Bac Ha and Ha Giang challenging trekking vacations (9 days)

This is the most challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel providesin Bac Ha area, Lao Cai province. The 9-day tour takes you to the remotest hilltribe villages where you meet up with different ethnic groups dressing in colorful costums: Flower H’mong, Phu La, Dzao, Tay Nung… Begin your adventure holidays with an overnight train trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Then you start your trekking holiday hiking from village to village, through the less traveled villages including Lung Phinh, Ta Chai, Pa Chu Ty, Then Van, Lung Cai, Hoang Nhi Pho, Ban Gia, Nam Ma, Lan Ma, Lan Nung, Coc Pu, Xin Man, Sin Man, Hoang Su Phi, Tung San,Dan Khao, Cao Banh, Ban Trang, Khuoi Hop, Ha Giang province. If you arrive in Bac Ha town on Sunday, you have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area. The 9-day adventure tour package is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, local cook, porters and trekking equipments. This is a very tough, challenging trekking tour package Lotussia Travel customizes to the remote northern Vietnam and is only recommended for active, adventure travelers, small group size. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Bac Ha and Ha Giang challenging trekking vacations (9 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Bac ha – Lung Phinh – Ta Chai – Pa Chu Ty II (L,D)

You will be picked up by Lotussia Travel team at Lao Cai Train station and then transferred to Bacha. Your trek start from Lung Phinh market to Ta Chai village, home of Fula minority.

Arrive later afternoon at the H’mong ethnic minority village of Pa Chu Ty II, our destination for overnight. The villages are unused to the presence of foreigners. So we are encouraged to tread gently. The accommodation here is basic.

Overnight in homestay.

Day 2: Pa Chu Ty II – Then Van – Lung Cai (B,L,D)

After  breakfast  at  local  home  stay,  the  trek  today  leads  through  beautiful  sightseing  on  narrow
footpath  to  the H’mong  village  of Then  Van. Discover  the  daily  life  of  the  local  people.

Continue trekking to Lung Cai – a delightful village located at the moutain side of H’mong area.

Welcome for dinner and overnight in homestay.

Day 3: Lung Cai – Hoang Nhi Pho – Ban Gia (B,L,D)

Once leaving Lung Cai, following the trekking route to Hoang Nhi Pho through rice paddy and maize
plantations .

Lunch will be prepared and served here.

After lunch, you will continue the trek toward Ban  Gia  village.  Enjoy  your  dinner  in  a  private  local  house  and  spend  the  night  at  local home (homestay).

Day 4: Ban Gia – Nan Ma (B,L,D)

Breakfast  at  local home  stay. A  great  days  trek,  undulating  sometimes  steeply  up  and  down  and
through natural  landscapes  to arrive  finally at  the  isolated H’mong village of Nan Ma. The villagers
are friendly and curious and the countryside and village very impressionable. Spend one more night
in the H’mong village of Nan Ma.

Day 5: Lan Ma – Lan Lung – Coc pu II (B,L,D)

The trekking is easier today and is punctuated by the exciting crossing of Nung ethnic minority area.
Reaching relative civilization of terraces of paddy fields, house tools as brick, smith  and more.

Have a break at Nan Lung village where the group will have lunch in a local house before continuing the
last destination of Coc Pu II village.

Overnight in a comfortable house in Coc Pu, a village inhabited by the Nung minority.

Day 6: Coc Pu II – Sin Man – Hoang Su Phi (B,L,D)

After breakfast, there are three kilometers of warking to Coc Pai town in Xin Man district of Ha Giang
province. Your  car will be waiting  to  drive  you  to  Sin Man,  one  of  the  pourest  district which has
border with Lao Cai province and China.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

Dinner and overnight in local guest house in Hoang Su Phi.

Day 7: Hoang Su Phi – Tung San (B,L,D)

Breakfast  at  hotel. Transfer  by  car  to  the  start  point  of  your  treeking  today. You will  trek 15  km
through the beautiful scenery and local villages. Lunch will be served at a nice spot. Continue to the
Black  Dao  ethnic  of  Tung  San  for  dinner  and  overnight.  Mr  Tan  Van  Sai  will  have  pleisure  to
welcome you at his house.

Day 8: Tung san – Dan Khao – Cao Banh (B,L,D)

After having breakfast, your  trek will begin  from Tung San  to Dan Khao  then Cao Banh. Lunch on
route. Dinner and overnight at Mr Phan Van Dau’s homestay (Black Dzao ethnic minority).

Day 9: Cao Banh – Ban Trang – Khuoi Hop – Ha Giang (B, L)

Leaving Cao Banh, you will take the trekking route to Trang village then continue toward Khuoi Hop.
Once  reaching village Len  in Viet Lam you will be  transferred by car  to Ha Giang. Dinner  in  town.
Overnight in hotel in Ha Giang. End of service.

Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of trekking tours in all over Vietnam. The above trekking tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries we don’t put all here since there are some dishonest individuals have copied our contents without our agreement. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam!

Vietnam adventure tours: Visit Bac Ha market and Trekking Ha Giang villages (7 days)

The 7-day adventure tour is provided in the less travelled places in north eastern Vietnam. You begin your holidays with a visit to the Bac Ha market, open only on Sunday morning, then trek through some of the remotest hill tribe villages in Bac Ha and Ha Giang province, meeting up with H’mong, Phu La, Red Dzao, Tay and Nung people. Most of the nights are spent at local homes in villages (homestay) offering a real, authentic life experience. There are about 6 or 7 hours trek per day with up and downhill climbs. This is a very tough, challenging trekking tour is recommended for active travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path itinerary that takes them to remote, less traveled places in Vietnam. Enjoy magnificent and beautiful landscapes of the Bac Ha Highland, the Chay River Massif as well as fabulous land of the remote far north. Discovery of local tribal ethnics’ unique cultures and ways of life. The adventure tour is provided with experience English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, cook, porters and trekking equipments. The best time to travel this adventure is the dry season starting from October until April. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam adventure tours: Visit Bac Ha market and Trekking Ha Giang villages (7 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Travel to Bac Ha (B,L,D).

Arrive at Lao Cai Railway station early this morning. You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.

After a short rest, travel to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area. Every Sunday, different ethnic groups come to the market  to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town.

Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Ta Cu Ty village (B,L,D).

Breakfast will be served in the village. Leaving the village at about 8:0, we will be transferred to the starting point of trekking trail in Lung Phin with several photo stops along the way.

Upon our arrival in Ta Chai Village of the Phu La ethnic, we start trekking along a narrow valley through Quan Hoa Hamlet. The first portion of the hike last for about three hours.

Lunch will be provided on the spot.

After lunch, we continue trekking for about two hours until we arrive the Lu Suoi Tung village of the Flower H’mong. We will have a short walk visiting this isolated village. Stop by a local school and several H’mong family for a discovery of the local life.

We will be picked up again by our vehicle at Lu Suoi Tung village and transferred to home stay near the center of Ta Cu Ty Commune. This portion of the road offers spectacular landscapes of the Ban Gia Valley and clients will enjoy many viewing stops before arriving to home stay.

Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Song Ngam – Nam Dan – Nam Chien (B,L,D)

Breakfast will be provided in the village. We leave the village at 08.30am continueing our trekking adventure.

We will trek for the whole morning on a large path. The three-hour trek will offer great views of the Ban Gia valley. A stop will be made en route for a visit of a Nung village.

We will arrive Song Lam around noon. Lunch will be provided near a village-school.

After lunch, we continue trekking for two hours and a half. This part is challenging. We trek through the thick bamboo and rain forest. After about two hours, we will arrive Nam Dan Commune is famous with the rock fields bearing cared massage from ancient peoples.

Then we will have one more hour easy walk before we arrive Nam Chien village of the Nung.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Nam Dan – Nam Choong village (B,L,D).

Transfer along a paved road to the southern side of the mountain. Enjoy 3 hours easy trekking through Tay and Dzao villages along the narrow valley of the Nam Ty River.

Lunch will be provided in a local house (picnic).

After lunch, continue our trek crossing the river to the southern bank, then uphill, downhill to a Dzao village, set on the bank of Nam Ty river, endowed with a mineral hot spring.

Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 5: Nam Choong village – Cao Son – Trung Son – Tan Minh (B,L,D)

Today is the most interesting day of the whole trip. Because we will experience the superb natural scenery which changes after every quarter of trekking. Therefore this is also the greatest challenge so far.

Leaving the village at about 08.30am, we will trek uphill the Chieu Lung Thi mountain range. We hike from the Nam Li valley to Cao Son village of the H’mong and Zao. We may have a short visit of this village before we continue walking through the thick forest to Trung Son village of the Nung peoples and then onto Tan Minh village of the Zao peoples.

We check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Tan Minh – Ho Thau – Ho Xan – Nam Son – Pan hou village (B,L)

We will have an easy trek today. The trail gets mostly downhill which offers marvelous view of the Nam Dich valley.

We will trek from Tan Minh village to the center of Ho Thau commune and then to Xin Chai village of the Zao and Nung peoples.

Picnic lunch will be provided by the Nam Dich river. If weather permit it will be possible for us to swim in the clear water of the river.

Then we cross the river taking a leisure walk to the southern bank of the river. We hike through the stunning valley of the Doan Ket village.

After about three hour trek, we will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred to Panhou eco-site (Pan Hou village in Thong Nguyen.

Check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Panhou – Hanoi (B,L).

Full day transfer from Pan Hou lodge to Hanoi. The drive takes about 7 hours. We arrive Hanoi about late afternoon. End of Lotussia Travel services.

Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of trekking  tours in all over Vietnam. The above trekking tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries we don’t put all here since there are some dishonest individuals have copied our contents without our agreement. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam!

Vietnam hiking tours: Travel Lao Cai Bac Ha Ha Giang Hanoi (6 days)

The 6-day trek is provided in the less travelled places in north eastern Vietnam. You trek through some of the remotest hill tribe villages in Bac Ha and Ha Giang province, meeting up with H’mong, Phu La, Red Dzao, Tay and Nung people. Most of the nights are spent at local homes in villages (homestay) offering a real, authentic life experience. There are about 6 or 7 hours trek per day with up and downhill climbs (challenging treks). This hiking tour is recommended for active travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path itinerary that takes them to remote, less traveled places in Vietnam. Enjoy magnificent and beautiful landscapes of the Bac Ha Highland, the Chay River Massif as well as fabulous land of the remote far north. Discovery of local tribal ethnics’ unique cultures and ways of life. The adventure tour is provided with experience English-speaking tour guide, cook, porters and trekking equipments. The best time to travel this adventure is the dry season starting from October until April. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam hiking tours: Travel Lao Cai Bac Ha Ha Giang Hanoi (6 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Travel to Bac Ha (B,L,D).

Arrive at Lao Cai Railway station early this morning. You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.

After a short rest, travel to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area. Every Sunday, different ethnic groups come to the market  to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town.

Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Ta Cu Ty village (B,L,D).

Breakfast at hotel. Travel to Lung Phin commune where we will begin our trek along a narrow trail on steep hillsides to Lu Suoi Tung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local village (picnic).

After lunch, continue trekking through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty mountain range and then downhill to a Red Dzao village. This part is the trekking tour is challenging since there are lots of up and downhill hike. Those prefer an easier hike can ask Lotussia Travel guide to take an alternative hiking trail.

Dinner and homestay in a stilt house.

Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Nam Dan commune (B,L,D).

Leaving Ta Cu Ty village for the whole morning medium trek along a large path with great view over a Nung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local hill tribe village (picnic).

After lunch, we will follow a narrow footpath trekking for about 3 hours up and downhill through the thick forest. This trek is also challenging and requires strength. Those prefer a easier trek can ask Lotussia Travel guide on the sport for an alternative option. Visit the rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Arrive the village around late afternoon.

Dinner and homestay in a local house.

Day 4: Nam Dan – Nam Choong village (B,L,D).

Transfer along a paved road to the southern side of the mountain. Enjoy 3 hours easy trekking through Tay and Dzao villages along the narrow valley of the Nam Ty River.

Lunch will be provided in a local house (picnic).

After lunch, continue our trek crossing the river to the southern bank, then uphill, downhill to a Dzao village, set on the bank of Nam Ty river, endowed with a mineral hot spring.

Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 5: Nam Choong Village – Cao Son – Trung Son – Ho Thau – Panhou (B,L)

Today is the most interesting day of the whole trip because the natural scenery is wonderful and it changes every half hour.

We trek for almost the whole day. We hike uphill the Chieu Lung Thi mountain range. We trek from Nam Li Valley via the center of Quang Nguyen Commune, to Cao Son Village of the H’mong and Zao.

We continue trekking through the thick forest to Trung Son Village of the Nung peoples and then onto Tan Minh village of the Zao peoples. We hike descending for 20 minutes to the center of Ho Thau Commune where we will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred to the Panhou eco lodge.

Check in the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Panhou – Hanoi (B,L)

Full day transfer from Pan Hou lodge to Hanoi. The drive takes about 7 hours. We arrive Hanoi about late afternoon. End of Lotussia Travel services.

Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of trekking tours in all over Vietnam. The above trekking tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries we don’t put all here since there are some dishonest individuals have copied our contents without our agreement. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam!

Bac Ha trekking tours: Travel Lao Cai Lung Khau Nhin Na Cap Na Vang Coc Re Ban Me Quan Than San Ta Van Chu Lau Thi Ngai Nam Mon Trung Do Bao Nhai Lao Cai (6 days)

This is one of the most challenging trekking tour Lotussia Travel providesin Bac Ha area, Lao Cai province. The 6-day tour takes you to the remotest hilltribe villages, located far from the civilization. Begin your adventure holidays with an overnight train trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Then you start your trekking holiday walking through the less traveled villages including Lung Khau Nhin, Na Cap, Na Vang, Coc Re, Khuan Pung, Ban Me, Quan Than San, Ta Van Chu, Lau Thi Ngai, Nam Mon, Trung Do, Bao Nhai. If you arrive in Bac Ha town on Sunday, you have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area. Trekking along hillsides, from village to village; Speeping at local home (homestay) offers the opportunity to experience the real life. The 6-day adventure tour package is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, local cook, porters and trekking equipments. This is a hard, challenging trekking tour package is only recommended for active travelers, small group size. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Lao cai – Lung Khau Nhin – Na Cap  (L,D)

Upon your arrival at Lao Cai station, you will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast.

