Pac Nam Bac Kan, a mountainous district of Bac Kan Province is located in the northeast region of Vietnam, about 6 hour drive from Hanoi. Pac Nam district covers an area of 474 km², offering off the beaten path hiking tours, jungle trek, homestay, mountain biking, road trip, scooter, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

Pac Nam distric is divided into 1 township and 10 communes including Boc Bo, Bang Thanh, Nhan Mon, Cong Bang, Giao Hieu, Xuan La, Pac Nam, Co Linh, An Thang, Cao Tan, Nghien Loan.

When to go

The climatic condition of Pac Nam 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 Pac Nam Vietnam.

Getting to Pac Nam

The best way to get to Pac Nam from Hanoi is to rent a private car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Pac Nam directly. The journey takes about 6 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh bus station to Bac Kan township. From there, either take other Bac Kan local bus to Pac Nam (few departure a day) or hire a motor-taxi which can be available almost any time.

Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Pac Nam Vietnam.

What to do


Trekking is the best activity to explore Pac Nam Vietnam. Discover Pac Nam tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung, Dzao hill tribes around Pac Nam 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 Pac Nam Vietnam to discover one of best Vietnam’s hidden places. Pac Nam 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 Pac Nam and the Bac Kan region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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