Hang En Cave 2 days ultimate adventure
Day 1: Phong Nha - Ban Doong Village - Hang En
Start your ultimate adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Phong Nha between 8:00 am and
8:30 am and short transfer to Oxalis Headquarters. Learn all about safety and collect your gear
before driving 45 mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead.
A steep jungle hill starts the adventure, with a refreshing river at the bottom. Hike through rich
jungle to reach the Ban Doong minority village, where a hot cup of tea welcomes you. Lunch takes
place shortly after near the river, and then its back into the jungle, through river streams, and
across the river valley until Hang En lays on the horizon. Enter the cave around 3 PM, and enjoy
your afternoon swimming, before a sizzling BBQ dinner is served, complete with rice wine and
beautiful flocks of swifts overhead.
Day 2: Hang En - Ban Doong Village - Phong Nha
Awake for breakfast early and explore the breathtaking exit, and then trek through the dry passage
to the viewpoint high above camp, where 300 million year old fossils can be witnessed. In the late
morning, trek back through the mountainous river valley, through jungle and across streams, until
reaching Doong village again.
Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream and then prepare for the biggest challenge ahead, climbing the
treacherous hill up to the Ho Chi Minh Road. Watch out for leeches and push ahead to the road,
where cold drinks are waiting. Return by vehicle to Phong Nha by 5:00 pm.
We will provide you with the following:
Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag
Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 38 - 46
Meals: picnic lunches, breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
Katadyn (Swiss-made) water purier (used only by guide and porters) and water bottle.
Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only
Please also bring with you the following:
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite
1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
1 medium size towel
1 -2 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
Small backpack for your water bottle and personal belongings
Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
If you are trekking in the colder months (December March) please bring additional
warm clothes for the evening and an extra change of long pants and shirt for swimming.