Sapa Trekking Muong Khuong Nomad Trekking Tour 12days

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Sapa Trekking Muong Khuong Nomad Trekking Tour

Located 50 kms from Lao Cai and 90 km from Sapa, Muong Khuong market is one of the most biggest markets in the Sapa, opened on Sunday only, with a wide range of ethnic groups such as Hmong, Dao, Nung.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Discovery, Trekking
    • Activity Level Moderate to Difficult
      7/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      16
    All about the Sapa Trekking Muong Khuong Nomad Trekking Tour 12days.

    Sapa Trekking Muong Khuong Nomad Trekking Tour 12days

    Located 50 kms from Lao Cai and 90 kms from Sapa, Muong Khuong market is one of the most biggest markets in the Sapa, opened on Sunday only, with a wide range of ethnic groups such as Hmong, Dao, Nung. They sell their products like handicraft, cattle, vegetable, traditional incense and merchants necessary products from other ethnic groups. Local women sell traditional incense made from the bark and resin of scented trees, etc.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    + Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
    + Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
    + English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
    + Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
    + Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
    + Entrance fee to indicated sights
    + Permit and porter for trekking
    + Sleeping bag and mattresses
    + Waterproof bluebag for luggage
    + Tents if needed
    + Mosquito net
    + Water puppet show
    + Cyclo trip
    + Boat trip
    + Motorbike
    + Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
    + Equipment

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    + Other meals
    + tip
    + drinks
    + airport tax
    + single room supplement
    + personal expenses
    + travel insurance
    + visa
    + flight in/ out of Vietnam
    + any optional additional tours or activities during free time
    + surcharge for peak season
    + local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)

    1. Day1 Hanoi – Arrival (-L/D)

      Arrive at Hanoi International Airport , meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in hotel for rest some minutes then visit Hanoi , the capital city of Vietnam , was built since 1010. Take a tour around this unique city to the sites of – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh house on Stilt, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature , Museum of Art , Sword Lake , Ngoc Son Temple and ancient streets. Dinner and then transfer to Hanoi railway station for a night train to Lao Cai.
      (Lunch, Dinner)

    2. Day2 Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Lung Khau Nhin Village (B/L/D)

      Breakfast at Lao Cai town bordered with China then transfer to Lung Khau Nhin village. It takes about 6hrs to trek in hard trails, difficult and high terrain. Have picnic lunch on road. After many hours of trekking, we arrive at Lung Khau Nhin village. It is very nice village of H’mong ethnic minority in this border region. Leisure at village, dinner and overnight here for discovering the farming methods, life and traditional customs of Nung community.
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    3. Day3 Lung Khau Nhin Village – Ban Me Village (B/L/D)

      after breakfast then Trek around Down to Song Chay River . Here is the area of inhabitants of ethnic minority H’mong and Nung . Arrive at Me village, have dinner and spend a night in house on of stilt made by Nung.
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    4. Day4 Ban Me Village – Quan Than San Village (B/L/D)

      Take leave of inhabitants of Ban Me ethnic minority, it takes 12 Km to Quan Than San by trekking through many peaceful and nice villages. During the trekking we can visit some villages along the streams and contemplate the imposing mountains. Leisure at village, here visitors can meet more of Lao Cai’s colorful Flower H’mong people and the highly-photogenic ethnic minorities in North West of Vietnam. Have dinner and overnight in the village of H’mong .
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    5. Day5 Quan Than San – Ta Chai (B/L/D)

      Check out hotel and breakfast. Start trekking about 12 Km to Nam Mon village. Have leisure, lunch and dinner at the village of Nung ethnic minority.
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    6. Day6 Tai Chai – Bac Ha

