This 4-day Trekking In Mu Cang Chai tour gives you a great chance to discover the mountainous beauty, the amazing rice terraces and local life of different ethnic groups in rural tribes. Here, the charming essence of these lands remain unchanged. By trekking around local trails, meeting locals and visiting rural villages, you will be rewarded with unforgettable memories and experiences.
Mu Cang Chai has been the proud beauty of Northwestern Vietnam. During the trip, you will know how the heritage rice terraces have been taking hearts of travellers. You will never know how stunning the rice terraces stretching from the top to the bottom are without coming here one time. All the rice fields here have been handed down from generation to generation for 100 years. And now this unique landscape has become the symbol of Mu Cang Chai.
Trekking alone is not the whole value of the trip. It is the local life experience when you are off the beaten track makes it worthy. There are chances to extent your interactions with the locals beyond seeing them going about their daily life as we trek. You will have time to mingle with Thai and Hmong ethnic minorities. This is when you know how difficult the life here is and learn about their tradition and culture.
If you are photographers, nature seekers or would like to explore the remote areas of Vietnam, this Trekking In Mu Cang Chai itinerary is a perfect choice.
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.30 AM. After getting out of bustle and hustle in Hanoi, time to enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in your homestay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo. Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house.
In the afternoon, embark on a bicycling trip to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
After breakfast, say farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit local villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, start our drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known as one of 4 greatest passes in Northen Vietnam. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. Stop for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in a local homestay by the town. After getting our baggage stored, end the day with an easy walk to visit a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
In the morning, get a transfer to the full day point. Our trek will start from Kim Noi to Che Cu Nha on a 16 km trail. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. You are also able to visit a few villages of the Hmong hill tribes scattered in the area.
Get picked up at around 4.00 PM. Transfer back to Mu Cang Chai where you spend the night.
After breakfast, check out of the room and make our way back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, stop at Duong Lam Acient Village to discover the life and traditional houses of Hanoi rural life dating back to hundreds of years ago.
This rate is quoted in USD, base on double / twin occupancy. Valid from 01 Jan 2020 - 30 December 2020. If you have any special request, please contact us to customize your trip.
|1||Nghia Lo||Hong Phuong Homestay|
|2||Mu Cang Chai||Mrs Chon's Homestay|
|3||Mu Cang Chai||Mrs Chon's Homestay|
Best time to visit: from May to Deccember
Physical Level: Moderate
What to bring: hiking boots; raincoats; insect spray, suncream…etc
Not suitable with: handicapped people; infants; pregnant people
I had such a thrilling experiences with my 4-day trekking adventure to Mu Cang Chai with Conical Travel. Everything in this area is new, strange to me and worth a visit. My guide also best friend during the trip Ivan helped me a lot to explore this region off the beaten path. We discussed a lot about everthing we saw, drank rice and corn wine together and had great time with karaoke. The trip is unforgettable!!! Thank you Ivan!
We hebben vier erg leuke dagen gehad. We hadden bewust voor Mu Cang Chai gekozen, omdat het aanzienlijk minder toeristisch is dan Sapa.
Alles was goed geregeld! Goede auto, met bekwame chauffeur.
Jack was bijzonder aardig en behulpzaam. We hebben erg veel lol gehad. Alle homestays waren goed en het eten met de locals was fantastisch!
Een trip die we zeker aanraden!
Op de derde dag een trekking gedaan door de bergen. 5km stijgen was even pittig, maar het was het allemaal waard. Fantastische uitzichten, mooie en gastvrije mensen. Af en toe waren wij de bezienswaardigheid. Een trip die we nooit meer vergeten!