Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking – Cuc Phuong National Park is the centerpiece of Vietnam’s conservation efforts and one of the most accessible parks in Vietnam.
Cuc Phuong National Park can be visited from Hanoi as a day trip or you can stay at the park’s lodging for a longer stay. Visiting the park is a good opportunity to get a close look at Vietnam’s nature and fees generated from tourism help protect the parks wildlife and improve the local economy.
Once you’ve reached the park’s center there are numerous stone paths for trekking. Dozens of trails cut through the forest and can be used for simple hikes for an hour or two day treks through the forest. Trekking options include loop trails that take only a few hours of moderate walking to a two day trek across the park. If you do decided to get off the path and into the brush make sure you are wearing a long sleeved shirt and long pants. The prickly vines will make mincemeat out of any exposed flesh and the disgusting, yet harmless, leeches will find a quick and easy lunch.
WHEN TO HIKE
The best time of year to visit the park is in the dry months from November to February of the following year.
From April to June it becomes increasingly hot, wet and muddy, and from July to October the rains arrive, bringing lots of leeches.
Visitors in April and May might see some of the millions of butterflies that breed here. Weekends can be busy with Vietnamese tourists.
Within the Cuc Phuong National park we arrange two itineraries – the 3 hour walking that starts from the park center, taking you to the 1000 years old tree, then you walk back to the park centre.
The other package can start either from the center of the park or Khanh village of the Muong. Taking the second option, you hike for about 6 hours through the park. The departure should be in the morning. You finish the trip at about 14.00 pm.
Quang Ninh, 155km from Hanoi is a mountainous and coastal province, with more than 80% of its area being made up of mountains and hills.
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