Nestled at the foot of the imposing Tay Con Linh Mountains. Ha Giang province, Northern Vietnam. Hoang Su Phi Hiking Trip offer the spectacular natural scenery along with the special cultural heritage of the ethnic minorrity people.
Homed of 13 ethnic minorities who have lived together for centuries. Typical as Tay, Nung, Dao, H mong, San Diu ... These peoples have united in the production and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural values.
Through hundreds of years of productive labor, they have created , fertile rice fields that provide enough food for themselves and the surrounding peoples.
These fields have created unique and wonderful sightseeing landscapes of Hoang Su district in particular and Ha Giang province in general.
To preserve the unique values and spectacular scenery here. The State and the Ministry of Culture and Sports have been awarded the title of national heritage terraces. Thanks to the development of community tourism projects to promote local heritage. It helps to eradicate poverty, preserve local cultural values
Best time to trek in Hoang Su Phi: You should choose your time is in late August to April next year, because it is in the dry season, and the scenes are the most beautiful.
Others for trekking route: comfortable shoes, light package, camera, phone, much water (if you have a trek in the summer). Near this untouched Hoang Su Phi is colourful Bac Ha market & famous Sapa so we would like connect three of these destinations into a 8 day Hoang Su Phi- Bac Ha & Sapa hiking tour package for your special exploration of natural mountainscapes & authentic local daily life.
Snail Adventure Tours Company is proud to be one of the pioneers in providing community tourism products to domestic and foreign tourists. It is a bridge between tourists and the people here. With the tourism products are rich in cultural values and landscapes, friendly with the environment, sustainable tourism Direct income generation for local people helps them to significantly improve living standards, thereby shortening the income gap between mountainous and lowland areas. With two major tourist products including bicycle tours and trekking tours, we hope to bring an exciting and amazing experience for Those who are planning travel combined with outdoor activities.
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi – Thong Nguyen
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, our supported team and driver meet and pick you up to Hoang Su Phi. Leaving the hustle and bustle city behind, we depart on the first day with long journey by car with the distance 300km, about 7.5 – 8 hours, Hence, you should take good care on the previous day. On the way, you will stop several times along the way to stretch your legs and witness the changing landscape. In the middle afternoon, you will arrival at Thong Nguyen and are welcomed by an experienced local guide – a commune of Hoang Su Phi district. Have a rest about 15 minutes before having a light trek. After that, you will trek to Nam Hong village within 2 hours. This is a small hamlet in the mountainside by Man Ta Pan and you will meet local people who are Red Dao ethnic minority group.
Check in your bed at a homestay and prepare to enjoy dinner. You will be surprised with many delicious foods like “Thit Lon Man”, “Thang Co”, corn wine… After having a special dinner, you will join a performance of local people. You will immerse yourself in the melody and culture of Red Dao people.
Activities: Tranasferring and Trekking
Accommodations: Nam Hong Ecohomestay
Trekking distance: 8Km/ 2 hours
Day 2 : Hiking from Nam Hong village to Nam Ai village
You should get up early to enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the highland region in the Northwest Vietnam. After having breakfast, you will follow trails winding through rice terraces fields across Nam Khoa village which is the place inhabited by the Man Ta Pan ethnic group. You should have a small break when hiking, not only keep healthy but also admire the stunning views of the terraces fields. If you have a chance to visit it in Sep, you will immerse yourself with the ripe rice terraces. It is so impressive moment in your trip. On the trekking way, you will discover the daily life, daily routine of the inhabitants, and you will meet Man Ta Pan and Long Tunics Dao, they normally work in their field or garden. You can interact with them to know more about their culture. Especially, you can catch up the beautiful smiles with big eyes of the children in these awesome places.Having lunch with a local family of Man Ta Pan ethnic group. After having a rest, you will continue to explore your trip. You will be surprised with the old tea plants which were grown more than 100 years ago with buds have white hairs – it is called Shan tea – the famous tea in Vietnam. And you do not enjoy it when you visit each local house.
This night, you will have dinner at a Long tunics family and continue to enjoy the different cuisines here. After that, the local people will show some traditional performances of their community. You will find the differences between 2 nights in 2 ethics villages.
Accommodations: Ban Luoc Ecohomestay
Trekking distance: 15 Km/ 4hours – 22 Km 6 Hours
Day 3: Trekking Tour Nam Ai – Doan Ket - Tan Phong
You will be woken up at dawn by Dao Ao Dai (long- dressed Dao) people to see the sunrise from theirvillage at 1400m above sea level. After watching the sunrise the villagers will teach you how to make special cakes that you can enjoy for your breakfast (all year round). We enjoy our lovely hiking day from Eco homestay to Tan Phong CBT. We trek through cozi villagess then hillside rice paddy to tea farms and herbal plantation to Dao villages. have lunch enroute. In the afternoon you will venture downhill to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of green hills, deep valleys and endless rice terraces until you reach a sealed road.
