- 2 days / 2 nights led by an authentic ethnic minority guide
- Trek through the beautiful nature and rice terraces of Sa Pa
- Learn about the crafts of the local ethnic minority
- Stay at a homestay to really get to know how the locals live
Trek through the beautiful nature and rice terraces of Sa Pa, learn about the crafts of the local ethnic minority and stay at a homestay to really get to know how the locals live. With the beautiful terrace view and the rich ethnic minority cultures, Sa Pa is well worth the challenging hike.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone who loves exploring nature
Medium-Hard depending on fitness level. The trek will be 12-15km total and can last 5-6 hours.
Meet Our Local Host
Our guides will be from the Sapa Sister organization and are experts in mountainous areas, speak English, and have long experience as guides. The Sapa Sister guides aim to empower the young Black H'Mong women and give them reasonable pay for their skilled services. Sapa Sister is an ethnic minority Hmong trekking group based in the beautiful northern mountainous highlands of Sapa, Vietnam. They are very proud to be one of the few Hmong businesses that exist in this region.
9:15 pm: The train to Sapa departs from Hanoi Railway Station.
You will leave Sapa at 9 am and start walking towards Y Linh Ho and then to Lao Chai. You walk through rice paddy and the beautiful landscape. It takes about 3h to walk to Lao Chai if you choose to walk off the main road. Otherwise, it takes about 2h. Lao Chai is a Black H'Mong village and you stay here for lunch. After Lunch you walk to Ta Van it's about a 1-1,5h walk. Ta Van is a Zay village and here you stay the night in a homestay.
You start your second-day trek at about 9.30 with a 1.5h walk through a bamboo forest to a waterfall at lunchtime you will reach Giang Ta Chai (herbal bath), a Dao village. Here you have lunch. After lunch, you can choose if you want to continue to Su Pan or if you want to go back to Sapa by car directly from Giang Ta Chai.
3:00 pm: Back to Sapa. Return to Hanoi by bus around 10 pm
- 1 guide & Entrance fee to Sapa Valley
What's Not Included
- Drinks, VAT, Travel Insurance.
Know Before You Go
- A normal trek is about 12-15km, so you will walk for about 5-6h. If you cannot walk all the way, you can go part of the way by motorbike taxi. Extra transportation is not included in the price.
- Bring shoes with a good grip. There are high mountains, ravines, and terraced fields all around Sapa. Some parts of the trek will be a narrow path up and downhill around the mountain, it's unavoidable, but not too dangerous. The valley you will trek in is under 1500m.
- The trek is private but you will meet other travelers at the homestay. Homestays are run by families who choose to welcome travelers and have prepared their houses to accommodate guests. At the homestay, the guests share one big loft/room on the second floor in a beautiful traditional house. The host and their family stay in a separate part of the house, but you eat dinner together. There are no private bedrooms in the homestays. There are hot showers, western standard toilets, beds, and tasty traditional food. You don't need to bring bed sheets, towels or sleeping bags. The homestays are clean and safe.
- Weather: Can be unpredictable depending on the season. Make sure to check weather forecasts and updates from your Experience Manager. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the EM will notify you of alternative options.
- Please be prepared to bring a smaller backpack with a change of clothes and personal things needed for the trek. Water - You can buy water along the way, but bring some with you. A small bottle of water will be provided at the beginning of your trek. Shoes with good soles for hiking, Mosquito repellent, Extra toilet paper for unplanned emergencies, Snacks for the road, Warmer clothes that keep you dry (dress in layers), Flashlight, and Suncream.
Minimum To Operate
Deadline To Book
11 days before the event