Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located about 130 km northwest of Thanh Hoa city, in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts. Pu Luong beauty with many wild features, hidden in the fog as hanging gardens on high is waiting for travelers to explore.
View from Pu Luong Peak
Time to visit Pu Luong
The perfect time to travel to Pu Luong, especially joining Pu Luong trekking tours, is between June and October when the rice terraced fields in harvest time turned to golden on the hillside. These fields are harmonious with the Pu Luong green carpet, creating a peaceful and romantic picture. In addition, you can come here any season of the year to relax with cool space and all year round fog covered in the highland villages.
Travel and trekking
Tourists can ride motorbikes to Lac village, Mai Chau from Hanoi and continue to follow the direction of Co Luong, turn 15C road and driving along the Ma River to Pu Luong nature reserve area.
If traveling from Thanh Hoa city, go along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, turn right at Cam Thuy Town, you will meet the road 15C in Canh Nang Town, then go about 10 km to the foot of Pu Luong mountain.
Trekking tour in Pu Luong is the favorite activity of foreign visitors, the starting point is from Kho Muong for trekking across Pu Luong. Coming to the Kho Muong, besides the scenery, the majestic landscape, visitors also have a chance to discover caves with the legendary stalactites.
Friendly local people
From Kho Muong village, you can go along four Muong villages road system, Ban Pon village – Thanh Cong – Cao Hoong village – Ban Kit village to discover the cultural characteristics, or follow the trail connecting Kho Muong to Ban Uoi – Pho Doan, then come to Quan Village, where there is peaceful, simple atmosphere.
On the trip to Pu Luong, visitors can rest in the spacious, cool houses on stilts of the Thai, Muong in Ban Lac, Com Poong village, Hoa Binh or in the core area of Pu Luong in the Dong Dieng village, Kho Muong, Nua village, Kit village, Cao Hoong … One night costs about 40,000 to 50,000 VND per tourist.
Typical house on stilts
Specialties that Vietnam off the beaten track tour recommend the tourists
Food services in Pu Luong are usually located in the stilt. The owner will set the table with mountainous specialties, such as chicken hills, snails, sour bamboo shoots, banana flowers, ducklings, wild pigs.
Specialties of highland people
Thai people in Pu Luong also have a pungent spicy wine that is an indispensable specialty in every meal. Wine is made from yeast cassava and spring stream water so its taste is very delicious and special.
Places to discover
From Dong Dien, you can conquer Pu Luong peak at 1,700m high, this experience is only for adventurous tourists. From the top of Pu Luong, you will be able to look at the spectacular view of the valley at the foot of the mountain.
Do not skip your Pu Luong trekking tours to the summit of Son Ba Muoi, a secluded place where children and the elderly know only their village. You have to cross the Nua, Trinh, Hin, Bo and the mountain road ramp up very hard to reach this picturesque peaceful place.
If going on Thursday or Sunday, go to Pho Dau market, where the exchange of Highland produce is very interesting with self-sufficient items such as brocade, wine, wild vegetables, insects, fresh fruits.
Items to carry
To get the perfect trip, visitors should prepare some main items such as rope, parachute cord to tie the tire when encountering slippery roads, dark long-sleeved dress, soft hats, forest boots, socks against wrinkles, flashlights, raincoats, binoculars, tents, antiseptics, anti-mosquitoes, insect repellents to explore the ancient forests.
– Check the weather before the trip a few days to avoid the forest rains.
– Need to refill the fuel before entering Pu Luong.
– If you do not contact the lodge before, you can go to the place and ask for staying. However, if you miss the way and it is dark, you can also ask for sleep at any house without feeling bothered, as sometimes they feel awkward because the floor is not big enough to accommodate your group.
Finally, we hope that you will have an unforgettable Pu Luong trekking tour.