Bac Ha Trekking Tour 2 Days
Bac Ha Trekking Tour 2 Days Bac Ha trekking tour is easy but you will have more experience about Bac Ha people and nature around. One night stay in Tay tribe family house that warmly welcome travelers via the dinner. Two days are enough to know Bac Ha for travelers whose has short holiday in Vietnam.
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Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Bac Ha Trekking Tour 2 Days
Bac Ha trekking tour is easy but you will have more experience about Bac Ha people and nature around. One night stay in Tay tribe family house that warmly welcome travelers via the dinner. Two days are enough to know Bac Ha for travelers whose has short holiday in Vietnam.
Tour type: Trekking & homestay
Duration: 2 day 1 night
Route: Bac Ha, Ban Pho, Lau Thi Ngai, Thai Giang Pho, Na Lo, Na Hoi
Day 1: Bac Ha – Ban Pho – Thai Giang Pho – Na Lo.
Day 2: Na Lo – Na Hoi – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Bac Ha Trekking
Bac Ha is located at about two hour drive from Lao Cai, and much less developed for tourism than Sapa. Bac Ha is not only known for the big Sunday market, but also the off the beaten path place that offers beautiful treks through local hamlets, peach gardens, and terraced paddy fields. We at JET Travel Hiking Vietnam provide not only Bac Ha trekking tour, Bac Ha treks, but also practical information about Bac Ha trekking, Bac Ha trekking map, Bac Ha hiking.
The Can Cau and Bac Ha markets, in particular, feature local scenes that have been going on every week for generations, where cattle, horses, goats and dogs are bought and sold, as well as many traditional goods like saddles and plowshares, along with elaborate textiles, handbags and other trinkets made by the local tribes people, the Flower Hmong.
To reach Bac Ha, you can either take the night train like most of other people or hire a private car with driver. The train journey takes about 10 hours to arrive Lao Cai from Hanoi. The drive also takes a full day to get in Bac Ha from Hanoi, about 8 hour drive.
Bac Ha when to hike
The best time to go trekking in Bac Ha is the dry season starting from October until April of the following year. During this time, the weather is dry and cool with little rain. In the summer time, it is quite hot with big rain. Within this time, October and April are the two best months for going on a hike in Bac Ha.
If you travel in the dry season – winter, all the itineraries are welcome. You can do either short trek, long treks, easy or challenging hikes, you always have the suitable weather. But if you travel to Bac Ha in summer we highly recommend some short day hikes are combined with a visit to local hill tribe market. Bac Ha market is open on Sunday morning, Can Cau market on Saturday, Lung Khau Nhin market on Thursday, Cao Son market on Wednesday, Coc Ly market on Tuesday. There is no market on Monday, Friday.
Bac Ha trekking tours
Bac Ha offers a wide range of hikes ranging from half day easy treks to multi-day, long treks. The most popular hike is the easy half day walk that starts right from the Bac Ha town to the H’mong village of Ban Pho. Challenging trekking tours take you to more remote hill tribes villages such as Lung Khau Nhin, Na Cap, Quan Than San …
At JET Travel Hiking Vietnam, all the trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, accommodation, meals, food and trekking equipment. Most of the nights are spent at local homes in villages (homestay) offering a real, authentic life experience.
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
Sightseeing entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
Accommodation pre/post trip.
Lao Cai - Bac Ha – Lau Thi Ngai – Thai Giang Pho – Na Lo
There a bus will pickup you from Lao Cai to Bac Ha. You may have breakfast in Bac Ha, the repack your bag ready for trekking.
Start your trek from Bac Ha. Trek up hills to Lau Thi Ngai – Thai Giang Pho area to see the view at beautiful valleys around Bac Ha town. Stop at local house to have picnic lunch. spend night in family of Tay ethnic group in Na Lo village.
Carthorse -> Trekking to Na Hoi - Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Hanoi
The carthorse will transfer you about 7km from the home stay to the point where you can start trek up hill to Ngai Thau then down to Na Hoi to come in view at beautiful landscapes and happy to discover colorful dresses of local ethnic minority. Have lunch on the top of the mountain. Come back to Bac Ha in the afternoon. Repacks then get on the bus to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi, end tour.
When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels
Easy to Moderate
There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…
Moderate to Difficult
There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.
Difficult to Challenge
There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.
Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack
Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.
During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.
There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.
Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.
1 medium-sized backpack.
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
1 medium-sized towel.
1 medium-sized dry bag.
Hiking poles/walking sticks
We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.
Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.
What Exactly is a Private Tour?
Many people ask what the difference is between a private tour and any other kind of tour. The main difference is simply that on a private tour only you and members of your party are included. So it will be just you and your guests, drivers and tour guides. This allows you to tailor the tour to suit your needs perfectly. So Much More Flexibility: Private tours offer the individual much more flexibility than open tours. You can decide start times, meal times and just about everything else. Of course our experts are here to guide you and point out any pitfalls. Your own Private Guides and Drivers: Once a private tour is booked you will be allocated an English-speaking guide who will stay with you throughout the tour. Any drivers will also be your exclusively and this of course gives you the opportunity to get to know them. Our guides are professional, friendly and fun and will guarantee to enhance your enjoyment of any activity. Private Transfers: You have the peace of mind of knowing that once you have booked your private tour, all transfers will be included. Professional drivers will transport you by private car or minibus to hook up with the next aspect of your journey. If there is a place of interest on the way to your destination that you wish to see, inform your driver and it can be arranged, easily. Choose Your Type of Accommodation: Your level of comfort is in your hands. If you are on a budget we can recommend the best places to stay. Alternatively if you want luxury all the way, that too can be sorted out. Any specific personal needs can be dealt with, swiftly and efficiently. Dietary requirements of health issues will all be handled professionally and tactfully.
What are the differences between a Private Tour and a Group Tour
There are so many different types of tour available these days it is important to know the differences in order that you, as the customer, can make informed choices. The main two types of tours are Private Tours and Group Tours. A group can also travel as part of a private tour which further complicates the issue. Open Tours are where you as an individual simply join in with other people on shared travel. Private tours are where you employ a tour company to tailor a tour to your specifications. Only you and your guests will be included on the tour and guides and drivers will work exclusively for you. The advantages are many and varied. You get to set the itinerary, the start times in the mornings, even the places which you wish to visit. As tour specialists we will of course advise and assist you along the way. But if you have to drive, say from Hanoi to Halong bay, and there is something along the way that you wish to see, simply inform your tour guide and it will be fitted in. Group Tours are sometimes called seat in coach or SIC Tours and are pretty much self explanatory. It is merely a case of booking a seat on a tour and going with the flow. These are perfectly fine, offer less flexibility but have the added pleasure of travelling in a group and of course the chance of making new friends. An advantage of group tours is that there are often group discounts available for venues and these can be passed on to the customers. A group tour can be a great way of meeting people. Spending a few days within a group of people normally throws up a few friendships and these can be rewarding and lasting. Shared experiences are a great way to start off a friendship. Staying at the same hotel and travelling in the same bus, does can of make it impossible not to break down barriers and hold conversation. Both types of tour have their merits and it is simply a matter of deciding what you would like to experience. For single people a Group Tour can be a great way of travelling safely and not feeling lonely. Which ever type of tour appeals to you, we have the expertise and professional staff to help ensure that you get the very best out of your trip.