Valley Of Minh Hoa (Muong Hoa Valley)
Valley of Minh Hoa (Muong Hoa Valley) is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam and definitely the most beautiful in the surroundings of Sapa. It starts almost from the city itself and stretches about 25 kilometres along the river Muong Hoa River, passing to the valley of Ming BA (Ba Muong Valley). Along Ming Hoa, like walls, towering chain of mountains, protecting it from weather and winds, and on its bottom flows the meandering river Ming Hoa. Apparently, because of these almost ideal conditions, settled here and founded their villages, many ethnic tribes: Hmong, Dzao, tai, Jai, KSA FD (they Fulai). The valley is very beautiful in itself, but decorated with man-made emerald rice terraces on the slopes it was amazing. That is why Minh Hoa has become the most popular tour destination in the province of Lao Cai and around the town of Sapa.
On Ming Hoa are several Hiking and trekking trails that tourists visit on their own or with a group in the form of a one or multi-day hikes. Traditionally, these routes include a visit to one or several villages (with multi-day trips with overnight stay in one of the villages), waterfalls, walks in the rice paddies, through bamboo groves, a field of ancient stones, swimming in the river. And the long March to the village of Banko includes a visit to the hot springs and source of life (Spring Of Life).
Through the valley runs an asphalt road TL152, repeating the bends of the river. It is very poor quality: it often blurs the water, after which it kept in repair. But to drive with caution even on passenger car and motorbike. From the road in different directions take the branch down to the river and the villages, or up in the mountains, where there are also villages and even isolated mountain resorts. After the village Ban Ho 25 kilometers from Sapa, the road goes left along the river with multiple dams and other villages, and eventually out onto the main road in Lao Cai – Hanoi. It is also a beautiful land with views, but there is almost nothing travel. But if you are traveling from Hanoi by motorbike, you can travel to Sapa and on this road, because it is much more beautiful than the journey from Lao Cai.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock, to go trekking early in the morning just
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the valley for tourists paid 80,000 Dong (219.58 RUB, see all about the money of Vietnam and the exchange rate). Payment is made at a checkpoint on the road TL152 from Sapa (the checkpoint on the map). If desired, this transmission is fairly easy to pass if you walk along the main road and along the trail from the village of cat Cat, for example. There is also no checkpoint if you are driving in a valley on the road on the other side (from the village of Banko).
🚶 How to get there: to visit the valley on foot in the form of a one-day or multi-day Hiking trip in the tour group or on your own (see more about trekking in Sapa and how to do it yourself). In the villages of the valley there are all conditions for easy Hiking without camping equipment shops and cafes, hotels and a variety of guesthouses – hostei. The main trails and roads marked on the Google maps and the national Maps.me and OSM. Here are the most visited and developed of the village in order of distance from Sapa: Y Linh Ho; Laocai (Chai Lao, Hmong); Tavan (Ta Van, Zai); Dzan TA Tsia (Giang Ta Chia, nationality Dzao); Banjo (Ban Ho, the village of Dzao ethnic groups).