The North of Vietnam is surely beautiful with many natural highlights of mountains, hills, terraced rice fields, forests, lakes, waterfalls, etc. The mountainous terraces in Northern Vietnam host the needful challenge and inspiration for the thrill-seekers and nature lovers to enjoy the experiences of trekking and homestay.

A Quick Look at Northern Vietnam

The Northern Vietnam is the oldest regions in the three regions of Vietnam (together with the Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam). Here, there is the 2000-year-old Vietnamese culture preserved in the Red River Delta. In general, the north of Vietnam covers the three other subregions: the Northwest (Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, etc.), the Northeast (Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Quang Ninh, etc.), and Red River Delta (Bac Ninh, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, etc.).

The terrace here is predominantly mountainous with the highly spectacular landscapes and the ethnic minority culture of the Hmong, Thai, Muong, Red Dao, etc. You will soon love dancing, singing, and mingling with the friendly hill-tribe people.

The Ideal Destinations for the Best Feeling of Conquest

We list out some of the best destinations for you to trek in the seamless ways. Mai Chau is the fantastic place where you enjoy trekking eagerly and get the homestay experience in the stilt house of the Thai people. Also, it’s very funny to try drinking the “can” wine, dancing, and boating on Ma River.

Next, Sapa and Bac Ha are the two noteworthy sites where you contemplate the wonderful terraced rice fields and the silver waterfall, and also experience the homestay on the Day ethnic community. What’s more, Muong Lo – Yen Bai motivates you to boost the trip by biking and walking peacefully. And when you want to rest, the homestay on Thai stilt houses fulfills your want. Along with that, Cao Bang promises to let you live the life of Tay people via the homestay enjoyment and the interesting expedition on foot.

What to Notice about the Trekking and Homestay Tour?

At present, the trekking and homestay tour can last from 2 to 7 days that assure you to have the full exploration of the Northern Vietnam if your time and budget can afford. Today, you can easily find a Hmong or Dao local guide who can speak English/French well to facilitateyour Sapa Tour; that is the good news! But, with the other recommended destinations for trekking, it’s necessary to book the tour package from the professional tour operator who grants you the seasoned and reliable guide.

About the essential items for the safe Trekking Tours, you are always advised to bring the important luggage including warm clothing, sport shoe, raincoat, waterproof backpack, cloth with many pockets, medicine (of fever, cold, diarrhea, vitamin, bandages, etc.), skincare cosmetic, and the favorable fast food (bread, packaged noodle, nutritious biscuits, canned meat, etc.)

Furthermore, please make a proper plan for calculating the distance precisely so that you can secure the health and avoid the dangerous cases! It’s best to stay alert to the weather forecast; and if you go with a tour guide, please follow their words to avoid getting lost. Some other tips for you are just using your backpack as the backrest and set your camps near the village. In a word, trekking lets you explore the wildest charm of Northern Vietnam in a whole new and memorable manner.

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Hoang AnhStart working in travel industry in Vietnam from 1995, I had the great chance to learn and seeing the change as well as the development of tourism in our country. After quite long time working in different positions in some well-known international travel companies, I found that with my passion and knowledge, I can offer better value and discovery on tours in Vietnam to the travelers.