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2D1N Private Sapa Trek - Female-led social enterprise
By Sapa Sisters
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You want to support a wonderful cause. Sapa Sisters hires only female guides, who may otherwise be unemployed in a patriarchal society. Their guides are also outstanding!
2 days 1 night
On the first day, trek from Sapa town to Y Linh Ho Village to meet the H'mong local peoples and enjoy sweeping views of Fansipan mountain. After enjoying a simple village lunch at Lao Chai, arrive at Ta Van to settle into your homestay. On the second day, hike through a bamboo forest, and have lunch at a local village. The trek is of easy-to-medium difficulty, with approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, covering over 12-15km each day.
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From US$ 105 2,443,520 VND per group (max group size of 12)
Private Sapa Sisters guide
1 night's accommodation in a village homestay
Entrance fee to the valley
Transportation from the end of the trek back to Sapa Town
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Sapa Sisters Office, 11 Fansipan Street, Sapa Town
Trips available daily
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Ta Van Village (Red Dao Tribe, H'mong Tribe)
Today you'll get to immerse yourself in the traditions of the Red Dao at Ta Van Village.
Accommodation: Sapa Sisters Homestay - Homestay
- 8am: Journey to Sapa town with car
- 10am: Arrive at Y Linh Ho Village to meet the Black H'mong ethnic people
- 1pm: Arrive at Lao Chai for lunch
- 5pm: Arrive at Ta Van, settle in for homestay
- 7pm: Dinner
Meet your guide
Sapa Sisters is an all-female guide owned and operated company. The company was started in 2009 by a group of six friends. They saw that it was difficult for young H'mong women to find decent jobs. So they started Sapa Sisters to empower the young Black H'Mong women by giving them fair paying jobs and good skills. All their guides speak English and have long experiences working as guides.
11 years experience
What others are saying
4.9 out of 42 helpful reviews
16 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
11 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Awesome trecking with Sapa sisters. We did 3d 2n and would've liked to do it even longer. Great guide, food and accommodation!
03 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
I have just finished a one day hike with my guide Phinh. The weather was not great, so after meeting Phinh we went to hire a pair of gum boots (wellies) as I did not think my trekking trainers would be suitable. We were straight into the hike from the town. The routes are well trod but not for the feint hearted especially in the wet. Phinh was great by offering advice about the best way down but if you take care it is not an issue. We trekked for several hours before we got to her village where she took me to her home. There her husband and he cooked lunch which we shared with the children. I was so glad I chose to do this than eat in the village places. We sat around the fire/cooker and chatted. She poke perfect English but sadly the rest of the family did not but we spoke through sign language! After lunch we continued walking this time through the rice fields which was hard work ensuring your feet were well placed otherwise it was easy to get stuck in the mud. We finished after 3pm and I caught a minibus back to Sapa. The day was memorable despite the weather. Phinh remained cheerful all day and we talked about many things during the day and I learnt about the tribe customs and traditions. I would strongly suggest anyone trekking using the gum boots or similar as the mud and water are deep and extensive especially after rain and there is a good reason why all the trekking guides wear them.
02 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Trekking with Sapa sisters was one of the absolute best things I’ve done in my life. We had one day of rain which meant sliding around and sometimes falling in the mud but it truly wasn’t an issue as long as your dressed properly. I went with my mother who is 50+, our WONDERFUL guide Chai made the trip so much easier and she might be short but she is as strong as an oxe and helped us up and down the rice fields. The second day with sunshine and warm weather was the best though. We choose the medium trek for the first day and the longer trek the second which meant going up hill a lot ( the second day) it was tough but absolutely worth it! I couldn’t recommend Sapa sisters enough!! I would advise you to look up the weather though as I was told they have snow in the winter. I’m pretty sure we visited during one of the last really nice sunny days ( 25-26 November ).
02 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
The facilities and services provided were really good. I ll say, you get what you pay for. Our tour guide was Chai. She herself belonged to one of the villages, to which we visited during our trek. We had a great time with her and even helped my wife at certain difficult points. We chose the medium trek as the easy one was like just walking on the road in the pollution and the difficult demanded a lot of stamina. I guess, all the treks finally lead to the same destination but just with different paths. I recommend to go for the private room stay if your sleep is disturbed easily. I paid extra for the private stay, breakfast after pick up from La Coi and for the pickup from La Coi. But, again i got what i paid for. All in all, highly recommended. I will say Bamboo forest was the main attraction of the entire trek.
Sapa Sisters Policies
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sapa Sisters pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Other Things to Know
Packing list for the trip
Long sleeves and trousers
Overnight kit for the homestay (toothbrush, comb, any other essentials you need before you can go to bed)