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Through Hoang Lien National Park to Lao Cai – 06 days 07 nights

This trip is more suitable with the person who really keen on the wild natures and hill tribes as this is a hard trek and most of the overnight stay is in the local house that have a poor standard of living.
But you will have an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts in Sapa area, which is under protection of Hoang Lien National Park. The trip also takes you to one of the most remote area where you can meet very friendly locals.

Tour Duration: 06 days 07 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Tavan - Seomity - Den Thang - Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong - My Son - Thanh Phu - Nam Cum – Sin Chai - Nam Ket –Ben Den – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Trekking, classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)


Day 01: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho – Tavan (, L, D)
Day 02: Tavan - Seomity (B, L, D)
Day 03: Seomity – Den Thang - Ta Trung Ho (B, L, D)
Day 04: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong – My Son – Thanh Phu (B, L, D)
Day 05: Thanh Phu - Nam Cum – Sin Chai (B, L, D)
Day 06: Sin Chai - Nam Ket –Ben Den – Lao Cai (B, L, -)
Day 07: Arrive Hanoi

Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Pick up at hotel in the city central, transfer to the station for night train to Lao Cai Sapa.

Day 01: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho – Tavan (, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai station then transfer to Sapa, having breakfast and start your trek through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. 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 while you are served lunch nearby the river.
After lunch, you head Muong Hoa 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 will spend the night in local 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.

Approx: 6 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 02: 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 will arrive in Seomity village of Black Hmong minority for overnight in a local family here.

Approx: 4/5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.

Day 03: 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.

Approx: 6 hours walking, 1-hour lunch

Day 04: 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.

Approx: 7/5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 05: 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 a local house in the village.

Approx: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 06: 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. then take a night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train .

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.

Day 07: Arrive Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning,Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • Homestay in the village
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi ( Share cabin 4 berth- soft sleeper)
  • English speaking tour guide (other language upon request)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • Entrance fees, water and permit
  • Sleeping bag and mattresses
  • Waterproof bluebag for luggage
  • Tents if needed
  • Mosquito net
  • All entrance fees and permit

What is excluded?

  • Single room
  • Transfer and guide are not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Others meals and drinks
  • Personal expense
  • Travel Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above

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Customer Reviews

Dear Giang, We came back in Hoi An today from Sa Pa. We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank you for organizing everything perfectly. The tours were exactly how we wanted them to be, it was even above expectation. Our tour guide Dudu was fantastic and so was our driver.
Again thank your very much,
Kind regards,

Nelly and Keith Brooker Monday, March 2, 2021

Dear Giang, I wanted to thank you very much for arranging our holiday so well - we had a wonderful time and everything seemed to go very smoothly. In the group tour at the start we were impressed by how various different staff always knew where...
The private tour was particularly good and Khanh was an exceptional guide - great fun to spend time with, knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone happy throughout the trip. He adapted the itinerary to suit the weather and our preferences ...
Thank you again.
Best wishes,

Fiona Cloke, Tuesday, April 30, 2021

Good afternoon Diu, The trip was wonderful and our guide May Nihn is very helpful and experienced. Thank God that the weather turns out well on the 2nd day in Sapa so it's makes our journey easier to Fansipan and other places of interests. Our driver is also very accommodating...
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to you for coordinating this itinerary and reacting promptly to change the hotel for us. In fact my dad had a fall in Hanoi hotel and ...
Having said that, it's still a pleasant and enjoyable trip for us.
Thank you

Veron Tan, Saturday, March 16, 2021