Trekking to learn, love and support nature

Trek Pu Luong Nature Reserve

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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Muong Kho - Cao Hoong - Nua village - Hanoi
4-day tour with 3-day trekking
Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here

This is a very special Vietnam adventure tour that lead you to the stunning, untouched nature in Pu Luong, near Mai Chau valley. The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the north west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend nights with friendly locals.
Tour Highlights
  • Unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve 
  • Friendly ethnic minorities
  • Homestay in villages
  • Beautiful trails
  • All meals included

Trek Pu Luong Nature Reserve route map


Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village
Day 3: Trek to Cao Hoong Village
Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st, Dec 2017

Group of 1 trekker: US$ 600
Group of 2 trekkers: US$ 365
Group of 3-4 trekkers: US$ 285
Group of 5-6 trekkers: US$ 255
From 7 trekkers: upon request


- AC vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Private Porter & cook /group
- Meals as indicated
- Homestay permissions
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snack
- Entrance fees
- Herbal medicine for foot massage
- Service charges & Taxes


- Travel insurance
- Visa
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Other not mentioned



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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong ~ 3hrs trekking

After breakfast 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 lunch in Pom Coong Village 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 ~ 6hrs trekking

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 the 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. You could misunderstand Kho Muong belongs to Muong ethnic but actually, it belongs to Thai people.
Trekking:  6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Trek to Nua/Cao Hoong Village ~ 6hrs trekking

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/Nua, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in the local home. (Cao Hoong has not good condition like Nua village, there is no toilet, bathroom is very clean and modern but you could feel the best original local life. In case, you would like to have a more convenient condition, you could choose Nua village).
Trekking:  6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 4: Cao Hoong/Nua Village – Hanoi  ~ 3hrs trekking

Morning at your homestay. After enjoying breakfast, we take the last 3 hours trek to the point our car waiting. The trek includes a light climb uphill then walk down the slope at a pleasant level. We reach Pho Doan by lunch time. Lunch served en route depending on your walking speed. We transfer back to Hanoi afternoon. Arrive in Hanoi around 06.00PM.
Trekking: 3 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Not Available