We will leave Lao Cai at about 08.30 for a 38 km road transfer to the Ban Khuong Bridge in Thanh Binh Commune. We start trekking on a large path uphill for 1,5 hours to Ta Thien village of the Flower H’mong. We will stopy by and visit some local houses and a village school.

We continue hiking for another hour uphill to Thai Giang Chai village of the Zao Tien peoples. We will have a short visit of the village then have lunch.

After lunch, we trek ascending for a half hour to the hilltop and gradually downhill to the center of Lung Khau Nhin commune. We follow the village path walking for two more hours to Na Cap village of the Nung.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Na Cap – Na Vang – Coc Re – Khuan Pung – Ban me (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will leave the Na Cap village at about 9.00 am. We continue the journey by trekking along a single dirt trail downhill for 2 hours via Na Vang village of the Nung. Then we hike through burnt-over land and terraced paddies to the Chay River. We cross the river by boat to the other bank. Enjoy a long break before walking downhill on a narrow dirt trail to Coc Re village of the Flower H’mong. Explore the village and then lunch break.

The trek in the afternoon is easier as the trail winds its way on high hill sides for over 1 hour offering great view of the magnificent valley along the Chay River. We will trek through Khuan Pung village of the Zao and Nung. We arrive the top at 671m in mid afternoon.

We then have a two-hour easy walk to Sin Chai Village, Ban Me commune.

We arrive the village at 5.00 pm. Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ban Me – Quan Than San (B,L,D)

The whole morning will be spent in trekking uphill. The trail is narrow and steep. Some parts are really tough. But the surrounding nature and landscapes is wonderful.

We will hike through several tribal hamlets of the Flower H’mong ethnic group. We will stop by some local house and talk with local villagers who probably have ever met western visitors.

Lunch break near a hill-top.

In the afternoon, we will trek through the Man Than commune for 1,5 hour until we arrive a narrow valley. We then trek along a trail running on hill side for another one hour and a half. We walk through some small villages of the Nung and Flower H’mong.

We arrive  the southern edge of Quan Than San commune around late afternoon. Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Quan Than San – Ta Van Chu – Lau Thi Ngai – Bac Ha (B,L,D)

After beakfast, we leave the Quan Than San village at about 09.00 am. The first portion of the trek is easy. We hike for about 2 hours along the large and rocky path. We mostly walk downhill to the center of the neighboring commune – the Ta Van Chu commune.

If weather permits, we may leave the main path at some sections to make short cut through the thick rain forest. Then the trail goes uphill the Thang Sin mountain range. We trek through isolated hamlets of the Flower H’mong.

We arrive the top at noon.

Lunch will be provided en route.

In the afternoon, the trek is easier as the path gradually descend to the large valley of Lau Thi Ngai commune. Later we hike along a narrow stream through this stunning valley towards Bac Ha. We walk through several hamlets of the Folwer H’mong and later of the Tay villages.

We arrive in Bac Ha in late afternoon. Check into a local hotel or guesthouse for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Bac Ha Sunday market – Trekking to Nam Mon (B,L,D)

Enjoy the full morning attending the famous Sunday Market in Bac Ha. You will have the opportunity to experience  the spiritual life of the local tribal peoples who live in this remote land of the far north.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

We check out hotel at 1.30 pm. The whole afternoon will be spent in trekking from Bac Ha through Na Hoi village of the Tay to Coc Cai Village of the Flower H’mong in Nam Mon Commune. We arrive to the Nam Mon village at about 5.00 pm.

Check into a local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Coc Cai – Trung Do – Bao Nhai – Lao cai (B,L)

After breakfast, we will leave the village at about 08.30 am following a narrow trail. We trek uphill for half hour and then we hike downhill to the bottom of the valley.

We continue trekking along a narrow stream. After about 2 hour, we arrive the Trung Do Village of the Tay. This village has about 40 houses built on stilts on the bank of the Chay River. Enjoy a leisure walk to explore this prosperous village before having lunch in a local home.

We leave Trung Do village taking another walk along the Chay River. After one-hour walk, we arrive the Cac Cop village of the Black Zao and H’mong. From here we take the boat trip down stream the Chay River to Bao Nhai Commune where we will be picked up again by our vehicle ans transferred to Laocai for the overnight train trip back to Hanoi. End of Lotussia Travel service.

