Razorback Trekking from Dalat
(1 Day Trip)
This 9 km adventure, heads up and along a jungle fringed ridgeline just south of town. This lonely trail charges up to its peak elevation early on and then gently rolls before heading down to the lake where it finishes.
The trailhead starts just south of Dalat and a short 15 minute vehicle transfer. We head up from 1,500 meters in elevation to the ridgeline which meanders between 1,650 and 1,700 meters. The going is steep to begin with and both sides of the trail are dotted with pine trees. The reward for this steep uphill climb is a fantastic view of the town and surrounding area, with stunning views of Langbian Mountain in the north.
After a brief rest at the lookout spot, we connect with the main ridgeline trail and head into the jungle. You will notice a change in the ecosystem, with the canopy above us and hidden birds singing to us as we trek. There is a wide variety of flora in this area ranging from towering hard wood trees hundreds of years old to delicate blooming flowers.
We walk along the ridgeline for about an hour or so, rolling along at whatever pace is comfortable. Westop at a small clearing near the trail junction that breaks downward to the lake below, for a well-deserved break and lunch.
Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of the areas tasty produce.
After lunch, the trail goes downhill gradually and works its way towards the lake area at 1,400 meters. This section of trail wanders through broad leaf evergreen almost until the end, before breaking out into a pine forested clearing right on the lakes edge.
We will then visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery in the afternoon after a 20- minute vehicle transfer from the end point of the hike. The guide will share with you some insights about Vietnamese Buddhism history and good practices. Take time to slow down in its nicely care flower garden and our vehicle will take you back to Dalat.
|At a Glance||Overview|
|Depart From:||109 Nguyen Van Troi Street, or we will pick you up at your hotel|
|End At:||109 Nguyen Van Troi St, or we’ll drop you off at your hotel|
|Start Time:||8:30 am|
|Finish Time:||Between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm|
|Activities:||Hiking and Sightseeing|
|Adventure Grade:||5 - Moderate to easy|
|Transportation:||Van or car to trail head, 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, camera, comfortable walking shoes such as sport shoes or hiking boots. Sandals are not recommended.|
|What's Included:||English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal and transport as listed above|
|What's Not:||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended.|