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Mong Sen and Ta Phin Full Day Trekking Adventure

Pick up from Sa Pa

Tour Code: SAP-09 Duration: Approx 8 hours

Traverse to Mong Sen and Ta Phin, and come across the beautiful preserved tradition and culture of the Black Hmong and the Red Dao

Highlights:

  • Trekking Through the Gorgeous Mountainous Region of Sapa
  • Uncover the Simple Beauty of Mong Sen rice Terrace and corn Field
  • Visit a Village School to Understand more About the life of Ethnic Children
  • Listen to Intriguing Stories About the Tradition, Culture and Daily Life of the Black Hmong and Red Dao

Tour Description:

Travel 13 kilometres by car to a village lying 800 meters above sea level. Mong Sen, home to over 400 Hmong, is the first stop of your journey. Since the car doesn’t take you directly to the very entrance of the village, you will have to walk up a dirt trail that leads to the village. The route leading to Mong Sen is a little challenging, and even slippery during rainy weather, but take this chance to fully experience the way of life in the mountainous area of Lao Cai: traveling everyday through difficult paths, even carrying heavy belongings, through these very roads as part of the daily routine of their life. Moreover, strolling allows you to entirely enjoy and appreciate the stunning landscape. Surrounded by thick grasses, green bushes and tall proud trees; the warm yellow rice terrace and vast cornfields might be plain but altogether paint a magnificent, unforgettable portrait of Mong Sen.

The Black Hmong living in Mong Sen were initially shy when meeting tourists, yet, as time passed by, they have gotten used to it and are now friendlier and more open to strangers coming to their village. Come across Hmong women who are busy weaving and sewing articles of clothing for their families and even for themselves. Then, stumble upon other younger boys or girls who are busy grinding rice using water wheels. Later, visit the place where Hmong traditions are preserved and religious beliefs are expressed: their very own house. Feel free to ask the villagers more questions about their houses, lifestyle or daily routine if you still have some questions. Next, stop at the school village to gain more insight into the education of Mong Sen children. Maybe what will catch most of your attention will be the minimum and simple facilities of the school.

Have a delightful lunch to recharge your energy after traversing the rustic but beautiful Mong Sen. Have a short rest before continuing on your trek to Ta Phin. When arriving at the village, you will encounter the Black Hmong and the Red Dao living alongside one another. However, their culture remains unmixed and unique. Black Hmong women usually wear dark coloured headscarves with simple patterns, while Red Dao women usually wear a red headscarf. Black Hmong women are famous for their indigo-dyed pieces of cloth, while Red Dao is well-known for their herb bath. There will be more stories told regarding the difference and similarity in their culture, tradition and lifestyle when you come to the village. Those fascinating stories will wrap up your journey as you will exit the village to the main road and head back to Sapa.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am

What's Included:

  • Return transfers
  • Fruit (at the farms)
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • It is advisable to wear shorts, long pants, tights and t-shirts; strap sandals or shoes. No white clothing.
  • Do take note that the locals peddling their items for sale is common in these areas
  • Children below the age of 10 years old are not allowed for tour as the walking might be too strenuous for young children
  • This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Prices shown are based on minimum of 2 pax. For solo travellers please check in with Adventoro Concierge
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Locations

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Locations:

    Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Sa Pa. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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