Sapa -> Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van -> Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan, Ban Ho -> Nam Toong, Ban Ho -> Sapa
Distane: (12+15+8)Km ——— Grade: Hard trek
Arrive at Lao Cai station in the morning, our driver will be waiting for you at the station’s exit holding a sign with Friendly travel logo and your name clearly marked.
From Lao Cai, our driver will then escort you in our comfortable mini-bus to Sapa. Throughout this 60 minutes scenic drive up through the mountains, be sure to look out the window at the captivating views of emerald green valleys, majestic mountains shrouded in cloud and intricate rice paddy fields.
Upon arriving into Sapa, you will have breakfast and fresh-up yourselves at our Goldensun hotel. We will then depart from the hotel at 9:00am and walk down to Y Linh Ho, a village inhabited by the Hmong minority. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of hereditary terraces that are estimated around 100 years old. From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai village where you will visit the Hmong home town. You will then continue to Ta Van, an established Hmong and Giay village. Here you will be warmly welcomed by a local Giay family and stay here for the night in their home-stay
Picnic lunch on the way and dinner with local family
Get the wake up by a rooster or the pigs, have breakfast with some pancakes, hot tea or hot coffee out door — you will be treated to sensational views across the rice terraces. After breakfast you’ll say good bye to the local then trek through an enchanting bamboo forest, silk waterfall to Giang Ta Chai. After a few hours of trekking, we will stop and enjoy a picnic lunch with our scenic views. We then keep treking to Ban Ho village and get the welcome by local Tay minority here.
Dinner with local family – overnight at the homestay in Ban Ho village
Wake up at the home-stay and have breakfast here. Make a little walk along the river with breathtaking scenery surround to get to see Nam Toong village – the village of Red Dao minority. Walk back to Ban Ho you could dip into fresh water which close to Lavie waterfall. After that come back to the home-stay to get some lunch before you get up on the car to go back to Sapa
Upon arriving back into Sapa, you will have a few hours to take shower and spend in town. Depending on what time your train departs, our driver will come to collect you at either 4.30pm or 5.30pm and take you to Lao Cai train station. Dinner in Sapa town before you leave.
All meals, English speaking tour guide, Transportation, Village entrance fees, Home-stay fee
Drinks, Personal travel insurance, Tips
You Should Bring
Comfortable trekking shoes, Waterproof jacket, Suncream, Suitable clothing, Mosquito repellent.