Day 1: Sapa-Ban Ho-Thanh Phu-Sin Chai. The day commences with a drive to the trekking route. The trek starts by walking through the incredibly scenic “Ban Ho” valley. Here you will have the opportunity to visit and explore the wooden houses, which traditionally belong to the Tay ethnic minority. You will then continue to walk to Thanh Phu village where you stop for lunch in a local house. After lunchtime, you head to Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority where the night will be spent in bamboo huts. You will be attracted by the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 45 minutes driving, 4 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Sin Chai-Nam Nhiu-My Son-Nam Toong-Sapa. You start the trek today by walking downhill toward the My Son village, which belongs to the Xafo ethnic minority, one of the smallest group’s ethnic in Northern Vietnam. After one and a half hours walk to the Red Dao village of Nam Toong, lunch will be prepared and served. After lunch you will descend back to Ban Ho village, where you will be able to enjoy a swim at the nearby beautiful waterfall of La Vie. You will then ascend to Su Pan, where the car is waiting to take you back to Sapa. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 1 hour driving, 5 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L).
Note: The walk from Ban Ho to Thanh Phu and Sin Chai is mostly on the main dirt road.