From Lao Cai To Hoang Lien Son National Park (T4B)

Category: Vietnam Adventure Tours
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Depart From: Lao Cai
Return From: Sapa
Destinations: Lao Cai – Ben Den – Sin Chai B – Nam Sai – Ta Trung Ho - Sapa
From: $US 155 To US$ 299

Day 1: Lao Cai - Ben Den - Trek From Ta Thang Village To Sin Chai B Village

Arrive in Lao cai around 6am. We meet our guide at the train station and have breakfast in local restaurant (Optional). A fter breakfast we will make an hour transfer to Ta Thang where we will begin our eight hours trek passing through bamboo forest and green jungle along some of the most remote trekking area of the north. We stop for lunch in the village of Nam Phang. A fter lunch we will head towards our homestay in Sin C hai B village of Red Dzao people. We may meet the Red Dao ethnic minority tending the fields or working in the forest on our way. There will be time to enjoy the beautiful scenic valley as we pass through. Dinner and overnight in a bamboo hut in the village

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 8 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 2: Sin Chai Village - Thanh Phu Village - Nam Nhiu - Nam Than - Nam Sai Village

Breakfast and leave Sin Chai B at about 08.00 am. Today’s adventure will take us through a number of small ethnic minority villages (including Red Dao, Tay,  Xafo 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. We will see people from the local communities carrying out their daily activities as it is in the northern highlands. Our trek will take us to our home stay for tonight in the Tay village - Nam Sai. Check in home-stay, having a short rest and enjoy an easy walk to exlore this charming and quiet village.

Approx: 7 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 3: Nam Sai - Nam Sang - Nam Ngan - Ta Trung Ho

Following breakfast we will leave Nam Sai behind us and start to ascend to Nam Sang village of the Xa Pho people through Nam Sai valley. 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. Then following the same trail uphill for 1,5 hour through the forest to Nam Ngan Village of the Red Zao. Lunch break at the top of the mountain in the forest. After that challenging along a narrow dirt trail sneaking on steep hill sides through narrow & sharp canyon from the height of 950 m up to nearly 1,700m for the whole afternoon eading to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao where we will stay here for overnight.

Approx: 7 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 4: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong - Ban Ho - Sa Pa

You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina Peninsula with its 3143 m, is located in this mountain range. You will start the trek today by descending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Here your lunch will be prepared in a local house or in local school.

In the afternoon, before descending to Ban Ho, you can make a stop by a waterfall to refresh. Then where your car takes you on the journey back to Sapa.

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch



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Dear Mr. Thang, Happy New Year!! We have now returned back to Australia and the chores of work! – We have very pleasant memories of the sights, sounds, food and people of Vietnam….. We shall treasure for a lifetime I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of our
Robert Mariotti