8am: Our guide will pick-up you at hotel. Start journey to Nghia Lo and Tu Le via Thanh Son, Thu Cuc road 32. On the way, we will spend 1,5-2 hrs visit Vietnam Ethnic Village- where displays the tradditional houses and keep the tradditional culture, life of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. We will introduce you about the feature group in North Vietnam such as: Mong, Thai, Dao, Tay…group
Leave Vietnam Ethnic Village, we can take a break to enjoy the Milk products or Green Tea hill in Phu Tho province.
Arrive Nghia Lo town in the afternoon, check-in homestay and take a break a few minitue before do a short cycle trip to explore the Thai village – where is the home of Thai people in Vietnam. Cycling between rice fields, beside the stream, visit the house, chatting with locals or say Hello with the friendly & kute children beside the road.
Back to homestay, enjoy the good meals and sleep on the stilt house- the tradditional house of Thai people.
If you travel in the group from 6 people, there will be a traditional performance, with the local intereting songs and dancing.
Distance trekking or cycling: Around 4-5km
Trekking or cycling Time: Around 1,5-2hrs
Drive time: around: 6hrs
DAY 2: NGHIA LO – TU LE – MU CANG CHAI – TREKKING AROUND VILLAGES (B, L, D)
You will be surprise before the wonderful rice terrace belong the route from Tu Le – Mù Cang Chải.
Run over the Khau Pha pass (one of the four greatest passes in Northern Vietnam with 40km, connect Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai). We’ll cross Tu Le town, you’ll have chance to see the interesting activities of Thai women in Tu Le making the “Com – green rice” – the famous special product of Tu Le belong your road in the harvest season. Most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing as the view point to see the Lim Mong, Lim Thai village or paragliding-point on the top of this pass. We will spend 1-2hrs trekking through the village of Thai people
When arrive Mu Cang Chai, we will continue take 3-4hrs (13km) to trek from La Pan Tan village to Mam Xoi – the best view in Mu Cang Chai . On the trekking way, we will go up to the high mountain, pass to the Hmong village and Waterfall in remote area, visit a kinder garden school. From the above, we can see the amazing view of Rice terraces field, visit some schools, playing game or singing with children. Beside seeing the beauty of Rice field, you’ll guided how to plant rice, harvest rice or discover the farm working of locals. It will be exciting experience. Enjoy stunning landscapes along the way, the stunning views of countryside and nature, visit local villages, experience daily life of hill tribe people, how to make traditional clothes…
Sleeping at Homestay at Mu Cang Chai
Note: 3- hour drive & 5-6 hrs trek /day
DAY 3:MU CANG CHAI – SAPA( B, L, D) (160KM – 4 HOURS DRIVE)
After our breakfast, we will spend 3 hours to continue follow the local guide to trek from Che Cu Nha to Kim Noi village. There’s more time to enjoy the other view of Rice Terrace fields and experience life in Mu Cang Chai. After lunch at Mu Cang Chai, we transfer to Sapa.
We’ll pass to the pass over O Quy Ho pass, one of the four greatest passes in Vietnam where there are the highest peak of Indochina: Mt Fansipan. You can enjoy fresh and cool air and nice landscapes. …It will be unforgettable experience. Stay at Hotel 3* in Sapa
DAY 4: TREK UP FANSIPAN (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will arrange the guide and driver at the hotel at 8:00am, you will be transfer by car to Tram Ton Gate to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads inVietnam. From there you can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views. The trek will be relatively soft until lunchtime. After a couple of hours of hiking, you will have a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a good lunch.
With new energy you start ascending as well as descending towards the campsite. En route you have many opportunities to enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa area and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. You will arrive to the campsite at 2800m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.
Trekking: 5 hrs/ascend 2,800 m from 1,900 m
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: 2800M – THE TOP OF FANSIPAN – TRAM TON – SAPA (B, L, )
After having breakfast, you climb to the top, where you can celebrate your victory. From there, you can enjoy the best view to beautiful sceneries. You will then trek through rainforest to go back to the campsite for lunch.
After lunch, you start your journey back. You follow the trail as well as stone steeps built by Hoang Lien National Park until you meet your car, which is there to take you back to Sapa. In the afternoon you will arrive back in Sapa, where you can celebrate your achievement and relax.
Trekking: 7,5 hrs/ascend 3,143 m to Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: If you want to back Sapa by cable car, pay more $40/person.
P/s: The itinerary can change according your requirement.