Trekking through beautiful terrace rice fields, landscapes; Meeting smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people; Talking with them to understand a bit more about their way of life, their customs and traditions.
ITINERARY:Day 1: SAPA - SIN CHAI - CAT CAT - Y LINH HO (-, L, D)
You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and transferred downhill to Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority, which locates right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range. Here you start heading up the mountain. Once you get to the top, you will trek on a small trail with spectacular view and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will have lunch nearby a waterfall. In the after noon, you take a trail sneaking through mountain. 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 in a nice spot nearby the beautiful river. You will stay overnight in Y Linh Ho, due to season it can be in local house or in tent camp.
Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Day 2: Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TAVAN (B, L, D)
Today's trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range, which offers you many opportunities to enjoy view over huge rice paddy terraces in Muong Hoa valley, the largest one in the area. After having lunch at a nice spot, you descend into the bottom of the 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 spend the night in a traditional 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: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
Day 3: TAVAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SU PAN (B, L, -)Today's trek is short, but still the landscape is beautiful. Once you get energy for your last day trek after having breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village where you can take a rest nearby a waterfall to enjoy the surroundings. You will continue trough a bamboo forest, and when you have passed the forest we find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you continue on a small trail towards Supan where your transfer back to Sapa is waiting.
Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep'11)
MUONG HOA VALLEY TREK, REF: T3D
5 - 8 pax
9 -12 pax
13 - 16 pax
INCLUDING:- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Accommodation in homestay
- Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- English or French speaking guide
- Entrance fee to indicated sights
EXCLUDING: Other meals, tip, drinks, single room, personal expenses, insurance...
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