From there a car will pick you up to Tan Phong CBT village or if you are not tired you can keep trekking to the village. At the homestay in Tan Phong you can relax your exhausted feet by taking a herbal bath with massage. You will enjoy dinner with the homestay owners and after witness cultural performances such as traditional Fire Dance of Red Dao minority, spiritual traditional games and singing
Overnight at homestay with Red Dao family in peaceful Tan Phong CBT village.
Activities: Trekking through scenic route
Accommodations: Tan Phong Ecohomestay
Trekking distance: 14 km/ 5 hours – 22 Km/ 6 Hours
Day 4: Delightful Tan Phong – Quang Vinh – Ban Luoc Hiking TRip
Breakfast at 7.00 am before heading out to trek trough one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi. You will have lunch at a Tay ethnic family at 11.30 am before heading to Suoi Thau CBT site. You will be inspired by the amazing panoramic view of the valley with countless terraced rice fields and Suoi Thau village from the top of the mountain.
If you are lucky, you can experience a local blacksmith at work. Take a break at a beautiful waterfall and then continue trekking to your homestay at Suoi Thau village where you will stay with a Dao Ao Dai (long- dressed Dao) family. Explore the Dao Temple, lifestyle and socio-economic activities of the village in the late afternoon. You can take part in daily activities such as wine making, learn how to make Dao clothes with simple embroidery patterns or farming activities. After dinner with the homestay family you will participate in teaching English for local people. Use creative teaching methodology to teach them some simple words or sentences. Night spent at lovely homestay in Ban Luoc
Accommodations: Ban Luoc Ecohomestay
Trekking distance: 15 Km/ 4hours – 22 Km 6 Hours
Day 05: Hiking Trip Ban Luoc – San Sa Ho – Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha
Having hearty breakfast with the Host in Ecohomestay, we commence our trip to San Sa Ho. Enjoy pristine nature and stunning scenery over the valley. we follow single track trail and hill side route lead to San Sa Ho Village. Admire breathtaking and outstanding landscapes at the food of Tay Con Linh Mountain.
Having picnic lunch enroute. After lunch we continue our trip to Vinh Quang Town as we trek through lush scenery and cross stream to Hoang Su Phi. Arriving Hoang Su Phi, Our support vehicle pick you up and transfer to Bac Ha Town. Check in and staying in Bac Ha Town.
Activities: Trekking from Homestay – Hoang Su Phi Town.
Accommodations: Sao Mai hotel
Trekking distance: 12 Km/ 3hours,
Day 06: Bac Ha - Sapa - Train and Cable Car - Fansipan
Bac Ha Market is the most famous and biggest market of Far North East Adventure Tour where you can buy several products, such as handicrafts, traditional costumes, and food. Local people leave home early in the morning and travel to the market on foot or by horse. Therefore, coming here you will meet many ethnic groups like Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far. They visit the market to buy, sell a wide variety of goods and livestock and to exchange news and to renew friendships. The most interesting time to visit the market is from 8 a.m to 10 a.m. You start going back Sapa town by 10h30 a.m. And you should take a time to wander around the market, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun with the friendly local people.
Following to market exploring, we continue our trip to Sapa Town on scenic route and rugged mountain backdrop. Right after arriving in Sapa , do check in hotel and relax. Have lunch in Sapa Local Restaurant.
After lunch we commence our trip to explore Sapa Town, Stone church and Old French Villas covered with moss. We take Muong Hoa Train to Cable car station where we start our challenging to Fansipan Peak. On the way, you have great time to admire and immerse yourself in nature beauty, spectacular Muong Hoa Valley and Panoramic view over Fansipan Mountain Peak.
Activities: Transferring and exploring Sapa Valley
Accommodations: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Trekking distance: No
Day 07: Sapa - Ylinh Ho - Lao chai - Ta van
After recharging fully energy for new adventure day, we setting off our way from Hotel, hiking on tiny road and singe track to Cat Cat Village where we start to hike.
The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H'mong village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam . The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green colour. The Zay houses are build of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. . We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.
Activities: Hiking from Hotel - Homestay
Accommodations: Ta Van Ecohomestay
Trekking Distance:15 Km
Day 08: Sapa Hiking return Hanoi
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and valley.
Activities: Trekking and transferring back to Hanoi via New Highway
Accommodations: By Yourself
Trekking distance: 9 Km/ 2 hours/ transfer 340 Km Hanoi
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server.
English speaking trekking guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Private Eco homestay village based on size of group
Meals details in itineraries ( 8 breakfast, 8 lunches, 8dinners)
Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay each day
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Support crew to supply picnic lunches and water on trekking day,
prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking.
Local trekking guide
What is not included
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
The following brings are essential suggested for trekking days only:
Backpack specialized for trekking.
Trekking shoes (extra light sandal suggested).
Light and comfortable trousers (02 pcs)
Cotton long sleeve: (01pc for each day)
Long socks (01 pair for each day)
Water proof jacket: 01
Coat to keep warm at night and waypoint: 01
Durable flash light.
Hat, Sun glasses and other manddatory
Camera (compact camera is suggested)
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