Trekking Remote Region Plus Colorful Sunday Market Tour 3 Days
- This trekking tour is private package designed for Customer from Lao Cai railways station run by TLOV.
- The tour is operated in the non-touristy region where local hill-tribal peoples and life is not effected yet by modern commercial life and mass tourism.
- The Sunday Market is the most colorful and interesting in Lao Cai Province where peoples from four ethnic groups can be met. They are H’mong, Zao, Zay, Ha Nhi who always wear their best traditional costumes to go to the market.
- The trekking tour is rated at medium level which is designed for almost visitors with average mobi-ability and offers opportunities to contact local peopples, to experience local life for deep understanding of interesting cultures, customs and ways of life.
Day 1 – Friday: Arrival at Lao Cai Station – Transfer to Muong Hum – Medium trekking 3 – 4 hours – Home stay
Meet local tour guide upon arrival in Lao Cai at about 6.00am, freshen up and have breakfast in a local Restaurant before taking about 1 hour road transfer to Muong Hum Valley. Take a rest at our base in Muong Hum for recovery or free to walk around until lunch time.
Depart at 1.30pm for afternoon medium trekking to explore Den Sang Valley. Follow the paved path from home-stay to cross the stream and then uphill for half an hour to the area of Den Thang Commune, then trek along an earthen path which winds up and down on high elevation of Den Thang Mountain for more than an hour, enjoy great view of Den Sang and Sang Ma Sao Valleys before paying visit to local homes of the Zao peoples. Cross the stream in mid-afternoon to the northern bank and follow a narrow dirt trail uphill for half an hour to a small hamlet of the H’mong in Khu Chu Phin Village, meet hospitable H’mong doing their everyday works before coming down to Lang Moi Village situated near the bottom of Sang Ma Sao Valley. Explore this charming and peaceful village before check in home-stay at about 5.00pm. Refresh, taking shower and relax before dinner at 7.00pm. Evening is totally quiet for just relaxing.
Day summary: Road transfer 42km // Medium trekking 3 – 4 hours, approx. 10km // Breakfast, lunch, dinner included/ ACC: Home-stay.
Breakfast and depart at 8.30am for 7 hours medium trekking. From home-stay, the dirt trail sneaks amongst terraced paddies along the stream for nearly 2 hours through Sang Ma Sao Valley, passing by several hamlets of the White H’mong. Enjoy beautiful scenery as well as pay visiting to some H’mong homes along the way. Reaching to the large hamlet of the H’mong belong to Ki Quan San Village which situated at the northern edge of the valley right at the foot of a imposing mountain range. Walk around the village, pay visiting to the village school and kinter garden before trekking up steep path for an hour to an isolated hamlet on the top of Ma Mu Su mountain, have lunch break here.
Continue trekking after lunch for 2 hours along the large path getting through Ki Quan San Village, pay visiting to houses of the Red Zao people in well-organized hamlet for understanding culture and living way of the Zao which is quite different from that of the H’mong. Leaving the Zao Hamlet of Ki Quan San Village in mid afternoon, the trek becomes easy to get along large path downhill to Pieng Lao Village of the Zay, cross the stream by suspension bridge and arrive to our base near Muong Hum Market place. Check in home-stay, freshen up and relax. Dinner served at about 7.00pm.
Day summary: Medium trekking 6 – 7 hours, approx. 18km // Breakfast, lunch, dinner included/ ACC: Home-stay.
It is Sunday, the important day to locals. Living isolatedly on high mountain side, in remote valleys… hill-tribal peoples from H’mong, Zay, Zao, Ha Nhi… go to the market for shopping, of course, but more important than that, they go to the market for meeting others, for socializing, and for family re-union! Dressing in best colorful traditional costumes of their tribe, peopples add colors to market place and turn it into a kind of local festival.
Some members of the group may wish to wake up early, have a cup of tea and go out at about 6.00 to see peoples along the way to the market at some sections of the trails nearby the market place. Group gather at 07.30 to have breakfast at home-stay and spend the whole morning attending locals at the market place. Local tour guide will lead the group around the market place and then leave the group free to explore the market, meet peoples, talking, taking photo…Back to home-stay at 12.00 for lunch.
Depart after lunch at 1.30pm for 3 hours trekking to visit Sin Chai Village of the Ha Nhi Village whose population is only some 16,000 individuals living in Vietnam. Back to our base at 4.30pm, take shower and pack up and transfer to Lao Cai station. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant before boarding the night train back to Hanoi.
Day summary: Medium trekking 3 hours // Breakfast, lunch included // 1 hour 15 minutes road transfer to Lao Cai.
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- Private transfer by car or van Lao Cai Station – Muong Hum – Lao Cai.
- English speaking tour guide.
- Police permission for traveling in border region and visiting fee.
- Two nights home stay and meals indicated in day by day details.
- Drinking water during tour time 2 litres per pax and snack.
- Return train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi.
- Alcoholic or soft drink drinks, personal expenses, tip…
- Trip insurance and travel insurance.
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