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Lim Mong Village: Mu Cang Chai Tours & Places

Lim Mong village – a blend of pristine nature and unique culture of the H’mong people, is an ideal destination for those who want to explore Northwest Vietnam!

Introduction to Lim Mong village

Geographic location and characteristics

Standing from this side of the dangerous Khau Pha pass, looking straight ahead, you see a road like a thin thread stretching straight up into the sky. Far away, there is a small village called Lim Mong. Lim Mong village (because the people living here are Mong ethnic people) is one of the places with the most beautiful rice fields in Vietnam – Mu Cang Chai, and is also the end of this “Land of the Blind".

Introduction to Lim Mong village

Introduction to Lim Mong village

Lim Mong village is located in Cao Pha commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province, at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level. Located deep in the Hoang Lien Son range, Lim Mong village stands out with its majestic and pristine natural scenery. Green terraced fields, clear streams and traditional stilt houses of the Hmong people create a beautiful natural picture. Those who have been to Mu Cang Chai cannot help but be moved by the beauty of Lim Mong village.

To get to this beautiful village, you will have to overcome dangerous and quite difficult road. This is also known as one of the “Four great passes" of Vietnam. But because of the desire to capture the full scenery of ripe rice fields and admire the poetic beauty of small houses, many young people who love traveling to Mu Cang Chai are not afraid of difficulties. Especially, in the ripe rice season of Mu Cang Chai, when you stand from Khau Pha pass, you will see each layer of terraced fields like thin threads in the sky. Looming somewhere are a few small houses in the distance. Everything appears like a beautiful picture, like in a fairy tale.

History and culture

Lim Mong village is mainly inhabited by the H’mong people, one of the ethnic minorities with a long and unique culture. The H’mong people here are famous for traditional occupations such as weaving, farming and animal husbandry. The culture and customs of the H’mong people have been preserved and developed over many generations, creating diversity and richness for the indigenous culture.

When is the best time to go to Lim Mong village?

Lim Mong village attracts tourists by the peaceful beauty of houses on terraced fields. Each moment in Lim Mong village has a very unique beauty that cannot be missed!

From December to January

From December to January, the weather here is quite cold and it is winter. When you come to Lim Mong at this time, you will feel the cold weather. But in return, this is the time when you can admire the peach blossoms in bloom, along with the bustling atmosphere of the markets near Tet. Surely this will be an interesting experience you cannot forget.

May and June – falling water season 

Around May and June is the Northwest falling water season. This is the time when the summer rains fall on the village. The people of Mu Cang Chai are starting to enter the new harvest season. Visiting Lim Mong village this season, you will see hard-working people mingling with beautiful nature. However, this is the season when heavy rains often appear, so traveling is somewhat more dangerous. Therefore, you need to monitor the weather before going.

July and August – mid-summer

July and August are when the rice fields are lush and green. You will have the opportunity to see Lim Mong village in its most peaceful and fresh beauty. The lush green rice fields stretching out will help you feel relaxed as you sit amidst the Northwest sky and land. However, this is a time when the weather is quite hot, so moving will become more difficult, so not many people come to Lim Mong village during this time.

September and October – the golden seasons of Mu Cang Chai

The golden seasons of Mu Cang Chai

The golden seasons of Mu Cang Chai

The ripe rice season in September and October is the most beautiful time in Lim Mong village because this is when Mu Cang Chai enters the golden season. Around the middle of September every year, it is also the time of the year to backpacking Mu Cang Chai. Prepare your own schedule and pack your backpack to explore the golden season. This is the time when Lim Mong village hides itself in the gentle beauty of the clear, blue autumn weather and golden terraced fields. Therefore, at this time, many tourists will visit here to admire the brilliant golden season.

Unique features at Lim Mong village

Lim Mong village viewed from Khau Pha pass

Standing on Khau Pha pass, you will see the most comprehensive beauty of Lim Mong village. This is a dangerous pass with an altitude of about 1200m above sea level. It is also where the highest peak in Mu Cang Chai is located. Here, you will feel like you have just conquered something when you have overcome difficult paths.

