This morning you will arrive at Lao Cai train station early (About 5:30 PM), get off the train and you will be picked up by your driver and making your way uphill to Sapa town. The drive takes 1 hour. Arrive in town, you will be placed at a restaurant for refreshing and having breakfast. After that, you will have your big bags stored before the trek today. At 8: 30, you will set off for a whole day trek to Muong Hoa Valley. The first stop is by a waterfall at Cat Cat village of the Black H'mong people for taking photographs and listen to some traditional music and dance (if you come right at the time of a show). The first part of the trek in Cat Cat Village is quite crowded on concrete steps down to the waterfall, but then we continue on toward Y Linh Ho village on a small dirt path along the valley. This is a less-traveled path in the valley and the scenery is stunning. A basic lunch is at a local food store on the trek. After lunch, we will descend to Lao Chai village and on to the Ta Van village for the home-stay. The terrain can be steep at times and slightly challenging for seniors. However, for those with a moderate fitness level should be fine. The home-stay accommodation for the evening is basic, but clean bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Dinner and overnight at a local house.
- Approx: 11km
- Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodation: At a home-stay