( Full Day Hike )
Rockin’ hardcore trek through jungle, by the LangBian River via suspension bridges (if desired) to the remote Chil Village. Picturesque views of farmland and forest throughout. This is a demanding physical trek. Be prepared for six hours of medium-paced action. Rugged trail in sections.
This one day trip starts to the East of Dalat City. We drive 30 minutes along picturesque scenic roads to the Tiger Falls Trailhead, where we start our journey to the Falls. The first section of trail is through steep sided pine forest trail, dropping down to the LangBian River where you can take a break on the side of the falls and swim if you’d like.
We continue to walk near the shore of the river for about 1½ hours. Here you will spy a few suspension bridges in the distance, and will see the landscape change from pine forest to coffee farms. Most of the farming in this area is done by the local K’ho minority tribes. Both the Lat and the Chil ethnic people are members of the K’ho minority group. They comprise the largest ethnic minority group in the Dalat area.
From here we walk up to a scenic lookout, where you may want to take pictures of the beautiful valley below.
You will be treated to a picnic lunch of fresh veggies and fruits, baguettes with an assortment of toppings and a French-style pastry to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of Dalat’s tasty produce.
After lunch and a rest on the mountain-top, we descend and ascend the nearest neighboring peak for a rare glimpse of the lives of rural minority peoples, their homes, work and culture. The way to see this village is by foot as there is no road access to the village.
Finally, a hike through the rolling hills, with a view of another waterfall and several small vegetable farms, returns you to the trailhead.
After this visit, you may understand why Dr. Alexander Yersin wrote so fondly of the area after his exploratory visit in 1893.
The Nitty Gritty Details
|Depart From||We’ll pick you up at your hotel|
|End At||We’ll drop you off at your hotel|
|Start Time||8:00 am|
|Finish Time||Between 4 and 5 pm|
|Duration||One Day - At least 6 hours hiking|
|Hiking Grade||7 or 8– Difficult|
|Transportation||Van or car to trailhead, depending on group size|
|Meals||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.|
|What to Bring||Hat, sunscreen, repellent, swimsuit (if desired), camera, comfortable walking shoes such as sport shoes or hiking boots. Sandals are not recommended.|
|English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal as listed above.|
|What’s Not||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended. Tips for our guides are always appreciated|
|Price/Person||$37 - Can be paid in US$, Euro, VND.|