Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Muong Hum market day tour starts from your hotel in Sapa, taking you to the colorful Sunday Market of the hill tribal peoples living around Muong Hum Valley in Bat Xat District. There you meet up with different hill tribe peoples such as H’mong, Zao, Zay, Ha Nhi…
Early departure from Sapa at about 07.30 am. Transfer downhill for 37km to Lao Cai, then follow provincial road 155 along the border line for 42 km to Muong Hum Valley. The road trip takes about 2 hours and offers beautiful scenery of Bat Xat district terraced rice paddies.
Arriving to Muong Hum market place at about 09.30am and spend the rest hours of the morning joining local ethnic peoples to enjoy the exciting atmosphere as well as activities of this week-end market. Walk from section to sections, corner to corners, seeing and smelling of different local products, spices, vegetable, farming tools, handicraft, even medicinal herb…especially meeting smiling peoples every where. The market always crowded for the whole morning and over after lunch time. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant or picnic in the open by the river.
Take a walk up and downhill for about 2 hours after lunch to a village of Ha Nhi ethnic people who are famous for their beautiful clay-walled houses and the terraced fields surrounding. The journey back will be highlighted with an easy walk through Muong Vi valley.
Trip ends at Lao Cai station for groups taking night train to Hanoi.