This tour will involve you in the 6-day adventure of exploring one of the most beautiful parts in Sapa areas. Joining this tour, you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of valleys under the protection of Hoang Lien mountain range. You will also be able to meet and participate in the everyday activities of the local ethnic minorities in Sapa, such as the Tay, Xa Pho, Black Hmong and Red Dao people.
At the departure time, you will be greeted and picked up at your hotel’s lobby by a local guide and a driver.
Your tour will start by leaving the busy town behind and trekking through the market. After a while, you will go on a road downhill to head to Cat Cat village village which is located in a beautiful valley only about 3 kilometers from Sapa town.
Upon your arrival here, you will stop for a while to enjoy the beauty of a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. You can enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery as well as fresh air along the road.
Then, you will trek through the mountain on another trail to Y Linh Ho village where Black Hmong people are living. You have to be noted that the trail can be slippery during rainy season from Cat Cat to Y Linh Ho. Here, you will have a chance to observe and learn more about interesting daily life and activities of these ethnic minority people. In addition, you will have the chance to see and marvel at the beauty of rice paddy terraces there.
You will stay in the village for a rest and enjoying a nice lunch served nearby the river.
After lunchtime, you start the afternoon program by trekking to Muong Hoa valley. En route, you will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. Coming here, you can walk around the village to enjoy the stunning view of the valley and enjoy a refreshing swimming in the river nearby.
You will experience an overnight in a local house of the Giay ethnic people.
After having breakfast, you will start the second day’s trekking adventure, which is mostly uphill until lunchtime. Whenever you stop for a rest, you will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the valley. So don’t forget to keep your camera handy to capture these fantastic images.
Before noon, you stop at a nice spot for lunch.
After having lunch and a short rest, a will start the afternoon program. The trekking journey will be easier in the afternoon, but the sceneries are even more beautiful. You will pass by Seomity village which is inhabited by the Black Hmong ethnic minority people before arriving at a campsite, which locates nearby a river outside the village. While porters are putting up tents and cooking dinner, you can take a walk to stretch the legs and relax.
The third day’s program will take you through beautiful and charming rice fields and over old suspension bridges.
From Seomitry village, you will start your trekking on a small trail and through a rainforest.
By noon, you will arrive at Den Thang village inhabited by Black Hmong people. Here, you will stop for lunch. You can choose the place for lunch, either by a river or in a local school according to the weather.
After lunch and a short break, you will continue trekking on a tougher route with small footpath. You will have to be very attentive on the way to ensure your safety.
Then, you will reach Ta Trung Ho village where Red Dao ethnic minority people are living. You will spend time strolling around the village, talking and playing with the locals in the village. You will spend a night in the cosy and hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao people there.
On the day 4, you will have an early breakfast at Ta Trung Ho village before starting the other trekking adventure. You will start from the fringe of the rain forest situated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. And for your information, Fansipan, which is considered the roof of Indochina with its height of 3140m, is local on this mountain range as well.
You will trek uphill to reach Nam Toong village where the Red Dao ethnic minority people are living. Coming here, you will be shown around the village by the locals. Your lunch will be prepared and serve in a local school in the village.
After lunchtime, you will continue the afternoon program by trekking downhill to the valley where the My Son village of Xa Pho minority is situated. This is regarded as one of the smallest ethnic groups in Northern Vietnam.
Leaving this village, you will walk to Thanh Phu village inhabited by the Tay ethnic people. Here, you will spend a night in a traditional house of Tay people. You can walk around and explore the village, observe the everyday activities of the locals; and then, enjoy a delicious meal served with typical and tasty Vietnamese dishes.
Your day 4’s program ends.
The fifth day’s trek will be quite short and short, yet the sceneries are still beautiful.
After having breakfast, you will leave Thanh Phu village for Nam Cum.
You will go on a trail built on the bottom of the valley. Here, you will enjoy the most fantastic view over the surrounding mountains.
You will find a nice spot and stop there for lunch.
After lunch, you start the afternoon program by walking toward Sin Chai village where the Red Dao ethnic minority group are living.
Once you come here, you will spend time walking around the village, observing, participating in and learning about the daily activities of the locals here.
You will spend an overnight in a local house.
On day 6, you will get up early for breakfast and then, pack your luggage for the long trek to Lao Cai.
Once you are ready, you will leave Sin Chai for the adventure through an amazingly mountainous area and the most remote part of Sapa.
On the way, you will not only enjoy the beauty of nature with mountains, bamboo forests and jungles but also have fun with children looking at strange tourists curiously. Most of them are Red Dao ethnic minority people who are the main residents of this area.
Then, you will stop at Nam Ket for lunch.
After lunch and a short rest, you will trek down the hill for half an hour to reach a green valley lying along the Red River. You will have the chance to enjoy one of the most magnificent views of stunning natural landscape here. Don’t forget to keep your camera handy to capture these beautiful images.
In the end, you will arrive at Ta Thang village where Tay ethnic minority is living. Once your arrival here, you will be welcomed by a driver who will drive you back to Lao Cai station. You catch a train to back to Hanoi. The tour ends.