Mu Cang Chai Yen BaiYen Bai, Vietnam
Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai is a mountainous district of Yen Bai province in the north west Vietnam. Mu Cang Chai district is another Vietnam non-touristy travel destination offering some of best Vietnam off the beaten track holidays, adventure travel tours, and outdoor activities. Mu Cang Chai district covers an area of 1199 square kilometres. It […]
Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai is a mountainous district of Yen Bai province in the north west Vietnam. Mu Cang Chai district is another Vietnam non-touristy travel destination offering some of best Vietnam off the beaten track holidays, adventure travel tours, and outdoor activities.
Mu Cang Chai district covers an area of 1199 square kilometres. It contains 1 township and 13 communes including Mu Cang Chai, Kim Noi, Ho Bon, Che Tao, Khao Mang, De Su Phinh, Che Cu Nha, Cao Pha, Pung Luong, Nam Khat, Mo De, Nam Co, La Pan Tan, and Lao Chai.
Getting to Mu Cang Chai
You can get to Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai by taking the overnight train from Hanoi. There are both night and day trains taking you from Hanoi train station to Yen Bai train station is located in Yen Bai provincial capital – Yen Bai city. From there either take a taxi or hire a car to be brought to Mu Cang Chai district.
You can also rent a car from Hanoi. The car journey offers the chance to discover the northwest region of Vietnam.
There are public buses from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai. There are more than one departure a day at My Dinh bus station. Please bear in mind Hanoi local buses are usually full at weekend. Tickets can be reserved in advance through transport company or travel agents.
When to go
Yen Bai has the tropical monsoon climate with the average temperature of 220C – 230C, the average rainfall of 1,500 – 2,200 mm per year, and the average humidity of 83 – 87%, which are favorable for agriculture and forestry development.
Mu Cang Chai sub-region has the average altitude of 900m and the average temperature of 180C – 200C, sometimes under 00C in winter, which is good for temperate animals and plants.
The coldest period in Mu Cang Chai is from December to February. There is often too thick fog in the winter, but then can be a very nice sunny day and everything changes rapidly. If you like trekking or cycling in and around Mu Cang Chai it is recommended in months from September to November and March to May. In these months is very good weather and temperature from 15 to 28 °C and a night temperature from 10-18 °C.
What to do
Trekking is the best way to discover the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai province, northwest Vietnam. Hiking activity offers the chance to explore Mu Cang Chai tropical forest, luxuriant mountains, remote hill tribe villages, and beautifual terraced paddy fields. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day treks we have something to suit everybody.
Cycling is another great way to discover the region of Mu Cang Chai. This less-traveled district of Yen Bai has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling tours and mountain bike tours around Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai as well as the north west region of Vietnam, providing options for both those who want some mountain challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.
There are other travel activities which can also be available in Mu Cang Chai such as cooking, traditional music performances, motorcycle, motorbike tours from Hanoi, community travel, caving, agricultural tours…