Sapa Vietnam Trekking Through Hoang Lien National Park to Lao Cai 8days

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Sapa Vietnam Trekking Through Hoang Lien National Park to Lao Cai

Highlights Spectacular landscapes and wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park and Muong Hoa Valley. Unique culture, custom and way of living of the Black H’mong, Red Zao, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic groups. Experiencing part of local life by 6 nights home stay.

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    All about the Sapa Vietnam Trekking Through Hoang Lien National Park to Lao Cai 8days.

    Sapa Vietnam Trekking Through Hoang Lien National Park to Lao Cai 8days

    Hanoi – Laocai – Sapa – Tram Ton – Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Hang Chai – Seo Mi Ty – Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho – Nam Ngan – Nam Sang – Ban Sai – Nam Nhiu – Nam Than – Sin Chai B – Nam Lang A – Nam Lang B – Ta Thang – Lao Cai

    Highlights Spectacular landscapes and wild nature of Hoang Lien National Park and Muong Hoa Valley. Unique culture, custom and way of living of the Black H’mong, Red Zao, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic groups. Experiencing part of local life by 6 nights home stay.

    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.

    • 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 (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
    • Train ticket (Hanoi – Laocai -Hanoi)
    • Water on the whole trip
    • Sleeping bag and mattresses
    • Waterproof bluebag for luggage
    • Tents if needed
    • Mosquito net
    • All entrance fees and permit
    • Overnight in local house or tent

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

    • Personal Pocket Money
    • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
    • Insurance
    • All other services not indicated above

    1. Night 1 Hanoi – Laocai. Overnight train.

      You will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi by JET Tours team and transferred to Hanoi Railway Station.Take the night train to Laocai. Train ??? Departure at ???. Overnight on the train.Acc: On the train in 4 bed cabins with A/C.

    2. Day1 Sapa – Tram Ton – Sin Chai (-; L; D)

      – Leaving Sapa at 09.00 am. Transfer 18 km from Sapa to the Tram Ton Pass with a short top at the Silver Waterfall. Walk 15 minutes around the Heaven Gate for magnificent scenery of the other side of Hoang Lien Son range.
      – Start trekking from Tram Ton along a narrow trail sneaking on mountain sides through the thick rain forest of the Hoang Lien Nature Reserve mostly downhill for nearly 3 hours, then getting along the upstream part of the Muong Hoa River for the whole afternoon until reaching to Sin Chai Village of the H’mong. Walk around to explore the village, paying visit to local homes as well as getting intact with villagers. Arriving to home-stay at about 5.00 pm.
      Tour summary: Transfer: 45 minutes / Trek: 6 hours aprox. 14 km / Grade 4 of 5 /

    3. Day2 Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (B ; L; D)

      – Breakfast at home stay and departure at 08.30 to 09.00 am. Walk 1 hour along good path to Cat Cat Waterfall. Short rest at this nature wonders and continue up and downhill along the Vang Stream for over 4 hours through part of Hoang Lien National Park covered by thick bamboo and rain forest, passing several isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong.
      – Arrive to Y Linh Ho Village in mid afternoon, walk around to explore the village for 1 hour and then settle down for relax at home-stay.
      Day summary: Trek: 5 to 6 hours, approx 15 km, grade 3 of 5.

    4. Day3 Y Linh Ho – Lao Hang Chai – Seo Mi Ty (B ; L; D)

      – Breakfast and leaving Y Linh Ho at 09.00. Start trekking from home stay along a large path for an hour to Lao Hang Chai Village of the H’mong, passing several hamlets along the way with traces of the past sifting way of life. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.
      – The trail becomes narrow and tough uphill through bamboo and then later thick rain the Hoang Lien National Park. Nearly 5 hours trek in the reach nature and some times the trail gets out of the forest to offer stunning panorama of the long and large valley below.
      – Arriving in Seo Mi Ty Village located in a charming valley at the height 1567 m above sea level in late afternoon, free time to relax by the stream near the newly built hydraulic power station.
      Day summary: Trek: 6 hours aprox. 14 km // Grade 4 of 5 // Home stay or camping.