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Vietnam adventure holidays: Trekking Bac Ha and Ha Giang (5 days)

The 5-day trekking tour is arranged in Lao Cai province, Bac Ha and Ha Giang province taking you to both Vietnam popular tourist destinations and remote travel places such as Bac ha town, Ta Cu Ty village, Nam Dan, Nam Choong village, Quang Binh…Begin your Vietnam adventure holidays with a overnight train from Hanoi to Lao cai. Visit Bac Ha Sunday market before continue your outdoor trip hiking from Bac Ha to Ha Giang province. You trek along hillside, through terraced rice fields and local hill tribe villages where you meet up with different ethnic groups including the Flower H’mong, the Dao, the Tay…Spending the night at their home also offers a real life experience. The tour is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, local porters, cook and trekking equipments. This 4-day hiking tour is a challenging trek that is only recommended for active travelers travelling in small group size. The best time to travel this itinerary is April and October. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam adventure holidays: Trekking Bac Ha and Ha Giang (5 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Travel to Bac Ha (B,L,D).

Arrive at Lao Cai Railway station early this morning. You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.

After a short rest, travel to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area. Every Sunday, different ethnic groups come to the market  to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town.

Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Ta Cu Ty village (B,L,D).

Breakfast at hotel. Travel to Lung Phin commune where we will begin our trek along a narrow trail on steep hillsides to Lu Suoi Tung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local village (picnic).

After lunch, continue trekking through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty mountain range (hard trek) and then downhill to a Red Dzao village.

Dinner and homestay in a stilt house.

Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Nam Dan commune (B,L,D).

Leaving Ta Cu Ty village for the whole morning medium trek along a large path with great view over a Nung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local hill tribe village (picnic).

After lunch, we will follow a narrow footpath trekking for about 3 hours (hard trek) up and downhill through the thick forest. Visit the rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Arrive the village around late afternoon.

Dinner and homestay in a local house.

Day 4: Nam Dan – Nam Choong village (B,L,D).

Transfer along a paved road to the southern side of the mountain. Enjoy 3 hours easy trekking through Tay and Dzao villages along the narrow valley of the Nam Ty River.

Lunch will be provided in a local house (picnic).

After lunch, continue our trek crossing the river to the southern bank, then uphill, downhill to a Dzao village, set on the bank of Nam Ty river, endowed with a mineral hot spring.

Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 5: Nam Choong village – Quang Binh – Hanoi (B,L).

Travel the dirt road to Na Chi. Then have quite a full day drive to Hanoi. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant en route.

Arrive Hanoi around late afternoon. Trip ends.

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Bac Ha and Ha Giang trekking tours: Travel Lao Cai Coc Ly Bacha Ta Cu Ty Nam Dan (4 days)

The 4-day trekking tour is arranged in Lao Cai and Bac Ha province taking you to both Vietnam popular and remote travel destinations such as Coc Ly market, Bac ha town, Ta Cu Ty village, Nam Dan…Begin your Vietnam adventure holidays with a overnight train from Hanoi to Lao cai. Visit the Coc Ly market, open on Tuesday only before continue your outdoor trip hiking from Bac Ha to Ha Giang province. You trek along hillside, through terraced rice fields and local hill tribe villages. Meeting up with different ethnic groups including the Flower H’mong, the Dao, the Tay…Spending the night at their home also offers a real life experience. The tour is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, local porters, cook and trekking equipments. This 4-day hiking tour is a challenging trek that is only recommended for active travelers travelling in small group size. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Bac Ha and Ha Giang trekking tours: Travel Lao Cai Coc Ly Bacha Ta Cu Ty Nam Dan (4 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Lao Cai – Coc Ly Tuesday market – Bac Ha (B,L)

Arrive at Lao Cai Railway station early this morning. You will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast. Transfer by road to Coc Ly market which is open on Tuesday only. Spend about 3 hours visiting the market where tribal peoples in their best traditional costumes come not only for shopping but also for socializing. Drive to Bac Ha. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town. In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town. Overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Ta Cu Ty Village(B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel. Travel to Lung Phin commune where we will begin our trek along a narrow trail on steep hillsides to Lu Suoi Tung village. Lunch will be provided in a local village. After lunch, continue trekking through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty mountain range (hard trek) and then downhill to a Red Dzao village. Dinner and homestay in a stilt house.

Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Nam Dan commune (B,L,D)

Leaving Ta Cu Ty for a medium trek the whole morning along a large path with great view over a Nung village. Lunch will be provided in a local hill tribe village. After lunch, we will follow a narrow footpath trekking for about 3 hours (hard trek) up and downhill through the thick forest. Visit the rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Arrive the village around late afternoon. Dinner and homestay in a local house.

Day 4: Nam Dan –  Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Ha Noi (B,L)

After breakfast, we will trek for three more hours along a trail which winds its way on the side of the high mountain range, overlooking down the Nam Dan valley. Join our vehicle again and travel to Xin Man. Have lunch in a local restaurant in Xin Man before travelling to Lao Cai railway station. Day use will be arranged in a standard hotel in Laocal before the train trip to Hanoi. Train? Departure at 21:00 (To be confirmed). Trip ends.

