Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
You will be picked up at your hotel then get transferred to Hanoi Railway Station for a night train to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Sapa - Sin Chai - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho Village (B/L/D)
Arrive in the border town of Lao Cai, meet up with your tour guide for a transfer to Sapa (1 hour). After breakfast, get transferred downhill to Sin Chai Village at the foot of Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Here, start trekking to Cat Cat Village. Have lunch then continue to Y Linh Ho in the afternoon. Stay overnight at Black H’mong homestay. (15km hiking)
Day 3: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai Village (B/L/D)
Trek along Hoang Lien Mountain range to enjoy the panoramic view of Muong Hoa Valley. Pass through Lao Chai Village, followed by Ta Van Village. After lunch, walk through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic village. (20km hiking)
Day 4: Giang Ta Chai - Thanh Kim - Thanh Phu Village (B/L/D)
After breakfast, trek to Su Pan Village and Thanh Kim Village before lunch. Later, continue 2 hours to Ngoi Bo River then 1 hour to Muong Bo Village before arriving in Thanh Phu Commune - a village of Tay minority. (23km hiking)
Day 5: Thanh Phu - Nam Than - Nam Nhiu - Sin Chai B Village (B/L/D)
Today’s trek takes you through a number of small ethnic minority villages including Red Dao, Tay, Xafo & Black H’mong, offering great chance to get a stunning view of Nam Sai & Nam Cang Valley. You will stay overnight at Sin Chai B Village of Red Dao Minority. (20km hiking)
Day 6: Sin Chai B - Thanh Phu - Sapa (B/L/D)
Go down along the hill trails to Nam Cum Village then continue to Muong Bo Village for lunch. Later, head to Thanh Phu Bridge to take a bus back to Sapa (1 hour). Spend a day at your leisure to explore Sapa town before transferring to Lao Cai for a night train to Hanoi. (13km hiking)
Day 7: Hanoi Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi around 5am.