trails trekking (9 days / 8 night)
your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to train station, sleep on
train to Lao cai
SinChai( 8km) (B/L/D)
morning arrival Lao cai at 6:00 AM , breakfast the
driving to O-Quy- Ho ( 18 km from Sapa town ). then
begin trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa River
and from here to the Black H’mong village of Sin Chai .
Accommodation is basic but a unique and special
experience. Home stay in Sin Chai
Chải - Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van- Sapa(15km) (B/L/D)
Train arrives Lao Cai railway station aroung 06: 00.
Pick up and transfer to Sapa town. Relax for a while at
local restaurant then begin trekking down the valley to
the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong
village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. We then continue to Ta
Van village to visit Zay people. Mini bus pick up and
transfer back to Sapa.We’ll stay overnight in Hotel.
Approx.: 0,5 hour driving/ 6 hours trekking/ 1 hour
Sapa – Quang Binh Quang Binh – Tan Nam (B, L,
Breakfast, check out of your home stay and depart at
07.30 am. The transfer takes 2 hours to the starting
point of the trekking trail. It is an easy walk through
the valley and terraced rice paddies for over 2 hours to
a village of the Pa Then ethnic peoples. Explore the
village and then take a lunch break.
afternoon the trek takes nearly 4 hours going up and
down hill through plantations, rice paddies and
especially the palm forests of the hilly land of the Tan
Nam Commune. We will pass some hamlets of the Black Zao
and larger villages of the hospitable Nung ethnic
peoples, arriving at the centre of Tan Nam at about 5.00
pm. Explore this beautiful village in your free time
before dinner. Home stay in a house of the Nung.
summary: Transfer 5 km/ Trekking 6 hours, approx.17 km,
grade 2 of 5/ Home stay in Village of the Nung.
:Tan Nam – Phieng Lang (B, L, D)
at 08.30am after breakfast at the home-stay. The trek
today is easy along a large village path which connects
this village to other villages of the Zao Ao Dai (Zao
with long dress), Tay and Nung ethnic peoples, all
beautifully set along the Nam Ly River. We pay visits to
many local homes along the way and everywhere people
welcome visitors and treat them hospitably.
trek in the afternoon goes uphill slightly to Phieng
Lang. This region is inhabited mostly by the Zao Ao Dai
peoples and several Flower Hmong who traditionally and
practically build their homes on hill tops and cultivate
the surrounding land to create perfect dwellings. We
arrive in Phieng Lang in the mid afternoon, and then
take a leisurely walk to explore the surrounding
countryside. Dinner and the home stay will be in a stilt
house of the Zao.
summary: Trekking 6 hours, approx.17 km, grade 2 of 5/
Home stay in Phieng Lang of the Red Zao.
:Phieng Lang – Pa Duc – Quang Thuong – Nam Choong (B, L,
breakfast, leave Phieng Lang at about 08.30 am, to enjoy
another day trekking along the beautiful Nam Ly Valley.
There is a good trail which winds up and down on the
high hillsides gradually going uphill for the whole
morning via Pa Duc village to Quang Thuong. These people
are very different from the Nung and Tay, who live in
large villages in the lower lands. The Hmong and the Zao
Ao Dai occupy the higher lands and build their houses
all over the hill-tops. This part of the trek offers one
of the most beautiful views in the far north.
break and then descend along a narrow trail passing
through tea farms and steep terraced paddies for 2 hours
to Nam Chong Village of the Zao Ao Dai. Explore the
village and settle down in a local home by the hot
spring for dinner and overnight.
summary: Trekking 5 hours, approx.14 km, grade 2 of 5/
Nam Chong – Quang Nguyen – Coc Cang – Coc Dong (B, L, D)
at 08.30 am. Trek along a narrow trail along the Nam Ly
River for an hour to the centre of Quang Nguyen Commune,
then turn off on to a tough trail going steeply uphill
for 2 hours through Quang Vinh Village passing the
villages of the Nung on the low land and Red Zao and Zao
Ao Dai on the higher land.
break and then we must be prepared for the most
challenging part of the tour: To get over the Nhin Co
San mountain. The trail becomes narrow and very tough in
parts, going uphill through the thick rain forest and
later bamboo forests for nearly 3 hours till we reach
Coc Cang village of Che La Commune.
Continue along the same trail for 1,5 hours passing some
hamlets of the White Hmong to Coc Dong Village of the
Nung peoples. Dinner and home stay here.
summary: Trekking 6 to 7 hours, approx.17 km, grade 4 of
5/ Home stay in Coc Dong Village of the White Hmong..
Coc Dong – Coc Re – Coc Pai (B, L, D)
an excellent day today! Leave Coc Dong for nearly 1
hours uphill trek along a trail sneaking amidst the high
mountains, passing several hamlets of the Flower Hmong,
who always occupy the highest elevation. Arrive at Coc
Re at noon and enjoy a lunch break in a local restaurant
after hanging around the Coc Re market place to catch a
glimpse of local life here.
for the whole afternoon, passing through some narrow
valleys with marvellous terraced paddies and newly
planted forests til we reach Coc Pai, the townlet of Xin
Man District. Driving to Bac Ha . Hotel in Bac Ha
summary: Trekking 6 hours, approx.17 km, grade 3 of 5
free time relaxing in Bac Ha. Afternoon driving back to
Lao Cai. Take overnight train to Hanoi.
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breakfast, L= lunch
drink as water for
Snack during walking and
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