Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The five days Bac Ha Vietnam Trekking Tour is one of our hard trek we arrange in the remote area of Bac Ha. Join the tour to trek through off the beaten track villages, to meet up with H’mong and Dzao people in the colorful market.
DAY 1: ARRIVE LAO CAI -> LUNG KHAU NHIN
Arrive 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, depart for Muong Khuong. You will travel through local hilltribe villages, verdant and rugged mountains along the Nam Thi River. After a couple hours, arrive in Thanh Binh village; presentation about the region and the expedition. Head southeast for Lung Khau Nhin via Na Phin, Na Nam and Chung Chai villages. We will meet up with friendly H’Mong and Nung people. Lunch in the shade; continue to Khau vang village, stilt-house overnight.
DAY 2: LUNG KHAU NHIN -> BAC HA
Gentle descent on single track and dirt roads through forest and remote villages; guide will point out rare points of interest, traditional customs. After three hours hiking we crossing the Chay River, stop for lunch; rest of the day on the rugged terrain to Me village (Nung). Sleep in the tents or at the local school.
DAY 3: BAC HA TREKKING
Following breakfast, trekking through the rugged terrain past rice paddies, local hilltribbe villages. Be prepared to get wet – some streams; picnic lunch; quiet trails to our final point. After three hours on the trail, the tiny village of Quan Than San, H’Mong people. Dinner and overnight in the village.
DAY 4: BAC HA TREKKING
Mixture of ups and downs throughout the day, challenging climbs, exceptional views of the Thang Sin Mountains, distant H’Mong villages; trek to Ngai Cho village for about 8km through remote villages; spectacular terrain to Thai Giang Pho Village, lunch in the shade; trek downhill to La Kheo home-stay.
DAY 5: BAC HA -> LAO CAI -> HANOI
After breakfast you start trekking two hours to Bac ha, Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here 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. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. After lunch, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will be dropped off at Laocai train station for your train trip back to Hanoi. Train ??? Departure at ??? (to be advised). Overnight on the train.