Hard Trekking

Tour code: ET012

Duration: 4 days

Place of departure: ET012

$145 / 1 Pax (Group tour)

The departure from Et - Pumpkin travel at 7.45 PM to Ha Noi station to check in the Et - Pumpkin Express night train to Lao Cai. ( A.C Soft sleeper; 9.35pm / 5.45am).
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa ( breakfast - lunch - dinner )
Trek 12kms and do homestay in Ta Van
Our train arrives Lao Cai station at 5.30 am, the representative of Et Pumpkin Travel will pick you up then arranging you to get on our van to driving up to Sa Pa town via the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces fields. Have breakfast and take a short rest at Pumpkin SaPa Hotel. After that, start trekking with our guide through the most beautiful valley in Sa Pa, named Muong Hoa.
Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the high mountains, deep valleys, rice paddies on terraces... The picnic lunch is served & prepared by SaPa Lodge hotel.
In this day, we visit some villages of the Black Hmong people in Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai communes. And then, walk ahead to Ta Van, the village of Zay tribe, which located 12 kms away from Sa Pa, near the Muong Hoa river. Walk around the village. Optional choice for homestay with a Dzay peopel family or over night in our Ta Van view eco lodge. ( This eco lodge belongs to Et - Pumpkin ) The evening, your leisure, walk around or talk to the local people to have a closer relationship.
Day 2: Continue trek to Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Ban Ho village 
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  -  Trek 12kms and do homestay in Ban Ho village. 
After breakfast with a cup of coffee or green tea, we continue trekking through the rice paddy-fields on terraces, bamboo forest, passing a waterfall to Giang Ta Chai a village of the Red Dzao people.  After that, we continue trekking to Su Pan and Ban Ho village where the local TAY people living in a very beautiful valley. If the wearther is good, it will be great when swimming at the natural pool near Ban Ho waterfall. Homestay in the house on stilt of a local Tay family
here. Visit some tribal families and by communicating, you will understand part of their traditional culture.
Day 3: Treck to the remostest villages of SaPa to Thanh Phu-Nam Toong-Nam Keng. 
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  -  Trek 8 kms and return to Sa Pa. 
It is very good chance for riser people to enjoy the fresh air; peaceful scenery... do a morning exercise; have a cup of coffe or hot green tea to welcome a new day.  Having the breakfast and then start trekking to visit the Thanh Phu & NamToong villages in the morning where the Tay & Red Dzao people living. After that, trek up to the main road where you will be picked up to driving back to Sa Pa. Check  in our SaPa Lodge hotel. Have dinner in our restaurant.
Day 4: Visit the Sa Pa market and prepare for returning Hanoi
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )
You’ll welcome this free day to relax, recover from your journey and shopping. Visit Sa Pa town and the hill tribe market where you will have time experience the local people from different ethnic minority groups come into town to sell & exchange their products. Hereby, you can see and buy a lot of their hand made products as a gift about Sapa - Vietnam.
At 5.00 pm, we pick you up from hotel to get down to LAOCAI for your dinner before check in the Et-Pumpkin
Express night train to Ha Noi. End of trip
Price: * Joined daily group tour of max 8 pax: 145 usd / person 
           (single + 10 USD) 
* Private trip price list: 
If you wish to have a private trip,
please do not hesitate to book it in advance as below price information



2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 pax & up


(quoted in $US)











- Transportation:
     + AC.soft sleeper train tix: Et-Pumpkin Express train / Deluxe class.
     + Shuttle bus tix; motorbike.
- Accommodation:
     + SaPa Lodge Hotel: Supperior / Twin sharing room 
     + Homestay in Ta Van & Ban Ho villages with fully equipment.
     + Ta Van view Eco lodge.
- Meals:
     + All 12 meals as dedicated.
     + B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner.
- Entrance fees
- English Speaking guide.
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip