Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This two day Dalat Trekking and Camping Tour takes you into the newest National Park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nui Ba), and up to the summit of the tallest mountain in the region; Mount Bidoup (2,280 meters). This fantastic two day trek takes you north into a previously inaccessible area that has only recently opened up and into a rainforest thick with orchids, troops of gibbon monkeys and other natural wonders.
DAY 1: DA LAT TREKKING / CAMPING
We start with a 45 minute vehicle transfer from Dalat, up towards the Northeast and into the National Park. We turn off onto a rough dirt road and drive for another 10 minutes or so. From here we walk in to the forest ranger station another 4 km. We cross a river on a wooden platform with barrels for floats, and then start our trek upwards toward the summit of the mountain. The trail climbs gradually, but consistently, up from 1,300 meters. This first day of the trek is entirely in pine forest. Once we start to gain some elevation, there are stunning views of the surrounding hills and villages. We have a picnic lunch along the way and take a well earned break. There is time for a quick snooze among the trees if desired. After lunch we continue climbing up to our campsite for the night, right at the fringe of the jungle we will be trekking into the next day (1,900 meters). We set up camp, relax and maybe take a stroll into the jungle area and then start cooking dinner.
DAY 2: DA LAT TREKKING
On the second day the trail changes considerably and moves from pine forest to jungle. The climb is still gradual but the trail wanders more than it did on the first day. You’ll notice orchids all along the trail and possibly some in bloom. After an hour or two we arrive at the summit of Mount Bidoup (2,280 meters). We take a rest here and enjoy a small snack. From here the trail drops down steeply. It then flattens out and we wander over a second peak on the mountain. We drop down again and arrive at the oldest tree you will see throughout the trip; a 1,300 year old monster. Trip ends.