Vietnam Sapa villages treks (4 days)Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is an easy 4-day trek Lotussia Travel customizes for family adventures holidays. The hike begins and finishes in Sapa town. There are about 4 – 6 hours trek per day. Trekking on flat trails with fews up and downhill treks. All the 3 nights will be spent at local homes in local hill tribe villages, inhabited by the Dzao and the Giay ethnic groups. The best time to do this trek is the dry season starting from October till April. There is therefore some fogs in January.
Day 1: Sapa – Tram Ton – Sin Chai (L,D)
8:30: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide, driver at your hotel in Sapa then transferred to the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall.
Drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see the Mt. Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains.
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 a local house.
Day 2 : Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (B,L,D)
After breakfast, start heading up the mountain. Once you get to the top, you will trek on a small trail and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will have lunch nearby a waterfall.
In the afternoon, you take another trail sneaking through the mountains. You also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river.
Upon our arrival in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, we will check-into a local house.
Dinner and overnight in the village.
Day 3: Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Tavan (B,L,D)
Today’s trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range. The tour 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 Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route.
You spend the night in a traditional house of Giay minority. It will be possible for you to have some more walk around before the dinner.
Overnight in the village.
Day 4: 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. 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.
15:00: You will be dropped off at Sapa church. End of Lotussia Travel service.
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