5 day trekking northwest Vietnam Son La and Mai Chau
This 5 day trekking Northwest Vietnam will take you to the less traveled destinations of Son La including Yen Chau, Phu Yen. There you have easy hikes along hillsides, local H’mong hamlets. Opportunity to spend the night a local home of the Thai and Dao people.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Trekking Mai Chau.
Transfer to Mai Chau, on the way, trek some kilometers through ethnic villages of the Muong and Thai.
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 2: Mai Chau valley trekking. Mai Chau – Yen Chau – Na Pa village.
Breakfast at homestay. Trek some kilometers in an area of inhabitants of ethnic minority Blue H’mong ‘the villages of Cun Pheo and Hang Kia. Car transfer to Yen Chau, Son La. Arrive at Yen Chau and start trekking to Pa San village (H’mong ethnic) through Na Pa then comes back Na Pa village. Have dinner and spend a night in house on stilt made by Thai ethnic.
Day 3: Son La Yen Chau trekking.)
Breakfast then trek through the forest to the Nhem village. Have lunch and take rest then visit En village in the high mountain nearby. It is very nice village of H’mong ethnic in this region. Come back to Nhem village, inhabited by the Dzao for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Car transfer Yen Chau to Phu Yen. Phu Yen trekking.
Say goodbye to the Dzao people, continue trekking for about 12K through Co Muong village to Chieng Sinh wharf. Take a local boat for cruising on the Black river. Stop, visit local hilltribe villages along the riverside and contemplate the imposing mountains. Disembark at the Van Yen ferry. Picked up and transferred to Phu Yen. Check in local guest house for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Phu Yen market. Phu Yen – Thu Cuc – Hanoi.
Visit the local market of Phu Yen, you can discover the daily life activities of this little town as well as buying some souvenirs as handicrafts and farming products. Transfer to Ha Noi. End of tour.