Challenger Trekking

Tour code: ET014

Duration: 4 days

Place of departure: ET014

$195 / 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; 9.10pm / 5.30am).
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa. Trek to Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van villages
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  12kms Trek & homestay
The train arrives in Lao Cai station at 5.30am, 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. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the high mountains, deep valleys, rice paddies on terraces...
On arrival in Sapa Lodge hotel, having breakfast; prepare your luggage for trekking & Homestay. You can take a shower at my hotel before trekking and with anything wich you don't wan to carry on to the villages, you can leave it in my hotel. Then start trek from SaPa.
In this day, we visit some villages of the Black H’mong in Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai communes. Then, get to Ta Van, the village of Zay tribe, which located 12 kms away from Sa Pa, near by the Muong Hoa river. Walk around the village and overnight in the house of a Dzay family.
Day 2: Trek to Giang Ta Chai - Hau Thao - Su Pan - ban Ho villages
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  10kms Trek & homestay
After breakfast, continue trekking through rice paddy-fields on terraces, bamboo forest, passing a waterfall to Giang Ta Chai a village of the Red Dzao people and then continue trekking to Ban Ho, a village of the Tay ethnic, located at the bottom of a scenic valley. Home stay in the house on stilt of a Tay family here. Visit some tribal families and by communicating, you will understand part of their traditional culture and life style.
Day 3: Trek to Nam Toong - Nam Keeng - Thanh Phu villages
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  10kms Trek & homestay
After breakfast, continue trekking around this untouched valley to visit Nam Toong and Nam Keeng, two remotest villages of Sa Pa, where the Xa Pho people still keep living the very primitive style and have very little contact with modern Vietnam. You'll have lunch and dinner there. Overnight in Thanh Phu village where the Tay people living.
Day 4: Trek to Ban Den and return to Sa Pa
( breakfast - lunch - dinner )  7kms Trek & homestay
After breakfast you trek up to Ban Den region. There, you will be picked up and transferred back to Sapa. Take a shower & Lunch in Sapa Lodge hotel. In the afternoon you will have time experience the colourful Sapa market where the 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.
At 5.00 pm, we pick you up from our hotel to get down to LAOCAI by shuttle bus for your dinner before check in the Et - Pumpkin Express night train to Ha Noi.

Group size:


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 pax and up

Price / person: 
( in $ US )





- Transportation: 
    + AC.soft sleeper train tix ( Et - Pumpkin / deluxe class )
     + Shuttle bus & motorbike.
- Accommodation in the villages with fully equipments.
- Meals:
    + All 12 meals as dedicated.
     + B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner.
- Entrance fees.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip.