Day 1: Sapa-Tram Ton-Sin Chai. You travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views. We start descending nearby the waterfall. The trail takes you all the way downhill through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. Your lunch will be served at a nice spot nearby a river. After lunch, you continue the trek to Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority, where Community Based Tourism in Sapa takes place. You will have opportunity to explore daily life of one of the largest group ethnic minorities in Sapa area. Here you spend the night in local house. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 40 minutes driving, 4 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Sin Chai-Cat Cat-Y Linh Ho. After having breakfast, 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 afternoon, you take a trail sneaking through mountain. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. Eventually you will 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 spend the night in Y Linh Ho. Approximately grade 4 of 5, 5 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Y Linh Ho-Lao Chai-Tavan. 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 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. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 4 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Tavan-Giang Ta Chai-Su Pan-Hanoi. 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 for lunch. You will enjoy the walk in bamboo forests. After passing trough the bamboo forest we will find a nice place to enjoy lunch. After lunch we continue towards Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa then transfer down to Lao Cai Station for night train back to Hanoi. End of services. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 0,5 hour driving, 3 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
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