Vietnam Northwest areas offer a lot of amazing trekking tours to remote hill tribe villages where the life conditions are in low standard and different from modern societies. Besides trekking to ethnic villages, you can discover and learn about their unique cultures and customs that you have never seen in other places.
As below, you can see best places to trek in the Northwest areas of Vietnam:
1/ Sapa: Being a frontier town of Lao Cai Province in the Northwest region of the country, Sapa is considered the best trekking spot in Vietnam. At the height of 3143 meters, Mt. Fansipan of Lao Cai is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. Beside the mountainous terrain, Sapa is also place where several ethnic minorities like Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay reside.
2/ Pu Luong (Phu Luong): Pu Luong (or Phu Luong) Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding splendor, cultural interest and high biodiversity value, situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc District of Thanh Hoa Province. The reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, which stretch from northwest to southeast, and are divided by a central valley. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery.
3/ Mai Chau: 135 km far from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh province, in the northwest region of Vietnam. As seen from high above, the superb vista of Mai Chau is surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses of ethnic minority group. The two tribes, White Thai and black Thai, settle in this area and make up the largest ethnic population of the region.