Sapa trek Vietnam 3 days takes you to such villages as nam tong village, nam toong village, ban sai village, nam than village, nam nhiu village, sin chai village, nam lang village, ta thang village, ben den Spectacular landscapes of the Hoang Lien mountain range, Nam Sai Valley. Enjoy unique culture, custom and way of living of the Hmong, Zao, Tay and Xa Pho ethnics. Spend two nights at local home (homestay) in villages of the Tay and Zao ethnic for local life experiences. This is a medium trek suitable for most customers with average strength and mobile ability without any trekking experience. However there is a long ascend on day 1 where the trail often becomes very slippery in rainy days. In this case, alternative option is taking the larger rocky path which runs along the Nam Sai stream. Trekking distance every day is short so that to offer more time for meeting locl peoples. This trip can be organized the whole year around. Landscapes is lively beautiful from May to September thanks to rice and corn farming.
Sapa Trek Vietnam 3 days Itinerary
Day 1: Sapa – Nam Toong – Nam Sang – Ban Sai (L,D)
9:00: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Sapa and transferred to Thanh Phu Bridge. It will be possible for us to make some stops along the way for stunning scenery of Hoang Lien mountain range and Muong Hoa Valley. Upon our arrival in Thanh Phu, we begin our trek by going uphill along a large path. We hike for about 1,5 hour before we arrive Nam Toong Village of the Red Zao. We walk around this village and visit some local houses for better understanding their life. We continue trekking uphill for 3 hours along a narrow trail to Nam Keeng and Nam Sang villages where the Xa Pho peoples live. We walk around this village and visit some local houses to learn about the interesting way of living of this small sub group of the Phu La tribal ethnic. We continue our hiking trip for about half hour before we arrive the Ban Sai Village in mid afternoon. Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ban Sai – Nam Than – Nam Nhiu – Sin Chai B (B,L,D)
After breakfast,w e will leave Ban Sai at about 09.00 am. We will trek along a large & good path uphill to Nam Nhiu Village of the Red Zao. After having a short visit of this village, we continue hiking along a dirt path for 1,5 hour to Nam Than Village of the Red Zao and Black H’mong. This portion of the trek offers stunning view of Nam Sai and Nam Cang Valleys. Leaving Nam Than village, we continue trekking for an hour through wild land dotting with terraced fields, bamboo forest… Lunch will be provided en route. After lunch, we continue trekking for 2, 5 hours along the same trail passing through the land of Suoi Thau Commune to Sin Chai B Village of the Red Zao. Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Sin Chai B – Nam Lang A – Nam Lang B – Ta Thang – Lao Cai (B,L,)
After breakfast, we trek along a narrow dirt trail for ½ hour to the bottom of the valley. Then we gradually hike uphill for nearly 2 hours to Nam Lang A and then Nam Lang B, the 2 village of the Red Zao. We will stop by and visit somes local houses to understand the local life of the ethnic groups living in these remote areas. Lunch break at Nam Lang B village. After lunch, we continue our trek following a large and rocky road for ½ hour going to the top of the mountain range. Then the trek gradually gets downhill to Nam Ket village of the Red Zao and the Tay.
We continue hiking along the same trail downhill for nearly 2 hours to Ta Thang village. This village offers wide view of the Red River Valley which runs through the Bao Yen District. We will be picked up by our vehicle at Ta Thang village and transferred to Lao Cai. Trip ends.