Sapa hard trekking tours: Hike Y Linh Ho Seomity Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Than Nam Nhiu Sin Chai Nam Lang Ta Thang Lao Cai (5 days)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This hard/challenging trekking tour is arranged in Sapa, northern Vietnam taking you to remote, less traveled villages as Y Linh Ho village, Seo My Ty village, Den Thang village, Ta Trung Ho village, Nam Ngan village, Nam Sang village, Ban Sai village, Nam Than village, Nam Nhiu village, Sin Chai village, Nam Lang village, Ta Thang village. Wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park, magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range, beautiful Muong Hoa and Nam Sai valleys. Experience the unique culture, custom and way of life of tribal ethnic peoples such as Hmong, Zao, Tay and especially the Xa Pho, a sub group of the Phu La. Four nights home stay in villages with memorial for experiences of local life. This is a hard trek tour for customers with over average strength and mobile ability plus some trekking practice or experience. The trekking trail is tough at some parts with river and stream crossings in rainy days. Especially the river and stream crossings on day 2, and day 5 may cause danger after heavy rain. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Sapa hard trekking tours: Hike Y Linh Ho Seomity Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Than Nam Nhiu Sin Chai Nam Lang Ta Thang Lao Cai (5 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Seo Mi Ty (L,D)

08.30: You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa with Lotussia Travel team. Leaving Sapa, we travel southwards along the paved road for 3 km and then turn right to a dirt path. We go downhill until we reach the Muong Hoa River. Enjoy magnificent view of the Hoang Lien mountain range and Sapa Valley.

We cross the river by a suspension bridge, then we trek uphill along narrow village path for nearly 2 hours through Y Linh Ho and onto Lao Hang Chai Village of the Black H’mong. We stop by and visit several small & isolated hamlets along the way.

Lunch will be provided en route.

After lunch, we continue our hike on a narrower & tougher trail going through thick rain forest of the Hoang Lien nature reserve. Wild and rich nature! We arrive the Seo Mi Ty Village in late afternoon. We may have time to visit of this remote village before dark.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Seo Mi Ty – Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will leave Seo Mi Ty village and begin the hike with an easy walk. After about 20 minutes walk, the gets tougher. We trek downhill through thick rain forest to Den Thang village, isolately located  in a remote valley. We visit this village then have lunch.

After lunch, we leave Seo Mi Ty village. We trek on a small trail that continuously goes up and downhill through the wildest land of Sapa. After about 4 hours trek, we will arrive the Ta Trung Ho Village of the Red Zao.

We may have time to visit the village before checking into a local village houser for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Ngan – Nam Sang – Ban Sai (B,L,D)

After breakfast in the homestay we will Ta Trung Ho village at 08.30 am. We begin the day with a challenging trek along a narrow dirt trail sneaking on steep hill sides. We hike through narrow & sharp canyon from the height of 950 m up to nearly 1,500m for the whole morning.

Lunch will be provided at the top of the mountain in the forest.

After lunch, we continue our hike following the same trail for 1,5 hour. We trek through the forest to Nam Ngan Village of the Red Zao. We have a short walk to explore this quiet and charming village. Then We continue our trek following a larger dirt path. We rek for 1 hour downhill until we arrive in Nam Sang Village of the Xa Pho peoples. The Xa Pho is a sub group of the Phu La ethnic whose population is just about 4,000 in Vietnam and still live a primary way.

We continue walking through Nam Sai Valley. After about 1 or 2 hours trek, we arrive Nam Sai village. We may have time for a short walk before checking into a local house for dinner & overnight.

Day 4: Ban Sai – Nam Than – Nam Nhiu – Sin Chai B (B,L,D)

After breakfast,we will leave Ban Sai at about 09.00 am. We will trek along a large & good path uphill to Nam Nhiu Village of the Red Zao. After having a short visit of this village, we continue hiking along a dirt path for 1,5 hour to Nam Than Village of the Red Zao and Black H’mong. This portion of the trek offers stunning view of Nam Sai and Nam Cang Valleys.

Leaving Nam Than village, we continue trekking for an hour through wild land dotting with terraced fields, bamboo forest…

Lunch will be provided en route.

After lunch, we continue trekking for 2, 5 hours along the same trail passing through the land of Suoi Thau Commune to Sin Chai B Village of the Red Zao.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Sin Chai B – Nam Lang A – Nam Lang B – Ta Thang – Lao Cai (B,L)

After breakfast, we trek along a narrow dirt trail for ½ hour to the bottom of the valley. Then we gradually hike uphill for nearly 2 hours to Nam Lang A and then Nam Lang B, the 2 village of the Red Zao. We will stop by and visit somes local houses to understand the local life of the ethnic groups living in these remote areas.

Lunch break at Nam Lang B village.

After lunch, we continue our trek following a large and rocky road for ½ hour going to the top of the mountain range. Then the trek gradually gets downhill to Nam Ket village of the Red Zao and the Tay.

We continue hiking along the same trail downhill for nearly 2 hours to Ta Thang village. This villaage offers wide view of the Red River Valley which runs through the Bao Yen District.

We will be picked up by our vehicle at Ta Thang village and transferred to Lao Cai. Trip ends.

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