This trek is perfect for you who wants to spend 4 hours in a beautiful landscape learning about the history and culture of the people of Sapa. From my home, Indigo Snail Boutique Homestay, we start the trek to the Muong Hoa Valley through the cascading rice fields, we will go deep into the Bamboo Forest. Please wear good gear, especially during rainy days and cold seasons when the trails become quite soft and slippery. Passing through farmlands we will cross waterfalls and streams while encountering locals in their beautiful ethnic attires. The route will then become quite steep both up and down. Please bear in mind that it may be quite difficult for some to do this kind of trek. Our first stop is approximately after an hour, on a viewpoint to catch our breath and pause. Not to forget, this is an opportunity to take some pictures of the magnificent views and of yourself, of course, while enjoying the surroundings at the same time. We will proceed to an higher altitude for a better view and to keep you active. Along the way, I will give you insight of our culture and traditions, share with you some personal stories while informing you about our history.
Hi my name is Sue. I was born to H’mong parents of four daughters and have lived in Ta Van my entire life. I live with my family and run Indigo Snail Boutique Hmong Homestay, located in the breathtaking mountain valleys and rice terraces in Sa Pa. Next to Lao Chai on the same side of Muong Hoa River is Ta Van village where the Zay and H’mong ethnic people. Having guided numerous trekking tours for more than 15 years , I have selected routes away from the mainstream to give my guests an exciting and unique experience. I love sharing with people the beauty of my village apart from the conventional already known routes.
Local lunch on route. . Fruit and drinks after trekking
1 large bottle of water per person
I organize treks starting from my homestay in Ta Van, 10km from Sapa Town. The trek will take around 4 hours. You can leave your bags at my homestay and have a shower after the tour if you like. I can help organize the taxi from Sapa Town: Car taxi 4 people max: $2.50 Motorbike 1 person: $10 My authentic local homestay is: Indigo Snail Boutique Hmong Homestay Rates starting as low as $12/night Check out my other airbnb listings for rooms
Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. You will need to pay an entrance fee to the Muong Hoa Valley (VND 75,000 / person) if you are not already staying in the area.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Depending on weather, the paths may be muddier if it had rained the night before or is raining. Please wear appropriate foot wear and dress accordingly.