Bac Ha ethnic market

Bac Ha Trekking - 6 Days

Bac Ha Trekking is an adventure holiday through the seldom visited mountains and ethnic villages of Bac Ha for 6 days, 5 nights.

Na Lo Village in Bac Ha
Bac Ha District of Lao Cai Province is located on a highland of above 900m in elevation. The area is scenic with fresh natural landscape and colorful ethnic minorities. There are different challenging trekking routes in Bac Ha with breathtaking beauty. Apart from the fresh natural landscapes, the trekking adventures in Bac Ha also offers chances to stay with local ethnic people  and learn about their lifestyle which have remained unchanged for centuries. Apart from the town, Bac Ha is still off-the-beaten track and it is more likely that you won't see tourists on your trek.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    (    Wednesday    )    Hanoi/Overnight Train for Pho Lu (no included meals)
Day2    (    Thursday    )    Arrive at Pho Lu/Pho Lu – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D)
Day3    (    Friday        )    Ta Van Chu – Thai Giang Pho  (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D)
Day4    (    Saturday    )    Thai Giang Pho – Ban Na Lo  (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D)
Day5    (    Sunday    )    Morning Visit of Bac Ha Sunday Market/Ban Pho – Pho Lu/Night Train for Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day6    (    Monday    )    Arrive at Hanoi/End of adventure (no included meals)

Homestay accommodationsHmong lady at Bac Ha

  • Ta Van Chu Village: Hmong family;
  • Thai Giang Pho Village: Phu La family
  • Na Lo Village: Tay Family

The tour price includes

  • English speaking guide as per itinerary;
  • Homestay accommodation as on the tour itinerary ;
  • All transfers by car as on the tour itinerary ;
  • Air-con soft-sleepers on the local train as on the tour itinerary ;
  • All admission fees and permits for the tour ;
  • Meals as on the tour itinerary: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
  • 02 bottles of water/day/person on a trekking day ;

The tour price doesn’t include Flower Hmong at Bac Ha Sunday Market

  • Insurance of any types ;
  • Drinks or personal expenses ;
  • Others not clearly mentioned as included above ;

Day1    (    Wednesday    )    Hanoi/Overnight Train for Pho Lu (no included meals)

Transfer from your hotel to the train station for the overnight train for Pho Lu.
Overnight on board the train.

Day2    (    Thursday    )    Arrive at Pho Lu/Pho Lu – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D)
Arriving at Pho Lu in early morning, welcome and transfer to Bac Ha.
Breakfast at a local restaurant.
Our adventure today includes 5-6 hours trekking through ethnic villages and terraced mountain slope. Arriving at our host's family at Ta Van Chu Village the afternoon. Enjoy easy time in the peaceful atmosphere of the Hmong community in late afternoon while our cook prepares the delicious dinner.
Overnight at Ta Van Chu.

Day3    (    Friday    )    Ta Van Chu – Thai Giang Pho  (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D) Hmong lady at Bac Ha
Breakfast at the family.
More discovery of the less traveled area of Bac Ha with 5-6 hours trekking through terraced rice fields, forests of plum trees and peach trees. Most part of the trekking route is above 1,000m of elevation and you can feel the chill in the air. In between January-February, we'll be charmed by the forests of colorful blossoms. Our hosts tonight are a Phu La family who inhabit in a house on stilts.
Overnight at Thai Giang Pho Village.

Day4    (    Saturday    )    Thai Giang Pho – Ban Na Lo  (5-6 hours trekking ) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the family.
Trek for 5-6 hours through picturesque valleys, terraced corn fields and rice fields. There are opportunities to see various ethnic groups en route. Arriving at Na Lo Village in late afternoon. The village is a small community of the Tay ethnic people who live in houses on stilts. We stay overnight with a family.
Overnight at Na Lo Village.

Day5    (    Sunday    )    Morning Visit of Bac Ha Sunday Market/Ban Pho – Pho Lu/Night Train for Hanoi (B/L/D) Hmong ladies selling brocades at Bac Ha
Breakfast at the family.
Follow the local ethnic boys and girls to the colorful Sunday Market at Bac Ha Town. The busiest time is from 0700 A.M to 1100 A.M. Ethnic people from various villages in Bac Ha District would gather around the town for trading in agricultural produce and for socializing. They travel on foot and by horse from early in the morning to get to the market in time.

The market is in session only once a week and people take the opportunity to sell or buy something. Many others don't buy or sell anything; they come to the market to meet with buddies and have drinks. Most if not all of them get drunk by the time the market dismisses and people start going home. Young girls and boys come to the market to find their potential partner. The market is a real treat for your senses with a feast of colors, smells and sounds...

Travel back to the village for lunch. Have easy time in the village in the afternoon. Travel back to Pho Lu in late afternoon for the overnight train trip back to Hanoi.
Overnight on board the train.

Day6    (    Monday    )    Arrive at Hanoi/End of adventure (no included meals)
Arriving at Hanoi early in the morning, transfer back to your hotel where our adventure concludes. We trust you had a wonderful trekking holiday in Bac Ha Highland with Paradissa.