Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai
Our train often leaves at 20.30 - 21.50.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa (B) Note: You can transfer to Sapa via Highway Express. Depart from Hanoi at 7.00AM today and 5.30 Pm arrive at Lao Cai Railway Station. Get transferred to Sapa town (1hr). Spend today at your leisure.
Day 2: Sapa - Heavens Gate - Mt Fansipan 2800m (B/L/D) Transfer 30min to the Silver Waterfall then drive to Heaven Gate to see Mt. Fansipan, the roof of Indochina. Start trekking 2.5 hrs to the stop at 2200m. After lunch, trek 3.5 hrs to Mt Fansipan's campsite at 2800m ASL.
Day 3: 2800m - Mt. Fansipan 3143m - 2200m (B/L/D) Take the last trek to Fansipan peak at 3143m. After 2.5 hrs hiking up, your award is breathtaking Sapa view. Relax 30min then hiking back downhill to 2200 ASL.
Day 4: 2200m - Y Linh Ho Village (B/L/D) Continue trekking downhill then stop for lunch. After 8 hours trekking we will arrive Y Linh Ho Village of Black Hmong minority in the late afternoon. Here we spend the night at a campsite nearby Muong Hoa River.
Day 5: Y Linh Ho Village - Seo Mi Ty Village (B/L/D) Trek uphill until lunchtime in a part of Hoang Lien National Park. The trekking route is easier in the afternoon. We pass by Seo Mi Ty village of Black Hmong minority before arriving a campsite for dinner.
Day 6: Seo Mi Ty - Den Thang Village - Ta Trung Ho Village (B/L/D) Today trek on small trails sneaking through the rainforest to Den Thang Village of Black H’mong for lunch. After lunch, continue to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dzao minority for overnight. (7hrs trek)
Day 7: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong - My Son - Thanh Phu (B/L/D) Start the trek today to Nam Toong Village of Red Dzao minority. After lunch, walk descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority. Take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. (7hrs trek)
Day 8: Thanh Phu - Sin Chai (B/L/D) Today’s trek is short and soft. Follow the trekking route in the bottom of the valley. After lunch at a nice spot, continue to Sin Chai village of Red Dzao minority. (3.5hrs trek)
Day 9: Sin Chai - Nam Ket - Ben Den - Lao Cai (B/L) Trek to Lao Cai, the most remote part of Sapa where Red Dzao ethnic minority inhabits. Stop at Nam Ket for lunch then trek to Ta Thang village of Tay minority. Here transfer by car to Lao Cai Railway Station.
Day 10: Back to Hanoi