Ta Xua peak: Yen Bai

Ta Xua Peak is in the list of 15 highest mountain peaks in Vietnam, known as the “Dinosaurs Backbone” and is one of the most beautiful sea of clouds heavens in the Northwest.
Ta Xua mountain is the natural boundary between Yen Bai and Son La, with three peaks forming an extremely majestic wonder. The highest point is where the Vietnamese flagpole is erected at an altitude of 2,865m, at the second peak, there are some traces of the old flagpole which was built during the French colonial period.
Starting from Ta Xua village (Ban Cong commune, Tram Tau district, Yen Bai), about 7km from the district center, and there is only one unique small trail to the highest peak of 2,865m with a very steep slope. This is not an easy challenge to overcome for anyone who wants to stand on top of this mountain.


Ta Xua
Ta Xua peak: Yen Bai


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.

18h30        Pick up at My Dinh bus station in Hanoi. Tour guides help you find your seats and arrange the luggage.
19h00        Departure

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.

  • Arrive Tram Tau and receive your luggage. Then check-in hotel and rest
  • Enjoy breakfast at Tram Tau and learn trip’s policies
  • Transfer to Ban Cong commune (about 7km far from Tram Tau) with 3km offroad by local motobike
  • Start the trek to Ta Xua peak
  • Have lunch & take a short nap
  • Continue the trek through the forest and step on steep slopes
  • Arrive the campsite. Relax and bathing
  • A warm dinner near the wood stove with BBQ and warm wine.
  • Take deep rest


  • Wake up in the early morning, enjoy warm breakfast and breathe the fresh cool air
  • Start the second day trek with light backpack and pass the Dinosaur Backbone, the main highlight of the trip, and enjoy the majestic mountain scenery here.
  • Have lunch and continue the journey to the top. Go through the forest with ancient trees covered with moss (like in a fairytale forest)
  • Celebrate the moments on the top of Ta Xua with cheers and photos.
  • Go back to the campsite
  • Enjoy warm dinner and share feeling together
  • Take deep rest
  • Wake up. Have breakfast, sip early hot tea | coffee
  • Start the third day trek and move down the mount
  • Transfer back to Tram Tau. Time for bathing and relaxing after a long trip
  • Enjoy a small party with Northwest special food and celebrate the wonderful moments.
  • Depart from Tram Tau back to Hanoi.

The bus will arrive at Hanoi around 8:45PM the same day, 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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