Welcome to the 12-day Sapa - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi Hard Trekking Tour! This tour is perfect for those seeking a challenging and immersive trekking experience in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure. Here's a suggested itinerary for your trekking tour:Sapa, a charming mountain town known for its vibrant ethnic minority communities and stunning rice terraces,Trek through the remote and rugged landscapes, passing through valleys, forests, and terraced fields,Journey to Hoang Su Phi, a hidden gem famous for its breathtaking rice terraces and off-the-beaten-path trekking routes.

1 Hanoi Transfer by car to  Sapa ( L)

Drive from Hanoi at 7:30 AM to Sapa for 5 hours , Check in hotel and have lunch at the local restaurant and afternoon free time to explore Sapa .

2: Trek to the first campsite to Fancipan Mountain
After breakfast in the hotel, we will meet our support crew, who will carry all equipment, food, and clothing. We will carry our day pack with water, a jacket and a camera only. Today we will begin the first part of our ascent with a trek through terraced rice paddies and some of the hill tribe villages. Setting out from Sapa we descend into the nearby village of Cat Cat and cross the Muong Hoa River. Past the river, we start our upward trek to reach an elevation of 1,700m where we will have a lunch break.
In the afternoon we will continue trek to the first base camp at an elevation of 2,300 m. The terrain in the afternoon becomes steeper and more difficult as we trek through massive Arrowroot plantations and up steeper slopes surrounded by bamboo. Our camp for the evening will be in a very small clearing on the mountain enclosed by bamboo. Sleep in a bamboo hut or tent.
Trekking:   7 hrs/ascend 2,300m from 1,600m (Sapa)
Accommodation:  Camping
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3: Trek to the second campsite
Today we set out for a full-day trek to the second base camp. As we continue on we will pass through a primary forest containing giant, century-old pine trees and expanses of bamboo. Our trek will take us to an altitude of 2,900m  from this elevation we have a spectacular view across to the peak of Mt. Fansipan. After lunch, we start to climb down to an elevation of 2,700m. Our descent will be over large boulders, down a fairly steep slope. Our camp is on the mountain slope facing west, near a mountain stream. Dinner and overnight at the base camp.

Trekking: 7 hrs/ascend 2,900m/descend to 2,700m
Accommodation:  Camping
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4: Trek to the summit and descend to  Sapa
Today is the summit day, we climb to the roof of Indochina: the peak of Mt. Fansipan. The final climb will take around three hours through the dense bamboo forest. Once at the summit we will spend some time soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam. We then descend 2,700m for lunch.
In the afternoon we will descend Sapa.

Trekking: 7 hrs/ascend 3,143m/descend 2,000m
Accommodation:  Sapa
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5 : Sapa –Lao Chai – Ta Van (15 km or 6.5 hours) ( B ,L ,D )

tour starts at 8:30 am. Our local guide will meet you at your hotel in Sapa Town or in front of the local main church. After a brief introduction, you will be taken 2km down to Cat Cat’s road, a well-known village of the Hmong minority. From there, you will be reaching the hanging bridge of the Muong Hoa river and then continue uphill into the mountains and through a bamboo forest. From there, you will get the chance to admire some of the biggest and most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam as well as enjoy the majestic mountain view on top of the Hoang Lien Son mountain. You will then head down to Y Linh Ho village and have lunch at a small, traditional restaurant run by a local Hmong family. After the break, you will make it to Ta Van, a village of the famous Giay minority, where your local host family will welcome you. You will then have some time to rest, take a hot shower, and get ready for your dinner – if you want, you will also have the chance to take part in an informal cooking class!

6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Ban Ho (12 km or 5 hours) ( B , L , D )

a cup of hot coffee or tea and discover your homestay’s surrounding area and the nearby rice fields. After breakfast, you will be retaken uphill into the mountain to the waterfalls of Giang Ta Chai. You will then enter the Red Dao area where, together with your local guide, you will learn more in detail about their culture and daily life. After a short visit to a Red Dao family, you will then head back to the waterfalls by taking an alternative trail and across a second hanging bridge. You will then have your lunch in Giang Ta Chai village at a small, local restaurant run by a Hmong family. After the break, we will make our way to Su Pan, a community of the Black Hmong minority. And then continue walking to the Ban Ho village, where you will meet three ethnic minorities such as Red Dao, Tay, and the Black Hmong. A Tay family and check-in will welcome us to their family. You will then have time to rest, take a hot shower, and wait for your dinner.

