Sapa trekking tours: Travel Heaven Gates Sin Chai Catcat Y Linh Ho Lao Hang Chai Seomity Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Nhiu Nam Than Sin Chai Nam Cum Thanh Phu (7 days)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This is a challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel arranges in Sapa area, northern Vietnam. The hard trek takes you to both popular and remote hilltribe villages including: Tram Ton Heaven Gates, 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, Nam Nhiu village, Nam Than village, Nam Cum village, Thanh Phu village. Spectacular landscapes and wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park and Muong Hoa, Nam Sai and Suoi Thau valleys. Travel this 7-day tour, you enjoy the unique culture, custom and way of living of the Black Hmong, Red Zao, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic groups with memorable experiences of local life. This is a hard trek tour for customers with strength and mobile ability above average, 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 1, day 2 and day 4 may cause danger after heavy rain. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Sapa trekking tours: Travel Heaven Gates Sin Chai Catcat Y Linh Ho Lao Hang Chai Seomity Den Thang Ta Trung Ho Nam Ngan Nam Sang Ban Sai Nam Nhiu Nam Than Sin Chai Nam Cum Thanh Phu (7 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sapa – Tram Ton Heaven Gates – 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 – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (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 – 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Sin Chai B – Nam Cum – Thanh Phu - Sapa (B,L)

After breakfast we will leave the Sin Chai B village 09.00am for continueing our hiking journey. We trek on along the lower part of Suoi Thau valley. After about two hours hiking, we will arrive the Nam Cum village of the Red Zao, hiding itself in an isolated valley. We will visit this village and then have lunch in the village.

After lunch, we continue trekking along the same trail for 1 hour. The trail gets larger while we are arriving the large valley along Ngoi Bo River. We walk along this large path for one more hour until we arrive Thanh Phu Commune. We will visit a family of Tay before we walk downhill on a large rocky road to Thanh Phu Bridge.

We will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred back to Sapa. End of Lotussia Travel service.

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