A view of breathtaking mountains at Nui Muoi

Trekking to Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain - 5 Days

Trekking to Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain is a very hard adventure to the 4th highest mountain peak in Vietnam of 3,046m above sea level. The tour is for 5 days, 4 nights. While the trip can be done all year round, it is strongly recommended you do it in the dry season: November – April. It is freezing cold in late November, December, January.

 View of golden rice terraces on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu
View of golden rice terraces on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu

Bach Moc Luong Tu is not for everyone and you have to be fit to take on the challenges here which include long-distance treks (>14km on the first day), uneven rocky paths, slippery paths, vertical rock cliffs… It is extremely difficult and dangerous when it rains.

On the tour, you'll have 2 nights on the train and 2 nights at the guest house at 2,100m above sea level. The train compartment is 4-sharing and the guesthouse is a homestay in a very simple condition with hard bed and blankets only. The blankets at the guesthouse may be not as clean as you would expect.

Daily breakfast on the trek is with noodle soup and with eggs or meat (either pork, chicken or beef). Picnic lunches are with steamed rice balls (onigiri) and meat. Dinners are hot cooked by our local tour guide. Drinking water is supplied on the trek.

Further information on the luggage, clothes, trekking gears… are provided upon booking.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi free day/Overnight Train for Lao Cai (no included meal)
Day2    Lao Cai – Sapa - Sang Ma Sao – Muoi Mountain (2,100m) (B/L/D)
Day3    Muoi Mountain – Bach Moc Luong Tu Peak (3,046m) – Muoi Mountain (B/L/D)
Day4    Muoi Mountain – Sang Ma Sao – Sapa – Lao Cai/Overnight Train for Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day5    Arrive at Hanoi/End of service (no included meals)

Mesmerizing landscape on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu
Mesmerizing landscape on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu

The tour price includes
English speaking guide;
Local porters and cook;
Simple homestay accommodation as on the tour itinerary;
Soft sleepers train tickets for Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi as per itinerary;
All car transfers as on the tour itinerary;
All admission fees and permits for the tour;
Meals as on the tour itinerary: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
02 bottles of water/day/person on a trekking day;

The tour price doesn’t include
Insurance of any types;
Drinks or personal expenses;
Others not clearly mentioned as included above;

Ocean of clouds viewed from Nui Muoi
Ocean of clouds viewed from Nui Muoi

Detailed itinerary

Day1    Hanoi free day/Overnight Train for Lao Cai (no included meal)
Taxi from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station.
Overnight on board the train (2130 or 2200 Train).

Note: 4-shared soft sleeper compartment with air-con.

Heavenly landscape on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain
Heavenly landscape on the trek to Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain

Day2    Lao Cai – Sapa - Sang Ma Sao – Muoi Mountain (2,100m) (B/L/D)
Arriving at Lao Cai Train Station (0530 A.M or 0630 A.M), transfer to Sapa for refreshment and breakfast. Then continue to Sang Ma Sao.
1000 A.M Start the 7-hour trek (14km) to Nui Muoi (2,100m). The types of terrain: small walking path with gradients going up slightly (3 hours), flat-terrain path (2 hours), steep and uneven tiny path (2 hours).
Picnic lunch.
1700-1800 Arrive at a homestay at Nui Muoi.
1900 Dinner and overnight at Nui Muoi.

Amazing mountains at Bach Moc Luong Tu
Amazing mountains at Bach Moc Luong Tu

Day3    Muoi Mountain – Bach Moc Luong Tu Peak (3,046m) – Muoi Mountain (B/L/D)
0700 A.M Breakfast.
0730 A.M Depart on the trek to the summit. The terrain includes: walking paths in forests (gentle gradients) and vertically steep rock cliffs.
1230 P.M Arrive at the summit. Picnic lunch.
13:00 Descend the mountain.
17:00 Arrive back at Nui Muoi (2,100m).
Dinner and overnight at Nui Muoi.

Unforgettable moments at Bach Moc Luong Tu
Unforgettable moments at Bach Moc Luong Tu

Day4    Muoi Mountain – Sang Ma Sao – Sapa – Lao Cai/Overnight Train for Hanoi (B/L/D)
0700 A.M Breakfast.
0730 A.M Descend the mountain and trek back to Sang Ma Sao (6 hours, about 14km).
1330-1400 Arrive back at Sang Ma Sao. Picnic lunch.
1430-1500 Transfer back to Lao Cai via Sapa.
2030 or 2100 Overnight train for Hanoi.
Overnight on board the train.

Note: 4-shared soft sleeper compartment with air-con.

Amazing mountains at Sang Ma Sao
Amazing mountains at Sang Ma Sao

Day5    Arrive at Hanoi/End of service (no included meals)
0500 or 0530 A.M Arrive back at Hanoi. Taxi to your hotel. End of service.