Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong – Pu Luong natural reserve and its surrounding areas offer ultimate eco adventure opportunities with vivid tribal villages, exposure to the fascinating culture of Thai and Muong minorities and a spectacular scenery complete with rugged mountains and secluded hamlets.
Day 1: Hanoi – Chieng village – Mu – Sat village (-/L/D)
Departure at 7.00 Hanoi toward Southwest. The reserve is actually quite close to Hanoi , we should get there around noon-time. The car stops us at the headquarters of the reserve where we will meet some rangers and have a brief explanation about the global nature conservation and livelihood improvement project. We than are transferred to a local restaurant in Chieng village where we have lunch.
The fairy starts after lunch, from Chieng we head down in the valley to reach Mu village. We take our time to stroll around the village and have a break near by the Mu waterfalls. Then we keep walking across the terraced rice fields to Sat village and settle down in a homestay there. Warm welcome and time for relaxing in the stream near by the house.
Overnight in homestay at Sat village?
Walking hours:3 hours
Motorbike transfer: …..km
Day 2: Sat village – Mu village – Khay village – Mon village – Chieng village – Hanoi village (B/L/-)
The reserve has this particularity to alternate wild areas with very vivid villages. A chance for travelers here to feel different atmospheres along a walk. A promise also for numerous encounters and strong feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Today we start early to walk back to Mu village by another trail and head to Khay and Mon villages, one of the most beautiful parts of the reserve. We will have lunch with a family in Mon village before some moto-taxis bring us back to Chieng village. Time for refreshments in a local restaurant and drive back to Hanoi
Walking hours: 3.hours
Motorbike transfer: 15 km