5 Days
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18
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Adventure Trip to Nhiu Co San ancient stone route 5Days

Lao Cai -Sapa –Trinh Tuong – Lung Po – Y Ty – Den Sang – Nhiu Co San

The Northwest of Vietnam in the early 20th century was still a land of wild, completely separated from the plain. Phong Tho at that time was probably one of the most remote, untouched places, but occupied a strategic position for regional defense. In 1927, the French mobilized thousands of local Meo – Thai peopleto build a route passing Hoang Lien Son mountain range in order to connect Phong Tho and Muong Hum Valley. Despite being originally built in 80km length, only 30km has been currently kept in its original state with thousands of boulders closely put together, exposed to sun and wind for nearly a century. Step on the route gives you a rare chance to enjoy four seasons in each of its segments. Conquering this legendary trail remains a fascinating challenge for tourists, and biking seems to be the most effective means to reach this Nhiu Co San area
Let’s venture yourself in this Vietnam adventure trip to be among the pioneers stepping onNhiu Co San, the ancient stone route.
The Northwest of Vietnam in the early 20th centurywas still a land of wild, completely separated from the plain. Phong Tho at thattime was probably one of the most remote, untouched places, but occupied astrategic position for regional defense. In 1927, the French mobilizedthousands of local Meo – Thai peopleto build a route passing Hoang Lien Sonmountain range in order to connect Phong Tho and Muong Hum Valley. Despitebeing originally built in 80km length, only 30km has been currently kept in itsoriginal state with thousands of boulders closely put together, exposed to sunand wind for nearly a century. Step on the route gives you a rare chance toenjoy four seasons in each of its segments. Conquering this legendary trailremains a fascinating challenge for tourists, and biking seems to be the mosteffective means to reach this Nhiu Co San area.

Highlights
Experience the exciting feeling while cycling on the remote roads of the NorthWest region.
Conquer the beautiful ancient stone route, the trace of a wild nostalgic timein the French colonial period. In the ancient time, passing through Hoang LienSon range is the only route to reach the Phong Tho borderland under the Thai –Meo Autonomous Region.
Soak into the culture of the native Mong, Dao and Ha Nhi communities, admire YTy famous clouds valley, visit the Trinh houses with soil walls in Trinh Tuongand discover roads fuzzy in the fog as well as the vast of Rice terrace fieldsin the North West area

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L/D)
Day 2: Sapa – Muong Hum – Trinh Tuong – Lung Po – Y Ty (B/L/D)
Day 3: Y Ty – Ngai Thau – Den Sang – Nhiu Co San (B/L/D)
Day 4: Windy Pass – Sang Ma Sao (B/L/D)
Day 5: Y Ty – Muong Hum – Sapa (B/L/-)

Inclusions:
English speaking guide with license
Local porters (for carrying cooking foods)
Foods & drinks (with local specialty tasty dishes, water, tea, coffee and even local wine)
Support car and bikes
Sleeping bag
First aid kit
Tent and waterproof canvas
Entrance and local permission fees
Insurance
Home stay or hotel fee

Exclusions:

Personal wearing and accessories
Tips for porter
All services not listed above
What to bring for this trip:

Bring your hiking boots or any suitable footwear you have for walking.(and extra light sandal suggested to cross the stream)
Light and comfortable long-sleeved T-shirt ( 1pc per day)
Socks (01 pair for each day)
01 pullover
01 warm coat
Backpack for trekking
Cycling T-shirt and trousers
Hat
Long-life Flashlight
Personal knife or universal tools)
Camera (compact camera are suggested)

Additional information

DestinationVietnam

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L/D)

Our driver will pick you up at Lao Cai Station and take you to Sapa Town (about 35km). There you will have a full day to discover this beautiful and romantic land of the mountainous Northwest of Vietnam with numerous attractions including ancient stone church, Ham Rong Mountain, Cloud Bridge or observing the local culture through meaningful connections with the locals.

Overnight in Sapa hotel.

Day 2: Sapa – Muong Hum – Trinh Tuong – Lung Po – Y Ty (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our driver and guide will take you from Sapa to the O Qui Ho Pass to start your Vietnam adventure tour by cycling down to Y Ty Village. Aftera long cycling distance of the morning (30km), we will stop for a break and taste the local dishes in Mong Xoa before our support car take you to Trinh Tuong village(35km) which is home to the famous houses with rammed earth walls drawing the eyes of many photographers. There, we will have chance to communicate with the friendly locals, deeply understand the life of the highlanders as well as how they build their rammed-earth houses.

We will then continue cycling along the border with China to reach Lung Po (22km) where the Red River start its flow into Vietnam land and meet a blue water spring. It’s no doubt that the scenery here is so adorable and poetic. After a short break here to relax and enjoy peaceful moments with bird songs surrounding, our journey will be continued to Y Ty valley by support car to reach a vantage point for cloud watchers. This cycling day will end in Y Ty, we will stay in a local home-stay and enjoy the dinner with local foods.

Day 3: Y Ty – Ngai Thau – Den Sang – Nhiu Co San (B/L/D)

After a deep sleep at the home-stay and an energy breakfast, we bike through the path hidden in the clouds of Y Ty – Ngai Thau to Den Sang where we’ll give back the bicycle and get on the car head to Sang Ma Sao Village for another 8-km trekking along the rough rocky routes to Nhiu Co San Village.
After enjoying a local lunch, we will trek and discover the ancient stone path hidden in the forest. 30kmstone road from the last century riskily located along the stream and deeply connecting into Hoang Lien jungle will surely amaze you. We’ll then stop for camping in the forest, next to the stream in the primary forest. Dinner and exciting camp-fire will be served and we’ll sleep overnight in camp.

Day 4: Windy Pass – Sang Ma Sao (B/L/D)

On this day, we will conquer the windy pass by trekking through the ancient stone trail, visiting the ancient tombs of the workers sacrificed in building this road at the top of the pass. We will then return back to the start trekking point and be picked-up by driver to go back to Y Ty to have a late dinner.

Day 5: Y Ty – Muong Hum – Sapa (B/L/-)

This day will bring you back to Sapa town. On the way, you’ll have a chance to join in Muong Hum Scarborough fair before passing the rough way through the heaven gate to turn back to Sapa and end this adventure tour of conquering the Nhiu Co San peak.Day 5: Y Ty – Muong Hum – Sapa (B/L/-)
This day will bring you back to Sapa town. On the way, you’ll have a chance to join in Muong Hum Scarborough fair before passing the rough way through the heaven gate to turn back to Sapa and end this adventure tour of conquering the Nhiu Co San peak.

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