Sapa – Trekking Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village
Approx: 30 mins driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
Appropriate footwear must be worn for treks to local villages. Note that in wet weather condition, programs may be changed.
Meet up your local guide at the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we’ll soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to Y Linh Ho village settled down by the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. The H’mong peoples have just recently changed their living way from sifting style into the sedentary one. So there are still a lot of traces of the past time can be seen: rudimentary houses, stone wall around homes… After this, you’ll continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.
After visiting Ta Van village and Lunch, the car will take you back to Sapa town.