Hiking: Giang Ta Chai - Seo Trung Ho - Ban Ho
Reference Number: SD-12
Level of Difficulty: MODERATE/HARD
Time: 09.30 - to mid - afternoon
Trekking: sealed road; local paths; rice terraces
Ethnic Minorities: Red Dao, Tay, H'mong
Local minority guide (if require)
A tougher trek that takes the traveller further down the Muong Hoa Valley to the village of Ban Ho. The scenery is beautiful, and at Ban Ho Village there is the opportunity to meet people of the Tay minority.
This is a long trek with a lot more off - road trekking. For this reason, it can only be done when weather conditions are good.
We begin by taking a car to the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai, the start point for the trek. Here we meet the Red Dao minority with their colourful traditional dress and spend time looking around the village. We follow local paths out of the village and begin trekking hrough a wilder area to the Tay and Black H'mong village of Seo Trung Ho. Picnic lunch is taken at an appropriate spot along the route.
After our lunch, we trek further down the valley to the Tay village of Ban Ho to observe the local life of the Tay minority. In good weather, we can walk to the river where it's possible to swim. Finally, we either make a steep accent by foot up the side of the valley or take a car directly from Ban Ho back to Sapa.
English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fee
Transportation and hot shower the end of the trek;
What you need to bring with you:
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Rain gear
- Sun hat and sun block
- Backpack with personal items
- Hiking clothing -short or light pants, light weight shirt
- Warm clothing (sweater or vest, long pant, long sleeve shirt)
- Insect repellant