Here’s Why Hiking in Vietnam Should Be Your Next Adventure

Dalat, Vietnam
Dalat, Vietnam. Photo by Thanh Tran on Unsplash

Vietnam, a country known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and delectable cuisine, also boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Southeast Asia. While the beaches and historic landmarks usually get most of the limelight, Vietnam’s hiking trails offer an equally compelling reason to visit. Here’s why.

Accessibility for All Skill Levels

Vietnam offers trails for hikers of all skill levels, from novice to experienced trekkers. For those seeking a gentle hike, the terraced rice fields of Mu Cang Chai have easy paths with stunning views. Meanwhile, adrenaline seekers can embark on more challenging treks, like the ascent to Fansipan—the highest peak in Indochina. 

Year-Round Adventure

Vietnam’s climate varies significantly from north to south, meaning there’s always a trail that’s in its prime, no matter when you visit. While the northern mountains are best hiked from September to November or from March to May, the southern highlands and coastal paths offer excellent conditions during the winter months.


Compared to many other adventure travel destinations, Vietnam is relatively affordable. Accommodation, food, and transportation offer great value for money, making it easier to extend your hiking adventure without breaking the bank. The same goes for guided trekking tours and tour guides.