Day 1: Sapa-Ban Ho-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, 1 hour driving, 5 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 2: Sin Chai-Nam Nhiu-Nam Than-Thanh Phu. Today’s trek takes you through several villages where you will be able to meet Tay, Hmong and Xa Pho ethnic minorities. You will have time to photograph the beautiful rice paddy terraces and the surrounding mountain. On the way you will visit a local school. Your lunch will be prepared and served in a local house. In the afternoon, you head back to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you will spend the night. You can take a walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes. Approximately grade 2 of 5, 4 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Thanh Phu-My Son-Nam Toong-Sapa. On the last day of the trek you will cross several suspension bridges and trek through lush rice paddy fields and stunning scenery. You have a unique opportunity to meet Xa Pho minority in My Son village, one of the smallest group ethnic living in Northern Viet Nam. They always maintain their unique costume and nomadic life. You trek uphill to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority, where you have lunch in a local school. In the afternoon, your trek will be firstly downhill to Ban Ho village where you will have time for a swim in the river. You will then climb toward Su Pan. The car will meet you there and return you 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.
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