THE FAR NORTH TREKKING
Hightlights
  • Hike through villages inhabited by various ethnic groups for a true immersion into their culture.

  • Admire the peaceful and beautiful of rural town, immerse in local live life.

  • Enjoy scenic and colourful hilltribe area of Sapa – best known of its rice terraces and spectacular landscape.

Itinerary

DAY 01: HANOI – NGHIA LO

07:00 Depart from Hanoi through the Red River Delta into the mountains of Yen Bai province and on to Nghia Lo. The area is home to Thai, Nung, H’mong, La Ha and Ma ethnic minority people. 

Overnight in Nghia Lo.

DAY 02: NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI – THAN UYEN (B, L, D)

Exploring the local market in Nghia Lo is a good chance to shop for local handicrafts. Today’s drive is along an exciting stretch of road which climbs over the mountain pass to Mu Cang Chai past H’mong, La Ha and Dzao hill tribe communities. At the bottom of the valley is the town of Than Uyen

Overnight in Than Uyen.

DAY 03: THAN UYEN – SAPA (B)

The road follows the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and winds through tea plantations and rice terraces as it hugs the Nam Ma River. This stunning valley is dotted with Tay, Dzao and H’mong hill tribe villages. Over the 1,900 meter Tram Ton Pass to Sa Pa located in the breathtaking Hoang Lien Son Mountains. Arrive in Sapa in the afternoon. Free time.

Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 04: SAPA TREKKING TOURS (B)

You start the tour from Sapa. Take a short road transfer along the motorway southwards for 4 km with a stop along the way for stunning scenery of Fansipan mountain and Muong Hoa valley. Trek uphill along a large and rocky path for 2 hours to Hang Da village of the Black H’mong which hides under lush trees on high elevation of Den Thang Mountain. Explore the village, visit local families.

In the Afternoon, continue trekking along the same trail which goes on the high mountainside for about an hour which offers a great view of Muong Hoa valley until arriving at Thao Hong Den, another village of the Black H’mong to pay a visit to several local families. To continue, you will go downhill for another hour along a dirt track to Pho village at the center of Hau Thao commune. You will be picked up and transferred by road back to Sapa. The trip ends at about 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm. 

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Remark: The program of trek can be adjusted depending on the weather conditions, your age and your health status:

Option 1: Lao chai / Ta Van (5 km, soft trek, very touristy)

Option 2: Cat Cat / Y Linh Ho / Lao Chai / Tavan (14 km, medium trek)

Option 3: Xau Chau / Xa Xeng / Hau Thao / Giang Ta Chai (14 km, medium trek, off the beaten tracky).

Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 05: SAPA – LAO CAI – HANOI (B)

It’s time to be at leisure and to wander around Sapa with hundreds of Black H’mong and Red Dzao gathering. Socialize with the tribesmen and enjoy bargaining for unique souvenirs and shopping for delicate embroideries and batik at a Sapa fair. It’s possible to climb up to Ham Rong mountain with a panoramic view of Sapa which is recommended (the entrance fee will be paid by yourself).

Transfer to Hanoi. End of our service.

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English Speaking

Local guide where need

Local porter where need

Plenty of water per person per trekking day

Private vehicle for transfer

Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast)

Accommodation as listed above

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Children Policy

 

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