Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Trek Ngoc Son Ngo Luong offers the chance to explore a variety of wonderful landscapes, ecosystems and traditional villages of the Muong ethnic minority. Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve is a relaxing and peaceful place, where you can be surrounded by nature and rediscover a sustainable way of living.
DAY 1: HANOI -> NGOC SON NGO LUONG
8.00 AM: you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Hoa Binh province. After about three hour drive you get the Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong nature reserve at around 11.00. The car stops at the headquarters of the reserve where you will meet some rangers and have a brief explanation about the global nature conservation and livelihood improvement project. Then you take a short walk to a local restaurant where you enjoy some local specialties. After lunch, you start your adventure trekking right from the restaurant, heading down in the valley to reach Mu village. You take your time to stroll around the village and have a break near by the Mu waterfalls. Then keep walking across the terraced rice fields to Sat village and settle down in a homestay there.
DAY 2: NGOC SON NGO LUONG -> HANOI
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. Today you follow another trail, heading through Khay village, forest hillside, corn and paddy fields. After about four hiking, you arrive in Mon village where you will enjoy your lunch with some other local specialties. After lunch, you will take a motor-taxi to get back to Chien village where your vehicle will be waiting for your for the three-hour drive back to Hanoi. Arriving back in Hanoi around late afternoon, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Trip ends.