Being a part of the 1st ever tour group to visit the cave is a bit special. And being 1st Australian adventurer to visit the cave was pretty cool too.
There were people from the UK, USA, Norway, Canada, Russia and Australia on the Trip. We were out for 6 days and 5 nights with Howard, Deb and Mr Tinh from "Oxalis Adventure Tours" that gave us a spectacular expedition. Enough cannot be said for Mr Ho Khanh's contribution to the trip and the awesome team of porters, cooks and camp attendants he manages.
I am feeling a bit "Dr Livingstone" about the whole affair.
The trip over 5 nights included 2 nights camping in Hag En which is an epic place besides Hang Son Duong. We spent 4 days and 3 nights camping in Hang Son Doong and were catered for in a fashion that is hard to describe to someone who hasn't banqueted in a place that is very remote. The tents were put up and packes down on sandy beaches daily for us and they even served a red wine with dinner. Very Stanley in the Congo service. lol.
And the cave, What can I say. Awesome! Simply Awesome.
So glad I went. Thanks to the team at Oxalis and Ho Khanh and his merry Men!
Ben at the Farmstay