Trek through Hoang Lien National Park – 3 Days

Hoang Lien National Park
Tour Duration: 3 days/ 4 nights
Tour Route: Sapa – Giang Ta Chai – Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Sapa
Starts: Sapa (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Ends: Sapa (drop off at the hotel in the morning)
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 01: Hanoi - Sapa
Day 02: Sapa - Su Pan - Giang Ta Chai – Den Thang (L, D)
Day 03: Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho (B, L, D)
Day 04: Ta Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Ban Ho – Sapa (B, L)
Day 05: Arrive Hanoi


Day 01: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai – Sapa
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.
Overnight on train

Day 02: Sapa - Su Pan - Giang Ta Chai – Den Thang (L, D)
Pick up at station in the early morning, transfer to hotel in Sapa, having breakfast then meet
local guide then transferred by car toward Muong Hoa valley. Your trek will start from a point near Su Pan School along a narrow dirt trail downhill to the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley, then uphill all the way for nearly 6 hours through Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Zao, through bamboo and rain forest to Den Thang Village of the H’mong. Lunch break for an hour at a nice spot amongst wild nature.
The trek will be softer in the afternoon and you will arrive to Den Thang Village of the Black H’mong at about 4.00pm. The rest hour is for walking to explore this remotest village of Sapa which surrounded by high mountains and forest of the Hoang Lien nature reserve.

Approx: 1 hour driving/ 6 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch

Hoang Lien National Park 1
Day 03: Den Thang – Ta Trung Ho (B, L, D)
The trek today takes you through beautiful rice paddies and over old suspension bridges. You will trek on small trail sneaking through rainforest. You will leave Den Thang at about 09.30 to follow a dirt trail through narrow terraced rice fiels, forest for nearly 3 hours. Lunch break along the way.
After lunch, the trek wills becomes tough on tinny footpath going up and down, which requires some concentration. You will reach to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao minority in midafternoon. The rest hours are for walking around to explore unique living way of the Red Zao which has just been visited by foreign visitors.

Approx: 5 hours walking, 1-hour lunch

Day 04: Ta Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Ban Ho – Sapa (B, L)
You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina with its 3143 m, is located in this mountain range. You will start the trek today by ascending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Here your lunch will be prepared in a local school.
In the afternoon, before descending to Ban Ho, you can make a stop by a waterfall to refresh. Then where your car takes you on the journey back to Sapa.
Evening transfer to Lao Cai station for a night train to Hanoi.

Approx: 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 05: Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning, pick up at station then transfer to your hotel

What is included?

- All transfer and transportation vehicle
- Home stay in the village
- English speaking guide
- Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi ( cabin 4 berth -soft sleeper)
- All indicated meals, plus snacks (B: as breakfast; L: as lunch; D: as dinner)
- Water on the whole trip
- Waterproof bluebag for luggage
- Tents if needed
- All entrance fees and permit

What is excluded?

- Transfer and guide on free time
- Other meals and drinks
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other optional and activities
- Travel insurance
- Personal expense