Apprentice Hmong escape in Sapa
SAPA- Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI SAN – TA VAN – HAU THAO – SAPA
Departure from Sapa Town, in front of the church at 9.30am. In the old times, Hmong people like Zizi hiked to Sapa market from their village. Now, this path has become a must-do trek. During this one day trek, you will have great overview of the main villages and walk through rice paddies. At the end of the trek, you will arrive in Hau Thao village where Zizi’s family lives. From there, you can enjoy the breathtaking view and explore the village. If you want, you can also join us for the family dinner cooked by Zizi Homestay. Our English speaking Hmong guide will accompany you to explain more about the story of this path, the life in the village and the Hmong culture. A taxi will bring you back to Sapa.
[All the pictures are taken by our guests]
The first day to Apprentice Hmong escape in Sapa will be for you a good introduction to the Hmong minority as you will leave Sapa town, trek down to the valley by following the Muong Hoa River and explore its main Hmong villages . It will be a great chance for you to see the authentic local life with great knowledge shared by your guide. You will also see and cross your first rice terraces all along the way. We will give you the opportunity to choose your path when you will meet your guide. For the lunch, you will eat on the way and you could choose between a picnic or a local restaurant.
You will arrive in Zizi’s village where you will stay in her homestay in another local Hmong house
from the village. You could relax and enjoy the stunning view from our terrace view. A herbal foot bath will wait for you . Dinner will be served around 7pm.
This second day is devoted to a real immersion into the daily life of Hmong people as you will take part in their different activities in Zizi’s village. All along the day, from working on the rice paddies, cooking and sharing a meal with a local family, getting the secret of making traditional Hmong clothes to making your Hmong souvenir…, you will learn deeper the Hmong culture and get a deep feeling of the Hmong life.
The third day to Apprentice Hmong escape in Sapa will be an opportunity for you to trek deeper into the valley and higher in the mountains with your guide where Hmong people traditionally use to go, work and live. You will trek around 15km to 25km. Several paths will be proposed to you regarding your physical conditions and what you are looking for. Hmong people live hand in hand with nature. You will enjoy breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls, bamboo forest… What is more, you will see farmers working on the green rice paddy fields or are grazing their livestock… A lunch will be served on the way in a local restaurant or as picnic. At the end of the afternoon, our car will bring you back to Sapa. After this day, the Hmong spirit will definitely be a part of you.
English speaking guide, Entrance fees for the valley, 2 meals (breakfast and lunch), 1 big
bottle of water/pax.
Other beverages, personal expenses, travel insurance.
Departure from Sapa:
Departure from Lao Cai: +$3/pax
The benefits will directly help the Hmong community to improve their living conditions and the education of their children