Option 4: Hard trekking Night 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai 8:00 pm – Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station. 9:00 pm – Train depart and sleep the nights on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs. Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
- 6:00 am – Arrive Lao Cai train station. Change to mini bus for transfer to Sapa hotel. Travel time approx 1 hr.
- 7-8:00 am – Breakfast and a shower in hotel.
- 9:30 am – Begin trekking from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificient lanscapes.
- 12:00am – Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H’mong tribe.
- 1:00 pm – Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream where we can have a nice swim.
- 2:00 pm – Keep trekking through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village to experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture.
- 3:30 pm – Arrive into Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities. Exhibiting strong Chinese culture where we have dinner on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospility of our Zay family and homestay overnight..
- 8:00 am – Breakfast at home stay.
- 9:00 am – Trek through bamboo forests to Giang Ta Chai waterfall, bridge and village inhabited by Red Zao minorities for a short break to enjoy stunning view surrounding.
- 12:00 am – Keep trekking into the village of Red Zao minority.
- 1:00 pm – Continue trekking to Supan of Black H’mong people.
- 2:00 pm – Break for lunch.
- 2:30 pm – Continue trekking down to Ban Ho village with Tay tribes living on stilt houses in the bottom of the valley where we will stay overnight.
- 8:00am – Breakfast at home stay. Explore their village, a beautifull waterfall, hot spring.
- 9:30am – Begin trek to the remote village called Nam Toong, inhabited by Red Zao tribe, enjoy spectacular view surrounding.
- 12:00am – Return to Ban Ho for lunch.
- 12:30 pm – Keep trekking up hill to Ban Den village for bus pick up and transfer to Sapa.
- 2:00 pm – Free time in Sapa for shower and dinner.
- 5:30 pm – Bus transfer back to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
Night 4: Lao Cai – Ha Noi
- 5:00 am – Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Hanoi) for Bus transfer to hotel.
Tour price includes: – Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return – All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner). – Transport as tour program. – English speaking tour guide. – All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits. Excludes: – Insurance. – Drinks, Phone call, other private expenses. * Note: Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, inspect repellent and suncream.