Hang Te Cho Waterfall
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Hang Te Cho Waterfall

Hang Te Cho Waterfall is a tourist destination that is quite unfamiliar to the majority of tourists. However this is the ‘destination’ of many trekkers recently. With its rugged terrain, this place is known as one of the “first waterfalls in the Northwest of Vietnam” in the Ta Xua national primeval special forest block of Phinh Ho, Lang Nhi, Ta Si Lang and Hang Te Cho.

IMG Hang Te Cho waterfall

1. Where is Hang Te Cho Waterfall?

Hang Te Cho is the name of a village of the H’Mong ethnic group. The village is located in Lang Nhi commune, Tram Tau district of Yen Bai province, the border between Yen Bai – Son La provinces. Hang Te Cho waterfall is named after the village where it was formed, the waterfall can lean against the mountains and forests of Ta Xua.

2. How is Hang Te Cho Waterfall unique?

Yen Bai province has many famous tourist destinations such as Mu Cang Chai, Thac Ba lake,… Among them, Tram Tau district is also a destination that attracts a large number of tourists to enjoy the fresh air and natural scenery. beautiful in the high mountains. In particular, in this highland district there is also an extremely beautiful waterfall known as “the first waterfall in the Northwest”, which is Hang Te Cho waterfall.

Located deep in the heart of the mountains and forests at an altitude of 1800m above sea level, Hang Te Cho waterfall is considered the most dangerous, wild and majestic waterfall in the Northwest of Vietnam. The road to Hang Te Cho waterfall is quite difficult. The nature is wild and unexplored, so it attracts passionate tourists to explore.

3. When is the best time to travel to Hang Te Cho waterfall?

Hang Te Cho is an extremely interesting tourist destination and is also the first waterfall in the Northwest region of Vietnam in general.

You can come here at any time of the year, it is beautiful, but because the road is dangerous and dangerous, there are parts of the road that are only a few hands wide, so the best time to travel to Hang Te Cho is in the summer months. summer. (Around April – May)

The sunny but dry weather is favorable for moving to the foot of the waterfall as well as taking in the panoramic view of the majestic mountains.

Note: You need to monitor the weather forecast before departing and should not go during the rainy season months (around June-July-August), during this time, extreme natural disasters can occur. causing flash floods and landslides, easily endangering tourists’ journeys.

IMG Hang Te Cho waterfall 2

4. How to get to Hang Te Cho waterfall?

4.1 From Hanoi to Phinh Ho – Tram Tau

To get to Hang Te Cho – Lang Nhi, starting from Hanoi, you need to move along the road from Highway 32 through Son Tay, Trung Ha bridge. Then go to Thanh Son, Thu Cuc, Van Chan, Phinh Ho. The total time to get to Hang Te Cho is estimated to take about 6 hours by motorbike.

Note that you should only move here in the summer, when the weather is dry to facilitate the travel process as well as comfortably admire the beautiful scenery on both sides of the road.

4.2 From Tram Tau to Hang Te Cho waterfall

  • First stage:

Departing from the center of Tram Tau district to Phinh Ho commune with a distance of about 10km. This road has been paved so moving is quite easy.

This route allows you to have a panoramic view of the entire center of Tram Tau district in the distance and see the ancient tea hills along the path.

  • Second stage:

From Phinh Ho commune to Lang Nhi commune. On this route, the first slope appears in the center of Phinh Ho, signaling a difficult road ahead.

The higher you go, the more clearly the wild scenery of the mountains and forests appears, the rooftops of the H’Mong people gradually thin out in the distance, the terraced fields are green one after another as if leading up to the sky. .

  • Third stage:

From Lang Nhi commune to De Cho village, the journey lasts 10km and is even more arduous and challenging than the previous journey. The road to the village is very narrow and gradually higher, close to the cliff, on one side is Ta Ly Duong and on the other side is an abyss.

Going all the way, visitors will see the Hang Te Cho waterfall gradually appearing behind the hazy clouds, as small as a thread between the deep green mountains and forests.

This is also the end of the motorbike road, visitors need to park their motorbikes at the village to continue the final journey – walking down to the waterfall.

  • Fourth stage:

It is a walk along the mountainside from De Cho village to Hang Te Cho waterfall. Although the waterfall appears right before your eyes, you have to walk about an hour to get there.

5. Exploring the beauty of Hang Te Cho waterfall

And then, through all the hardships, through all the emotions, the time has come for you to burst into tears at the image that appears before your eyes. Hang Te Cho Waterfall is like a silver thread stretching down from the top of the mountain. Amidst the immense green color palette of the mountains and forests. Hang Te Cho is dotted with pure white, creating a beautiful picture that cannot be described in words.

Hang Te Cho Waterfall is likened to a stream of cloudy hair of a fairy descending to earth. Surrounding the waterfall is the green color of the forests. At the foot of Hang Te Cho Waterfall – Nhi Village are large rocks with many shapes, covered with moss over the passage of time. The impressive point of this waterfall is that this place has not been affected by humans so it is still very wild and poetic.

6. Specialties when traveling to Hang Te Cho waterfall

At Hang Te Cho there are not many restaurants, so you can eat and drink previously prepared food. Or you can stop by people’s houses to ask for water to cook instant noodles. If you are lucky enough to meet kind and friendly local people, you may be invited to eat specialties that only Hang Te Cho – Lang Nhi has.

Located at an altitude of 800 – 2,000 m above sea level. Tram Tau highland district is a place with potential for developing eco-tourism. Especially community tourism with unique advantages of the community’s cultural heritage. ethnic community. This is also the place to discover famous specialties of the H’Mong and Thai ethnic groups such as: black pig, black chicken, chili bamboo shoots, 87 sticky rice,… which are magical gifts that nature bestows on the land. This.

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Hang Te Cho waterfall

To make it convenient for tourists to move between tourist destinations, most accommodation establishments are located in the town area. If you travel to Hang Te Cho waterfall, please refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

  • Homestay Hoang Van Suot. Address: Xa Ren Village, Nghia Loi, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Luat Phuong. Address: Ban Deu 3, Nghia An, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Hoang Thi Loan. Address: Xa Ren Village, Nghia Loi, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Dieu Van Chai. Address: Xa Ren Village, Nghia Loi, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Binh Nga. Address: Tan An, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Chu Van Dau. Address: Ban Deu 3, Nghia An, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Tong Poong. Address: Tan An, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Hoang Thi Phuong. Address: Ban Deu 3, Nghia An, Nghia Lo Town, Yen Bai.

8. Some important notes when traveling to Hang Te Cho waterfall

To make your trip to Hang Te Cho waterfall more complete, you need to note a few things below:

  • You should only dress simply and lightly. If you intend to stay overnight, bring warm clothes.
  • Bring some light foods such as: dry food, snacks, chocolate, cakes, filtered water,… to supplement energy on the journey. Because there is very little sales service here.
  • Please check the vehicle carefully before leaving to ensure good health throughout the journey.
  • Remember to bring car repair tools, some medicine and medical equipment to prevent accidents on the road.
  • If you go during the rainy season, wait for the rain to stop after 4 days. Make sure you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery while still ensuring safety when traveling.

Hang Te Cho Waterfall is an adventure tourist destination chosen by many tourists on their tours in Mu Cang Chai to explore the the hisdden travel beauty of Yen Bai. If you have the opportunity, you should also experience this place once with your friends.

Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional Vietnam loca tour operator, with a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We always accompany every step of our visitors and are committed to bringing you the best experiences.

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