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Sapa's mountains in Vietnam with the local Hmong tribe

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"While enjoying the diversity and beauty of the land, [..] you can contribute to protect the region’s biodiversity and provide a sustainable income source for these isolated and fascinating local communities." (Source: ETHOS Spirit supporting local communities directly)

We have chosen one of the best seasons to visit Sapa, cool with little rain expected and if we are lucky we may see cherry blossoms. It is also a time where farmers start planting rice.

Here is the plan, I usually pick treks with few visitors, and therefore Hmong families in this valley are quite reserved and unfamiliar with visitors, so cultural sensitivity is essential. It is certainly off the beaten track.

Sapa rice terrace

We will get to meet weavers of hemp who use traditional techniques to craft their tribal costumes. Trekking through characteristic rice and corn fields that give Sapa its fame.

Sapa rice terrace sunset

We can even take a shower under a cool mountain waterfall and visit an unusual rock archway and an ancient cave. I love the idea that our visit will have a direct and positive impact on the local please expect basic village facilities. We will get to experience village life, the hospitality of villagers and if weather permits Hmong homes are set within the famous rice paddies providing incredible views.

Village market, photo credit to Magnus Manske@Flickr

We will visit Heaven's Gate" and the highest mountain pass in Vietnam and then visit the "Love Waterfall" (Thac Tinh Yeu). The scenery is some of the most spectacular in the far North West of Vietnam.

Hoàng Liên National Park

It is also home to many hill tribes such as the H'Mong, Man Tien, Lu and Cu Chu people that we will get to meet. It is a day of spectacular scenery, river valley, crossing suspension bridges, witnessing green rice terraces and cultural immersion.

Love Waterfall

I will leave 1 day open to 3 possibilities as time get closer, we can cycle through some of the most incredible scenery or trek the foot of Fansipan Mountain that offers a spectacular view of the Fansipan Peak, or we can take the cable car ride to Fansipan Peak dubbed the roof of Indochina.

View of Fansipan mountain range

All this will cost us US$397 for 5D/4N trip and we need 10 people to make this happen. We are using US$1 to S$1.45 to reflect the price in Singapore dollars, should US dollars depreciate we will refund the difference or should US dollars appreciate you will need to top up the difference.


Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet at Changi Airport 9:30am and head to Hanoi, travel to Sapa from Hanoi, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 2 – Trek to visit Hmong Families, overnight at Black Hmong village
Day 3 – Visit Love Waterfall, passing through Heaven’s Gate, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 4 – We can choose to cycle or trek the foot of Fansipan Mountain or take a cable car ride, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 5 – Transfer to Hanoi Airport, head back to Singapore, expected to be back 10pm

Things to bring
1) Head Lamp
2) Outdoor Attire (long pant recommended)
3) Shoes recommended Trekking Shoe. NO Slipper
4) Clothes for changing
5) Gloves
6) Insect Repellent

Includes:

1) All land transfer in Sapa
2) Return land transfer between Hanoi to Sapa
3) Guides for Day 2, 3, and Day 4 activities, if we take cable car on day 4 we will be on our own
4) 4 nights’ accommodation, including 1 night stay in Black Hmong village
5) 4 x breakfast, 2 x lunches, 1 x dinner

Excludes:

1) Airfare
2) Meals not mentioned above
3) Tips
4) Travel insurance

Fitness Level:
1) Beginners, you need not be a marathon runner just fit enough to walk uphill and downhill at normal pace that can last 5 to 6 hours every day.

For package cost and RSVP, pls click here: "While enjoying the diversity and beauty of the land, [..] you can contribute to protect the region’s biodiversity and provide a sustainable income source for these isolated and fascinating local communities." (Source: ETHOS Spirit supporting local communities directly)

We have chosen one of the best seasons to visit Sapa, cool with little rain expected and if we are lucky we may see cherry blossoms. It is also a time where farmers start planting rice.

Here is the plan, I usually pick treks with few visitors, and therefore Hmong families in this valley are quite reserved and unfamiliar with visitors, so cultural sensitivity is essential. It is certainly off the beaten track.

Sapa rice terrace

We will get to meet weavers of hemp who use traditional techniques to craft their tribal costumes. Trekking through characteristic rice and corn fields that give Sapa its fame.

Sapa rice terrace sunset

We can even take a shower under a cool mountain waterfall and visit an unusual rock archway and an ancient cave. I love the idea that our visit will have a direct and positive impact on the local please expect basic village facilities. We will get to experience village life, the hospitality of villagers and if weather permits Hmong homes are set within the famous rice paddies providing incredible views.

Village market, photo credit to Magnus Manske@Flickr

We will visit Heaven's Gate" and the highest mountain pass in Vietnam and then visit the "Love Waterfall" (Thac Tinh Yeu). The scenery is some of the most spectacular in the far North West of Vietnam.

Hoàng Liên National Park

It is also home to many hill tribes such as the H'Mong, Man Tien, Lu and Cu Chu people that we will get to meet. It is a day of spectacular scenery, river valley, crossing suspension bridges, witnessing green rice terraces and cultural immersion.

Love Waterfall

I will leave 1 day open to 3 possibilities as time get closer, we can cycle through some of the most incredible scenery or trek the foot of Fansipan Mountain that offers a spectacular view of the Fansipan Peak, or we can take the cable car ride to Fansipan Peak dubbed the roof of Indochina.

View of Fansipan mountain range

All this will cost us US$397 for 5D/4N trip and we need 10 people to make this happen. We are using US$1 to S$1.45 to reflect the price in Singapore dollars, should US dollars depreciate we will refund the difference or should US dollars appreciate you will need to top up the difference.


Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet at Changi Airport 9:30am and head to Hanoi, travel to Sapa from Hanoi, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 2 – Trek to visit Hmong Families, overnight at Black Hmong village
Day 3 – Visit Love Waterfall, passing through Heaven’s Gate, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 4 – We can choose to cycle or trek the foot of Fansipan Mountain or take a cable car ride, overnight at Sapa hotel
Day 5 – Transfer to Hanoi Airport, head back to Singapore, expected to be back 10pm

Things to bring
1) Head Lamp
2) Outdoor Attire (long pant recommended)
3) Shoes recommended Trekking Shoe. NO Slipper
4) Clothes for changing
5) Gloves
6) Insect Repellent

Includes:

1) All land transfer in Sapa
2) Return land transfer between Hanoi to Sapa
3) Guides for Day 2, 3, and Day 4 activities, if we take cable car on day 4 we will be on our own
4) 4 nights’ accommodation, including 1 night stay in Black Hmong village
5) 4 x breakfast, 2 x lunches, 1 x dinner

Excludes:

1) Airfare
2) Meals not mentioned above
3) Tips
4) Travel insurance

Fitness Level:
1) Beginners, you need not be a marathon runner just fit enough to walk uphill and downhill at normal pace that can last 5 to 6 hours every day.

For package cost and RSVP, please click here: https://goo.gl/sEjrct


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By WEIRDOFREAKO OUTDOOR PTE. LTD. - TA License No: 02937

Apr 28 - May 2, 2017
[ Fri ] - [ Tue ]
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM SGT
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