Golden season paragliding festival

“Flying in the golden season

“Flying in the golden season" festival

In September every year, the “Flying in the golden season" festival takes place at Khau Pha pass. With an ideal height above sea level, this sport is very suitable for those who like heights, adventure and experience. This is a great time to explore the beauty of the village from above. You will be able to fly between majestic nature and the sky, admiring the beauty of Lim Mong village. The moment from the moment you take off from the ground until you fly high and touch down will bring unexpected emotions. The gentle, windy autumn weather and the beautiful scenery you can see with your own eyes will help you completely relax in this place.

The beauty of Mong ethnic culture

When mentioning the Mong people, many people will immediately think of colorful costumes. Going on the Khau Pha pass, you will also encounter groups of Mong people wearing unique costumes walking on the pass. In particular, if you come to Lim Mong village before Tet, you will be immersed in activities such as horse racing, pound throwing, etc. The people here are always friendly and honest, so if you want to ask, don’t hesitate to visit!

Unique cuisine in Lim Mong village

Traditional dishes

Bamboo-tube rice

Bamboo-tube rice

Cuisine in Lim Mong village is rich and rich in mountain and forest flavors. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes such as armpit pork, grilled hill chicken, bamboo-tube rice, etc. Each dish is made from fresh and natural ingredients, rich in the flavor of the Northwest mountains and forests.

Enjoy corn wine

Corn wine is a famous specialty of the Hmong people in Lim Mong village. This wine is made from fermented corn, has a special flavor and moderate alcohol content. Enjoying corn wine with traditional dishes will bring you a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.

How to get to Lim Mong village

Lim Mong village is often one of the places that tourists want to conquer when traveling to Mu Cang Chai. So if you choose to travel by motorbike, you  can follow highway 32 to Yen Bai province – where Lim Mong village will be located. From Hanoi, you go towards Trung Ha bridge, then go towards Thanh Son (Phu Tho), and then go straight to Nghia Lo along highway 32.

How to get to Lim Mong village

How to get to Lim Mong village

To get to Lim Mong village, you will have to go through Tu Le commune and go all the way to the dangerous Khau Pha pass. At the foot of Khau Pha pass, you have to pass through the village of the Thai ethnic group located near Nam Co stream, Lim Mong village is located at the other end of the stream. Go through the pristine red dirt road, then walk up a gentle slope for about 4 km to the village.

The most difficult journey you have to overcome is the Khau Pha pass. This pass is about 30 km long, has an altitude of about 1200m above sea level and has many winding sections. This is also known as the “Four great passes" in Vietnam. Therefore, you should fully equip and check the vehicle before leaving to ensure safety.

Noted when coming to Lim Mong village

Noted when coming to Lim Mong village

Noted when coming to Lim Mong village

Because the terrain is quite difficult, before going to Lim Mong village, you need to pay attention to have the safest trip!

  • Check and maintain your motorbike before leaving so it doesn’t break down in the middle of the road
  • Bring all personal items (medicine, mosquito spray, sunscreen, raincoat, warm jacket, etc.)
  • Prepare all vehicle documents and identification documents
  • Check the weather before going, do not go downhill in bad weather and at night
  • Prepare for good health for a long journey


Lim Mong village is an ideal destination for those who want to explore the wild beauty of nature and experience the unique culture of the H’mong people. From majestic natural scenery to rich tourist activities, from unique cuisine to traditional festivals, all promise to bring visitors unforgettable experiences. Plan to discover the wonderful beauty of Lim Mong village with Impress Travel today!

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Tours Itinerary

Day 01

Hanoi – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (L,D)

  • Impress Travel – Mu Cang Chai Tours department will pick you up at the hotel, then driving to west of Hanoi following the national way – No.32 to Nghia Lo district of Yen Bai province.
  • Have lunch in a local restaurant in Nghia Lo, then keep on driving up to Mu Cang Chai.
  • We stop-over in Tu Le for visiting and admire the imposing landscape of mountains and valleys and the beautiful rice terrace field of this area – Tu Le, Van Ban district of Yen Bai province.
  • Mu Cang Chai, dinner and overnight

Day 02

Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (B,L,D)

  • Visiting & take photograph Che Cu Nha Rice Terrace Field of Hmong people
  • Visiting & take photographs Che Xu Phinh, La Phan Tan – it was recognized as the national landscape of Vietnam in 2007.
  • Return to Mu Cang Chai for lunch
  • Leaving Mu Cang Chai to Nghia Lo, free to discover the wildland of Nghia Lo, then dinner and overnight here.