    5. Day4 Seo Mi Ty – Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho (B; L; D)

      – It is a great adventure today! Be ready to explore the remotest land of Sapa.
      – Breakfast and leave Sep Mi Ty at 08.30. Easy walk for 20 minutes and then trekking 2 hours along a tougher trail winding downhill through thick rain forest to Den Thang village which isolated itself in a remote valley. Explore this village and then lunch break.
      – Leaving this isolated hamlet, the trail continuing along a narrow stream up and downhill through the wildest land of Sapa for about 4 hours to Ta Trung Ho Village of the Red Zao.
      – Arriving to home stay at Ta Trung Ho at about 5.00 pm. Explore the village, getting in touch to locals. This is a special occasion to both visitors and locals.
      Day summary: Trek: 6 – 7 hours approx. 16 km // Grade 4 of 5 // Home stay.

    6. Day5 Ta Trung Ho – Nam Ngan – Nam Sang – Ban Sai (B; L; D)

      – Breakfast at home stay and leave Ta Trung Ho at 08.30 am. Challenging along a narrow dirt trail sneaking on steep hill sides through narrow & sharp canyon from the height of 950 m up to nearly 1,500m for the whole morning. Lunch break at the top of the mountain in the forest.
      – Then following the same trail downhill for 1,5 hour through the forest to Nam Ngan Village of the Red Zao. Walk around to explore this quiet and charming village. Then following larger dirt path 1 hour downhill to Nam Sang Village of the Xa Pho peoples. Paying visiting to local homes here for interesting discovery of the unique way of living. The Xa Pho is a sub group of the Phu La ethnic whose population is just about 4,000 in Vietnam and still live a primary way.
      – Walk through Nam Sai Valley for 1.2 hour, and walk around this prosperous village of the Tay before settle for home stay.
      Day summary: Trek: 6 hours approx. 16 km // Grade 4 of 5 // Home stay.

    7. Day6 Ban Sai – Nam Nhiu – Nam Than – Sin Chai B (B; L; D)

      – Breakfast and leave Ban Sai at about 09.00 am. Trekking along a large & good path uphill to Nam Nhiu Village of the Red Zao and then continue along a dirt path for 1,5 hour to Nam Than Village of the Red Zao and Black H’mong. This portion of the trek offers stunning view of Nam Sai and Nam Cang Valleys as well as chances to understand life of tribal peoples in remote land.
      – Leaving Nam Than for an hour through wild land dotting with terraced fields, bamboo forest…Lunch break.
      – Continue for 2, 5 hours in the afternoon along the same trail passing through the land of Suoi Thau Commune to Sin Chai B Village of the Red Zao. Check in home-stay, having a short rest and enjoy an easy walk to explore this charming and quiet village.
      Day summary: Trekking 5 hours, approx 15 km. Grade 3 of 5 // Home stay.

    8. Day7 Sin Chai B – Nam Lang A – Nam Lang B – Ta Thang – Lao Cai (B; L; -)

      – Breakfast and leave Sin Chai B at about 08.30. Trek along a narrow dirt trail for ½ hour to the bottom of the valley and gradually uphill for nearly 2 hours to Nam Lang A and then continue to Nam Lang B, the 2 village of the Red Zao. Enjoying several visiting to local homes for learning more fact about the life and way of living of the Red Zao. Lunch break at Nam Lang B.
      – Following a large and rocky road for ½ hour to the top of the mountain range, then the trek gradually getting downhill to Nam Ket Village of the Red Zao and the Tay.
      – Continue along the same trail downhill for nearly 2 hours to Ta Thang Village which offers wide view of the Red River Valley which runs through the Bao Yen District.
      – Picked up at Ta Thang for an hour road transfer to Lao Cai. Here clients may relax and take the night train to Hanoi or transfer for another hours uphill back to Sapa.Transfer to Lao Cai station, having dinner here before boarding the night train for Hanoi.
      Acc: On the train in 4 bed cabins with A/C.
      Day summary: Trek: 6 to 7 hours approx 18 km // Grade 3/5 // Transfer 1 hour.

    9. Day8 Arrival back to Hanoi

      Arrival back to Hanoi early in the morning at about 05.00. Transfer from Hanoi Railway station to your hotel will be arranged by yourself..

      TREKS

      We have a range of trekking tours available for you to choose from that have been specifically designed to enable you to experience some of the very best landscape and scenery that Vietnam has to offer. During the treks you will have the opportunity to sleep under the stars in a tent or in a local family house.

      Most of our treks start with a jeep ride to take us out of town to where the real adventure starts. Your English speaking, Vietnamese guide will be able to answer questions about the countryside as well as local ethnic minority cultures and customs. During the treks you will only have to carry a small daypack with your personal belongings and of course your camera. Porters from the Black H’Mong ethnic minority hill tribe will carry the rest of your luggage in special watertight bags.

    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.
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    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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