Sapa is a delightful old French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnams’ northwest. The region is home to many ethnic minorities groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire. Average walking time for each day is around 6 hours, passing through H’mong, Day, Tho, Tay, Nhang, and Red Dao communities.
The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer.
Sapa hard treckking 5 days/6 nights
|Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai||(…)|
Transfer from hotel to the train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
|Day 1: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van||(B, L, D)|
Picked up at Laocai Railway station early in the morning by bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM. Breakfast and relax. Walk around Sapa and then start trekking from Sapa at 10:00 AM to visit a village of the Black H’mong (LaoChaiSan). Go though hillsides along MuongHoa river. Cross the river by a suspension bridge to reach LaoChai village. Take the paths across the paddy fields to get to the 3rd village of the Dzay minority (TaVan) and stay the night at a Dzay family in this village. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner.
|Day 2: Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho||(B, L, D)|
Breakfast with the local family and then get to a village located at the foot of HoangLienSon range via bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a rattan bridge. After the village, get down to the river, cross it and keep going to SuPan village for 2 minorities – The H’mong and the Red Dzao. . Get off the road to go down hill to BanHo village. Overnight at Ban Ho with a Tay family who have houses on stilts. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner.
|Day 3: Nam Toong – Thanh Phu – My Son||(B, L, D)|
Get up early in the morning for fresh air and peaceful daily life of the people. Breakfast and leave the village for a hard day. Walk uphill to a smallest and almost untouched village of the Red Dzao (Namtoong). Go further to another village on the same side of of the mountain range to see the XaPho ethnic group in NamKen. Get down to the river and go up to MiSon to visit the XaPho again. Spend the night in ThanhPhu village at a Tay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner with the local family.Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner.
|Day 4: Thanh Phu – Sapa||(B, L, D)|
Breakfast at ThanhPhu village. Walk back to SuPan village where to take a jeep back to Sapa. On the way back, visit the ancient stone circle (stones decorated with ancient car or vanvings which are said to have described the life of the people lost in the mists of prehistory) Check in hotel. Lunch at SuPan and dinner in Sapa.Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner.
|Day 5: sapa – Lao Cai station||(B, L, D)|
Breakfast, free to go around and explore the town . Lunch and check out the hotel. Leave sapa for laocai Station in the afternoon. Dinner at Lao Cai Station , get the night train to Hanoi. Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner.
|Day 6: Hanoi||(B)|
Arrive in Hanoi early morning 5h30. Check-in at our hotel (Indochina 1 Hotel) for breakfast Buffet and bathing. Finish tour.
Tour in group
– Return train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai in 4 soft berths AC cabin.
– Transfer Hanoi hotel – Hanoi train station
– Other land vehicles mentioned in the itinerary (car, jeep or motor bike).
– Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
– Twin or double room at selected hotel or similar
– English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request. English guide – with tour in group.
– Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
– Breakfast Buffet and bathing in our hotel for the morning of day 4.
– Hotel in Hanoi
– Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.)
– Tips and gratuities.
– Services not mentioned above.
– Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.