      After having breakfast, visitors can leave the inhabitants here for Bac Ha town, Sunday: A scenic 3-hour trek to Can Cau on Saturday or drive to visit famous Bac Ha Market, situated on the border to Yunnan . Every Sunday the otherwise sleepy town is transformed into a bustling place full with various ethnic minorities. Here visitors can meet more of Lao Cai’s colourful Flower H’mong people, plus Nung, Dzao Tuyen, Tu Di and a number of other ethnic groups such as the Thu Lao, the Pa Di, the La Chi and the highly-photogenic Lo Lo. Check in Bac Ha hotel. Have dinner at local restaurant.
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    7. Day7 Bac Ha – Coc Ly – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B/L/D)

      Breakfast start trek down about 2hours to Coc Ly market(every Tuesday) locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village.
      The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey back to Lao Cai.
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    8. Day8 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Kayaking (B/L/D)

      Today we depart hotel at 8h00 and drive towards Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most scenic impressive sights. On arrival in Halong Town we are welcomed on a traditional junk with a refreshing drink and get some boat information as well as kayak orientation. This is time for us to settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a four days exploring Halong Bay. The traditional boat cruises through Dinh Huong island , Ga Choi island, Sung Sot cave before it anchors at Soi Sim area, giving us a free hand kayaking. We row our kayak passing by the limestone karst formations which are littered with beaches and beautiful caves. At sunset we regroup at the escort boat for relaxation and dinner. The night paddle is available for kayaking fervors. O/N on board
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    9. Day9 Halong Bay – Cua Van – Ba Ham Kayaking (B/L/D)

      The sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay make for a marvelous scene. We have an option to get up early to admire the splendid landscape and see the fishmen on a morning catch. The huge breakfast is an impressive way to start our active day. We continue cruising towards Ba Ham area for the second kayaking. Today we paddle around this scenic zone at our pace to explore the mystical rock formations, hidden caves as well as many secluded lagoons. The kayaking is not only activity in places. You have plenty of time for you own pleasure; swimming or simply soaking up the sunshine. O/N on board
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    10. Day10 Ba Ham – Lan Ha Kayaking – Ba Trai Dao (B/L/D)

      Upon leaving our last night stop area we weave our way towards Lan Ha Bay. On arrival we get down to the turquoise water and row our kayak past the incredible rock formations of various shapes and sizes. The modern kayaking equipment will enable rowers to easily maximize on speed and venture into the many hidden lagoons or secluded caves. They are particularly difficult to be accessed by different means of transport. We paddle across an open sea area to Ba Trai Dao. These unspoiled beaches are an ideal place for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. The perfect way to round off our day is a sunset paddle or leisurely swim on beaches. O/N on board
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    11. Day11 Halong Bay – Ba Hang Kayaking – Hanoi (B/L/D)

      The traditional escort boat delivers us near Ba Hang area. We spend a few more hours rowing our kayak past Con Vit, Cay Tao and Veu rocks. These imposing islets are aptly named by their distinctive shapes. The amazing blend of the islands and the turquoise water is nothing short of spectacular. By mid morning we complete our exciting kayaking adventure and arrange our luggage to cruise back to the Halong pier. The shuttle bus will pick us up for a return journey. Overnight in Hanoi
      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    12. Day12 Hanoi – Departure (B/L)

      Free at leisure on your own for shopping or sightseeing. Transfer to airport for your flight departure for next destinations.
      (Breakfast, Lunch)
      (End and trust us for your Vietnam holidays)

    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

     

     

    Our Homestays

     

     

    Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels

    Easy
    There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…

    Moderate
    There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.

    Difficult
    There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.

    Tour Guide
    Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
    Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

    Porter
    During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack

    Vehicle
    Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.

    Food
    During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.

    Drinking water
    There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.

    Packing
    Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
    What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.

    1 medium-sized backpack.
    Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
    1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
    1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
    1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
    1 medium-sized towel.
    1 medium-sized dry bag.
    Hiking poles/walking sticks
    GPS

    Responsible Tourism
    We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

    Environment
    We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.

    Community
    Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
    Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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