Ba Be National Park Trekking is the best way to explore the natural beauty, the unique system of flora and fauna, and the rich ethnic culture of Tay living within the park.
Ba Be National Park Map
Ba Be National Park is located in the district of the same name, in the northwest of Bac Kan Province, about 240 km northwest of Hanoi. The park covers a total area of 23,000 hectares and consists of limestone mountains with unique flora and fauna. Historical sources indicate that the park was completely covered by thick forests until late in the 19th century. Botanical studies have established the presence of more than 660 botanical species, 526 faunal species, 17 species of fish, as well as many species of reptiles and birds, many of which are endemic.
The area of Ba Be National Park offers a wide selection of walking, hiking tours ranging from half day hike up to 4 day trek. At Lotussia Travel trekking tours are provided along with other local attractions/activities such as homestay experience, boat trip.
When is the best time of year to go trekking in Ba Be National Park?
The best time to do trekking in Ba Be National Park is during the dry season starting from late September until mid May. During this time, October and April are the two best month for traveling, hiking in north Vietnam.
In the wet season starting from June to September, there is sometimes big rain. In other days it is hot. The temperature goes around 38 – 40 degree C outside. Moreover the humility is very high in northern Vietnam, 70 – 80%.
In case you can only come in Summer, and that you would like to do trekking, we highly recommend easy short treks that are combined with homestay, boat trips.
Ba Be National Park Tours
The most popular trekking tour is the day trek that starts from Pac Ngoi village, taking you to the Hua Ma cave, and then to the Thac Bac Silver Waterfall. The day hike finishes either in the same village or at the park rangers guesthouse where you spend one more night.
The more challenging trek is the 4-day itinerary, taking you to Cam Thuong, Ba Be Lakes, Dau Dang Waterfalls, Ban Tau village, Tua Ban village, Bo Lu village. You spend two nights at local home (homestay) before trekking back to the main road where you will be picked up again and transferred back to Hanoi.
There is another two-day trek which is even more challenging as it has lots of up and downhill climbs. You can start the tour from either Pac Ngoi village or Ba Be guest house hiking uphill to Coc Toc village, and then to Na Nghe village where you will meet up with the Dao Tien. The next day, you follow a small hiking trail, go through the forest to Nam Dai village and then Dau Dang waterfall. Then take the boat trip to get back to the main road.