Sapa hiking tours: Travel Catcat Y Linh Ho Lao Hang Chai Seo Mi Ty Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Nhiu Nam Than Sin Chai Nam Lang Ta Thang Laocai (6 days)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This is a hard, challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel provides in Sapa area, northern Vietnam. There are about 5 – 7 hour trekking per day taking you to some remote, off-the-beaten path hilltribe villages such as Cat Cat village, Y Linh Ho village, Lao Hang Chai village, Seomity village, Den Thang village, Ta Trung Ho village, Nam Ngan village, Nam Sang village, Ban Sai village, Nam Nhiu village, Nam Than village, Sin Chai village, Nam Lang village, Ta Thang village. Travel this 6-day hiking tour, you enjoy the wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park, magnificent Hoang Lien Son Mountain range, marvelous landscapes of Muong Hoa, Nam Sai and Suoi Thau Valley, and experience the unique culture, custom and way of living of local ethnic peoples including Black Hmong, Red Zao,Tay and especially Xa Pho ethnic groups. Five nights home stay in tribal villages with memorable local life experience. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Sapa hiking tours: Travel Catcat Y Linh Ho Lao Hang Chai Seo Mi Ty Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Nhiu Nam Than Sin Chai Nam Lang Ta Thang Laocai (6 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (L,D)

9:00: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Sapa. We begin our trip by walking through fruit gardens and vegetable farms to the southern end of Cat Cat village. After a short visit of the village, we continue hiking up and downhill for over 4 hours through part of Hoang Lien National Park covered by thick bamboo and rain forest. We will pass by several isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong.

We arrive to Y Linh Ho village in mid afternoon. We may have time for a short walk before we check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Y Linh Ho – Lao Hang Chai – Seo Mi Ty (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will leave the Y Linh Ho village at about 09.00. We trek on a large path for an hour to Lao Hang Chai Village of the H’mong. We hike through several hamlets along the way. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.

The trail becomes narrow and tough as we hike uphill through bamboo forest and then thick rain the Hoang Lien National Park. We trek for nearly 5 hours in the rich nature of the park. This trekking route offers stunning panorama of the long and large valley below.
We arrive in Seo Mi Ty village in late afternoon. This village is located in a charming valley at the height 1567 m above sea level.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Ban Sai – Nam Nhiu – Nam Than – 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 6: 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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