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Tham Phay cave expedition 1 day

Lo Mo Cave is a major new discovery in the north and another great reason to visit Ba Be National Park, an area of limestone karst mountains surrounding spectacular lakes. This cave is yet to be documented by geologists and is sure to bring out your inner explorer.
 
Highlights:
 
  • Trek inside Ba Be National Park
  • Expedition water river cave – 3km
  • Watch the most beautiful stalactites blocks are formed naturally
  • Swim in a pretty natural freshwater cave
  • Lunch with traditional food is prepared by the local people
Tour code: BBAT01C
Duration: Full day tour
Level of difficulty: Medium trek
Activities: 11km trek
Percentage of trekking: Jungle 40%, trail 60%
Elevation: 250m
Small group tour: 12 people
Pick up: 07:00 - 07:30 AM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be office
Drop off: 3:30 PM at Mr Linh's Adventures - Ba Be office
Price: $138 / person
Email: info@babenationalpark.com.vn
Hotline: +84936489068
Detail itinerary:
 
07:00 - 07:30 Pick up to Mr Linh Adventures - Ba Be office at Nam Mau. Brief introduction and preparation are here.

After a thirty-minute drive, you'll reach Tham Phay Cave, the hike starts with a steep uphill leading into the forest. Some rock at the top, and then a similar slope before the trail fades and you enter the valley. Turning west of the trail is a large patch of rock for you to find your way through, with the help and direction of your guide and safety team. The precarious entrance is at the end of the forest. Enjoy some snacks before starting to explore the cave.

Tham Phay Cave is a beautiful stream cave with two underground river tributaries, where you will experience narrow passages, craggy mountains and some deep pools with very nice photo opportunities. Plants and algae cover many calcite formations. Going deeper into the cave, you will find many unusual features of the cave such as the ceiling dome and many layers of rock, giving the walls a striking appearance. You will spend about five hours exploring this 5km deep river cave, which geologists have not discovered so far. Of course, we will provide you with the necessary equipment, such as helmets and powerful headlights. The cave expands considerably as you go through the original entrance and offers some great opportunities for excellent photos.

Enjoy a few snacks before continuing the journey to explore the 2nd path of the cave system possesses miraculous stalagmites millions of years old, dangerous sinkholes and heat flows at the bottom .
Leaving Tham Phay, you will return to the cave entrance and return to the original pick up point.

What's included:
- Safety and caving equipment: caving helmets, caving headlights, gloves
- Basic canvas hiking boots (only if you don't have your own) sizes 36 - 46
- Water and picnic lunch
- Professional English speaking guide and safety assistant
- Porters to prepare meals and pump water
- Shared dry storage case for small phones and cameras (limited quantities for larger cameras)
- Water filter (only used by guide and porter)
- Eco-friendly compost toilet using western-style toilet at lunch spot
- First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (applicable to instructors and porters only)
- Dry box prepared in case of high water level
- Safe storage at Mr Linh Adventures - Ba Be Headquarters to store your luggage that you won't take with you when you go backpacking
 
What to take:
+ 1 long pants (easy to dry) and 1 long sleeve shirt to wear during the trip (quick dry)
+ 1 pair of hiking boots / shoes - difficult terrain, good shoes are required
+ 1 change of clothes after the tour
+ 1 pair of thick calf-length woven socks (not ankle socks!)
+ Medium sized backpack (25 L) for your water bottle, personal belongings and cave helmet provided
+ Personal belongings: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera

Have a good journey!