September is a good month for trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve since September falls into late summer and early autumn. During this period, the temperature is less hot than in August, at about 30 degree C day time. The temperature can be lower at night, about 22 degree C. The sky is clear with about 6 hour sunshine per day. The big rain is less often. It is less humid than August. The weather is very nice at the end of the month – cool, sunshine, dry, clear sky. If you plan your trekking tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve in September, both options shot treks and multi-day treks can be available.
The Pu Luong Nature Reserve, belonging to Cuc Phuong mountain range, the largest remaining area of lowland limestone forest in the northern Vietnam, is an important example of Limestone Karst, ecosystems renowned for their complexity, richness and beauty.
To reach Pu Luong Nature Reserve, travelers can either book a private car with driver in Hanoi or take the public bus which leave My Dinh bus station daily. Most of travelers travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about four hours. Upon their arrival in Mai Chau village, they make a stop for lunch before heading towards Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
There is a wide selection of trekking tours can be arranged in Pu Luong Nature Reserve ranging from the overnight trek to the 5-day trek. Based on trip length and guest special interest, different ethnic villages and hiking trails are added to the packaged tour. The two-day tour usually includes a car transfer from Mai Chau to Sai village where trekkers start their overnight hike through local Thai hamlets, rice fields before being picked up again and transferred back to Hanoi via Mai Chau. The longer treks offer the opportunity to begin the tour in Sai village near Mai Chau and ends up in Pho Doan townlet where the car is ready for the journey back to Hanoi via Ho Chi Minh trail.
Pu Luong trekking tours used to be provided with English-speaking tour guide, car transfers, homestay, meals, local porters, trekking equipments. During the hike travelers will share the house with the host with private bedding setup. They sleep on wooden or bamboo floor. Soft mattress and mosquito net are provided on the spot. Although hot water is available, the life conditions are very simple and limited. Those who wish having a luxury, comfortable trek should not book a Pu Luong trekking package.
If you already plan your Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tour in September, try to make the trek at the end of the month is the autumn. You enjoy the best weather in the northern Vietnam – sunshine, clear sky, not much rain. You can do the trek in small groups, big group or even with your kids. Also try to have the trekking package booked months in advance to make sure that your local team have enough time to make the best arrangements.
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