest areas and the typical ethnic villages. Our travelers will travel in the untouched nature, experience the traditional culture of the local ethnic minorities while conquering the physical challenges. Our local staff assist with luggage handling and drinking water is provide during the tour. All meals are prepared by our local cook. Due to the terrain and climate, the tour is feasible only from September through April: the tour is not possible in the rainy season.

Day1    Ha Noi – Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
Day2    Ba Be (B/L/D)
Day3    Ba Be – Cao Bang (B/L/D)
Day4    Cao Bang – Ta Lung Trekking (15km) (B/L/D)
Day5    Ta Lung – Na Nieng (16km) (B/L/D)
Day6    Na Nieng – Dong Khe (6km) – Ha Noi (B/L)

The trip cost is inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • Luggage handling for the trekking times as per itinerary
  • Private car/van for all land transfers as per itinerary
  • All accommodation as indicated per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Admission fees and permits per tour itinerary
  • Drinking water during the trekking times

The trip cost is exclusive of:

  • Insurance of any types
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Those not specified as included in the itinerary


Day1 Ha Noi – Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
Leaving Ha Noi in the morning, we travel 270 km from (7 hours) to Ba Be National Park. The further we travel the more exotic and wild the scenery turns to be. We arrive in Bac Can town for lunch break. Then we continue our journey further into the national park. Arriving at the park, we check into Ba Be hotel which is located right in the middle of the forest. Overnight in Ba Be.

Ba Be  is a relatively untouched area boasting waterfalls , rivers, lakes, valleys and caves set amid towering mountain peaks.  The area is inhabited by members of the Zao, Tay ethnic minorities.

Day2 Ba Be (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have full day for the excursion on Ba Be Lake. The cruise will bring us to different wild corner of the lake and we will visit the limestone cave of Puong which is 300 metres long. You also can dip yourself in the fresh crystal clear water and have 1 hour trekking to a Tay village. We will have lunch in a thatched-hut food stall. The food is nothing special but the atmosphere is just great. After lunch we'll cruise back to our hotel. Free time for a walk before dinner. Overnight at Ba Be hotel.

Day3 Ba Be – Cao Bang (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We continue our adventure into the northeastern mountains for (6 hours) 179 km from Ba Be to Pac Po. Pac Po is a scenic and peaceful area with towering mountains and crystal clear streams playing music days and nights. Pac Po was where Ho Chi Minh came back to the country after 30 years living abroad, and where he started a revolution against the French Rule of Vietnam in early 1940s. At Pac Po cave we'll visit and learn about the amazing life Ho Chi Minh had when he was living here. Then we travel back 60 km back to Cao Bang. Overnight in Cao Bang Town.

Cao Bang is a little cozy mountain town in northeastern Vietnam, 300 km drive from Ha Noi. The area witness fierce battles between the Vietnamese army and the French army before the French' fall at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The town is peaceful and security is just very good. There's not much traffic which helps walking about town a relaxing experience. Don't miss the riverfront where you may like to have cool beer.

Day4 Cao Bang – Ta Lung Trekking (15km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel to the border town of Ta Lung where we have lunch and start our trekking adventure into the wild. The scene today is only evergreen forest and towering limestone mountains. We arrive at La Village in late afternoon. Overnight with a Tay family.

Day5 La Village – Na Nieng Village (16km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the family house.
Start our trekking further into the wild to Na Nieng Village of the Tay community. The trek is more challenging, but the scenery is just worth it.  We'll have lunch on the way. Arriving at the village of Na Nieng, we'll have time to stroll around to discover the locals' life. Dinner at the house. Overnight at Na Nieng.

Day6 Na Nieng – Dong Khe (10km) – Lang Son - Ha Noi (B/L)
Breakfast at the family house.
Start our trekking toward Dong Khe Town. We'll have time for lunch in Dong Khe and time for visiting Lang Son city, then continue our journey back to Ha Noi. We trust you had a wonderful time trekking in the North East of Vietnam with Private Tour Vietnam.