Linh Ho, Seo Mi Ty
arrival in this small station in Lao Cai, our guide welcomes us for a transfer
to Sapa 45 minutes by the road that climbs up the mountainside. Breakfast in
this former climatic station born in colonial times is followed by the
preparation of our trek.
start from the road that winds through the valley of the Muong Hoa River. The
trail plunges through the mountains and leads us to Y Linh Ho, H'mong village.
We discover with amazement the rice terraces, but also the hard work of the men
and their buffaloes dedicated to their preparation for the next harvest. We
will observe the particular structure of the houses prepared for the harsh
winter periods, where there are many pig, hen and other farm animals farms. The
trail now rises through the rice fields and we enjoy breathtaking views. The
majesty of the place impresses!
in a local house on the top of the hill. In the afternoon, walking is easier,
with less difference in altitude. We cross a forest to Seo Mi Ty, another
village of the H'mong ethnic group. The local accommodation conditions being
rather harsh, we will opt for a "camping" experience in tents that
our guides will set up near the village. This will be the time to relax after a
busy day of walking. Dinner and overnight stay on site.
Day 1: Sapa, Y Linh Ho, Seo Mi Ty