Where Sapa Valley ends
Nam Cang minority village is located in 800m and deep in the heart of the famous Hoang Lien mountain range in northern Vietnam. Well known for its thousands of beautiful rice fields, many colorful minority tribes and Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina (3.143m).
Situated in 1500m Sapa town is the biggest and most known destination for travelers in the mountains, with its traditional minority market and old French colonial church is it not to be missed. But do you want to experience the “real” and rural life of the mountains in Nam Cang, you must continue down into Sapa Valley, pass by minority villages of Black Hmong , Tay, Xa Pho and finally arrive in Nam Cang after 36km.
How to get here from Hanoi:
We recommend all visitors to buy a packaged tour return from Hanoi as the private logistics can be difficult and expensive.
- Departure by soft sleeper night train from Hanoi 8 to 9 PM
- Arrive early in the morning at Lao Cai station, a border town to China.
- Pick up at the train and drive 35km (1h) from Lao Cai to Sapa Town
- Eat breakfast in a local restaurant and maybe take a shower
- Continue on an interesting guided tour with visits to the different minority groups down Sapa Valley
- After 36km from Sapa you have reached the end of the valley and Nam Cang Village.
The toughness of your tour is determent by the activities. You can drive all the way, hike hard, walk relaxed or even bike to Nam Can Riverside Lodge.. It is all up to you.