When visiting Vietnam, take the opportunity to get off the beaten track and head to the mountains for an experience that you wont forget.
Pu Loung Nature Reserve is located in the Quan Hoa and Ba Thouc districts of the Thanh Hoa Province on the north central coast region of Vietnam. Trek along the two parallel mountain ridges that are split by a large central valley, where villages and farm lands thrive.
The two mountain ridges are very different and can offer completely different trekking experiences, according toactivetravelvietnam.com. The smaller ridge is mainly made up of igneous and metamorphic rock, filled with forests and wide valleys. The larger ridge, however, is compromised mainly of limestone karst, which has little or no permanent surface water.
The preserves elevation ranges from 60to 1,667 meters depending on whether you are in the valley or on the large ridge.
Hike through the main evergreen forest that is in the preserve and learn about the diverse flora and fauna that live in the area. The news source reports that at least 1,109 plant species grow inside the reserve, along with 84 mammal, 162 bird and 158 butterfly species.
The best way to trek through the Pu Luong reserve is with a small group, in order to minimize the groups environmental impact in the area.
Trek through the Pu Luong Nature Reserve while in Vietnam
Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010