Vietnam 2018

Vietnam 2018

A 2000 km self-supported solo run across the remote mountains of Northeast Vietnam through the provinces of Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang and Bac Kan. Carrying a map, tarp and sleeping bag for shelter, experiencing heart warming hospitality in beautiful hamlets. Navigation using Google maps, running across beautiful off road trails and swimming through rivers and lakes.

Route Map

The Journey

After living 2 decades in a 5×5 feet corporate cubicle the thought dawned upon me that life was slowly slipping by and I might only remember the daily routine of commuting in traffic and selling my soul to money which scared me profoundly. I had been exploring the tropical jungles of South India for more than a decade as part of the Chennai Trekking Club, a 40 thousand member outdoor community, which I started a decade earlier. I ran thousands of kilometers in the Indian Himalayas trying to make the most out of my sparse annual corporate holidays but I never felt like a free man.

Presentation – Planning & Learnings

Summary presentation on planning, preparation and learnings



Ha Giang 2

Cao Bang 4

Bac Kan 4

Tuyen Quang 3

Hanoi 1

Ha Long Bay 1

Planned Route