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Day 1: Lao Cai – Regional Tribal Market – Bac Ha (B, L, –)
Welcomed by local tour guide upon early arrival at Lao Cai station. Freshen up and breakfast. Transfer by road to one of the famous regional markets: Coc Ly or Ban Cam on Tuesday; Cao Son on Wednesday; Lung Khau Nhin on Thursday; Can Cau on Saturday; Bac Ha on Sunday.
Spend 2 to 3 hours joining the locals at the market place where tribal peoples in their best traditional costumes come once a week not only for shopping but also for socializing. Transfer to Bac Ha Town Let, check in the Sao Mai hotel for a short rest.
The rest of the afternoon is set for trekking around the stunning Ban Pho Valley. Clients may choose to take the shorter loops for 1,5 hours or longer loops which offers better view of Ban Pho Valley and takes nearly 3 hours.
Day summary: Road transfer 2,5 to 4 hours depending on the regional market/ Walk 1,5 to 3 hours/ Acc: Hotel room and dinner tonight in Bac Ha booked by partners.
Day 2: Bac Ha – Quan Hoa – Lu Suoi Tung Village – Ta Cu Ty Village (–, L, D)
Breakfast, check out hotel at 08.00am. Leave Bac Ha and transfer for an hour to the starting point of trekking trail in Lung Phin Commune with several photo stops along the way. There are 2 options for trekking from here:
Opt 1: Hard trek: Start trekking along a narrow trail on steep hillsides from Quan Hoa Hamlet for 2,5 hours to Lu Suoi Tung Village of the Flower Hmong. Lunch break here for an hour.
Trekking uphill for 1,5 hour through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty Mountain range(hard trek) and then downhill for 2 hours to Ta Cu Ty village of the Zao and Tay ethnic peoples. Picked up and transfer 3 km to home stay near the center of Ta Cu Ty Commune.
Opt 2: Medium trek: Start trekking from Ta Chai Village of the Phu La ethnic along a narrow valley through Quan Hoa Hamlet for 3 hours. Lunch break.
Continue trekking for one more hour and arrive to Lu Suoi Tung Village of the Flower Hmong. Spend 2 hours walking through this isolated village, paying visit to local school and several Hmong family for a discovery of their living way.
Picked up at Lu Suoi Tung for 8 km road transfer to home stay near the center of Ta Cu Ty Commune. This portion of the road offers spectacular landscapes of the Ban Gia Valley with several photo stops before arriving to home stay.
Day summary: Road transfer 1 hour/ Trekking 5 to 7 hours, grade 3 or 4/ Home stay at Ta Cu Ty Village of the Tay
Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Song Ngam Village – Nam Dan Commune (B, L, D)
Breakfast and saying good bye to local hosting family at 08.30am. Once leaving Ta Cu Ty, there are 2 options for clients choice:
Opt 1: Hard trek: The whole morning trekking along a large path with great view of the Ban Gia valley to Song Lam village of the Nung ethnic peoples for 3 hours. Lunch break at Song Lam near the village school.
Afternoon trek following a narrow footpath with challenging for another 2,5 hours (hard trek) up and downhill the Nam Dan mountain through the thick bamboo and rain forest. Suddenly the panorama view of the Nam Chien valley open wide in the sight as the trail process downhill to Nam Dan village of the Nung ethnic peoples. Paying visiting to the famous rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Continue trekking along a larger trail for 1 more hour to home-stay at Nam Chien Village of Nam Dan Commune.
Opt 2: Medium trek: The whole morning trekking along a large path with great view of the Ban Gia valley to Song Lam village of the Nung ethnic peoples for 3 hours. Lunch break at Song Lam Village of the Nung.
Continue trekking for 3 hours to follow the same trail along the Ban Gia Valley via Sin Chai Village of the Flower H’mong, Zao to the center of Ban Ngo Commune. Picked up and transfer to Nam Dan village for visiting the famous rock fiel with carving of ancient scripts. Arrive at home-stay in Nam Chien Village at about 05.30 pm.
Day summary: Road transfer 1 hour/ Trekking 5 to 7 hours, grade 3 or 4/ Home stay at Nam Chien Village of the Nung.
Day 4: Nam Dan – Nam Nhung Village – Nam Choong Village (B, L, D)
Breakfast and then leaving Nam Chien Village at 08.30am. Transfer along the paved road for 14 km over the Gio mountain pass through thick rain forest to the southern side. From here, enjoy a leisure walk for 3 hours through Nam Nhung and Khau Rom village of the Tay and Zao peoples along the narrow valley of the Nam Li River. Lunch break near a suspension bridge.
Cross the Nam Li River to the southern bank, trekking uphill to Quang Thuong Village and then downhill to Nam Choong Village of the Zao peoples which is beautifully set on the southern bank of Nam Li River and endowed by nature with a mineral hot spring.
Day summary: Road transfer 14/ Trekking 5 to 6 hours, grade 3 of 5/ Home stay at Nam Choong Village of the Zao.
Day 5: Nam Choong – Quang Nguyen – Trung Son – Tan Minh (B, L, D)
Today is probably the most interesting day of the whole trip for the superb scenery and wild nature which changes after every quarter trekking. But is also the greatest challenge so far. After enjoying easy walk the the Nam Ly Valley, the trail gets tougher uphill for over an hour to Cao Son Village of the Hmong and Zao. Then, leaving the large path for a narrow trail which winds through tea farm and later thick forest aprrox.1,5 hour. Great challenging amidst wild nature! Lunch break at the top of a mountain before getting downhill to Trung Son Village of the Nung.
Afternoon trek become easier along a narrow valley for nearly 2 hour to Tan Minh village of the Red Zao, then onto the center of Ho Thau Commune. Take an easy walk in late afternoon for 20 minutes to home stay.
Day summary: Trekking 6 to 7 hours, grade 4 of 5/ Home stay at Tan Minh Village of the Red Zao.
Day 6: Tan Minh – Ho Xan – Nam Son – Panhou (B, L, – )
It is an easy day today. Leaving home stay after breakfast and trekking for the whole morning along a narrow but rather good trail through Ho Thau Valley passing charming villages of the Zao and Nung ethnic peoples scattering on hill sides. Long lunch break near Nam Son Bridge with swimming possibility in the clear water of the Nam Dich River.
Picked up and transfer by road to Panhou ecolodge at Thong Nguyen Commune. The rest of the afternoon is set at leisure for freshen up or walking to explore the surrounding of Panhou.
Day summary: Road transfer 26 km/ Trekking 3 to 4 hours to 6 hour, grade 2 of 5/ ACC: Hotel room and dinner tonight booked by partners.
Day 7: Panhou – Hanoi (–, L, – )
Transfer about 1,5 hour from Panhou to Tan Quang Junction with a stop at Hoang Su Phi Heaven Gate. Then follow national road 2 for over 5 hours via Tuyen Quang and Viet Tri to Hanoi with some break along the way. Lunch in Tuyen Quang. Arrive in Hanoi at about 06.00 pm, trip end with drop off at hotel.
+ This is a hard trek tour for customers with over average strength and mobile ability plus some trekking practice or experience. Heavy rain may cause difficulties or even dangers at some parts.
+ The trip can be organized the whole year around. Landscapes is lively beautiful from May to September thanks to rice and corn farming. Unfortunately it is hot and wet in these months especially heavy rain in July and August. Weather is nice in October, November and first half of December. January, February is cold and foggy. It gets better from March to April.
+ Personal luggage should be no more than 6kg while trekking. Good trekking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, especially in Jan & Feb and insect repellent should be brought.
+ May change tour plan when needed for the safety of clients.