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Northern Highlands Hilltribe Trek 09 Days

09 Days

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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival - Train to Lao Cai (Meals: Welcome dinner).
You are welcomed by our guide at Noi Bai International Airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free yourself at leisure.
If time permits short city tour: Visit Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Tonight our group will gather together for a welcome dinner to go through the trip plan together then shuttle to Hanoi station for an overnight to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train (solf sleeper 4-berth shared cabin).
 
Day 02: Lao Cai - Muong Khuong - Lung Khau Nhin (Meals: B,L,D).
Arrive Lao Cai early morning. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the station then transfer to a good local restaurant for breakfast. Drive to Muong Khuong - local villages, verdant and rugged mountains along the Nam Thi River. After a couple hours, arrive Muong Khuong, presentation about the region and the expedition. Head southeast for Lung Khau Nhin via Na Phin, Na Nam va Chung Chai Village, friendly H’Mong and Nung people. Lunch in the shade, continue to Lung Khau Nhin, stilt-house overnight.
Trekking hours: 5 hours. Grade: Moderate.
 
Day 03: Me Village (Meals: B,L,D).
Have breakfast. 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, stop for lunch. The rest of the day o­n the rugged terrain to Me Village (H’Mong). Sleep in the tents or at the local school.
Trekking hours: 6-7. Grade: Moderate.
 
Day 04: Quan Than San (Meals: B,L,D).
Have breakfast. Trekking through the rugged terrain past rice paddies, local 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. Stay the night here.
Trekking hours: 6-7. Grade: Moderate
 
Day 05: Can Cau - Thai Giang Pho - Bac Ha (Meals: B,L,D).
Have breakfast. Mixture of ups and downs throughout the day, challenging climbs, exceptional views of the Thang Sin Mountains, distant H’Mong villages; trek to Can Cau Village (Cau Cau Market open o­n Saturday); climbing up from Can Cau for about 8km through remote villages; spectacular terrain to Thai Giang Pho Village, lunch in the shade; downhill to Bac Ha hotel stay.
Trekking hours: 6-7. Grade: Moderate/Challging
 
Day 06: Nam Mon (Meals: B,L,D).
Have breakfast. Bac Ha bustles o­n a Sunday - market day. Flower H’Mong, Blue H’Mong, Tu Zi, Tay, Nung and Lo Lo people all converge here bringing life to this sleepy mountain town. Descend from mountain to village o­n the banks of the Chay River; footpath hike through plum and peach plantations; lunch break o­n quiet roadside, photograph the scenery - good stretch. Finish at Nam Mon Village (Tay, Nung and H’Mong people). Sleep in a traditional Tay house. Trekking hours: 6-7 Hours. Grade: Moderate
 
Day 07: Nam Mon - Bao Nhai - Lao Cai (Meals: B,L,D).
Have breakfast. Leave Nam Mon; final trekking day; two hours’ hike o­n footpaths to the Chay River; board a small covered boat and enjoy an hour cruise past Hang Tien (Fairy Cave); wander to Ban Du. Board the boat to Bao Nhai Bridge; transfer to Lao Cai for standard hotel day room. Dine in a local restaurant before overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train (solf sleeper 4-berth shared cabin).
Trekking hours: 4-5 hours. Grade: Easy/Moderate
 
Day 08: Hanoi (Meals: B).
Arrive in Hanoi early morning, transfer to the hotel, drop off baggage; leisurely breakfast, tour the Old Quarter. ( hotel check in after 12 pm today ).
PM: Cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter, giving you a chance to explore the different local ways of life. Enjoy Vietnamese puppet show - the unique Vietnamese traditional art. Overnight in Ha Noi.
 
Day 09: Departure (Meals: B).
Have breakfast. Free you time for shopping until transfer to airport for your departure flight.
 

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