Admire the Muong Hoa valley, trekking through ethnic villages of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van
At approximately 06:00 we arrive in Lao Cai. Your chauffeur waits with a 45 minutes drive by private car, from Lao Cai Station to Sapa.
Have a local breakfast in the restaurant, then, get ready for trekking.
Begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. Follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and on a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here, pay a visit to some H’mong families, and watch them doing their daily work.
After having lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Visiting local homes, and village schools, enjoy your cultural discovery of local ethnic people as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight home stay.
Have dinner at local homestay .
Experience local homestay in Tavan Village
Far away from Sapa busy streets and hidden in the foggy cloud, Ta Van village is one of the best choices in Sapa for homestay services. Stay overnight at the homestay in Ta Van village, tourists will have a chance to fully experience the daily life of the ethnic groups, discover the indigenous culture and communicate with the Giay and Dao ethnic communities. Moreover, Ta Van also offers beautiful trails for an enjoyable trek amongst the green terrace rice fields and primitive scenery. A stay with the local in Ta Van village will always worths your travel time when coming to Sapa to enjoy the simple life and the stunning natural beauty of this mountainous region.
Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa
Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa – a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way.