Location: Ta Nang District of Lam Dong, Phan Dung District of Binh Thuan
Ideal for: Hiking
Height: 1,100 meters
Time to summit: 2 to 3 days
Difficulty level: Difficult

The route is approximately 55 kilometers stretching over 3 provinces: from Ta Nang District of Lam Dong, through Ninh Thuan, to Phan Dung District of Binh Thuan. You will walk on high terrain, hills after hills, with the highest up to 1,100 meters above sea level and 500 meters at the lowest. What’s more attractive than a beautiful challenge?

Since it would be a test for the mind, body, and of teamwork, the Inspitrip team decided to choose Ta Nang – Phan Dung for our team building trip. Indeed, it was a trip that we will remember for life, as the boundary between life and death had never been that imaginable.

What you can expect there?

First of all is the amazing landscape.

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

Ta Nang - Phan Dung, the most scenic trekking route in Vietnam

We were also lucky to capture some of the beautiful moments of the minority locals that live around this rural area.

What you need to prepare before your trip

Although Ta Nang – Phan Dung is not a dangerous route, many groups have gotten lost due to the lack of a detailed map and, sometimes, proper preparation. Phone signal is VERY rare. You have no option to give up in the middle because there’s no way to get you out – the terrain is not bike-friendly. Hence, be strong and determined!

Trekking and camping tools

  • Route map: A map of the entire route with pins of checkpoints is utmost important.
  • Walkie-talkie: Make sure you rent ones that are water-resistant and have strong batteries. Divide them among the small groups. It is important to stay informed of each other’s whereabouts during the trip.
  • Flashlights for evening use.
  • Light torch for fire, camping lights, etc.
  • Utility knife(s) for batoning and opening food.
  • Tents: bring enough tents and divide them evenly among the small groups. Camping on the hill can be cold, so you also need tent covers, padding, and pegs.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Power bank.
  • Compass, either a real one or a mobile app works.

Food & drink

  • At least 3,5 litres of water per person, estimated for a 1.5 day trip.
  • Dry food: energy bar/snack, chocolate, high calorie food, etc.
  • Oresol or any oral rehydration solution to keep you hydrated. The basic formula contains sugar, salt, and lime/lemon.


  • Raincoat, especially for rainy season.
  • Jacket
  • Trekking shoes: you can use your regular sport shoes but the roads can be damaging. Some parts are slippery with moss or small rocks.
  • Sandals or any types of rain shoes. You will have to pass a few streams. If your trekking shoes are waterproof, that’s great, just keep in mind that water might leak in from the top. Crocs are perfect, but you can find cheaper alternatives at any supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Hat, scarfs, and gloves: It is very hot and sunny at the top of the hills.
  • Toiletries: you might want to use mouthwash instead of a toothbrush to save water.

Medical bag

  • First-aid kit
  • Insect repellants
  • Sunscreen
  • Vitamin C (optional)
  • Pain relief, anti-inflammatory drug, panadol, etc.

How to get there?

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch Phuong Trang bus to Da Lat. The station is at 81 Tran Hung Dao St., District 1, HCMC. Phone number: 08.3838.6852 – Email: [email protected] – Website: https://futabus.vn/en-US/.

Ask the driver to drop you off at the intersection of Ta Hine town on QL20. From there, you can either take a xe-om to checkpoint 1 (map below). Here are some phone numbers – Son xe om: +84 163 443 7939; Cuong (car service) +84 169 911 8088.


We’ve put together the correct map here on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/afpLQgamLi42.

Note that when you go downhill into the glade, it is very easy to get lost so it is important to stay on trail or follow the direction of the next checkpoint. In case GoogleMaps does not load while you’re there, download GPX Viewer app and open this file. Note that the last checkpoint is not 22, you have to get to Phan Dung’s County Government Center (UBND Phan Dung), about 5 more kilometers from there.

Once you get to 22 (the Bamboo Cluster), you have 2 options:

  • If there’s phone signal, call the porters (xe-om) to take you out. Here is a number: Mr. Ut – 01652577764.
  • Walk to the Phan Dung’s County Government Center (UBND Phan Dung).

Okay, anything else?

Well, we can go on and share with you every single tip, but we’re going to stop here. After all, what’s the fun when you know everything? The best is yet to come.

Have an amazing trip! And of course, stay safe.

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