Vietnam is extremely famous for the natural sceneries. When you have an opportunity to come to visit the southern highlands (or central highlands) in this  country, it’s certainly that you will not be able to resist the wild and mysterious beauty of the trails. These trails are good choices for trekking or even for a bike tour. Ta Nang – Phan Dung is one of the most well-known trail in southern highlands of Vietnam.


Just bringing the food, protective equipment, necessary personal items, you will be ready to explore the fascinated trekking paths without spending too much as other luxury tours. For those who love trekking, Ta Tang – Phan Dung is a journey that should be conquered once in a lifetime.

You have to follow the beaten-off 55 km long road within 48 hours across 3 provinces: Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan. This is really complicated because it requires you a persistence and endurable body.

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Ta Nang – Phan Dung trail

For an exciting journey, you need to prepare the 3 following extremely important things:

1. “Never give up”

Once you have both mental and physical preparation for this trip, be serious with it! “Never give up” – it would be better if you learn by heart this sentence and carry along on your trekking journey. There were so many people who easily quit just after a few hours. This means that they rejected the beauty brought by the nature behind. At that present, the most prioritized factor will be repeated to wake up spirit and keep stepping forward: once you go, you mustn’t give it up.

2. “Well-Prepared”

Before the trip, you should thoroughly investigate all the necessary information about the trekking to get the best preparation. Let’s do the exercise to stay physically fit at least a few weeks before starting; fully equipped with essential items: water, compass positioning, footwear, food, raincoat, flashlight, lighters, medical first aid instruments, sleeping tents and etc. The most important thing is that you should bring enough to not interfere with your endurance.

3. “Challenge yourself”

The very first steps through the jungle are just the lightly beginning. There are still a variety of challenges waiting you ahead. You will have to come across so many of low pine forests, steep slopes, and devious hills. This period is the easiest time to give up. But don’t worry! The climbing stick is the most powerful helper right now. And as a result, the nature will not treat you badly. The reward for a tired day to conquest the slopes is the fresh atmosphere, the blue sky, the forest scenes or the beautiful mountain. And don’t forget to stop a bit and recharge your health for the rest of the day by the food you would carry.

The fresh air and romance of nature will make you fascinated in a strange way. Imagine you and your friends gather to fire camps, watch and exchange the joys of the journey that has gone through together. It sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Getting up early in the morning to welcome the sunrise on the hills, observing the sunshine through the trees, it totally brings you a peace of mind, that is different from the crowded life with narrow streets like the place you are living. 

Ta Nang - Phan Dung stream | Saigon Riders

Ta Nang – Phan Dung stream

Common! The back road touring is always welcoming you. I will show you all the hidden prettiness of my country, through the trails you have heard. The beauty of central highlands cannot be resisted. You can go there for trekking or you can take a bike tour for adventure riding. More motorbike tours can be found here.