Pleiku to Kham Duc – Leg 5

Pleiku to Kham Duc – Leg 5

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Pleiku to Kham Duc - Leg 5, Vietnam Blog | 0 comments

Pleiku to Kham Duc – Leg 5

(Click on the above image to see a reduced version of the map) Leg 5: Pleiku to Kham Duc – STATISTICS Total Distance: 219km (136 miles) Total Duration: 7hrs, 12min Total Moving Duration: 7hrs, 04min Average Pace: 31kmph Max Elevation: 1101m Current Elevation: 478m Although the two most testing legs of the trail were still to come today was going to be the most remote section to date. It was also going to take us over the first real mountain pass of the trip and we would finally officially be on the HCM Trail. So quite a monumental day...

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Kham Duc: Review

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Kham Duc Review, Vietnam Blog | 0 comments

Kham Duc: Review

I really didn’t expect much from Kham Duc. And when you don’t expect much you’re always surprised. Bordered by two large mountain ranges on either side Kham Duc is a beautiful spot and as we rolled down the main road (of which there really is only one) a friendly local rolled up next to me asking if I needed any help leaving me once again reflecting on the kindness of the Vietnamese people. Given I didn’t have any accommodation lined up he turned out to be a very useful chap as he literally took us around to every...

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