Ha Giang is the remote province in the Northern Vietnam with plenty of the most stunning sceneries. This destination is the place where almost 90% of a population are ethnic people with their lifestyle and traditional cultures. Due to the far distance, Ha Giang is the mystery place which is very attractive foreigners to visit many famous destinations here.
Hoang Su Phi is famous for its rice field terraces, the great place for the intrepid outdoor adventure lover do the trekking through the untouched to encounter the stunning countryside as well as the fascinating local culture and you may come across the Nung, Tay, Red Dao , Dao Ao Dai (Dao long tunic) , La Chi and Co Lao, just some of the many hill tribe groups who have settled here for generations.
Best time to visit 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 9 day Hoang Su Phi- Bac Ha & Sapa trekking 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 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 arrive 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.
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 don't 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: 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
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: Ban Luc – San Sa Ho – Hoang Su Phi
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 picjnic lunch enroute. After lunch we continue our trip to Vinh QuangTown as we trek through lush scenery and cross stream to Hoang Su Phi. Arriving Hoang Su Phi, checkin and relax.
Activities: Trekking from Homestay – Hoang Su Phi Town.
Accommodations: Tay Con Linh Hotel
Trekking distance: 12 Km/3hours,
Day 06: Hoang Su Phi – Ban Phung Village - Bac Ha Town
Get up early to experience pristine nature and spectacular scenery from Eco homestay. Then we walk around the villages to observe the daily life of hill tribes people. Having breakfast with the host
The local market in Hoang Su Phi is held every Sunday and is one of the biggest minority peoples market in Northern Vietnam. Alive with the bright colors and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you meet H'mong Flower, Long Tunics Dao, Nung, Tay, La Chi, C'Lao; sometimes you also meet Red Dao, Phu La ethnic groups. Who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and renew friendships. The market opens at around 6 a.m and closes mid-day.
Along with the terraced fields, Hoang Su Phi is home to twelve ethnic groups. Therefore, it mixed culture is highlighted by markets where Tay, Nung, H'Mong and Dao people and know how to make their own cultures stand out. It ensures that Hoang Su Phi is one of the best Vietnam trekking tours,
After exploring Hoang Su Phi Sunday market, we continue our Far North East Adventure Trip to Ban Phung where you will truly overwhelm by incredible scenic beauty of rice terraces, unspoited nature landscapes, and unique longstanding culture of Dao tribes.
After finishing the lunch, you transfer to Bac Ha town for the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. Bac Ha has many beautiful landscapes with nature and history. Along with the natural scenery bestowed as the majestic mountains, rivers and caves, gentle hospitable people. Local ethnic groups have one gathering per week for bartering and for socializing. We will discover it in the next day.
Activities: Visiting, transferring and walking
Accommodations: Ngan Nga Hotel
Trekking distance: 8 Km/ 1.5 hours
Day 07: 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 10:30 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 08: 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 09: 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 colorful 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
Activities: Trekking and transfer 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 ( 8breakfast, 8lunches, 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.
Tips 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 pants (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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