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Vietnam challenging trekking tours: Travel Hanoi Ha Giang Bac Ha Lao Cai (7 days)

The 7-day trekking tour is provided by Lotussia Travel in the remote northern Vietnam – Ha Giang province and Bac Ha district. Begin your adventure with a car transfer from Hanoi via Tuyen Quang to Ha Giang where you will begin your 7-day challenging trekking holidays. You trek along hillsides, through terraced rice fields and remote hill tribe villes, inhabited by the H’mong, the Dzao, the Tay, the Nung…This is a challenging trekking tour that require some preparation. There are about 6 – 7 hours trek per day and the hiking trail goes up and downhill. Accommodation is simple and basic since most of nights are spent at local homes (homestay). This hard trek is only recommended for small group tours and active, intrepid travelers, those seek a real trekking adventure holidays to the less travelled places. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam challenging trekking tours: Travel Hanoi Ha Giang Bac Ha Lao Cai (7 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Ha Noi – Thong Nguyen (L,D).

8:30: You will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi by Lotussia Travel team and transferred to Thong Nguyen (Ha Giang Province).

Enjoy several stops along the way for stunning scenery of the northern countryside and the Vietnam far north mountainous region.

You will arrive in Thong Nguyen at about 5 pm. Check-in the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Thong Nguyen – Nam Son (B,L,D).

After breakfast, we will leave the ecolodge following a small trail for about 2 km leading to the center of Thong Nguyen Commune.

We will trek uphill along a dirt trail for about 2 hours and then downhill for 1,5 hour passing by some small villages of the Nung ethnic.

Lunch will be provided en route.

After lunch, we continue trekking uphill along a magnificent valley, sneaking on mountain sides which offers great scenery of the villages of the Nung and Zao scattering around the valley.

We will arrive at the village around late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight in a local house (Homestay).

Day 3: Nam Son – Nam Li (B,L,D).

After breakfast, we will say good bye to the Nung local host and continue trekking along a single dirt trail for 3 hours uphill passing two villages of the Dao peoples. This portion offers marvelous landscapes for its beauty of nature.

Lunch will be provided on the foot of a mountain.

The trail gets narrower in the afternoon, winding its way up and down hill for 4 hours through local hill tribe villages (Dao & Nung), and then bamboo and thick rain forest as well as tea plan tation.

We will arrive in Nam Li around late afternoon. Check-in homestay for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Nam Li – Che La (B,L,D).

After breakfast, we will leave Nam Li at 08.30.

The trek today is a real challenge! The narrow dirt trail sneaks its way mostly uphill (from 370 m to 622 m high) through an untouched region, via several small villages of the Nung and Red Zao who will be very excited at meeting the first tourists to come to their villages.

Then the trek goes through thick forest for nearly 2 hours to the top of the mountain range.

After lunch break, the trail gets wider as we descend to another village is also an authentic one, inhabited by the H’mong people who used to grow poppy for opium production until recently. Spend an hour to explore this village before continue trekking downhill to the center of the commune.

We will arrive in Che La about 5,30 pm.

Check-in local house for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Che La – Nam Chien (B,L,D).

After breakfast, we will leave Che La at 08.30.

It is an easy day today! The dirt path is large and gradually goes downhill for 4 hours, passing through tea plantation, terraced rice paddies and villages of the Nung, H’mong and Zao.

Lunch will be provided en route.

Once reaching the bottom of the valley, the group will injoy an hour by the clear water of a stream before trekking uphill for 2 km to  the homestay where we will spend the night.

Dinner and overnight in local village.

Day 6 – Nam Chien – Song Ngam – Ban Gia – Bac Ha (B,L,D).

After breakfast, we leave Nam Chien at 08.30.

The first hour is an easy walk along a large path to Nam Dan. Here the group will spend ½ hour to admire a wonder: The rock field including some dozen rocks of different sizes and shapes bearing messages of the ancient men.

Lunch en route.

Then, we will follow a narrow trail for 2 hours uphill through the thick rain forest and then 3 hours downhill until we reach a H’mong in mid afternoon.

You will be picked up by Lotussia vehicle and transferred to Bac Ha.

Check-in hotel.

Dinner in a local restaurant in Bac Ha.

Day 7: Visit a regional tribal market – Overnight train to Ha Noi (B,L).

Today is a relaxing day! The group will attend one of the regional markets of the local tribal ethnics includes the Flower H’mong, Phu La, Tay…

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Bac Ha.

In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai where you will take the overnight train back to Hanoi. Train ??? Departure at ??? (To be advised). End trip.

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Vietnam trekking tours: Hike Bac Ha and Ha Giang villages

The 5-day trek is provided in the less travelled places in northern Vietnam. You trek through remote hill tribe villages from Bac Ha to Ha Giang, meeting up with H’mong, Phu La, Red Dzao, Tay and Nung people. Most of the nights are spent at local homes in villages (homestay) offering a real, authentic life experience. There are about 6 hours trek per day with up and downhill climbs (hard treks). The hike is recommended for active travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path itinerary that takes them to remote, less traveled places in Vietnam. Magnificent and beautiful landscapes of the Bac Ha Highland, the Chay River Massif as well as fabulous land of the remote far north. Discovery of local tribal ethnics’ unique cultures and ways of life. Especially joining the local tribal peoples at one the regional markets of the hill tribal peoples. Meeting tribal peoples from different ethnic groups at home and at work. Experiences parts of local life.Food and accommodation are simple and basic. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam trekking tours: Hike Bac Ha and Ha Giang villages

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Travel to Bac Ha (B,L).

