Conquer the mountain trails winding along side of the Vietnam‘s highest mountain with Orient Skyline Travel! Trek through the rice terraces of Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai, Ta Van on this two day Muong Hoa valley trek to discover the most breathtaking scenery and experience warm-hearted local hospitality as you spend the night in a traditional Black H’mong house where several generations of the family have sheltered together and get a glimpse of a way of life that has changed little over the past decades.



Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai



  • Trekking through verdant rice terrace valley surrounded by mountains
  • Exploring less-visited areas of Sapa, above and beyond common tourist trails near Lao Chai and Ta Van
  • Visiting Black H’mong villages for a better understanding about their unique culture
  • Learning the art of batik painting during a hands-on master class
  • Enjoying local hospitality during an unforgettable homestay experience



  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Adventure English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • Service charges and government VAT tax



Day 1: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai (L, D)

Be picked up by your guide and walk down westward toward Cat Cat village. Explore Sapa’s less-visited areas in picturesque valleys surrounding Linh Ho village. Trek follow in a gently winding path through emerald paddy terraces before arriving at Muong Hoa river bank where you can rest your feet in the river while watching local children catching fish. After refreshment, journey deeper through the villages and rice terraces of the Black H’mong people. Take time and capture for some of the best photos of Sapa rice fields.

At a local restaurant by the river, enjoy lunch with a stunning mountain view all around before continuing through the valley towards the village of Lao Chai. Refreshing up with a cup of tea before learning the art of Batik painting, the Black H’mong’s unique painting has been well known around the world. With the assistant of your expert guide and guidance of the host, learn how to print batik for a hands-on class.

Afterwards, you will be welcomed by Mr. Lu and his family into his home for spending the night. Enjoy the time of the late afternoon in rustic ambiance while watching the sun sets over the mountain ridges in distance before sitting down around the opened fire and see how the food is cooked. Learn all about H’mong life and culture with your amazing hosts before enjoying a delicious dinner in H’mong style with some sips of rice wine.

Overnight at local house.

Trekking distance : 18 km – Difficulty level : Difficult

Day 2 : Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa (B, L)

Wake up early to enjoy the magnificent view of the sun rising over the terraces and valley. After a tasty homestay breakfast, wave farewell to Mr. Lu and his family before journeying further southward the valley. After 2 hour light trek being picked up and transferred back to Sapa town.

Trekking distance : 8 km – Difficulty level : Average

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Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek
Muong Hoa valley trek