7 : Ban Ho – Nam Tong – My Son – Thanh Phu (3km around 6 hours) ( B, L, D )

an excellent breakfast in Ban Ho, we continue walking to the village Nam Toong, about 3km from Ban Ho. In this village, you can learn everything about the Red Dzao minority that lives here. The Red Dzao are famous for the red scarves they wear on their heads. We will then follow a buffalo trail through sprawling rice terraces, taking in the spectacular views of Hoang Lien National Park as we make our way to My Son village. Here you can meet the Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest tribes in the Sapa area. We will spend the night in the village of Thanh Phu, where you enjoy local food and a warm bed in a Tay minority stilt house.

8 : Thanh Phu - Bac Ha (B/L/D)

in the morning, which attracts a wide variety of minority groups such as the Hmong, Dao, Thu Lao, Pa Di, Tu Di, and Phu La. The drive to Bac Ha is about 2 hours, and then in the early afternoon, we continue to trekking to Ban Pho villages. Here we’ll stop for an overnight break, and we’ll enjoy a walk to visit the Hmong Kings Palace after checking in. Dinner and overnight in Ban Pho villages.

9 : Bac Ha – Trekking to Tien Nguyen – Hong Son (B,  L , D )

pick you up and Driver and local guide will pick you up to trekking point at the center of Tien Nguyen commune around the porter picks up guests here, We  start trekking through the Tay village, After walking 3km, Visitors begin to step into the village of the Dao Ao Dai ethnic group, the village stands at the foot of the mountain, next to the winding stairs. After crossing the small stream, visitors begin to climb about 2km, to Mr. Ly Thanh Lap's house, stop and spend the night here. Ly Thanh Lap's sleeping place, Dzao Ao Dai ethnic group, the house on stilts is made according to the traditional architecture of Dzao Ao Dai ethnic group, the house is large, clean, spacious, the house has a bathroom and toilet. will, has full hot water system.

10 : Hong Son – Son Thanh – Ban Nung ( B ,L , D )

breakfast in Hong Son, visitors start walking along the trails and along the mountainside, the landscape is mainly terraced fields, tea hills and low hills. Walking about 8km, visitors to Son Thanh village of Nam Khoa commune stop to rest and have lunch here. Son Thanh village is home of the Red Dao ethnic group, where it still retains the traditional features of the Red Dao people such as costumes, traditional houses, etc. While waiting for the porter brothers to prepare lunch, visitors can exchange and learn more about the culture of the Red Dao ethnic group. The altitude here is about 600m. After lunch, visitors begin to climb over the 885m high mountain, up here visitors can observe the whole beauty of the rice terraces of Nam Khoa commune. From the top of the mountain, visitors continue to walk along the trail, go through the forest to reach the village of Nung ethnic people, go about 6km, visitors to Nung Cu village of Nam Khoa commune stop and spend the night here. . Sleeping place: Mr. Then Van Luong's house, Nung ethnic group, the house on stilts is large, clean, has a full bathroom and toilet, and has a hot water system. This place still retains the tradition of wearing Nung ethnic costumes even on weekdays and festivals.

11 : Ban Nung – Khoa Thuong Trung – Nam Hong ( B , L ,  D)

day of trekking begins, you walk gently along the trail to Nung Moi village of Nam Khoa commune, where you can freely see the beautiful terraced fields. Passing Nung Cu, visitors continue to go to Khoa Trung village, where the Red Dao people live, stop for lunch in the afternoon, pass the hills of Vau trees, tea forests and the Mam Xoi area of Khoa Ha village. and take pictures of the raspberry hill in the afternoon around 15:30 arrival in Nam Hong villages where you can stay at the house of the Red Dao ethnic group. rest and dinner.

12 : Nam Hong. – Giang Ha – Ha Noi  ( B , L  )

the morning, if the weather is nice, wake up at 6am and go to Nam Hong Horseshoe hill to hunt clouds and watch the sunrise. Then return homestay for breakfast, after breakfast, continence trekking to Giang Ha palace to Hillhom hill to see the panoramic view of Nam Hong village, then continue to Giang Ha waterfall to visit the waterfall, then go to a Dzao house next to the village. stream to rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, Trek for about 1 hour, then arrive at the center of Thong Nguyen and Hoang Su Phi communes and take the our car back to Hanoi. End The Tour at your hotel .

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Tour price : Contact Us

Group size : 2 to 15 pax

Join in group departure date : 25th 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 - 11 nights
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • Entrance fees and permissions
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals


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