You asked: How long does it take to hike the Ho Chi Minh trail?

Can you walk the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

And a great experience! After having a long trip in Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh city to get more experience or just relax at hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh.

Where does the Ho Chi Minh Trail start?

Starting south of Hanoi in North Vietnam, the main trail veered southwestward to enter Laos, with periodic side branches or exits running east into South Vietnam. The main trail continued southward into eastern Cambodia and then emptied into South Vietnam at points west of Da Lat.

How did the Vietcong remain undetected from U.S. troops?

Operation Trail Dust 1961

The Americans used chemical weapons Napalm (jellied petrol) and Agent Orange (superior strength weed killer). This was used to clear foliage in the jungle which was the natural hiding place for the Vietcong.

Why was the Ho Chi Minh Trail difficult?

Mu Gia and other strategic spots along the Ho Chi Minh trail became a struggle between American attempts to shut down the supply route and Vietnamese ones to keep them going. Defending the route was a core of committed laborers, who protected the trail by making it physically hard to bomb.

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Why is it called Ho Chi Minh Trail San Diego?

Known mostly by surfers and UCSD stoners, “Ho Chi Mihn Trail” got its name in the 1960’s when suffers and students from UCSD named it for the Ho Chi Minh Trail of Vietnam war infamy. It is full of wild life, bizarre stand cliff formations from the ocean wind gusts, and a nasty stinky stream which runs to the ocean.