With the special terrain and the stunning scenery, Northern Vietnam is a perfect place for trekking lovers. Trekking Northern Vietnam trip will bring an unforgettable experience about the imposing mountainous landscape mixed with the peaceful countryside scenery, the interesting culture of hill-tribe people, the delicious highland cuisine, and the friendly local people. Furthermore, this trip also provides a heap of physical and mental benefits.
In order to make your trekking Northern Vietnam journey successful, Vietnam Responsible Tourism (VRT) offers significant trekking instruction to avoid the unexpected risk and injury. With the good preparation and the strong spirit, these things can empower to conquer the challenging Northern trails, freely blend in the beautiful nature and taste the joy on the summit. So we have listed the important tips for the safe and joy trekking trip as below:
Know Exactly Northern Vietnam Terrain and Weather
Northern Vietnam is home to the range of majestic Mountain and hill. Trekking Northern Vietnam, you can have the great opportunity to experience the variety kind of terrains such as the trails through the tropical forest and the karst mountain, through the peaceful valley, on the rocky and muddy road through the hill tribe village, the amazing stream or waterfall, etc. With the mixed many kinds of terrain as Northern Vietnam, you should train your physical health carefully before your trip starts.
Following the local experience, you should choose the best time to trek from September to November and from March to April. These recommended periods enable you to avoid extremely hot weather and the stormy season. Your trekking Northern Vietnam trip would fill with the breathtaking scenery and the amazing experience with the pleasant weather which is not too hot and not too cold.
Start the Physical Training Soon
Trekking Northern Vietnam is always challenging, because of the distance, the altitude, the mixed terrain, and the unpredicted weather. Therefore, you should join the training program for at least three months before your trip begins. To make sure your body adapts well with the trekking Northern Vietnam condition, you should practice walking on mixed terrains, running staircases three times per week at least 30 minutes, or training leg strength such as the leg presses, the weighted squats or bodyweight squats, etc. Furthermore, you can train the ascent and descent skill base on your own pace. With the good preparation, your trekking Northern Vietnam trip will minimize the unexpected injury and maximize the joy along the stunning Northern Vietnam trails.
Choose the Right Trekking Outfit
The good quality and appropriate trekking outfit play a vital role in your trekking Northern Vietnam trips. The wrong one will immediately ruin your journey. It might the main cause of foot pain, blister, and sickness. Therefore, you should choose to buy the high ankle and waterproof shoes, especially your foot gets comfortable in them. With the stock and cloth, you should pick the non-cotton and waterproof material such as gore-tex or Coolmax, etc.
Along trekking day will make you sweat and exhausted, so that picking the right layer and backpack also is important. You can choose the light layer with waterproof material. It is easily dry and carries out along the journey. In order to reduce the pressure on the leg, you should look for the backpack with adjusted straps so that it can decrease the load quite effectively.
These are the essential guides, VRT hopes that it will help your trekking Northern Vietnam trip safe and sound. Practically, there also still have a lot of things to prepare such as nutrition, trekking equipment, homestay, etc. However, if you book trekking tour with VRT, these concerns will solve by our professional local team. You only need to care your personal pieces of stuff and enjoy the extraordinary trails. If you apply these tips, your trip will be low risk and full of an unforgettable memory.