Most young people when they come to Hue are usually only interested in the tombs, landmarks within the city and forget that there is also a friendly place of nature that can help you relieve all fatigue and stress. During my recent trip to Hue, I had a day to explore and trek in Bach Ma National Park and I can only say that this place is too beautiful, there are no words to describe it. If you are planning a trip to Hue, do not miss the one-day trekking experience in Bach Ma National Park that I share below.
Bach Ma National Park Trekking Experience 2023
Do you know anything about Bach Ma National Park?
Bach Ma National Park is one of 30 animal and plant conservation areas that has been ranked at the national level. The reason this is a “must-visit” destination of the Hue tourism industry is because of the diversity and richness of the flora and fauna. Here, you will have interesting and unforgettable experiences when traveling in the ancient city land.
Route to Bach Ma / Trekking route in Bach Ma National Park
How to get to Bach Ma National Park, you can depart from Hue or Danang, and you should take care of how to get to Hue and Danang.
From Hue or Danang, you should rent a motorbike to get to Bach Ma. I’m not familiar with the location to rent a motorbike in Danang, but in Hue, you should go to Hung Vuong street (go straight from Truong Tien Bridge) where I saw only one place to rent a motorbike, you can go there and choose a solid one and rent it.
For your first trips, you should book a national park exploration tour by motorbike with a guide who can ensure your safety. Contact DanangMotorbikeAdventure.com via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on WhatsApp at +84 88 666 0396 for the best trip
Directions for those in Hue:
The route is quite simple, you just need to go straight on the road to Danang, when you get to Highway 1A, ask the locals how to get to Phu Loc commune, drive and look on the right side, there will be a large blue sign showing the direction to Bach Ma, turn into that road and go straight ahead.
Directions for those in Danang:
You cross Hai Van Pass (through the tunnel or over the pass) and then go straight to Highway 1A while asking the locals, they will give you more accurate directions, or you can refer to Google maps.
How to get to Bach Ma?
To safely explore Bach Ma National Park, run straight ahead until you reach the ticket selling area where there are many border guard houses and a sign for Bach Ma National Park.
Purchase a ticket at the gate (price is 40,000 VND/ticket). To get to the peak of Bach Ma, there are only two options:
- Option 1: Hike 19km uphill if you have enough time and energy. I intended to do this, but gave up and chose option 2 when I arrived.
- Option 2: Rent a 12-seat vehicle to take you up to the peak. The cost for a round trip is 900,000 VND. If you have a large group, it will be more cost-effective, otherwise, try to arrive at Bach Ma early to wait for other groups to join and reduce the cost.
Where to go and what to do at Bach Ma National Park? Sightseeing spots in Bach Ma National Park.
If you are exploring Bach Ma without a guide, it is recommended to buy a detailed map with directions to the beautiful spots in Bach Ma.
Sightseeing spots to discover at Bach Ma:
During your tour of Bach Ma National Park, in addition to exploring the natural scenery here, do not miss the chance to visit the plant caves in the forest, swim in the streams, and enjoy the local highland cuisine.
Hai Vong Dai.
When you visit Bach Ma Mountain Range, Hai Vong Dai is a destination you should not miss. From here, you can observe the entire natural scenery, even the Lang Co and Canh Duong seas. You will be amazed by the vastness and grandeur of this land and sky. Not only can you admire the scenery, but you can also ring the bells at the bell tower to break the silence of the space.
Explore Ngu Ho.
What’s fun about traveling to Bach Ma National Park? From the peak of Bach Ma Mountain, walking down about 2km, you will reach Do Quyen Villa area. Here, you will discover the next scenic spot called Ngu Ho. Do you know why it’s called that? It’s because there are 5 water lakes connected to each other formed from a large stream. Depending on the time of year you travel to Bach Ma, the water in these places can be more or less. Because the lakes are located high up and deep in the forest, the water is very cold and clear. There are also small waterfalls with a height of only about 4-5m flowing gently and splashing white foam on the rocks below.
Explore Do Quyen waterfall.
This is another famous tourist spot in Bach Ma National Park that you should not miss. If you come to Bach Ma but do not admire and look at Do Quyen waterfall, it means you have never been here. The waterfall is named after the most beautiful flower here – Do Quyen. This is the pride of Bach Ma and a magnificent masterpiece of nature because of its height of up to 300m. From Ngu Ho, tourists will follow a carefully constructed and secure forest path of about 2-3km to reach the top of Do Quyen waterfall, which splashes white foam all year round. If you want to go down to the foot of the waterfall to admire the full view of its grandeur, you will have to walk down about 600 steps of stairs.
Explore the hiking trails within the park.
When traveling to Bach Ma National Park, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the fascinating natural hiking trails, which are the “arteries” connecting the tourist spots here, such as Trí Sao trail leading to Trí Sao waterfall – where many Trí Sao birds live; Do Quyen trail leading to Do Quyen waterfall; Ngu Ho trail; Vong Hai Dai trail… In addition, there is a 300m long trail through the Black Crow forest – where there are quite a few ancient trees listed in the Vietnam Red Book.
Estimating the cost of backpacking to Bach Ma National Park.
- Departure: Da Nang or Hue.
- Transportation: Motorbike.
- Expenses: Entrance fee of 40,000 VND, motorbike rental of 900,000 VND for going up and down.
- Accommodation: 300,000 VND to 500,000 VND (for a villa in the middle of the forest) if staying overnight.
- After visiting Bach Ma, you can also continue to visit Ho Truoi and Truc Lam Zen Monastery (the cost of the train is about 200,000 VND, but I did not go, so I am not sure).
The most interesting and attractive thing about Bach Ma National Park is the rich flora and fauna that is almost completely preserved. For those who like ecotourism, this is a great destination. DanangMotorbikeAventure.com’s is confident that after reading this article, your trip preparation will be much easier. Wish you the most complete and epic tour of Bach Ma National Park.
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Above is my complete and interesting one-day backpacking experience in Bach Ma National Park. I must say that you have to go there to see the beauty that is hard to resist. I am sure that anyone, no matter how troubled, tired, or preoccupied they are, will have to put their worries aside to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this hospitable land of mountains and rivers!