Northern Vietnam Trekking Experience - 10 Days covers a vast range of Vietnam hill tribe villages in northeastern Vietnam. Visit the minority villages of Ha Nhi, Black Hmong, Black Lolo, Red Dao, Tay, and Nung. You will also get photo opportunities at several colorful ethnic minority markets. Come experience the warmth of a home stay while immersing yourself in different cultures and customs. This Vietnam tour is specially designed for the avid photographer, adventure lover, and people curious, interested, or fascinated with the lives of the ethnic minorities.

 Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa

7:30 pick up from your hotel and leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus takes to transfer 4 hours on newly high way Hanoi – Lao Cai.  You will quickly admire the stunning scenery and authentic village life of northern Vietnam. Have lunch in Lao Cai City, after lunch, our driver will take you on the alluring road to Sapa. Upon Sapa, you do check-in and relax by yourself. Dinner and stay overnight in Sapa.
Activity: Transferring 5 hours from Ha Noi - to Sapa
Accommodation: Sapa Elegend Hotel
Meals: L/D
Hiking  distance: No

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat –Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van, Trek

Having breakfast in the hotel, we commence trekking from the hotel, through the vibrant town, and turn off to beaten track road leading to Cat Cat village – home of Black Hong people. On the way, you have a good chance to acquaint yourself with hill tribe people and share with them about their unique culture and customs. You also admire the breathtaking scenery and picturesque rice terrace paddy fields. We trek down to the village and turn off the trail to contemplate unspoiled nature and limestone panoramas. Arriving at Y Linh Ho for picnic lunch. After lunch, we start trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn about the life of hill tribes here. you will continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by the Dzay ethnic which is supposed to be the most beautiful village in the area. Have dinner and overnight at a local family in Ta Van – a homestay of the Dzay people village.
Activity: 17 km Hiking from hotel Cat Cta – Y Linh Ho - Tavan
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance: 17 Km

Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa 

After recharging our energy for a new hiking day, we commence a trekking tour to the Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai village where we also see a lovely waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing, on their heads, they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River, Suspending Bridge and walk up to Supan village where you will meet the transfer back to Sapa. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Free for leisure – shopping and visit Sapa town, Sapa market in the afternoon.
Activity: Hiking 12 km from Tavan – to Su Pan
Accommodation: Sapa Elegend hotel
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance: 12 Km

Day 4: Sapa – Muong Hum – Trinh Tuong – Lung Po – Y Ty

After breakfast, our driver and guide will take you from Sapa to the O Qui Ho Pass to start our adventure tour by trekking down to Y Ty Village. After a long trek, we will stop for a break and taste the local dishes in Mong Xia before our car take us to Trinh Tuong village(35km) which is home to the famous houses with rammed earth walls drawing the eyes of many photographers. There, we will have a chance to communicate with the friendly locals, and deeply understand the life of the highlanders as well as how they build their rammed-earth houses. We will then continue driving along the border with China to reach Lung Po (22km) where the Red River starts its flow into Vietnam land and meet a blue water spring. It’s no doubt that the scenery here is so adorable and poetic. After a short break here to relax and enjoy peaceful moments with bird songs surrounding, our journey will be continued to Y Ty valley by car to reach a vantage point for cloud watchers. This trekking day will end in Y Ty, we will stay in a local homestay and enjoy dinner with local foods.
Activity:  Transferring and hiking in the village
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance: 12 Km

Day 5: Y Ty – Ngai Thau – Den Sang – Nhiu Co San

After a deep sleep at the homestay and an energy breakfast, we will trek through the path hidden in the clouds of Y Ty – Ngai Thau to Den Sang, then our car will pick us up then we depart to Sang Ma Sao Village for another 8-km trekking along the rough rocky routes to Nhiu Co San Village. After enjoying a local lunch, we will trek and discover the ancient stone path hidden in the forest. 30km stone road from the last century riskily located along the stream and deeply connecting into Hoang Lien jungle will surely amaze you. We’ll then stop camping in the forest, next to the stream in the primary forest. Dinner and an exciting campfire will be served and we’ll sleep overnight in camp.
Activity: Hiking on a hidden path
Accommodation: Campsite
Meals:B/L/ D
Hiking  distance: 20 km

