Hiking through the forest in Chua Mountain National Park
ChandraGarran04 12-10-2021, 07:20

The Chua mountain climbing route in the National Park has just been recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve, bringing many interesting experiences.

The system of Mount Chua belongs to Thai An village, Vinh Hai commune, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province, of which the highest is Co Tuy peak (local people call it Chua Anh peak, 1,039 m high), followed by Ong mountain peak. (also known as Lord Em’s Peak 978 m high). The typical dry climate of Chua Mountain, with the lowest rainfall in Vietnam, is a place where many tourists choose to “challenge their own limits”.

Mai Van Vinh, commonly known as Mai Vinh, born in 1994, a native of Ninh Thuan, is a travel enthusiast, often organizing camping tours and renting tents in Ninh Thuan, including trekking tour of Mount Chua 2. day 1 night. The total trekking journey of Chua mountain is 25 km, usually on weekends. Recently, this tour has not been regular due to the influence of Covid-19.

Hiking through the forest in Chua Mountain National Park
Tour guide Mai Vinh took a commemorative photo in June 2021. A 2-day 1-night tour to conquer Chua mountain costs about 1.6 million VND depending on the number of people.

The first day of the tour departs from the national park gate at 9:00 am, the first stop is Am Du lake, the “sacred lake” of the Raglai community and a freshwater lake supplying water to villages in Vinh commune. Sea. At 12 o’clock everyone rests and has lunch at Ba Co stream. Then, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to the campsite, four sides are forests and mountains, below is O Liem stream for visitors to live, bathe and have dinner.

The landscape of Chua mountain is different from other places. At the foot of the mountain is a burning sand beach and in the distance is a vast thatched lawn. Going all the way through the grass, visitors come to the thorn floor, which is full of thorny shrubs, growing with diverse shapes like bonsai to adapt to the drought.

“Hot sun, loss of strength is the feeling of visitors when experiencing on the first day. But in the evening the temperature drops. On the mountain at night it is very cold,” Vinh said.

On the second day, wake up early to catch the sunrise in the middle of the forest, everyone has breakfast at 8 am and then climbs the hills, continues to weave through thorn bushes, drought-resistant forests and steep slopes before reaching the top. God Mountain. The worthy reward is to check-in at the top of Chua mountain 1,093 m high and immerses yourself in the surrounding mountains and forests.

Crossing the grass at Chua mountain.

In the afternoon is the journey down the mountain, near the end of the journey, visitors can enjoy a dip in the cool Lo O stream, dispelling the feeling of fatigue after a long journey. Coming to Cau Gay village, close to Vinh Hy Bay is the end of the journey. Mai Vinh shared that the participants of this route not only passed through the thorny grass but also discovered the unique culture, the traditional method of wet rice cultivation of the Raglai people.

For travelers, trekking luggage needs 2 sets of thin, light, sweat-absorbing clothes. Trekking shoes, hats and scarves. Mountain climbing is very tiring, so bring a bottle of salted lemonade or C effervescent tablets to replenish energy. Most of the items and food are taken care of by the NP service department, visitors do not need to worry. On the way, guests will enjoy dishes such as Giang leaves, braised chicken with pepper, melon soup, braised meat, grilled pork or grilled dried fish.

In particular, Vinh also noted that office workers should practice jogging before trekking and do not bring too many things. People with a history of heart disease, bones, and joints should not go hiking.

Nui Chua National Park has an area of ​​​​over 29,856 hectares, has just been recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve by the end of September 2021 by the World Commission on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) of UNESCO.

This national park is the convergence of all three spaces of forest, sea, and semi-desert, including many rich and diverse ecosystems with more than 1,500 species of plants, more than 750 species of forest animals, over 350 species of coral, and hundreds of species of coral. sea ​​animals. The sea here is also a rare place on the mainland where sea turtles come to lay eggs every year and are strictly protected. Follow vnexpress

Photo: Mai Van Vinh