Sapa trekking holidays: Travel Tram Ton Sin Chai Catcat Y Linh Ho Lao Hang Chai Seomity Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Myson Nam Tong Thanh Phu (6 days)Thursday, June 28, 2012
This 6-day tour is a hard, challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel arranges in Sapa area, northern Vietnam. The hiking tour takes you to Sapa remote hilltribe villages including Sin Chai village, Cat Cat village, Y Linh Ho village, Lao Hang Chai village, Seo Mi ty village, Den Thang village, Ta Trung Ho village, Nam Ngan village, Nam Sang village, Ban Sai village, My Son village, Nam Toong village, Thanh Phu village. Begin your adventure holiday with a car transfer from Sapa town up to Tram Ton heaven gate where you start trekking through Hoang Lien national park, along hillside, through remote hamlet and terraced rice fields. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park and Muong Hoa, Nam Sai and Suoi Thau valleys. Experience the unique culture, custom and way of living of the Black H’mong, Red Zao, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic groups with memorable experiences of local life. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.
Day 1: Sapa – Tram Ton – Sin Chai village (L,D)
09:00: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Sapa and transferred to the Tram Ton Pass. Stop at the Silver Waterfall for a short walk (optional).
We begin our trip by walkliing to the Heaven Gate. Enjoy magnificent view over the other side of Hoang Lien Son range.
We trek mostly downhill following a narrow trail sneaking on mountain sides. We hike through the thick rain forest of the Hoang Lien Nature Reserve. After 3 hours trek, we reach the upstream part of the Muong Hoa River.
In the afternoon, we hike to Sin Chai village of the H’mong.
We may have time for a short walk before checking into a local house for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Sin Chai village – Cat Cat village – Y Linh Ho village (B,L,D)
After breakfast at home stay, we will leave Sin Chai village at about 09.00 am. We walk for 1 hour along good path to Cat Cat waterfall. Have a short rest at this nature wonders and continue hiking up and downhill along the Vang stream. We trek 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 before we arrive at Y Linh Ho village in mid afternoon.
Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Y Linh Ho village – Lao Hang Chai village – Seo Mi Ty village (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 4: Seo Mi Ty village – Den Thang village – Ta Trung Ho village (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 5: Ta Trung Ho village - Nam Ngan village – Nam Sang village – Ban Sai village (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 6: Ban Sai village – My Son - Nam Toong – Thanh Phu Bridge – Sapa (B,L)
We leave Ban Sai village at 09.00 am. We walk along the large rocky path for an hour to My Son, a newly formed village of the Xa Pho peoples aftera terrible landslide in 2000.
Then we continue trekking on a long narrow dirt trail to the other side of the valley. After one hour trek, we arrive the Nam Keeng villages. You can still see traces of the many landslides along the way which can help to know more about the very hard life of the local peoples.
We arrive the Nam Toong village of the Red Zao at noon. Lunch break and then we have a short walk around the village to get in touch with local villagers.
We continue trekking for two more hours to Thanh Phu Bridge where will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred back to Sapa. Trip ends.
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