The trip is the combination of sightseeing and trekking, which offers you best views in Sapa area, a trek in the Hoang LienNational Park and Muong Hoa valley as well as a visit to the community based tourism village of the Black Hmong minority.
What to Expect
What to expect:
The trip is the combination of sightseeing and trekking, which offers you best views in Sapa area, a trek in the Hoang LienNational Park and Muong Hoa valley as well as a visit to Community Based Tourism village of Black Hmong minority.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
8pm transfer pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi to railway station for night train up to Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa- Heavens Gate - Sin Chai (L,D)
You travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views.
We start descending nearby the waterfall. The trail takes you all the way downhill through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. Your lunch will be served at a nice spot nearby a river.
After lunch, you continue the trek to Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority, where Community Based Tourism in Sapa takes place. You will have opportunity to explore daily life of one of the largest group ethnic minorities in Sapa area. Here you spend the night in local house.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 40 minutes driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Day 3: Sin Chai - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho (B,L,D)
After having breakfast, you start heading up the mountain. Once you get to the top, you will trek on a small trail with spectacular view and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will have lunch nearby a waterfall.
In the afternoon, you take a trail sneaking through mountain. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. Eventually you will arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest in a nice spot nearby the beautiful river. You will spend the night in Y Linh Ho.
Approx: Grade 4 of 5/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Day 4: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Tavan (B,L,D)
Today’s trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range, which offers you many opportunities to enjoy view over huge rice paddy terraces in Muong Hoa valley, the largest one in the area.
After lunch at a nice spot, you descend into the bottom of the valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmongvillage of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You spend the night in a traditional house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby. minority and then Tavan
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Day 5: Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan (B,L)
Today’s trek is short, but still the landscape is beautiful. Once you get energy for your last day trek after having breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village where you can take a rest nearby a waterfall for lunch. You will enjoy the walk in bamboo forests.
After passing trough the bamboo forest we will find a nice place to enjoy lunch. After lunch we continue towards Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 0,5 hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Note: The trek pass trough one of the most well known trails in the Sapa valley
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
- Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
- English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
- Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
- Entrance fee to indicated sights
- Permit and porter for trekking
- Sleeping bag and mattresses
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Tents if needed
- Mosquito net
- Boat trip
- Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
What's Not Included
- Other meals
- airport tax
- single room supplement
- personal expenses
- travel insurance
- flight in/ out of Vietnam
- any optional additional tours or activities during free time
- surcharge for peak season
- local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)
Know Before You Go
Note on client safety: we reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.