The trek at Bach Ma National Park is a fascinating experience for nature lovers with a decent degree of fitness (spoiler alert: you’ll be walking for a while). You’ll begin the tour by leaving Hue and being driven south toward Bach Ma mountain approximately 41 km south. You’ll enter the National Park and take the 15 km scenic drive uphill toward the station where, in 1932, the Morin family company (Société en nom collectif Morin Frère) built a hill resort for recreation. Today the old villas are still in use to provide basic accommodation and also serve as the base for the treks.
Up next is the arduous trek that follows Ngu Ho Trail and takes roughly 3 hours to loop back. The trail guides you through lush, green primeval jungles and winds along a creek which gently flows through a series of five cascades until you reach Do Quyen Falls. The waterfall boasts a stunning height of 300 meters which gives quite a thrill when standing atop the falls facing towards the vast opening in front. You’ll continue the hike and eventually loop back around to the station.
After lunch you’ll take a short walk up to the peak platform which marks the 1,444 meter elevation above sea level and offers spectacular views of the verdant coastal lowlands. Lastly, you’ll hike back to the Morin station where you’ll begin your journey back to Hue.
- Private vehicle.
- English speaking tour guide.
- Entrance fees: National Park entrance ticket with local guide.
- Lunch at a local restaurant.
- Wet tissue and drinking water.
- Tips for National Park’s guide.
- Tips for driver and guide.