North-Vietnam Bac Ha and Ha Giang challenging treks (5 days)

The 5-day trek is provided in the less travel 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. Food and accommodation are simple and basic. Contact your Lotussia Travel consultant now for more details.

Day 1: Hanoi – Laocai by train.

You will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide, driver at your hotel in Hanoi and transferred to Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Laocai. Train SP? Departure at 20:30 (to be advised). Overnight on board train.

Day 2: 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 3: Transfer Bac Ha – Ha Giang. Start trekking (B,L,D).

Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred to the trekking point where we will begin our trek along a narrow trail on steep hillsides.

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

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

Dinner and homestay in a stilt house.

Day 4: Continue trekking Ha Giang hill tribe villages (B,L,D).

Spend the whole morning trekking 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 5: Continue hiking Ha Giang province (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.

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.

Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 6: Trekking. Transfer to the main road. Travel back to Hanoi (B,L).

Travel the dirt road to Quang Binh, Ha Giang. Then have quite a full day drive to Hanoi. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant en route.

Arrive Hanoi around late afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi (own arrangements). The end of Lotussia Travel service.

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