Arrive at Lao Cai Railway station early this morning. You will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.

After a short rest, travel to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha market, the biggest market in the area.

Every Sunday, different ethnic groups come to the market  to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town.

Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Ta Cu Ty village (B,L,D).

Breakfast at hotel. Travel to Lung Phin commune where we will begin our trek along a narrow trail on steep hillsides to Lu Suoi Tung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local village (picnic).

After lunch, continue trekking through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty mountain range (hard trek) and then downhill to a Red Dzao village.

Dinner and homestay in a stilt house.

Day 3: Ta Cu Ty – Nam Dan commune (B,L,D).

Leaving Ta Cu Ty village for the whole morning medium trek along a large path with great view over a Nung village.

Lunch will be provided in a local hill tribe village (picnic).

After lunch, we will follow a narrow footpath trekking for about 3 hours (hard trek) up and downhill through the thick forest. Visit the rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Arrive the village around late afternoon.

Dinner and homestay in a local house.

Day 4: Nam Dan – Nam Choong village (B,L,D).

Transfer along a paved road to the southern side of the mountain. Enjoy 3 hours easy trekking through Tay and Dzao villages along the narrow valley of the Nam Ty River.

Lunch will be provided in a local house (picnic).

After lunch, continue our trek crossing the river to the southern bank, then uphill, downhill to a Dzao village, set on the bank of Nam Ty river, endowed with a mineral hot spring.

Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 5: Nam Choong village – Quang Binh – Hanoi (B,L).

Travel the dirt road to Na Chi. Then have quite a full day drive to Hanoi. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant en route.

Arrive Hanoi around late afternoon. Trip ends.

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Vietnam mountain bike tours: Cycling Lao Cai Sapa Bac Ha Can Cau Si Ma Kai Muong Khuong (5 days)

The 5-day mountain bike tour is arranged in Lao Cai province, northern Vietnam taking to such travel places as Sapa, Bac Ha, Can Cau, Si Ma Kai, Muong Khuong. Begin the 5-day cycling adventure with an overnight train trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Arriving in Lao cai, you start the tour cycling uphill until you reach Sapa town. After spending one night in Sapa, you continue your bicycle holidays biking downhill to Laocai, using offroad, single dirt biking trails. The next days you cycle to Bac Ha and Can Cau where you may have the opportunity to visit either the Bac Ha market, open on Sunday, the Can Cau market on Saturday. The biking trail from Can Cau to Si mai kai offers great views with lots of stops en route to visit hill tribe villages. The last day you cycling from Muong Khuong back to Laocai where you take the overnight train to get back to Hanoi. Travel this 5-day cycling adventure, you mostly cycle on paved roads with up and downhill ride. The tour is ideal for individual travelers, small group tours and those seeking a challenging bicycle tour to the northern Vietnam. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam mountain bike tours: Cycling Lao Cai Sapa Bac Ha Can Cau Si Ma Kai Muong Khuong (5 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Travel to Sapa. Full day cycling in Sapa (B,L,D).

Arrive Laocai early this morning. You will be greeted by Lotussia local team and transferred uphill to Sapa.

Breakfast will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

Enjoy a day biking through the Sapa valley. At first on a paved road for 7km, but then on single-track paths gradually ascend to the H’mong village of Sa Seng and then onto Hang. Then bike fast on high elevation for an hour before descend along a narrow single dirt track to the heart of Muong Hoa Valley.

Get to the center of Hau Thao Commune in mid afternoon. You will be picked up by our car for a 20 minutes road transfer back to Sapa.

Dinner and overnight in Sapa.

Day 2: Continue biking Sapa – Laocai (B,L,D).

Begin the ride directly from Sapa and straight away flying along on a 6 kilometer stretch of single-track which gets through villages and paddy fields. Then a quiet country lane leads to another long section of single-track, at first involving a challenging climb and then a fast flowing downhill to join a remote jeep track. The jeep track climbs gently at first, but then provides an enormous, fast descent of over 1500 meters, before hitting tarmac for the final 30 kilometer stretch to Lao Cai City. This final 30 kilometer road section is a lot of fun as there is the opportunity for engaging conversation and sign language with curious locals!

This is a long and challenging day with around 8 hours on the trail.

Dinner and overnight in Laocai.

Day 3: Continue biking Laocai – Bac Ha (B,L,D).

