Trekking adventure sapa mountains of Vietnam
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Sapa trek adventure (by train)
TRIP CODE: ADTNSP5
- Experience the romance of overnight train travel from Hanoi to Laocai
- Explore the delightful old French hill station of Sapa with its colonial architecture
- Trek through the beautiful mountains and many ethnic minority villages
- Visit several colorful weekend markets where hill tribe minorities trade their goods
DAY1: HANOI-SAPA (BY TRAIN)
Free at leisure for your own exploration the city and old quarter until transfer to the railway station for your overnight train to Sapa Mountain. Overnight on train.
DAY2: CATCAT VILLAGE TREKS (3HOURS)
Upon arrival Lao CAI trains station. Our car and driver will be waiting to drive for one hour to Sapa town, was a former French hill station in early of the 20th century. Check in hotel for fresh up . after breakfast we will depart for our 6km of return trek to visit a black Hmong tribal village of cat cat . lunch in town, free time in this afternoon for your walking around Sapa town and the market. Overnight in hotel. (B/L)
DAY3: TAVAN VILLAGE TREKS (6HOURS)
After breakfast, depart from hotel. You will commence your trek on foot from Sapa heading towards Lao chai. Soon after ascending the mountain you will arrive in the village of SA seng where you will have an opportunity to see the black Hmong tribe dyeing their fabric. Continue our trek to the next village of Hao Thau, stop for lunch and relaxing in a local family. After lunch we will go back the trails to continue to Tavan village where we will stay overnight tonight . ta van valley is surrounded by stunning scenery of high mountains and rice fields. Dinner will be served by local family. (B/L/D)
DAY4: TAVAN-LINHHO-SAPA TREKS (6HOURS)
After breakfast. Leaving this village our route for this morning will go through an amazing surrounding of mountains and terraced rice paddies. Picnic lunch serves at a village of y linh ho en route. From here trekking straight back Sapa town. Check in hotel for fresh up before will be transferred to Lao Cai train station for the overnight return train journey to Hanoi. Dinner at a local restaurant near the station. (B/L/D)
DAY5: DEPARTURE HANOI
Upon arrival, pick up to transfer to your hotel. End of services.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
All transportation and transfers
Tulico Or Royal Train Tickets: Hanoi-Laocai & Returns (Cabin of 4berths, AC, Sleeper )
Victoria Express Train for People book our Victoria Hotel Only
local English speaking guide in Sapa
All accommodation based on twin share basis with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated in tour detailed Itinerary
Water during trekking
Relevant permits and fees.
International departure tax
Tips and gratuities
Price: 293 USD/ person in group of two people traveling together
SAPA MOUNTAIN- VIETNAM
Sa pa is a frontier town and district in the Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. The town of Sa Pa lies at about 1600 meters of altitude. Sa Pa was first inhabited by highland minorities of the Hmong and Red Dao groups, as well as by smaller numbers of Tay and Giay, these being the four main minority groups still present in Sa Pa district today.
However, It was only when the French military debarked in highland Tonkin in the late 1880s that Sa Pa, or Chapa as the French called it, began to appear on the national map.
In 1894-96 the border between China and Tonkin was formally agreed upon and the Sa Pa area, just to the south of this frontier, was placed under French authority. From 1891 the entire Lao Cai region, including Sa Pa, came under direct colonial military administration so as to curtail banditry and political resistance on the sensitive northern frontier.
Until 1909, the first permanent French civilian resident arrived in Sapa. By 1912 a military sanatorium for ailing officers had been erected along with a fully fledged military garrison.
Although Sapa was destroyed in the Second War by Viet Minh sympathizers and French air raids, it still remains the air occidental with about 300 villas, gothic church building under French authority. Nowadays, Sapa open the door fully to international tourism
Sapa is popular by its attractive continental climate. The mean annual temperature here is15-18ْ C. In summers, it isnt hot as the other areas. The coolest months are December to February and snow falls most years for 1-3 days. Visitor will pass 4 seasons each day: spring in morning, summer at noon, autumn in afternoon and winter at night.
The best times of the year to visit Sapa are in the spring and fall. Summers tend to be rainy and muddy, while winter temperatures can drop to the freezing mark. Weather really does make a difference here, because the spectacular scenery is all but blotted out when there is cloud and rain.
Market days and love market: Sapa is most thrilling on market days when local people gather in the market to sell their products and share local news. Love Market is organized on Saturday nights. Love Market is very attractive for foreign visitors because the youngers could use the music instruments to meet, to woo the opposite sex.
In Sapas market, visitor could buy strips of colorful embroidered fabric woven by Red Dao women, ethnic foods, San Lung, corn alcohol, souvenir pavilion
Sapa presents many places such as: Sapa church, Cat Cat waterfall, Ham Rong peak
In town center, there are the villas built in the peace forest and behind the queues of pomu. In the morning, from here, visitors can see cloud covered peaks, crystal clear streams and sleep terraced vegetable garden.
The Cool Gateway is the highest peak where the people can arrive by road for observing Fan Si Phan, bamboo forest, Ta Phin cave, the ancient rock belong to Muong Hoa river (in the Muong Hoa valley)
Hoang Lien Son mountain is situated in west of town, cloud covered in early morning all 4 seasons. Topping out at 3143 meters of altitude, Fan Si Phan has become the Mount Everest of Vietnam-place of the rare fauna-flora, becoming to go mountaineering
Walking down the valleys, passer-by can visit Black Hmongs village, Red Daos waterfall