Trekking Mu Cang Chai to Sapa Tour 5 days
Trekking Mu Cang Chai to Sapa Tour 5 days This Trekking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai Tour gives you a best chance to discover the mountainous beauty, the amazing Rice Terraces as well as local life of different ethnic groups in rural tribe : Sapa – Mu Cang Chai – where the charming essence of these lands remains unchanged. Exploring these lands by hiking around unparalleled routes, meeting locals and rural villages will be the unforgettable memories in your Vietnam trips.
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Trekking Mu Cang Chai to Sapa Tour 5 days
This Trekking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai Tour gives you a best chance to discover the mountainous beauty, the amazing Rice Terraces as well as local life of different ethnic groups in rural tribe : Sapa – Mu Cang Chai – where the charming essence of these lands remains unchanged. Exploring these lands by hiking around unparalleled routes, meeting locals and rural villages will be the unforgettable memories in your Vietnam trips.
Enjoy Colorful Sunday hill tribe market in Bac Ha.
Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Sapa & Mu Cang Chai.
Enjoy the local food
Experience 2 homestay nights on traditional stilt houses of ethnic minority people.
Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H’mong, Yao…
Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1: Hanoi – Bac Ha
Day 2: Bac Ha – Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Mu Cang Chai
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Trek
Day 5: Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi
Private A/c transportation
English speaking tour guide
Accommodation during the trip with daily breakfasts.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Sightseeing tickets and permits
Bottled water in the vehicle
Government taxes and service charge
Travel insurance (Compulsory)
Drinks and other meals
Accommodation in Hanoi
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above
Trekking Mu Cang Chai to Sapa Tour
DAY 1: HANOI – BAC HA
You will be met and greeted by your private tour guide and driver at the hotel in Hanoi. Departure at 8:00 AM, the morning drive on the HW (Noi Bai – Lao Cai) offer s you a beautiful countryside scenery of the Red River Delta and on to the midland of the Northwestern region. You will have lunch at Lao Cai City around noon. In the afternoon, after 1,5 hour drive, you will arrive Bac Ha district, take a short boat ride on Chay River (if the water level permits), then stretch out with a easy walk to visit Trung Do village of the Tay ethnic minority people. Arrive at Bac Ha and check in a local homestay for the night.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: BAC HA – SAPA
You may be woken up by the domestic animals such as roosters or pigs early in the morning. After the breakfast, you will get a short transfer to the town for strolling around the colorful Sunday market. The majority who live in Bac Ha is the Flower H’mong people. The colors at the market will tell why they have such a name. This is a great opportunity to learn the local trading, witness the local products for sales. The sounds, the smells and the colors will absolutely make you go Wow while busy taking photographs. After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive back down to Lao Cai City and onward up to Sapa town. Arrive in Sapa, check into your hotel and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3: SAPA – MU CANG CHAI
This morning, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Muong Hoa Valley where you will do a beautiful trek to visit a few villages of the Black H’mong and enjoy the terraced paddy fields in the area. Get picked up and drive back to town for lunch. The afternoon is spent for a scenic drive to Mu Cang Chai, another rice terrace paradise. You may have time to get some stops on the way for taking pictures. Check in a stilt-house homestay of the Thai people nearby Mu Cang Chai town. Dinner and overnight there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI TREK
Today, we spend most of the day for a long scenic trek on small paths and back roads from Che Cu Nha to La Pan Tan as this is the best part of the region for you to admire the amazing rice terraced paddy. Late in the afternoon, we drive to Tu Le town for a night at a local hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI – HANOI
This morning, we will take more walk to visit Tu Le valley before check out of your hotel for the drive back to Hanoi. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive in Hanoi and finish the tour at the door of your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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
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…
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.
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.