Northwest Trekking in Highlight Tonkin 13 days
Ha Noi – Mai Chau trekking – Son La – Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau – Sa Pa – Ha Noi
The mountains of North Vietnam are home to the largest ethnic mosaic that we can meet in an area in that size. There are also many communities and Thai languages Austro-Kadai, as Tibeto-Burman and Mon-Khmer, whose subgroups are available indefinitely. They settled in these mountains, long ignored by the Vietnamese who were nicknamed “Country Roads otherwise, over multiple waves of migration from southern China, fleeing the Chinese expansionist push. We’ll meet with these people over to our road and trails, towns and villages in ethnic markets, through beautiful scenery and different from one region to another. We do a loop through the mountains of northwest, Sapa, Tam Duong (formerly Binh Lu), Lai Chau (Tam Duong former), Muong Lay (formerly Lai Chau), Dien Bien Phu Tuan Giao, Thuan Chau, Son La, Moc Chau and Mai Chau. We really take the time to discover the areas traversed
• 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 (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
• Personal Pocket Money
• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
• All other services not indicated above.
Day 01: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi. Reception and transfer to hotel downtown. Visit the center of Hanoi. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Drive to Mai Chau town we cross different minority by a sunken road. Arrive in Mai Chau, welcome by the hosts and then a walk to discover this beautiful region inhabited by the Thai. Overnight homestay in a house on stilts.
Day 03: Mai Chau trekking – Xa Linh – Hang Kia
Xa Linh transfer by road from Son La. We are in a mountainous and green, inhabited by several tribes. We start our périble by roads through villages of Mong green and red. Night in Hang Kia village Mong.
Day 04: Hang Kia trekking – Cun Pheo
We descend by marked footpaths in a little valley through fields of cassava and maize. Arrival in the Thai village Cun Pheo.
Day 05: Cun Pheo trekking – Van May
Walk to Van May
Day 06: Van Mai – Son La
Transfer to Son La.
Day 07: Son La – Dien Bien Phu
We continue to Dien Bien Phu through the Pha Din Pass where we will visit the Mong village of the same name. Visit Dien Bien Phu.
Day 08: Dien Bien Phu-Muong Lay
Stop at the village of Muong So to meet the Monge red wigs made from donated ponytails. We continue to Lai Chau and we plunge into the Chinese and Laotian borders.
Day 09: Muong Lay – Lai Chau
Tam Duong we walk on a plateau of a thousand peaks rising to over 1 000m.
Day 10: Lai Chau – Sa Pa
The very bad track climbs painfully up to the pass that separates us from Sapa Binh Lu to break or we visit the minority Lu
Day 11: Sapa Trekking
Walking tour of minorities in northern Pa. Her In the upper valley of the river Ngoi Dum live Dao and Mong. Visit the villages of Ban Khoang and Ta Phin.
Day 12: Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Night Train to Hanoi
Walk through the valley of Mong Hoa among rice fields out of sight, villages Mong, Giay. Back to Sapa, Lao Cai and transfer to and overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi – Departure
Visit to Hanoi and overnight flight to your country
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