DAY 1: HANOI – NGHIA LO- TULE ( L, D)
8 am: Our guide will pick-up you at the hotel. We also pass Nghia Lo town – the home of Thai people – one of the main ethnic people in Yen Bai. Around 2-3pm, arrive Tu Le town, you will walk around the rice fields, spring and villages, explore the life, the house, the culture…of Thai and Mong people.
Ups on your health and time, you can trek the longer road through Nam Co – Nam Pang to homestay in Bung Som village, around 10km in 3,5hrs. Or shorter trek 6-7 km in 2hrs
Overnight at the homestay stilt house of Thai people in Tu Le.
DAY 2: TULE – MU CANG CHAI (B, L, D)
8 am: We will move to Mu Cang Chai. These scenic roads offer a lot of stops for picture-taking as it is the viewpoint to see the Lim Mong, Lim Thai village or paragliding-point on the top of this pass.
When we arrive in Mu Cang Chai, we will spend around 3 hrs trekking from La Pan Tan to Rasberry Hill – one of the most famous destinations in the country. Here, we have a round-shaped rice terrace. Everything was built by the human hand of the H’ mong people over the past hundreds of years. The simple lunch will be served after go down to the main road, or if you want to try to experience the life of Hmong people, you can visit their house, cook and eat lunch with local.
After lunch, you will continue to take the trekking from Che Cu Nha to Kim Noi village in around ~9-10 km in 3 -3,5hrs. On the way, we will go up a high mountain, pass the H’ mong village and a waterfall in a remote area. Besides seeing the beauty of rice fields, you’ll be guided how to plant rice, harvest rice or discover the farm working of locals. We can visit some houses or schools to explore local life and culture if that interests you.
At the end of the trekking route leads to homestay of Thai people in Mu Cang Chai center. Enjoy dinner, warmly & hospitality of Thai people. Overnight at the stilt house homestay of Thai people. ( P/s: If you want to experience sleep in homestay of Hmong people, we will arrange a night in Hello Mu Cang Chai homestay in La Pan Tan village.)
DAY 3: MU CANG CHAI -HANOI (B, L)
After our breakfast, depending on the season, we can spend 1,5-2hrs trek up to Sang Nhu or Lao Chai village, where have beautiful rice terraces (attractive many photographers), trekking through the pine forests, the hidden path and enjoy the overview of Mu Cang Chai small town.
After that, we will drive straight back to Nghia Lo – Yen Bai city- Hanoi around 6-7pm. Our guide says goodbye & see you again on other journeys.