A trek established in early 2018, the Hang Pygmy Exploration has been done by very few people. In fact, less people have been through these 2 caves than have stood on Everest. Being a freshly establish trail this route is an extremely authentic jungle trek to the “not so little” sister cave of Hang Son Doong, Hang Pygmy.
This trek is perfect for adventures looking for an exciting challenge with an incredible reward. You will walk and scramble to explore the 3.5km of Hang Over, and prussiking into the massive cavern of Hang Pygmy, the 4th largest cave in the world. You’ll trek, swim, and camp in the untouched Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 Days
Style: Off-the-beaten-track, Nature, Trekking
Route: Quang Binh – Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – Quang Binh
You will be picked-up by our guide & driver at your hotel at 8:00 AM and get transferred to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. After saying goodbye to the last piece of humanity we will exit the road and begin the jungle hike. While walking through the jungle our guide will teach you about some local plant life, maybe feed you some tasty treats the jungle has to offer and show you some pieces of the minority people’s (the Ruc Ca Roong) culture -the Jungle people who survive off of the jungle resources.
Then, you have been supplied with filtered locally sourced water, helmet and headlamp the team will begin exploring the hang Over cave. Hang Over begins with a long narrow shaft with various cave formations, growing in size and beauty with each step. Eventually, the team will reach a massive grotto, filled with amazing stalagmites and stalactites, speleothems (decorations), and beautiful pools. Here in the grotto the guide will choose an appropriate location for lunch. After eating some cucumber salad and other snacks next to some amazing cave features you will proceed to the exit of Hang Over (see photo gallery for more!)
Hang Over and Hang Pygmy was once one large cave that experienced a ceiling collapse, creating 2 caves and a healthy unique jungle inside the cave system! After making the short jungle climb through the doline (the collapse) you will come to the massive chamber of Hang Pygmy. Here our guide and porter team will equip you with appropriate abseiling safety gear, brief you on safety procedures, and rig your harness with a fail safe system. Taking turns, one by one everyone in the company will descend into the bottom of the cavern, an 80 meter descent, with 23 meters done via abseiling. Once everyone is safely on the floor of the chamber the group will make a short walk, and turn the corner to the MASSIVE cathedral like exit of Hang Pygmy.
Pygmy cave, the fourth largest cave in the world where you will set up the campsite at the mouth of the cave or in the middle of the jungle inside the cave. While you are exploring this massive cave, our team of porters will prepare a hardy Vietnamese meal with rice, veggies, soup, and meat. Oh, and customary of Vietnamese culture, rice wine will be included, Cheers!; “Mot Hi Ba Zo!”
The morning will begin with a solid breakfast and coffee or tea. After the meal our team of porters will clean up camp, making sure to leave nothing behind!
On the trek home we will again stop a few times for rest and some light snack breaks, with the opportunity to marvel at the amazing jungle valley you hiked out of. Upon exiting the jungle trail you will be greeted at the road with some cold beverages and a ride back to your hotel in Quang Binh
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