Day 03

Mu Cang Chai – Nghia Lo (B,L,D)

  • Enjoy the fresh air and breakfast in Nghi Lo, check out the hotel or homestay
  • Leaving Nghia Lo to visit Suoi Giang Eco-Park where is a part of Hong Lien Son national park, it is home to ancient green tea, we walk around to know about the special green tea of Vietnam and take photographs in the tea garden.
  • Visiting Hoc village where is hot-steam, the traveler can enjoy and have a bath in the natural hot-water of the stream.
  • Have lunch, then return to Hanoi. The trip is over and enjoys a great time with Impress Travel

What's included in this trip:

  • A/C accommodation -Stay overnight at homestay ( Homestay is clean, the basis of bedding with the cleanness of pillow, blankets, net-mosquito and western bathroom style) with breakfast
  • A/C transfer from Airports to hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English- speaking guides
  • Entrance fees,
  • Mineral water ( 2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour )

What's excluded in this trip:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/ Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have (3USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned
  • For tailor-made, customized tour, or private tour please email to customize@impresstravel.com




Room Type


Sapa  3 -star Hotels


Homestay in Nghia Lo & Mu Cang Chai.

Optional to have a preference for a stay in Hotel as your request.


The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked

October 2019

North Vietnam - Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi+ Bai Dinh

Mr Tommy, on behalf of our group, we thank you for your efforts in putting together such a memorable vacation and experience of Sapa, overnight train, Halong Bay, Hanoi + Bai Dinh, your tour guides are so knowledgeable, passionate + helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will certainly recommend your tour agency to our friends and share our experiences in social media.
Thumbs up, best regards, 

April 2019

Amazing tour in Saigon Ho Chi Min

We took the two amazing tours, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta, the information was perfect, we learned a lot, the landscape was so beautiful and our both guides Mr. Lee and Mr. Law were the best in the world, very friendly and professional. Thanks!

December 2019


I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee
South Africa

ebrahim S
January 2020

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

January 2020

So glad I found Impress Travel

At first, I was just planning a trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh for my small family.
Some close friends heard about our plans and wanted to join the trip. Eventually the group grew to be 7 families, with 25 adults and children of varying interests and expectations.
 While I was excited at the prospect of touring Vietnam with good friends, I felt anxiously responsible to ascertain that everything must be well organized and everyone satisfied. This is why I am so very, very glad to have found Impress Travel. Mr. Mark responded quickly to all my inquiries, customized a wonderful trip according to the group's preferences, tirelessly worked out every detail for our 7-day trip, all at a reasonable price. Our guide, Trung, is knowledgeable, helpful, quick to respond to any need, and well-loved by everyone in the group. All my friends found this a marvelous trip, filled with beautiful memories, very much to my delight and relief!

Dave Chia Hong
November 2019

Vietnam Travel with Mr. Mark

It was amazing place to visit in the north of vietnam , we really enjoy all the trip especially their foods , culture, beautiful view and so on.

November 2019

Hanoi,Sapa,Hanoi,Danang,Hanoi 8D7N Online searching for a reliable travel agent n come across Impress Travel. Contacted

Accommodations were good especially Thang Long Espana Hotel (the Hotel Management automated upgraded us to VIP rooms.Is really unexpected). Overalled tours n places visited very well but only local guides r not good organizing the itineraries. Especially at Sapa Lao Cai and Cat Cat Villages walking tours push to the same day about 8hours for 7km (which is on 1st&2nd days arrival) so tiring. Lunch not good enough 4 so many hours of walking. In Danang Bana Hill the local guide shd arrange 2 visit Bana Hill 1st n not last coz' spend a short time n not nice photos taken due to rain (went in morning time no rain).
Overall tours, hotels, transportation, prices are strongly recommended. Especially Daniel Dang Impress Travel for welcoming and bye-bye wishes.
Daniel Dang tks from 8 of us having a wonderful time n memorable trip for 8D7N Sapa, Hanoi, Danang with Impress Travel. Meet u all again.

