Hello everyone, how are you today?
Me and my dear friends just had a great camping trip last weekend. April has come and this season is a very suitable season to have camping trips because the weather is very nice. This time we chose a hidden spot next to the Bac River in the Hoa Bac mountains as a camping site. This is a very chill camping spot that few people know about because it is located far from the city center and it is just a small campground just enough for two or three tents. Located about 33km from the city center and the road to get there is quite complicated making it a hidden gem. I pinned it on the map during one of my nature explorations in the mountains of Hoa Bac before. And last weekend we decided to have an overnight camping trip there. Only we were there in the midst of the vast nature.
We departed from the city center at 2pm and arrived at the camping spot around 3:30pm. We rode motorbikes most of the way, we took DT601 road leading to the village of Co Tu ethnic people. Crossing the bridge at Vung Bot, we entered a small road on the right, follow the road for more than 1km up and down a steep slope, we turned right into a small road to go down the Bac River. We left our motorbikes on the bank of the river and waded through it twice to reach the campsite. It is an ideal camping spot next to a lake created by the river and nestled between the surrounding mountains and forests.
After arriving at the campsite, we had to rest a bit and eat some watermelon because it was quite hot and the journey was quite long. We then set up our tents and went around gathering firewood for the campfire and cooking. We also picked up a large piece of wood for the dining table and flat stones for the plates. Everything was available and just around the camping area so it didn't take us too much time and effort to find them. After preparing everything, we still had plenty of time before the sun came up so we decided to go around to explore the beauty of nature.
This is a quiet area with only mountains, forests, running water and birdsong. The deeper we went into the mountainous area along the river, the more interested we became. After the rainy season is over, the trees there become greener. The mountains are covered with an endless green color and the afternoon sunlight makes them even more beautiful. The cool and pure water of Bac River is like the lifeblood of the entire area. We discovered a few beautiful lakes created by the flow of the river. Each of us wanted to stay longer in the beautiful nature there, but we had to return to the campsite to prepare for dinner before dark.
When night fell, the space became even more quiet. There was only the sound of running water and insects and in the vast space around us, we were the only bright spot. Our dinner had grilled chicken, grilled pork, pancake, vegetables, fruit and beer. We used a large piece of wood for the dining table and flat stones for the plates. For simplicity, we didn't use chopsticks, forks or spoons, but hands. There is nothing better than having dinner with dear friends in such a wonderful place. After dinner we sat around the campfire, drank beer and talked until late at night. The temperature went down pretty quickly there at night. Then we went to sleep in our "thousand-star" hotels.
On the next day, we set an alarm to wake up at 4:45 to go up a nearby high mountain together to hunt for clouds and catch the sunrise. We all made it except for one because he drank quite a bit the night before. It took us about 1 hour to go from the foot to the top of the mountain. The road is not too long, but it was dark, foggy and cold, which made us go quite slowly. The girl in our group was exhausted, she even lay down when she reached the top of the mountain. However, the majestic scenery was well worth the effort we put in. When we reached the top of the mountain, the sky on the horizon was already starting to turn red. Seas of clouds covered the mountains leaving only the peaks. The scenery was so majestic and breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed there enjoying the beautiful view and fresh air until the sun was high. After that, we went back to the campsite to prepare for breakfast.
I really liked the atmosphere there in the early morning with quiet space, fresh air and warm sunshine. We lit up the fire again, re-grilled some meat for breakfast, and cooked coffee in a moka pot. Breakfast and coffee time was so chill that we just wanted to stay there until the sun was high and it was getting hot. We then gathered our tents and cleaned up the campsite before heading back to the city.
We were all very satisfied after the camping trip. We had a wonderful time in a place with beautiful nature to recharge our energy to prepare for a new productive week. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and have a nice day.