Hello all, I'm landing in Hanoi on June 4 and heading south through the country for a couple of weeks. I'm looking for a few opportunities to get up into some hills and away from the tourist hordes, but hiking information seems elusive. I'm an experienced hiker and climber, and I'll have all the basic equipment I'll need for the terrain and climate.
I'm guessing northwest Vietnam and the Central Highlands are the best spots, but again, it's not too clear. I don't want trekking "tours" or guided trips (unless that's required by law here), just directions to the trailheads. Anyone have any experience hiking in Vietnam? Many thanks.
#1 burnthisnow has been a member since 24/5/2008. Posts: 16
National parks are your best bet if you don't want to do organised trekking... Cuc Phuong NP south of Hanoi is a good starting point. I'll dig out some more info and post back tomorrow with more details on parks.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,710
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Sounds great, looking forward to learning more. Gracias!
#3 burnthisnow has been a member since 24/5/2008. Posts: 16
BTW, I'll be in the region for about two months, so I'll very likely be traveling beyond Vietnam into Laos and Cambodia. If there's park info for either of those, too, that'd be swell!
#4 burnthisnow has been a member since 24/5/2008. Posts: 16
Great info, thanks!
#6 burnthisnow has been a member since 24/5/2008. Posts: 16