Sapa trekking holidays: Travel Tram Ton Sin Chai Cat Cat Y Linh Ho Lao Chai Tavan Seo Mi Ty Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Toong Myson Thanh Phu Nam Cum Ben Den Nam Ket Laocai (8 days)

Friday, June 29, 2012

This is the longest and the most challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel provides in Sapa area, in the northern Vietnam. The 8-day trekking tour takes you to different hilltribe villages including Sin Chai village, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Seomity, Seo Mi Ty, Den Thang, Ta Trung Ho, Nam Toong, My Son,Thanh Phu, Nam Cum, Nam Ket, Ben Den. Begin your adventure holidays with a car transfer from Lao Cai up to the Tram Ton heaven gate where you start hiking through Hoang Lien national park, along hillside, terraced rice fields and end it up in Lao Cai where you take the overnight train trip back to Hanoi. The hiking tour is ideal for active, intrepid travelers, small group tours and family adventures. There are about 6 – 7 hours trek per day. Food is simple and all the 6 nights are spent at local homes (homestay). The tour is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, local porter, cook and trekking equipments. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Sapa trekking holidays: Travel Tram Ton Sin Chai Cat Cat Y Linh Ho Lao Chai Tavan Seo Mi Ty Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Toong Myson Thanh Phu Nam Cum Ben Den Nam Ket Laocai (8 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sapa- Tram Ton – Sin Chai (L,D)

Met  up  with Lotussia Travel team at  your  hotel  in  Sapa  then  transferred  to the  Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall.

You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see Fansipan, the highest peak  of  Indochina  mountains  as  well  as  enjoy  stunning  views. We  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 H’mong 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 local house.

Day 2: Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (B,L,D)

After having breakfast, you start heading up the mountain. Once you get to the top, you will trek on
a small trail with spectacular view and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will have
lunch nearby a waterfall.

In the after noon, you take a trail sneaking through mountain. You also will enjoy  spectacular  scenery while walking  along  a  narrow  river  You  eventually  arrive  in  Y  Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest in a nice spot nearby the beautiful river before climbing toward a road, where you return Sapa by car.

Day 3: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Tavan (B,L,D)

Today’s trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range, which 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. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.

Day 4: Tavan - Seomity (B,L,D)

After having breakfast, you start today’s trek, which is mostly uphill until lunchtime. Whenever you
stop for a rest, you will be able to enjoy valley view. Before noon, you stop again at a nice spot for
lunch.

The trek will be softer in the afternoon. But the scenery becomes even more beautiful. You pass by
Seomity  village of Black Hmong minority before  you arrive  in  a  campsite, which  locates  nearby  a
river outside the village. While porters put up tents and cook dinner, you can take a walk to stretch
the legs.

Day 5: Seomity – Den Thang - Ta Trung Ho (B,L,D)

The  trek  today  takes you  through beautiful  rice paddies and over old suspension bridges. You will
trek on small trail sneaking  through  rainforest. You arrive in Den Thang village of Black Hmong by
noon. Here you stop for lunch either nearby a river or in a local school according to the weather.

After lunch, the trek will becomes tough on tinny footpath going up and down, which requires a lot
of concentration.

You will  reach  to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao minority where you spend  the night in local house. Both the valley and the village have just received foreign visitors.

The night will be even more interesting when you are in the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao.

Day 6: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong – My Son – Thanh Phu (B,L,D)

You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Fansipan, the
highest peak in Indochina with its 3143 m, is located in this mountain range. You will start the trek
today by ascending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Here your lunch will be prepared in a
local school.

After lunchtime, you descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of
the  smallest  groups  ethnic  in Northern Vietnam. From  there  you  take  a  short walk  to Thanh  Phu
village of Tay minority. Here you  spend  the night  in  traditional house of  the Tay. You  can  take a
walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.

Day 7: Thanh Phu - Nam Cum – Sin Chai (B,L,D)

Today’s trek will be relatively short and soft. Once leaving Thanh Phu, you follow the trekking route
built in the bottom of the valley, which offers the best view to the surrounding mountains.

You stop at a nice spot for lunch.

After lunchtime, you continue the walk toward Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority where the night will be spent in Red Dao village.

Day 8: Sin Chai - Nam Ket –Ben Den – Lao Cai (B,L)

You wake up for an early breakfast and repack your luggage for the long trek heading toward Lao
Cai.  Once  you  leave  Sin  Chai,  the  trip  takes  you  into  a  fabulously mountainous  area,  the  most
remote part of Sapa. En route you meet children’ curious eyes as you are very first tourists passing
by. Red Dao ethnic minority inhabits the entire area.

You will enjoy the fresh of bamboo forest and jungle until you make a stop at Nam Ket for lunch.

After lunch, your trek will be mostly downhill. After about half an hour, you will have a opportunity
to enjoy one of the most beautiful view of days over a green valley lying along the Red River. You
eventually arrive in Ta Thang village of Tay minority. Here you will be transferred by car to Lao Cai. Trip ends.

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