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5 Day Hoang Lien National Park and Ban Ho Valley to Lao Cai Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Vietnam  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 586 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 778 US Dollar (USD)

The trip also takes you to one of the most remote area where you can meet very friendly locals. The night you spend in bamboo hut built by Topas in the hilly ground of a Red Dao family will be a good experience. The trip also offers you opportunity to enjoy wonderful scenery, which is still well protected.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Sapa - Tavan - Seomity. You will go south by car toward Muong Hoa valley. Your trek will begin from Tavan village of Giay minority. The first day trek will be mostly uphill. Whenever you stop for a rest, you will be able to enjoy valley view. Before noon, you stop again at a nice spot for lunch. The trek will be softer in the afternoon. But the scenery becomes even more beautiful. You pass by Seomity village of Black Hmong minority before you arrive at the campsite, which locates nearby a river outside the village. While porters put up tents and cook dinner, you can take a walk to stretch the legs. Approximative grade 3 of 5, 0,5 hour driving, 4,5 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Seomity - Den Thang - Ta Trung Ho. The trek today takes you through beautiful rice paddies and over old suspension bridges. You will trek on small trail sneaking through rain forest. You arrive in Den Thang village of Black Hmong by noon. Here you stop for lunch either nearby a river or in a local school according to the weather. After lunch, the trek will becomes tough on tinny footpath going up and down, which requires a lot of concentration. You will reach to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao minority where you spend the night in local house. Both the valley and the village have just received foreign visitors. The night will be even more interesting when you are in the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao. Approximative grade 3 of 5, 5-6 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong - Thanh Phu. You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son Mountain range. Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina with its 3143 m, is located in this mountain range. You will start the trek today by ascending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Here your lunch will be prepared in a local school. After lunchtime, you descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest groups ethnic in Northern Vietnam. From there you take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you spend the night in traditional house of the Tay. You can take a walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes. Approximative grade 3 of 5, 6 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Thanh Phu - Nam Cum - Sin Chai. Today’s trek will be relatively short and soft. Once leaving Thanh Phu, you follow the trekking route built in the bottom of the valley, which offers the best view to the surrounding mountains. You stop at a nice spot for lunch. After lunchtime, you continue the walk toward 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. Approximative grade 2 of 5, 3 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Sin Chai - Nam Ket - Ben Den - Lao Cai. After a good sleep in bamboo hut, you wake up for an early breakfast and repack your luggage for the long trek heading toward Lao Cai. Once you leave Sin Chai, the trip takes you into a fabulously mountainous area, the most remote part of Sapa. En route you meet children’ curious eyes as you are very first tourists passing by. Red Dao ethnic minority inhabits the entire area. You will enjoy the fresh of bamboo forest and jungle until you make a stop at Nam Ket for lunch. After lunch, your trek will be mostly downhill. After about half an hour, you will have a opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful view of days over a green valley lying along the Red River. You eventually arrive in Ta Thang village of Tay minority. Here you will be transferred by car to Lao Cai. Approximative grade 3 of 5, 7.5 hours walking, 1 hour lunch. Includes: (B), (L).

Note: The trek is tough. The itinerary can be changed due to high water level in the river between Seomity and Ta Trung Ho. There will be no toilet facilities in the National Park area. Toilet tent will be provided. This trip will easily combine with the transfer to Lao Cai railway station without repeating the way or passing by Sapa.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- English or French speaking guide
- Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)
- Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)
- All needed transport
- All indicated meals, plus snacks
- Water on the whole trip
- Sleeping bag and mattresses
- Silk sleeping bag
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Tents if needed
- Mosquito net
- All entrance fees
- Overnight in local house or tent.

Price Excludes:
- Personal pocket money
- Soft drink (beer, coca cola, etc.)
- Insurance
- All other services not indicated above.

About This Supplier
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Location: Vietnam
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006
Client Request Served: 148

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