Sapa – Suoi Hoa – Matra – Ta Phin – Trung Chai
Distance: 24 km
Grade: Medium with some gradual ascents and descents
Homestay included: Choose from
• Mrs Ly Man May
• Mrs Tan May Sinh
• Mrs Phan Man May
• Mrs Chao Man May
We begin Day 1 with a 3km trek to the village of Suoi Ho, home to the Hmong minority people. From here you can enjoy stunning views of rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a nunnery (or convent), often misconceived to be a monastery, dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. The next stop is the village of Ta Phin where you will be able to meet both Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. You will be welcomed into the home of the Red Dao family, where dinner will be cooked on an open fire. You can soak your body in a herbal bath and sleep soundly enjoying the serenity of
sleeping out in the mountains.
On Day 2 as the resident rooster will kindly let you know it’s time to get up… and if that doesn’t rouse you, maybe the pigs asking for their food will. After breakfast you will begin your trek to Trung Chai Village, with a choice of routes depending on the weather and your preferences. Trung Chai is home to Red Dao and Hmong minorities, and they have chosen a location with an exceptional landscape! You will be provided with a picnic lunch on route to the village and upon arrival to Trung Chai there will be transport back to Sapa Town.
(1 USD = 22,000 VND)
– Picnic lunch (day 1 & 2), breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1), Local tour guide, transport pick up, village entrance fees, homestay fee .
– Dinks, personal travel insurance, tips, drinks at homestay.
You should bring :
– Comfortable trekking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent.