Splash into adventure: Discovering Dau Dang Waterfall, Ba Be National Park’s hidden gem

Dau Dang Falls

Craving an adventure that’s both breathtaking and refreshing?
Hike through the lush jungles of Ba Be National Park and discover the cascading beauty of Dau Dang Waterfall!

Embrace the thrill
of nature’s symphony

Step into the lush embrace of Ba Be National Park, nestled in the enchanting landscapes of Bac Kan province in northern Vietnam. Prepare to be captivated by one of its most dazzling jewel – Dau Dang Waterfall, an aquatic wonder that will leave you spellbound and exhilarated.

Dau Dang waterfall
Dau Dang Waterfall - Ba Be National Park - Source : Collected

A Three-Tiered Water Curtain Beckons

Picture a crystal-clear torrent cascading down three tiers, orchestrating an unforgettable visual and auditory symphony. Stretching nearly a kilometer along the Nang River, Dau Dang unveils a multitude of stunning viewpoints. The thunderous roar of the water, harmonizing with the wild beauty of the surroundings, makes it an essential highlight of the park.

The enchanting waterfalls of Ba Be National Park

Cultural Bonus:
Explore the Enchanting Villages

Embark on a cultural expedition to the picturesque villages of the Tay, Red Dao, White Dao, and Hmong ethnic minorities. Don’t miss the charming hamlet of Hua Tang, comprising five Tay houses, nestled near the Tat Ma waterfall. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local traditions!

Discovering the Ethnic Villages Around Ba Be Lake

Family-Friendly Trek:
Adventure at Your Fingertips

  • Duration: 3-4 hours round trip
  • Distance: 5 km of pure natural bliss
  • Departure: Na Nghe village (Dao Tien ethnic group)
  • Difficulty: Accessible from 10 years old, ideal for regular hikers
  • Elevation gain: 200 meters to tone your calf muscles
  • Highlights: 360° panoramas, lush biodiversity, complete immersion in nature

Caution: When the weather is damp, the trail gets slippery! Equip yourself accordingly.

Hua Ma cave - Source : Collected

Tat Ma:
The Secret Sister Cascade

Seeking a more intimate experience? Seek out Tat Ma Waterfall, also known as Thac Bac – the “Silver Waterfall.” This lesser-know and less-frequented gem deserves its spotlight: located 10 km from Ba Be Lake and 3 km from Hua Ma Cave, it’s perfect for a day hike combining caves, waterfalls, and ethnic villages. Difficulty: Easy to moderate, ideal for a varied adventure!

Pro Tips for All Your Treks:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes are mandatory
  • Pack ample water and snacks
  • Mosquito repellent: your best ally against bites
  • Check the weather, be smart, and adapt your gear!
Silver waterfall - Source : Mr Linh's Adventures

Options for Every Taste:

  • One-day guided trek: Perfect for the curious, enjoy the insights of a local guide on fauna, flora, and culture
  • 2-3 day trek: For the adventurers at heart, a deep immersion into nature and local life
  • Boat-trekking combo: The best of both worlds, navigate Ba Be Lake and embark on short treks to the waterfalls

Top 5 trekking routes in Ba Be National Park

Practical Information:


Direct bus from My Dinh bus station in Hanoi (Thuong Nga or An Binh companies)

Duration: 4.5 hours travel time

Price: 250,000 to 280,000 VND (11-12 USD) per way

Best Time to Visit

October to April for dry weather and passable trails

May to September for raging and awe-inspiring waterfalls

Where to Stay

Opt for the authenticity of a homestay or the eco-friendly comfort of a lodge. Immersion guaranteed! We warmly recommend Ba Be Jungle Houses, where Nature meets Luxury.

Ba Be National Park and its waterfalls offer a unique experience amidst pristine wilderness. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a family seeking gentle adventure, Dau Dang and Tat Ma promise moments of pure natural magic. So, are you ready to plunge into the Ba Be adventure?

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