Ban Hang is located in on of the deepest valleys in Pu Luong. The best reach this village is via road 15A that connect Mai Chau and Pu Luong and start trekking to this village, where road 15A meets road 15C.
The earthen road followed the course of the Suoi Pung River upstream into an ever narrowing valley in Ban Hang village, flow river floor and lower slopes terraced with gardens and recently harvested rice paddies beneath lush green forested hills. This road wound and undulated its way for several kilometres, every corner opening up a beautiful rural vista.
As we passed through the village of Tan Phuc, smiling children appeared from houses and fields to call out “hello” or “xin chao” – it was a scene to be repeated at every village on our walk. Leaving the road, we headed lower down into the valley along a dirt motor cycle track, crossing the river to reach the villages of Ban Duom and Ban Hang, the latter our destination and first homestay of the trek.