Sapa is the famous destination in the trekking tours in Northern Vietnam so you should come here to have more experience in your life. Actually, tourists will be impressed by breathless beauties of this land and the colorful culture of ethnic group there. Additionally, you completely admire a beautiful valley where you feel ever close to the nature when the wind brings clouds to your dinning table. If you stay in the homestay, you can approach nearly the local life of people. After reading the guide tour, you will have an interesting feeling in the best Sapa trekking tours.
Cat Cat village
Cat Cat village is located near the bottom of the deep valley right at the foot of Fansipan Peak and situated in a beautiful valley about three kilometers from Sapa Town. Cat Cat is the old village of ethnic groups which attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices. This is a village of Black H’mong people where you can discover many interesting facts about their daily life as well as culture and architecture. In fact, you can purchase some traditional souvenirs and handicrafts right from the craftsmen such as twisting flax and weaving fabric. This village is the perfect place to see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving.
Shin Chai Village
On the way, you can view the village of Sin Chai below then you keep the walk on the road to pass 2047 meters. The trip will stop at the pass for you to breathe the mountain air while viewing the mountains and forests below. Sin Chai is a village where the Red Dao ethnic group live. In this village, the woman wears the beautifully embroidered clothes with distinctive an enormous red turban and the silver jeweler so it is an attractive point. After that, you should take a walk around an ethnic minority village and interact with the local people, the very special thing is that all the kids in the village will be your companions during the adventure as you will fall in love with them. They will be around all the time, singing, dancing or anything to make you smile. Moreover, you can teach them songs, poems that you used to love when you were a child.
Ta Phin village
You will begin a half day with 3 kilometers trek through the breathtaking landscape to Ta Phin village. Ta Phin village is a beautiful valley surrounded by pine tree plantations and terraced rice paddies. On the trekking way, you can hear about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities which are 2 largest ethnic communities in the area. Otherwise, you can see how to make handicraft. It is very interesting as the local people like the Red Dao are famous for their expertise in herbal medicine as they use plants from the land and the forest to treat many illnesses. Especially, you can require them to have a bath with herbal medicine when you come back the town. Don’t worry about the conflict of language, your local guide will tell you to Red Dao women and they can tell you more about their remedies. This service is various in Sapa. Of course, your best Sapa trekking tours will offer you the opportunity to visit the local houses and visit the local caves.
Town of Sapa is where almost ethnic groups join together. Coming here, you will see the performance of the local people. For example, they can trade or sell their farming products such as rice, corn, fruits, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs to tourists. Therefore, you can enjoy the traditional foods in there such as Cap Nach pork, seven-color sticky rice, corn wine, Thang Co and so on. You will have a chance to discover the local of ethnic minority people by many stories as small children, can speak English pretty well with clear pronunciation. Sapa Stone Church is a famous place where keeps many traditional cultural activities of ethnic minorities. It is said that the direction of the church is the east, the direction of the sunrise. Sapa church was made from the shaped stones in combination with a mixture of sand, lime, and molasses even from the smallest details; that makes the church becomes more special. Moreover, it is also the main place for keeping many cultural traditional activities of the ethnic people in there.
Lao Chai Village
Lao Chai village is 6 kilometers far from Sapa town, where is a home of black H’mong people. From the above, you can admire a great view of the whole village open wide to offer the marvelous panorama of the village, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Going to visit this village, you will enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream. Not only that you also discover deeply some of the H’mong’s families. There are three large villages including over 100 families of the ethnic, especially, local people are quite hospitable. To have more understanding about their culture and customs, you can ask them. The same other villages, local people in Lao Chai village also has the experience rice intensive farming on the lower land near the bottom of the valley. And they grow corn on the mountain slopes at the back of the village. It is the main their income.
Silver Waterfall and Tram Ton Mountain
You drive up hill to see the famous Silver Waterfall and then onto Tram Ton and pass the highest mountain in Vietnam at 1,800 meters above sea level. You will enjoy the scenery of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and the spectacular landscapes of the whole area, stretching endlessly. If you stand on Ham Rong Mountain, you will see the water flows down as silver, it is very interesting. Thus, the waterfall has the romantic name “Silver Waterfall” as someone in here called that. Continuously, you trek over 2 kilometers then you will come to Tram Ton where the mountain Fan Si Pan conquest begins to conquer the roof of Indochina. Continue the trip to Heaven Gate, visitors will find spectacular natural paintings with dense forest, far away is the little crooked path. Silver fall is located about a half hour from Sapa town that offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you will start climbing uphill to a road, the car and your driver are ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Muong Hoa Valley
Muong Hoa is known as the largest farmland for rice growing in SaPa, which is one of the most famous places for breathtaking scenery. It is far from town about 14 kilometers. To approach Muong Hoa Valley, you can trek along Muong Hoa River. This valley is located between two high limes of mountain running in parallel south-east of Sapa town. On the way, you can learn more about how is the rice cultivating. For long time, Muong Hoa valley is famous for blooming with tons of colorful flowers in a wide range of various beauties. You can grace the rainwater follow dozens of streams downhill to the floor forming the Muong Hoa from afar. Continuously, you follow across the small town and rice fields of the ethnic minority people of H’Mong, Dao and many others. They have been working on the sloping land and living their own ways for hundreds of years. It is the time that the rice terraces are full of water at which you can contemplate one of the best scenery like the reflection of the sunshine on the fields’ surface.
Finally, we believe that the guide in best Sapa trekking tours will make the useful for you. Traveling to Sapa is the best choice as its beautiful scenery and the interesting culture.