November 2019

5days Hanoi-Tam Coc-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

We are family of 6 from Singapore and Malaysia joining Hanoi Impress Travel on 30 October-04 November 2019. We are really impressed with the company and tour guides with their professionalism and well organised arrangement. Lily is our guide for Hanoi, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. She is excellent and very informative. She even taking care of us until late night. We walk us from Old Quarters to the hotel and brought us to try the famous road side foods. She even helped us to pay for our order to avoid overcharge by the stall. Another guide, David BK (Swan Cruise) brought us to Halong Bay cruise. He is excellent and humorous. He handles everything throughout the trip. He served meals for guests on the cruise, organised happy hour, guiding us for Kayaking, teaching Taiji and cooking class on cruise. The cruise ship is ok and the hotel in Hanoi-Adamas Hotel is small but new and clean with reasonable ok breakfast. Anyway thank you for the wonderful arrangement.

November 2019

Professional and well organized

We booked a 8 day private tour package for 9 persons for Northern and Central Vietnam . We experienced great and very professional service from the Impress travel team. Tommy was very easy to contact and accommodated our requests.
All the tour guides were very good, spoke good English, friendly and patient. All the vehicles were very clean , spacious enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. The drivers were extremely safe and ontime.
Meals were served in clean restaurants.
Overall we had a good holiday .Thank you Tommy and Impress travel for a great experience.

November 2019

Great service from Impress travel during in Hanoi

We booked package for 9 persons in Hanoi and i was experienced great service during my stay! the PIC (Mr. Mark) was very pleasant and so easily to contact, i was communicated so easily for trip preparation..the tour guide for Trang An was good, Mr Hiep was helped us very well, and he was so patient on witing us shopping! Thank you Hiep!!
during in Hanoi we were stayed in great hotel with nice service also, and during in Halong Bay, they also choosen the best cruise for us! Swan cruise and also the Mr Cong was great!! thank you!!
for transporation, the car was good and driver are pleasant, but only a little bit communication since the driver less good in english. but overall great!!
all the choosen food for lunch and dinner was delicious
Thank you so much Impress travel

November 2019

Excellent, Polite and Helpful Team

Impress Travels has been very helpful in making our vietnam travel amazing. We were a bunch of 7 friends wanting to go on a budget trip covering most locations. Hence, this subjected to a lot of changes during our discussion with the tour guide Daniel.
However, he has been patient enough in hearing out our needs - be it itienary , hotel bookings or even the mode of payment.

They really understand your needs. And needless to say our experience was amazing. All of this support and help has really made our vietnam trip the most memorable as far ❤️

November 2019

5D/4N Hanoi-Ninh Binh- Halong Bay

I was searching for a reliable travel agent and come across Impress Travel and the many reviews of them. I booked 5D/4N, Hanoi-Trang An-Halong Bay private trip for a party of 6. I communicated with Mr Daniel Dang throughout the time until the day we arrived. Mr Daniel is very patient, helpful, and accommodating to our requirements despite many changes made to the itinerary. The price is very reasonable unlike other travel agents.
Our tour guide, Lily was very friendly and efficientknowledgeable and speak good English.
Highly recommend “Trang An Boat Tour”. The caves was spectacular and beautifully.
2D/1N Halong Bay – Swan Cruise was awesome with amazing view of the cave. Our guide Mr David was hilarious, helpful, accommodating, and everything was well organized. Beside the normal
activities of kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi, culinary lesson, we are indeed very very fortunate to have
the chance to celebrate the “Mooncake Festival” while cruising and admiring the full moon.
Spread of mooncake, dessert, sweet snack, fruits, cocktail, beer and mini dragon dance complete the celebration. Tourists from all over the world party all night long.

Although we paid for a 3-star package, the hotel (Thang Long Espana Hotel), meals and transport provided were also above average. Our gang have a very enjoyable and memorable trip in Hanoi.
Impress Travel really impressed us with their service and will engage their service in future.
P/S:- Don’t worry, Impress Travel CAN be trusted.

November 2019

16 days Private Tour

Hanoi – Duong Lam - Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh city.
It is worth talking about details, say what you want to see, watch the hotels, indicate which rooms you want, the office will organize everything for you. I highly recommend!
The whole trip was arranged with the active help of Mr. Daniel Dang.

November 2019

Our 3 week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was excellent

Thanks to Mr Tommy and staff for putting together an active and interesting tour in all 3 countries. In every city or town we had we met by very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guides. We went in June which was HOT HOT HOT and were always so happy to have an air conditioned vehicle with cold water waiting for us. We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and boats and all were fabulously coordinated by Mr Tommy without fail. The selection of sites helped us enjoy so many aspects of all 3 countries!


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