After breakfast, load all the bikes onto support vehicles for a 45-minute transfer to the small village of Phong Nien. The riding begins on a good hard pack track along the side of a quiet road. Climbing gently for the first 10 kilometers, we will be able to watch the local villagers working in the fields, dressed in their traditional costumes. We then descend steeply for another 7 kilometers to a small village and footbridge that crosses the Song Chay River. Here, we board one of the traditional Vietnamese longboats and transfer for half an hour along a stunning Yangtse style river ride to a Tay village of Trung Do and lunch at a local home.

The afternoon ride featured with a tough alpine switchback road that climbs 1000 meters over 17 kilometers, before a final 5 kilometer descent into the highland market town of Bac Ha.

Check in the Sao Mai Hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4: Continue biking. Bac Ha – Can Cau – Si Ma Cai (B,L,D).

Breakfast and then bike straightly from Bac Ha. The first 12 kilometers on tarmac is a steady climb of 650 meters to a pass (1508m.), followed by a single dirt track through an untouched region over 16 km kilometers into Can Cau village.

Lunch break in a Flower H’mong homes.

In the afternoon, we will take an ascend for nearly 2 hours along another single track from Can Cau to Quan Than San Commune, then follow a single path for 14 km slightly downhill to Si Ma Cai town, situated amongst mountains and hills near the Chinese border.

Dinner and overnight in a simple hotel in Simakai.

Day 5: Biking to Muong Khuong. Travel to Lao Cai station. Overnight train back to Hanoi (B,L,D).

Breakfast and load all bikes and luggage on the support vehicle for 20km transfer Ta Gia Khau Commune. Then biking along a newly build tarmac which runs along a branch of the Chay River for 52km with three ascending and descending. It is great challenge but support vehicle always follow the group to support at any time.

Arriving to Muong Khuong Town in mid afternoon, load bikes on supporting van and transfer 55km to Lao Cai. Freshen up, relax and dinner before boarding the night train for Hanoi.

Train ??? Departure at ??? (to be advised).

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Vietnam mountain cycle tours: Biking Lao Cai Bac Ha Si Mai Kai Muong Khuong Cao Son (3 days)

Vietnam offers many mountain biking tours for active, intrepid travelers. This 3-day mountain bike tour is one of the most wanted tour Lotussia Travel customizes for small groups, family holidays. Bikers enjoy both mountain cycling, riding on single dirt trails, off road ride, and paved roads. Most of time biking is up and downhill with short biking ride to remote ethnic villages by the roads. Visit highland markets including Coc Ly market, Can Cau market, Muong Khuong market; Spend the night at local home (homestay); Eating local food and meet up with local friendly people. These are some highlights of the 3 day mountain biking tour to the northern Vietnam. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam mountain cycle tours: Biking Lao Cai Bac Ha Si Mai Kai Muong Khuong Cao Son (3 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Start cycling Phong Hai – Coc Ly – Bac Ha (B,L,D).

Arrive in Laocai train station early this morning at ?h (to be advised). You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Phong Hai where you will begin your adventure. Enjoy 18 km cycle from Phong Hai to Coc Ly. Som stops will be made en route for you to visit a village of H’mong and another of the Dao.
Upon arriving in Coc Ly, you will embark on a motor-boat cruising downstream on the Chay river. Disembarkation will be made at Trung Do where you will be picked up again by our vehicle and transferred to a local restaurant (or homestay) for lunch.

After lunch, continue the day tour cycling uphill to Bac Ha townlet. We arrive Bac Ha town around late afternoon. Overnight in a local house in a village of the Tay people.

Day 2: Continue cycling Bac Ha – Si Mai Kai – Muong Khuong (B,L,D).

After breakfast, you will be transferred by our support vehicle to Si Ma Cai. Upon our arrival in Si Ma Cai, we will disembark our bikes and start cycling along the upstream of the Chay river. We bike from Si Ma Kai to Me village. A stop will be made when we reach Me village’s bridge. We cross the river and start the most challenging ride by cycling 19km uphill. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Pha Long.

After lunch, the cycle is easier as we cycle downhill another 19km. We arrive Muong Khuong around late afternoon. Check into a local guest house for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Cycle Muong Khuong – Cao Son. Visit Cao Son Wednsday market. Return Hanoi (B,L).

Early departure. Enjoy 13km riding uphill before we arrive in Cao Son market around 9:30am where we will spend about one hour for visiting the market. Pine trees forests and villages surround the tinny market.
Flower H’mong, Tu Di, Tay, Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material  for agriculture and  fabric. People coming  to  the market not only  for selling or buying something but also importantly to meet friends, relative and to sip some cups of wine until the dawn comes. No where else but here, Flower H’mong people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality. After exploring the market, you may have time to enjoy some more cycle before arriving in Laocai.

Two-hour day use will be provided in a mini/standard hotel in Laocai before the train trip (this service is included in our package).

Train??? Departure at ??? (to be advised). Trip ends.

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