Day 6: Windy Pass – Sang Ma Sao – Y ty

On this day, we will conquer the windy pass by trekking through the ancient stone trail, visiting the ancient tombs of the workers sacrificed in building this road at the top of the pass. We will then return to the start trekking point and be picked up by the driver to go back to Y Ty to have a late dinner.
Accommodation: Home-stay
Activity: Hiking
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: B/L: D
Hiking  distance: 15 km

Day 7: Y Ty – Muong Hum – Sapa

This day will bring you back to Sapa town. On the way, you’ll have a chance to join in Muong Hum Sunday hill tribe market before passing the rough way through the heaven gate to turn back to Sapa and end this adventure tour of conquering the Nhiu Co San peak.  Overnight in Sapa.
Activity: Transferring and visiting Market
Accommodation: Sapa Elegend Hotel
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance: No

Day 8: Sapa – Lung Khau Nhin Market – Bac Ha

we will drive toward to visit Cao Son Market. Cao Son Market is a small/medium-sized market held every Wednesday. Set among beautiful rolling mountains.
This is a colorful market full of local products and handicrafts. Here you will find Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Nung, Tu Di, and Pa Di ethnic from villages in the surrounding region but many come from China to add more colors to the market. Cheerful and smiling faces are everywhere in the marketplace and the people behaved like close friends meeting again after a long time away. It is easy to realize women from different groups through the traditional costumes they wear while men’s dresses are similar.
As with most markets, it starts early. So an early start is again advised. A typical itinerary for Cao Son Market would be: Enjoy spending time walking around the market taking in the sights and sounds (not to mention tastes) and perhaps engage in some business with the local people. After visiting Cao Son market, we will drive to Coc Ly market. We visit the market with all colorful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, and Dao Tuyen who gather to buy and sell. Before lunch, we go on a short trek to the nearby village of Sa Koun Ho which is inhabited by the Flower Hmong and Black Dao minority.  We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we leave Coc Ly and drive to Trung Do village – inhabited by the Tay minority. From the village, we go by boat down the river, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and bustling life on the riverbank. The boat trip takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours before we are picked up by our car. Transfer to Bac Ha Town.
Activity: Transferring and visiting Cao Son  or lung Khau Nhin Market
Accommodation: Ngan Nga Hotel
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance:/ Boat Trip on Chay River

Day 9:  Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu

Recharging energy for a new adventure day from the hotel, we commence hiking day from the hotel, walking on asphalt road a few kilometers before turning off the dirt road and buffalo road to Ta Van Chu Village. you will be quickly fascinated and rewarded by stunning scenery and outstanding landscapes on the way. You will be impressed by the rustic Hmong village and rice terraces fields, schooling kids on the way going to school. Have picnic lunch en route,  Following lunchtime, we continue to follow step rice fields to Ta Van Chu village. Upon arriving at the homestay, do check-in and relax with cold beer for refreshment.
Have dinner and stay overnight in Ta Van Chu Homestay.
Activity: Hiking from the hotel – Ta Van Chu
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Hiking  distance: 16 km

Day 10: Ta Van Chu – Can Cau  – Bac Ha – Ha Noi

Get up early to contemplate stunning scenery and a fresh atmosphere in the morning. Have a hearty breakfast with our host.  Say goodbye to them. We commence our new adventure day from the homestay, hiking descendingly along the hillside, rice terrace to Can Cau Market .spending 1 and half hours visiting the colorful hill tribe market. Meet our bus transfer back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, we continue our trip to the hotel.. take a quick shower. Our bus takes and transfers us back to Hanoi. Enjoy 5 hours on a bus to Hanoi. Upon arriving at the hotel, do check-in and relax.
Activity: Hiking and transferring back to Hanoi
Accommodation: None
Meals: B/L/
Transferring distance: 350 km/ 5 hours


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Tour price: Contact us

Group size: 2 to 25 hikers

Join in group tour departure dates: 18th monthly

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: L=  Lunch, D=  Dinner, B = Breakfast
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Accommodation in tour - 9 nights
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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