For breathtaking mountain views, the far north of Vietnam is king. The mighty Fansipan mountain stands 3,143m tall over the Hoang Lien National Park, an area populated by countless ethnic minority villages.
The grandeur of the majestic, jungled peaks is elevated by the rice terraced valleys below, each dotted with ethnic minority communities.
Here you can hike and mountain bike between the wooden-home villages and stay in welcoming homestays for a window on the everyday life of the people who have lived here for centuries.
Less well known mountain destinations include Pu Luong Nature Reserve, an area where time stands still in its more remote corners. Travel with us here to experience jungle treks, Thai minority villages and local hospitality from families that work closely with Topas on various trail projects.