Hidden & far away trails for exotic Sapa trek

Sapa hiking & leaving crowded town

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Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Muong Hoa valley - Ban Khoang - Ta Giang Phinh - Sapa - Hanoi
3-day tour with 2-day trek and 1-night home-stay
Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here


Sapa hiking & leaving crowded town is an awesome Vietnam adventure tour including a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will have a panorama of rice terrace field inside beautiful valley while driving via stunning O Quy Ho pass - one of the four greatest and most challenging passes of Vietnam. This trekking tour in Sapa also help you to experience the hospitable villages of Giay and Tay ethnic minorities. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.
Tour Highlights
  • Less known tracks
  • Rice terraces
  • Colorful minority groups
  • Home stays in minority villages

Sapa hiking & leaving crowded town route map

TOUR AT GLANCE


Night 1:  Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 1:   Drive to Sapa/Trek to Muong Hoa Valley
Day 2:  Trek to Ban Khoang Village – Giang Ta Phing. Overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 3:  Arrive in Hanoi. Tour concludes

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st Dec 2017

Group of 1 trekker:  US$365
Group of 2 trekkers:  US$275
Group of 3-4 trekkers:  US$240
Group of 5-6 trekkers:  US$205
From 7 trekkers up: on request
Single Supplement:        US$5

TOUR INCLUSIONS


- Returned AC sleeper cabin on train.
- Road transfer  two ways in Sapa
- Road transfer one way in Hanoi
- Professional English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- Home stay permission
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance & sightseeing fees.
- Service charges and taxes

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned

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Night 1:  Night train to Lao Cai.

This Vietnam adventure tour typically starts with a night train travel from Hanoi Railway Station (B Gate - Tran Quy Cap street). Before that, our guide and car transfer will collect you from your hotel or a pick up point. You will need to be at Railway station at least 45 minute prior to departure. Our train often leaves at 20.30 - 21.50. Your cabin is air conditioning, sharing, 4 berth by default but you can request us to upgrade to private charter.  Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.
Summary
Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle 
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin
 

Day 1:  Transfer to Sapa – Trek to Muong Hoa Valley ~ 4hrs hiking

Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am. We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town, we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for driving for a short road transfer to the trek point. Trek uphill on a large and rocky path for 2 hours along the narrow valley which runs between two high mountains passing two hamlets of the Black H’mong of Sa Pa Commune: Sau Chua and Sa Seng. Lunch in the village.
After lunch, we continue along the same trail gradually uphill the Den Thang mountain for an hour to Hang Da Village of the H’mong which sits at 1,800m height and over looking down the Muong Hoa Valley. Then, we enjoy easy walk on high elevation for half an hour which offers great view of Muong Hoa Valley until arriving to Thao Hong Den, another village of the Black H’mong.
We trek downhill for another hour along a dirt track to Pho Village at the center of Hau Thao Commune. Back to Giang Ta Chai for dinner and overnight in the local house.
Summary
Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 1 hour driving
Trekking:   4-hr trek – morderate grade
Accommodation:  Local house in Giang Ta Chai
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 2: Trek to Ban Khoang – Ta Giang Phinh - Night train to Hanoi ~ 4hrs hiking

We will have breakfast in the local house before embarking upon another day of adventure. Today we trek on Sapa's northwards with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms before arriving to Ban Khoang. It is a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. We stay over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life. We leave  Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10km to Ta Giang Phinh valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream.
We enjoy lunch on the bank of a stream before hiking along village path which connects village to village to witness daily activities of local life such as plough and harrow the fields, growing, harvesting or doing some house work. In leisure months men often gather to built new houses or repair parts of old ones while women stay home making their traditional costumes. We back to Sapa in mid afternoon, In the late afternoon, we transfer to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.
Summary
Trekking:   4-hr trek – Introductory to moderate grade 
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Soft sleeper in AC cabin
 

Day 3: Back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am. Free time to relax and get ready for your next adventures in Vietnam or Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia.
Our Sapa trek for getting ouf of the crowded town ends at Hanoi Railway Station.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.