A trekking tour may be the most suitable tour for those who want to explore the true soul of Sapa. Participating in a Sapa trekking tour, you will have the opportunity to not only contemplate breathtaking sceneries but also experience the true lives of local people. There are a wide number of trekking tours with various destinations. However, an ideal trekking tour cannot miss following attractions.
Passing through the forest to villages is indispensible in the itinerary in a trekking tour. Only by going on foot, tourists may contemplate all the beauty of Sapa’s nature. Walking along Muong Hoa valley, tourists will be surprised at spectacular terraced field which has been recognized as one of the most beautiful terraced fields in the world. In harvest, the terraced field is colored with the yellow of rice paddy while in the rest time of the year it wears a fresh green shirts. It is interesting that tourists may see local people working on their fields and are freely to stop to talk with them.
Muong Hoa valley is the place that has the famous ancient rock field. This strange carved stone field lies between the terraced field area and the forest. With the area of 8 square meters, Ancient stone field is the home of nearly 200 stones which are carved with several mysterious drawings. There are a large number of scientists from all over the world having come here to explore and study. They believed that those drawings are the definitions of ancient people about nature. Therefore, it is called “the giant book of the sky”.
When the sun goes down, tourists can walk into Ta Van village for relaxing overnight. Ta Van is a village of Giay ethnic group near Muong Hoa valley. Half of houses in this village provide homestay service so there is no need to worry about accommodation. Houses here are built in traditional way of Giay ethnic group with the value of each up to billions VND. Local people in Ta Van village are truly friendly and hospitable. Beside the specialties served for tourists, the host also holds fire show including setting fire, dancing with fan and bamboo pole, playing music instruments in the evening. Only with a night of homestay service in Sapa, visitors will explore cultural customs, experience the life of local people, take a bath in pharmaceutical leaves and enjoy traditional food …
A new day should begin by continue the trekking itinerary to Sapa heaven gate. It is the highest road in Vietnam. From the heaven gate, tourists can encompass all the scenery of the valley below and even see Fansipan peak, the roof of Indochina. Far away is the Silver Fall, one of the most superb waterfalls of Vietnam. To reach the heaven gate, visitors have to walk along a pass named Tram Ton. Although the road is rather long, walking will help you contemplate the grandeur of Hoang Lien Son mountain range.
At the end of the trip, you will find that a life without vehicles, internet and cell phones is not such uninspired. A trekking tour in Sapa will definitely be a memory lasting forever in your travel life.
Pham Thanh Ha