Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain Trekking is a 3 days 4 nights package we design for small group tours, active, adventure travelers who look for jungle trek, mountain climb, outdoor activities, a new off the beaten track adventure vacations in Vietnam. If you are fed up with touristy Fansipan mountain because of its cable car and long queue of tourists, this itinerary may be your best alternative.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> LAO CAI
Take the overnight train/bus from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Departure at about 21.00; Arrival Lao Cai at about 5.00am (+1).
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> BAT XAT -> MUONG HUMG -> BACH MOC LUONG TU MOUNTAIN
Arrive Lao Cai early this morning at about 5.00 AM. Welcome by our local team and transfer to Bat Xat, Lao Cai province. After about 2h drive, you arrive Muong Hum commune, Bat Xat district. Breakfast is provided in a local restaurant. The car will drop you off at Sang Ma Sao village. From there you start conquering the Salt Mountain. Follow a trail which runs along mountain side, taking you through bamboo, fruit tree forest. Then this is a rocky trail. Stop by a small stream for picnic lunch.
After lunch, you keep climbing up to the Salt Mountain. This portion of the hike is more challenging with more tough climbs. The hiking trail goes mostly along a stream. After about 4 hours, you reach the altitude of 2100m above the sea level. Stop for camping.
DAY 2: MT BACH MOC LUONG TU TREKKING
Start the hike early this morning. The hiking trail is more challenging today, thus more attention is required. Make a stop at 2500m for a short rest / taking picture. Reach the summit of Bach Moc Luong Tu (3045m) around noon, in time for lunch. After lunch, trekking downhill back to the base camp 2100 m. Spend the second night in camping tent.
DAY 3: MT BACH MOC LUONG TU -> LAO CAI -> HANOI
Wake up early this morning to continue the climb. The summit of the Salt mountain is the best place to watch the sunrise. The clouds are just on your feet. Make a short stop/rest for taking picture. Then trek downhill to Sang Ma Sao. Arrive back the foot of the mountain around noon, picked up again by your car and taken back to Muong Hum for lunch. After lunch, you will be brought back to Lao Cai for taking the overnight train/bus to get back to Hanoi.