Trekkings in the Pu Luong Reserve

 
Those exceptional trekkings take you to the Pu Luong Natural reserve, an 18 000-ha mountain massif south of the well-known valley of de Mai Chau, wit the highest peak reaching 1441 m.

The north-east, where the trekkings take place, is a maze of lime peaks and small valleys. 1109 species of flora have been classified, as well as 342 species of fauna, including extremely rare Delacour Lungurs.

The reserve is mainly populated of Thai and Muong minority tribes, with some h'mongs and dao. The region is also famous for the beauty of its rice field terraces.
   




Day 1 : HANOI – HOA BINH – BAN HIEU (breakfast, dinner)

    We leave Hanoi for the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, south of Mai Chau, 4-hour journey through the Red River delta, then higher and higher mountain ranges with astonishing panoramas. Lunch in the town of Muong Khen, then climb a large pass, cross a plateau and dizzy descent on the side of a cliff into a large valley. We finally arrive at the foot of the mountain where the small Thai village of Ban Hieu is located. Walk up to the village, rest, dinner and overnight in the beautiful guest house on stilts of Tam and Tung.

Same route from Tam Coc (Tam Coc-Muong Khen-Ban Hieu).


Day 2 : PU LUONG TREKKING (3 meals)


Trekking from 13 to 18 km at your choice. Beautiful day of hiking through magnificent rice terraces and small villages. Picnic lunch. Return to our Thai hosts for another excellent dinner and a second night.


 
Day 3 : BAN HIEU – PU LUONG – MAI CHAU (Pom Coong) (3 meals)

We leave Ban Hieu and cross the whole national park by beautiful little mountain roads. We arrive for lunch in the superb valley of Mai Chau and the charming hamlet of Pom Coong. Stroll on the small lanes of the hamlet and relax on the homestay terrace. Delicious dinner and overnight in yoa Thai house in Pom Coong. your Thai homestay house.
 


   
Day 4 :MAI CHAU – HOA BINH - HANOI
(breakfast)

Relax riding a bicycle or walking through the rice fields and villages of Pom Coong and Ban Lac. Lunch at your charge and return to Hanoi, where we drop you at your hotel around 18:00 (or drive Mai Chau-Tam Coc).


Prix par personne en dollars

1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers.
$620 $355 $270 $224



OPTION ONE ADDITIONAL DAY IN POM COONG (MAI CHAU)

 
Before or after your 4 or 6-day trekking, we propose to you a one-day option in the beautiful Valley of Mai Chau, where you have diner and spend the night in a stilted family house of the Thai village of Pom Coong.

You can choose this option either before the trekking in the natural reserve of Pu Luong, or after the trekking, according to the 2 following programmes :


 
The Tai village of Pom Coong
 

Option one day Mai Chau before the trekking

If you choose the option before the trekking, the first 2 days programme is :


Day 1 : HANOI – MAI CHAU – POM COONG (lunch, dinner)

Morning departure to Hoa Binh. Stops on the road to admire the magnificent panorama, first on top of the pass, then on the descent overlooking the superb valley of Mai Chau. Arrival in the White Thai village of Pom Coong, where you settle for the night in a delightful family's traditional stilted house. Lunch in the family house. You spend the afternoon strolling or biking through the villages and the rice fields. Return to Pom Coong for diner and one night at your Thai home.


Day 2 : POM COONG - BAN SAI – BAN HANG (3 meals)

Departure from Pom Coong after breakfast, to arrive in Ban Sai and start the 4 or 6-day trekking


Option one day Mai Chau after the trekking

If you choose the option after the trekking, the last 2 days programme is :


Last day of trekking (3 meals)

At the end of the trekking, the driver takes you to the village of Pom Coong, where you have diner and spend the night in a Thai stilted family house.


Following day :POM COONG – MAI CHAU - HANOI (breakfast)

You spend the morning visiting the village and strolling or bicycling through the valley. Lunch in the family house and return to Hanoi.


Additional rates for the one day in Pom Coong (per person in US dollars)

1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers.
$133 $80 $64 $58 $53


If your budget does not allow you private trekkings, Oriental Bridge can also make reservations for you for group trekkings. Please ask us for programmes and rates.