Lao chai


Our day started with an early morning delicious breakfast, actually, it was more than just food, the view from the restaurant balcony was breathtaking. The picturesque valley and the rolling mountains in the backdrop was something I will rethành viên forever. I am posting a picture just to imagine how beautiful the scene was.

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The beautiful view of the Valley and the mountains from the hotel restaurant

Our guide La from the valley dressed up in blaông xã typical Blachồng Hước ao outfit picked us up at 8:00 am from the hotel in Sapa & after a short drive we were at our destination from where we started our 9 km long trekking through different tribal villages likeY Linc Ho, Lao Chai, & Ta Van.

Heading khổng lồ our destination from where will start our 8+ km trekking!

View of Rice Terraces

It was a beautiful bright morning perfect for trekking, our driver pulled over at a hilltop lookout for the beautiful view of rice terraces.

Beautiful view of Rice Terrace in Sapage authority, VietnameA cthất bại up view of Rice Terrace from a lookout.

Joined By a Few More Local Hhy vọng People

We were 5 in our group but accompanied by at least 3 – 5 Hmong mỏi young girls who joined us from our starting point, soon we were dropped off by the tour van from where our trekking started.

Few Blaông xã Hmuốn girls greeted us at our drop off point and continue hiking with us.

Ta Van Village, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Ta Van village is about 10 km from Sapage authority in the valley of Muong Hoa. It is inhabited mainly by Giay, Red Dao, và Blaông xã Hmong muốn ethnic people. I was amazed to see the beautiful houses, rice terraces, panoramic view of the mountains in the backdrop, & hill tribe ethnic lifestyle.


Lao Cnhì Village, Lao Cai, Vietnam

This village is located in the valley called Muong Hoa Valley alongside the river and surrounded by mountains makes it one of the most picturesque villages in Northern Vietphái mạnh. Great place meeting Hmong families và experience the beautiful rice terraces up cthua thảm.

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At Roadside Resturant in Lao Cnhì Village

On our way, we took a break at a local roadside restaurant. Enjoyed a cold beer & the spectacular view of the villages through the window. La pointed her house in the village near distance a Vietnamese flag flying high above the rooftop. On our way we met Nay in front of her trang chủ, the guide we knew from our previous trip to Cat Cat village, she was so nice to lover me her motorxe đạp for a joy ride.

Resting at a local restaurant in Ta Van Village, Lao Cai, Vietnam

La was terrific, friendly, very much helpful, and answered any question I had. She assessed my interest in photography, so she chose a different picturesque route. One of the highlights was her taking us to lớn the homes of a hill tribe khổng lồ attover a friend’s wedding. We were delighted và thrilled lớn be able khổng lồ participate in a local wedding and experience their customs và culture. We were treated lượt thích a real guest and served with exceptional local authentic food. That was the first time I tried the ‘Happy Water’ Hmong’s homemade wine from rice.


After having a couple of shots we really became happy & able lớn overcome the differences và became friends as if we know them for years. Everyone was so nice & friendly we really had a good time there.

Y Linc Ho Village, Lao Cai, Vietnam

This beautiful village is located right by the Muong Hoa River about 7 km southwest of Sapage authority town. It is one of the most visited destinations among tourists & well known for homestay accommodations. Y Linc Ho village is mostly inhabited by Blaông xã H’ao ước hill tribes


We walk through the village markets and finally crossed the Ta Van Bridge, climbed uphill to lớn the parking area lớn be picked up by the tour bus khổng lồ Sapage authority. It was a great day và an unforgettable experience, but still, I had the typical feelings lượt thích someday I would like to lớn return to lớn vì chưng more.

While hiking through the Lao Chai Village we crossed this bridge!
Our Hước ao Tour Guide for the day!
The most friendly and happy Hý muốn people.
Quite a few Hước ao guest gathered here for the wedding!

Homestay For Village Experience

Surelee Homestay, Ban Pho Hamlet, Lao Cai, Sapa

Homestay is one of the most popular ways to experience the Vietnamese lifestyle amuốn tourists. The Surelee Homestay is located 7 miles from Fansipan Legend Cable Car Station, has accommodations with a bar, a garden, và a 24-hour front desk for your assistance. The family stay has WiFi và private parking không tính tiền of charge. A beautiful view of the river from the location và come with a seating area, a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, và a shared bathroom.

My Opinion & Tips

Have you Sapage authority and met Blaông xã Hý muốn People? Anyadditionaltips to lớn share?

Please leave sầu a phản hồi below!I’d love to hear from you to lớn improve sầu my knowledge.

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