Trekking Remote Vietnam places Muong Hum is one of our joined-in trekking package is designed for travelers who have limited budget or those like traveling in a group tour. The 3 day tour departs every evening from Hanoi. The hike is highly recommended for trek lovers who are willing to sacrifice modern facility for the unique discovery of interesting cultures and local ways of life. They get the opportunity to enjoy marvelous beauty of nature in the non-touristy region where local hill-tribal peoples and life is not effected yet by modern commercial life and mass tourism.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> LAO CAI BY TRAIN
You will be picked up at 20.30 pm. Boarding local public bus at 21.30 pm for Lao Cai. The coach stops twice for stretching along the way and arrive in Lao Cai at about 5.00 am the next morning.
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> MUONG HUM
Meet local tour guide upon arrival in Lao Cai, have a cup of tea before boarding our shuttle van for 1 hour and 20 minutes road transfer to Muong Hum is located at the eastern edge of Hoang Lien Mountain Range, 42km away from Lao Cai City. Freshen up and have breakfast. Depart at 9.30 am for a full day trekking to explore Den Sang Valley. Follow the paved path from home-stay to cross the stream (567m) and then uphill for an half hour to Den Thang, then continue trekking along an earthen path which winds up and down on high elevation(769m) of Den Thang Mountain for more than two hours. Enjoy great view over Den Sang valley and Sang Ma Sao Valley. Visit to local homes of the Blue H’mong and Dzao people. Then follow the narrow trail hiking downhill to the bottom of Den Sang Valley (668m), cross the stream to the northern bank and follow a narrow dirt trail going uphill for half an hour to a small hamlet of the H’mong (795m), meet hospitable H’mong people doing their everyday works before following the dirt trail 2 hours gradually downhill to Lang Moi Village which is set near the bottom of Sang Ma Sao Valley (679m). Explore this peaceful village before checking into a local home-stay at about 5.00pm.
DAY 2: MUONG HUM TREKKING
Breakfast and depart at 8.30am for 7 hours medium trekking. From home-stay (679m), 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 (936m) which is 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 kinder garden before trekking up steep path for an hour to an isolated hamlet on the top of Ma Mu Su mountain (1,014m), 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 for an hour walk mostly downhill to home-stay.
DAY 3: MUONG HUM -> LAO CAI -> HANOI
Breakfast and leave homestay at 08.00am. Trek along a narrow trail for one hour to cross a piece of green forest to get to Pieng Lao Valley. From here follow the large village path to get through some hamlet of the Giay and H’mong scattering around this beautiful valley for 2 hours before lunch break. Trek down to the bottom of the valley, cross the stream to other side and trek uphill for an hour to Ta Le village of the Red Zao and onto Sin Chai, the village of the Ha Nhi People. Pay visit to some local homes before moving downhill to our base in Muong Hum. The trek ends up at about 2.30pm, take shower and rest before being picked up and transferred by car to Lao Cai. There you board the public bus again for your return to Hanoi. Trip ends.