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Better Places to do trekking and visiting hill tribes other than Sapa?

Better Places to do trekking and visiting hill tribes other than Sapa?
9 years ago, March 8th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #106000  
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Hey guys, I'm making my way north at the moment, should be in Hanoi in about a week or maybe a bit more. I've been hearing from people that Sapa has become quite touristy and the whole hill tribe doesn't feel that authentic. Can anyone suggest another place nearby that would provide that authentic trekking experience I'm looking for? Any suggestions welcome. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 9th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #106063  
Sapa still is an easy place for tourists to visit since there is a train system (night train Hanoi - Lao Cai). If you can go by local bus, you may consider Ba Be lake (Bac Can province) or Ha Giang (the northernmost province) but this requires more willingness to experience an adventure. These places are on the different sides and less touristy. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 15th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #106460  
Nowaday in Sapa there are many tourist, I know one place have name Cao Son, you can search on the internet, they call unspoint Cao Son, you can have trekking tour at there with beautiful scenery.You also have to take night train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai then you take a car to there. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 17th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #106641  
I know your plan to have trekking in Vietnam. Sapa is the best place to trek cuz you can see its beauty and hill tribes. That's very amazing. Not much local people are unfriendly. If you try that, you will know more....why don't you try?
Based on your plan, I have suggestion for you for tour to sapa 3nights 2 days with cost about 115usd.
You have 2 nights on the train, one night in hotel in Sapa. And two day trekking to different village in Sapa. Very interesting.

Price included: Train ticket for 2ways Hanoi - Sapa and back. car on tour, and meals as 3 per day! E guide....
Hope information will help you!!!

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9 years ago, April 26th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #109616  

Ha giang is a good location for trekking.
Ha Giang, 300 km away from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province Vietnam.

The climate is divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry), although it tends to vary depending on altitude.Ha Giang is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking and camping. Famous sites include Quang Ngan Waterfall and Than Thuy-Thien Bao National Frontier Pass.

Dong Van Highland is situated 1,025 m above sea level and is inhabited by the Tay and H’Mong ethnic groups. The temperature is approximately 1oC in winter and reaches 24oC on the hottest days. The plateau provides famous products such as Hau plums, peaches, and persimmons without seeds. Dong Van apples are as big as pears. In Dong Van, numerous valuable plants used for their medicinal value are found, including ginseng, anise, and cinnamon.

Dong Van has a lot to offer: mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and caves, multicoloured orchid forests, plum and peach trees, persimmon orchards, and more.

Visiting Dong Van, one can see Pho Bang, also called Pho Bang Street, which was built a long time ago and features multi-storey houses made of clay bricks and tile roofs.Visiting Dong Van on Sundays, one can shop in a very original mountain market where all kinds of goods and multicoloured clothes can be purchased.

Khau Vai love market, this happens once a year, often falls in May, where the colorful people gather for their old loves and new ones, and is the place where the tribes sell their local products like food, vegetable, local textiles... Reply to this

9 years ago, May 5th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #110214  
Cao Son is a great place to enjoy something non touristic. It is quite similar to Sapa yet untouched. You can see more info with caosontravelguide or cao son ecolodge
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8 years ago, August 22nd 2010 No: 7 Msg: #117988  
I plan to visit Sapa by train met by a guide and with my hand held the entire time I am there.I do have the option while I am there to request the guide for something other then the market visits and the usual tuorist points of interest,which of course I have read about.I would like some info on something rather then the same old stuff, whether it be a different day trek or a different resturant. Reply to this

8 years ago, August 28th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #118314  
So I think that you should do a trekking tour with homestay. Routes for those trip are often less trekked. Visiting Sapa in late Sep, you would be lucky enough to see the wonderful ripening rice terraces! Very beautiful. Reply to this

8 years ago, August 31st 2010 No: 9 Msg: #118457  
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8 years ago, September 1st 2010 No: 10 Msg: #118486  
Hi! I thought so, should provide information. hihi Reply to this

8 years ago, October 19th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #121338  
ha giang and cao bang are good to trek
but so complcated to trek
because you go along the border some time and need to be escorted
but beautiful.......if you want to do this you have to connect to TO , if not you can not do by your own
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8 years ago, January 13th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #126539  
g'day mate
I a gree with Quynh, if you guys would like to take trek holiday in some un touch region better try out Ha Giang
other recommended adventure trekking destination, should be Mu Cang Chai Reply to this

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