Day 1: Hanoi - Pu Luong (Hang village). After breakfast we depart Hanoi for Pu Luong Natural Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Ban Sai village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Pu Luong (Hang village - Kho Muong village). This morning we have the opportunity to stroll around Hang village before we start trekking. Today we will be walking for approximately six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Pu Luong (Kho Muong village - Hin village). This morning we set out from Kha and trek for roughly three hours through a picturesque forest passing several villages along the way. We break for lunch in the village of Nua before setting off again for a further three hours. Our final destination for today is Hin village, another Thai community. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Pu Luong (Hin village - Son village). Today we have an exhilarating trek to the top of Pu Luong Mountain. This is quite a demanding day's trek and will take at least six hours to complete. However the panoramic views of Pu Luong from the hill top village of Son are very rewarding. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Pu Luong - Hanoi. We leave Son village and walk through several hamlets and villages for approximately three hours. We then rendezvous with our awaiting vehicle that will take us back to Hanoi where the trip ends. Includes: (B), (L).
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