Ba Be district, a mountainous district of Bac Kan Province is located in the northeast region of Vietnam, about 6 hour drive from Hanoi. Ba Be district covers an area of 678 km², offering off the beaten path hiking tours, jungle trek, homestay, mountain biking, river kayaking, boat trip, scooter, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

Ba Be distric is divided into 1 township and 15 communes including Cho Ra, My Phuong, Dong Phuc, Hoang Tri, Quang Khe, Yen Duong, Chu Huong, Dia Linh, Thuong Giao, Khang Ninh, Nam Mau, Cao Thuong, Cao Tri, Phuc Loc, Banh Trach, and Ha Hieu.

The most important travel highlight of Ba Be district is the Ba Be lake is also part of the Ba Be national park. The lake is located in Nam Mau commune, and is the largest natural lake in Vietnam.

Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng. Three rivers, named Nang, Ta Han, and Nam Cuong, are the main inflows of the lake. The Nang river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Dau Dang. In the lake there are also three islands, named An Ma, Khau Cum, and Po Gia Mai (literally “Widow’s Island”).

When to go

The climatic condition of Ba Be city is typically tropical monsoonal, which exhibits two distinct seasons. The rainy season starts from May to October accounting for about 88-90% of the annual rainfall, Vietnam weather. The dry climatic conditions is between November and April. This results in water shortage conditions during the dry months in Ba Be Vietnam.

What to do


Trekking is the best activity to explore Ba Be Vietnam. Discover Ba Be tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung, Dzao hill tribes around Ba Be Bac Kan on a jungle trek. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.


Cycling in Ba Be Vietnam to discover one of best Vietnam’s hidden places. Ba Be district has sealed, paved roads, dirt tracks, single track, roads on gravel, back roads offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Ba Be and the Bac Kan region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.


We can combine most treks with other activities such as bike tours, camping, caving, river kayaking, boat trip, charity projects, educational, student travel, community, volunteer works. If you need any further information or you can’t see what you are looking for please contact us we will be happy to help.

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