Sapa 10 villages of 5 hilltribesArrive in Sapa round 8:00 AM; Breakfast start at 10h30am to get to Laochai village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses....
Itinerary in Details:
The night before:
Day 1: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Trek: 14 km, 2 villages
Picked up at Laocai Station early in the morning by our bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM; Breakfast start at 10h30am to get to Lao Chai village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Continue going to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay minority. Stay the night in Ta Van village at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay
Day 2: Ta Van - Ban Ho
Trek: 18 km, 3 villages
Day 3: Ban Ho - Thanh Phu
Trek: 15 km, 3 villages
Get up early in the morning for fresh air and peaceful daily life of the people. Breakfast and leave the village for a hard day. Walk uphill to a smallest and almost untouched village of the Red Dzao (Namtoong). Go further to another village on the same side of the mountain range to see the Xa Pho ethnic group in Nam Ken. Get down to the river and go up to My Son to visit the Xa Pho again. Spend the night in Thanh Phu village at a Tay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner with the local family.
Day 4: Thanh Phu - Sapa
Trek: 12km; Jeep ride: 23km
Day 5: Cat Cat – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Breakfast, visit village of the black H'mong (Cat Cat), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Back town have lunch and check out hotel, free to explore the town until take bus to Lao Cai Station for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train 4berth soft sleeper cabin.
Day 6: Hanoi Arrival
What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen