Challenge on Foot & Sapa Homestay - 5Days/6Nights

Trekking is a healthy, adventurous and eco-friendly way to explore, with a view to offer you a wide variety of destinations with itineraries to suit all fitness levels

Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai by Train
Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request). 

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village: 4 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages (B, L, D)
Arrive at Lao Cai railways station at 6:00 AM, meeting our waiting staff at the Lao Cai station, transfer to hotel in Sapa (to leave some luggage if you don't want to carry it all during the trek), one and a haft hour drive on an exciting curving road, surrounded by steep mountains and terraced rice fields arriving at around 8:00 AM. After breakfast, you are driven by car to the end of the dirt track, from where the only means of transport is by foot. We first enjoy the beautiful view of the valley below, then we cross a stream to the Lao Chai village, which is inhabited by the H’mong minority.
The next destination of our trek is Ta Van village with its stilts houses. We will meet the colorful Dzay tribe, take a walk around the village, meet and talk to the people, enjoy the friendly atmosphere with the children. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay. Stay the night in Ta Van village at a Dzay family on the floor in a private house.

Night 2: Overnight at homestay

Day 2: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho Village: 7 hours trekking, 18 km, 3 villages (B, L, D)

Breakfast with the local family and then get to a village located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son range via bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a rattan bridge. After visitting Giang Ta Chai village, get down to the river, cross it and keep going to Su Pan village for 2 minorities - The H'mong and the Red Dzao. Get off the road to go down hill to Ban Ho village. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.

Night 3: Overnight at Ban Ho with a Tay family who have houses on stilts.

Day 3: Ban Ho - Thanh Phu Village: 7 hours trekking, 15 km, 3 villages (B, L, D)

Get up early in the morning for fresh air and peaceful daily life of the people. Breakfast and leave the village for a hard day. Walk uphill to a smallest and almost untouched village of the Red Dzao (Nam Toong). Go further to another village on the same side of the mountain range to see the Xa Pho ethnic group in Nam Ken. Get down to the river and go up to Mi Son to visit the Xa Pho again. Spend the night in Thanh Phu village at a Tay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner with the local family.

Night 4: Overnight at homestay

Day 4: Thanh Phu - Sapa: 12 km with 4 hours trekking (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Thanh Phu village. Walk back to Su Pan village where to take a transfer back to Sapa town. On the way back, visit the ancient stone circle (stones decorated with ancient carvings which are said to have described the life of the people lost in the mists of prehistory). Check in hotel. Lunch at Su Pan and dinner in Sapa.

Night 5: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.

Day 5: Cat Cat Village - Sapa - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B, L, -) 
Breakfast at Hotel, visit village of the black H'mong (Cat Cat), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Back to the town for lunch and check out hotel, free at leisure to explore the town until transfer to Lao Cai railway station to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. Dinner on guest account.
Night 6: Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request). 
Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends.

Type of tour:    Private tour Only 
Departure:       Every day 
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter 


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 6 pax

7 - 8 pax

Single SUP

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (3*+)






Deluxe (4*)







As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.

Price includes:
- Full transportation by A/C vehicle as tour program indicated. 
- Soft sleeper train: 1st class A/C compartment (4 beds only) 
- Accommodation in home stay and hotel based on twin-sharing or double room ( On request ). 
- Full meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) 
- Sightseeing fees and permits. 
- English speaking guide 

Price excludes:
- Insurance, tips, personal expenses and emergency transfers.

• The rate may be changed without prior notice if there is a market fluctuation relating petrol, food and goods or ticket price. 
• Surcharge might be added for this tour on Public Holiday


What to bring: Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain gear, Warm clothes, Insect Repellent ,Original Passport.