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Fri, 14 Nov 2014. Last updated Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:43

Nowadays, trekking tours become popular. Trekking Vietnam tours started to develop for several years ago by virtue of those who love the nature and exploration. With AloTrip, travelers have chances to conquer the desire of exploring culture and nature.

AloTrip, a reputable travel company with its official website, AloTrip.com, is a great companion of travelers to Vietnam. The ideal tourists’ support acknowledges that trekking tour is a new travel type in Vietnam, thus, the travel agent suggests some tips to help travelers have safe and smooth trekking tours in Vietnam holidays. According to assessments of many Vietnamese and foreign trekkers, topography and climate in Vietnam are suitable for those who adore traveling wonderful landscapes combining with physical and mental health improvements. When joining trekking tours in Vietnam, travelers often walk to explore less common places throughout the country, especially in northwest mountainous areas where there are numerous spectacular landscapes and unique cultural identities. In special Vietnam tours, trekkers will walk to jungles, forests, mountains, and remote villages. These exploring routes are often not clearly pointed on maps, thus, trekkers will have a feel of conquering.

Ta Van Village in Sapa

There two main types of trekking in Vietnam: trekking to explore local culture, and to discover natural remote areas. Currently, Vietnam trekking tours to northwest mountainous region become favored by most travelers. Specifically, trekking tours to Sapa are appealing a great number of globetrotters who desire to discover untouched majestic landscapes, and learn about distinctive culture and traditional customs of ethnic minority groups in the mountainous areas. Approaches of these Sapa trekking tours are remote villages in fertile valleys or craggy mountainsides. With the cultural trekking tours, travelers have chances to stay and communicate with local people to understand about their daily life, cultural traditions and practiced customs. Due to the differences in culture, travelers will face cultural shocks. Therefore, visitors must pay attention not to violate local cultural rules of these local villages. For example, getting around a village of ethnic minority is different from in a tourist site, thus, trekkers should not make noises to avoid interrupting the locals’ activities. Do not touch children’s heads and kiss or hug them, which may make them ill. Let communicate with locals, join their festive activities if being invited to understand more about their culture, history and lifestyle. On visiting local houses, trekkers should follow the instruction of local guider. Do not whistle as according to locals, whistling can call ghosts. If having a chance to stay overnight in a local house, do not put foot towards the altar. Based on places trekkers will pop in, the guider will suggest suitable cultural conducts.

Bac Ha Market

Otherwise, trekking tours to discover the nature as national parks and pristine caves in Vietnam are attracting the interest of travelers as explorers, scientists and researchers all over the world. Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave, in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a famous point of interest in Vietnam that should not be missed by professional explorers. These tours in Vietnam travel are suitable for those who are studying about the diversity of Vietnam culture and second-to-none treasures endowed by Nature to Vietnam. For this type of trekking tours, trekkers should have good preparations. Although the travel expense of Vietnam trekking tours is less costly as travelers bring their own things along, they have to consider and calculate the schedule and weight of luggage or food carefully before departing. Warm clothing, waterproof boots and walking shoes and raincoats are should-not-miss things in all tours. Wear shoes and socks to prevent insects’ attacks, especially in damp areas. Backpacks must be in good condition and water proof. If backpacks get wet, they will be heavier, triggering trekkers’ exhaust. Backpacks should also have belts. Do not forget to bring medicines and first aid in case of having a cold. Food preparation is always necessary in all tours. Travelers should prepare dried canned foods like bread, canned meat, noodles and cookies.

Exploring Soon Doong Cave

Whether trekking to explore culture or nature, a normal person can walk from 12km to 15km per day. Thus, trekkers should research the cadastral map and local terrains to conform to plan a suitable trekking plan, calculate the distance that matches health condition, and prevent from falling into dangerous situations. Subscribe the weather forecast, prepare letters of recommendation if trekking in border or protected areas under the management of specialized agencies. Trek in a suitable distance to support companions in case of sudden incidents. Do not separate from groups in case of getting lost, crossing rivers and dangerous routes. If not staying overnight with local people, trekkers should make camps near the village early before the sunset, and keep the fire burning through the night. When reaching a locality, trekkers should meet local people and have talks to understand about the characteristics of that area to avoid accidents. Stories of roadside accidents will be experiences for trekkers to face steep and unsteady trails, at the same time to avoid the inadvertent action to the indigenous people.

Vietnam tour packages to mountainous areas are fascinating journeys. By trekking to untouched regions can travelers explore from amazing landscapes to unique cultural identity of ethnic minority people throughout Vietnam.

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