The Lombur lost trail: Lam Dong

From ancient time, the ancestors of CIL people have stepped on high mountain, gone through deep forest, with heavy basket on the back. They went day by day, month by month to find a way down to the delta for salt – an important ingredient for life. On that trail, so many memories and legend stories have gone deep into the heart of every CIL people in the valley below Lombur mountain. The current generations still imprint the memory of long trips on this salt trail for schooling, trading, exchanging goods and even finding medicines.
The footsteps of the CIL people extended from the deep valley behind the forest, to the Lombur peak, and down to Krong Pha. Let steo on CIL ancestors’ long lost trail, enjoy the wilderness and discover the unique culture that you can only research from old story-tellers, to listen, to understand and to admire them, CIL people – Son of the mounts and forest.


The Lombur lost trail: Lam Dong


The tour departs every Thursday evening with the group of minimum 9 pax and maximum 15 pax. In case you need a private tour, Simple Backpackers are pleased to serve all your needs with the demand of flexible time.

23h30        Pick up at Thanh Buoi bus station (630 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 22, Binh Thanh Dis, Ho Chi Minh). Tour guides help you find your seats and arrange the luggage.


Customers will be advised and guide how to travel in other areas.

Pick-up information will be updated directly 3 days before departure by email and phone.

  • Have breakfast in Dalat city
  • Take a car to the Ranger Station.
  • Warm up and start trekking to find the lost salt trail. Listen stories of CIL’s ancestor on this trail
  • Have lunch & take a rest along a stream
  • Trek through the forest and reach Lombur peak
  • Enjoy amazing sunset on the peak, you can see Da Klong small CIL’s village in the valley below mount
  • Camping on top of Lombur Mountain at 1,800m
  • Dinner time


  • Waking up and catch the sunrise moment with fresh air and foggy. You may see the sea clouds covers the valley below
  • Have breakfast & drinks coffee
  • Warm up & continue trekking
  • Have lunch and enjoy bathing in the stream
  • Walk to the homestay located in the village of the CIL tribe
  • Enjoy bathing in the hot spring with villagers
  • Have dinner at local house & share cultural stories
  • Take time on a basic tractor and come to Krong No driver, a historic stream of CIL’s culture
  • Take a boat on Krong No driver, listen the sound from the ancient time
  • Arrive the up hill CIL’s village
  • Lunch time
  • “Dive into CIL culture” with the Old story-teller, listen Gongs symphony
  • See by eyes sophisticated sculptural patterns on traditional trees.
  • Back to Da Lat city
  • Free and easy time
  • Depart from Da Lat back to Ho Chi Minh City

The bus will reach Saigon in the next day early morning (depending on the actual traffic situation)

Congratulations! You have completed the journey.


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High quality, professional and safe experience tour with:

  • Professional tour guide and support (1 for 2 or 4 tourist)
  • Transpotations
  • Accomodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Survival kits and first-ad
  • Domestic travel insurance (Up to 100 million Vietnam Dong for each package)

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Essential items Note
Identification Passport, insurance health care, ATM card
Water Each tourist has 1,5 liters of pure water per day. Carry more as your need but should not exceed 3 liters
Trekking / Hiking backpack The hip belt ensures all-day carrying comfort. The size is at least 25 liters to carry all your items.
Important note: Rain cover for your backpack must be available
Trekking / Hiking shoes Do not use worn down shoes that can cause sideslip. No running or walking shoes.

Recommend to use trekking / hiking shoes (vibram) with size of the shoes is bigger than normal 1 size. Good drainage is preferred.

Sport clothes Comfortable for trekking activities. No pants, short pants or jeans
Sleeve cover, scarf, hat, widened harness belt

At least one more long socks in case wet.

Widened harness belt prevents you from insect crawling into your clothes. Sleeve cover, scarf and hat keep your skin safe from sunburn.

Rain cover Keep your body dry through heavy rain
Coat The temperature at campsite may drop down at night and early morning.
Waterproof bag Cover all your clothes and electronics before putting into your backpack
High energy snack and drink Depends on your need. (such as: chocolate, energy bar, snack,...)
Health care for individual as doctor's advice Any issue of your health condition must be approved by your doctor within personal drug treatment.

Option items:

  • A personal slipper for activities at night.
  • Personal camera
  • Torch
  • Charger

Transfer 100% of the total price is required to secure your reservation and for well preparation (Deposit of 500,000 VND is available for reservation). Once the booking has been processed, you will receive a Reservation Confirmation email that outlines a summary of your booking. Please review the information carefully and contact us if you have any questions or require any changes.

Cancellation (backward from the departure day)
  • Before 10 days: return 100% attending fee
  • Before 7 days: return 50% attending fee
  • Before 5 days: return 10% attending fee
  • From day 4 to departure day: not return
Postponement or change tour: (backward from the departure day)
  • Before 10 days: Free
  • Before 7 days: surcharge 40% attending fee
  • Before 5 days: surcharge 70% attending fee
  • From day 4 to departure day: as cancellation and make new registration. Pay 100% attending fee

Note: Customers will be returned or surcharge the difference of cost between two tours

  1. Being responsible for your health conditions and were instructed to participate in the tour.
  2. Being responsible for any health problems to treat that may cause danger during your participation in the tour and being approved by your doctor that you can participate in this tour.
  3. Being noticed that trekking can cause several unwanted injuries and you accept that may occur during your participation in this tour.
  4. No tree cutting and No hunting. Do not leave in the campsite at night. Using torch and moving safely while going around campsite at night.
  5. Go above the first tour guide or go behind the last tour guide is prohibited. Do not leave the team without permission of tour leader or inform any tour guide.
  6. Keep the environment clean. No littering. All organic or inorganic waste will be handled by our tour guides.
  7. Do not swim in the ocean, river, stream, lake, or enter the dangerous area without your tour guide's consent and without protective equipment.
  8. Inform the nearest tour guide as soon as you need help or something goes wrong.
  9. Not carry explosives, chemicals that affect the forest habitat.
  10. Follow the guidance of the tour guide team when participating in activities. Comply with the decisions of tour leader when problem occurs.
  11. Comply with the the laws of Vietnam.

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