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Ngu Chi Son is a mountain of extraordinary shape, resembling five fingers reaching up to the sky. Despite being a recent discovery, it has already been recognized as the top hero of the Northwest region. It’s a sought-after destination for adventure enthusiasts and those who enjoy the thrill of heights. The mountain provides a breathtaking view that exudes grandeur from a distance.

The rugged and diverse trail to climb Ngu Chi Son passes through a unique primeval forest filled with ancient trees. The trunks of these trees are covered with lush moss and ferns. The Ngu Chi Son forest is home to a wide variety of exotic plants and wildflowers, including white tea flowers lining the path, Do Quyen flowers, and vibrant red maple leaves.

Reasons to book Ngu Chi Son

01. Ngu Chi Son is a unique and extraordinary mountain with a shape resembling five fingers reaching up to the sky, making it a sought-after destination for adventure enthusiasts and those who enjoy the thrill of heights.

02. The mountain is recognized as the top hero of the Northwest region and is the 15th highest peak in Vietnam, with an elevation of 2858m.

03. The trail to climb Ngu Chi Son passes through a diverse primeval forest filled with ancient trees, lush moss, and ferns. The forest is home to a wide variety of exotic plants and wildflowers, including white tea flowers, do quyen flowers, and vibrant red maple leaves.

04. Ngu Chi Son is a beautiful spot for cloud-hunting with a 360-degree view, providing breathtaking views that exude grandeur from a distance.

05. The best time to visit Ngu Chi Son is from September to March when the golden maple leaves and do quyen flowers are in bloom.

06. The itinerary for the Ngũ Chỉ Sơn trekking tour involves a two-day trek, with the first day spent trekking to the camping site at an altitude of 2800m and the second day involving the final ascent to the peak of Ngu Chi Son. The tour also includes experiences such as a traditional Dao herbal bath, hot tub soak, and a delicious hotpot dinner.



The bus will pass through the Noi Bai airport area about 30-45 minutes after departure, so please choose a flight that arrives at the airport no earlier than 10:30 PM.

Since the tours depart daily, you can choose to arrive in Sapa before or after the trekking tour.

Meals: None.

Accommodation: Sleeper bus.


  • At 5:00 AM: Arrive at the bus office at 426 Đường Điện Biên Phủ, TT. Sa Pa, you will then need to walk to our office at 09 Thác Bạc, TT. Sa Pa (it take about 15 – 20 minites walk, I recommend a taxi for 5 minutes)
  • At 6:30 AM: Have breakfast (Vietnamese Pho)
  • At 8:00 AM, the bus will pick up the group and head to Ta Giang Phinh village, about 25km from Sapa.
  • At 8:40 AM, the group will arrive at the foot of the mountain to begin the trek.
  • At 12:00 PM, the group will have a break and lunch.
  • At 1:00 PM, the trek will continue.
  • At 5:30 PM, the group will reach the camping site at an altitude of 2800m, resting after a challenging day. While the porters prepare food, you can help or prepare your own dinner. Alternatively, you can explore the camping area.
  • At 6:30 PM, the group will have dinner, exchange and share stories with other members, and enjoy the tranquil mountain atmosphere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


At 5:30 AM, wake up, have breakfast, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or ginger tea.

At 6:30 AM, the group will begin the final ascent to the peak, leaving behind unnecessary belongings at the campsite.

At 8:30 AM, the group will reach the summit of Ngu Chi Son, take a break, and enjoy the panoramic view from the mountaintop. After lunch, the group will return to the campsite.

At 11:00 AM, the group will pack up, have lunch, and prepare to descend the mountain.

At 4:00 PM, the bus will take the group back to Sapa.

At 5:00 PMafter returning to Sapa, you can experience the traditional Dao’s Herbal Foot Bath Salt.

At 7:00 PM: Have dinner by yourself.

At 10:00 PM, the group will board the sleeper bus to return to Hanoi.

4:30AM:  You will need to walk to the bus office at 426 Đường Điện Biên Phủ, TT. Sapa (or need a taxi), and get on the sleeper bus back to Hanoi (5 Tran Nguyen Han). End the program here.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Difficulty 6/10

Ngu Chi Son is considered Moderate to challenging mountain to climb, especially for inexperienced climbers or those who are not physically fit. The trail is rugged and diverse, passing through a unique primeval forest filled with ancient trees and exotic plants. Climbers need to have good endurance, strength, and balance to navigate the steep inclines and rocky terrain. The altitude and changing weather conditions can also pose challenges for climbers. However, with proper preparation, equipment, and guidance from experienced guides, climbing Ngu Chi Son can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Good to know

Price for a Goup tour

1 Pax: $295/person
2 - 3 Pax: $178/person
4 - 5 Pax: $172/person
6 - 7 Pax: $168/person
7 - 8 Pax: $165/person
9 - 10 Pax: $160/person

Pick Up

Bus Pick from Hanoi

Drop Off


The tour will include

  • Sleeper bus from Hanoi to Sapa.
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast.
  • Nutritious food and enough energy supply for mountain climbing.
  • Drinking water: 1.5L/day
  • Water will be supplied during the trek).
  • Porter
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges.
  • Conquest of Ngu Chi Son Mountain medal.
  • Motorbike taxi.

The tour will NOT include

  • Tip porter and tour guide.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional drinks while hiking (e.g. bottled water or beer)

Things you should bring

  • Raincost
  • Trekking shoes (high-top ones are the best) provide a comfortable and snug fit with a good grip sole.
  • Clothing for the 3-day-2-night mountain trek:
    • 2 long pants (preferably quick-drying) and 1 long-sleeved shirt (preferably a thin windbreaker) to wear while trekking.
    • 3-4 T-shirts
    • A warm, thick jacket for the evenings in the camp.
    • A super-thin wool or down jacket to wear while sleeping.
    • A pair of beekeeper slippers to wear at the campsite.
    • A scarf (not a woolen one) to prevent cold and easy to dry when wet.
    • 3-5 pairs of long, thick socks (avoid low-cut ones).
    • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, and personal hygiene items.
  • Heat retention patch, personal medication, and identification documents.

Our convenience & note

🔉*Bonuses: If you have a hotel in Sapa, I highly recommend you leave your luggage there, if you don't have a hotel in Sapa you can leave your luggage at our store room at 9 AM and the shower is available after the tour

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If you are looking to save money, a group tour is definitely the best way to do that

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Cancellation Policy

  • 7+ days prior tour start date: 100% reimbursement of the tour price (no cancellation charges)
  • 6 to 2-days prior tour start date: 25% reimbursement of the tour price
  • 1 day prior or same day of tour start date: no reimbursement

Why Us?

Trekking Tour Sapa owned by a team of Hmong ethnic minorities in Sapa. We use our local knowledge to create hiking, trekking, and motorbike tours for those wanting to discover the best and most beautiful areas of Sapa. We were born and raised in this region which helps us to show you places that many companies else may not be able to provide.

Locally & Minority Owned
Benefiting the local Black H’mong and neighboring ethnic tribal people.

Get the real Sa Pa Experience.

Ethical Tribal Visits
Preserving the culture of the H’mong and other ethnic minority peoples.

See the beauty of Sapa and help to preserve its beauty for generations to come.

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We did the six hour trekking tour with Xee through the stunning rice terraces in Sa Pa. An experience that we undoubtedly never forget. Xee is a very nice and good englisch-speaking guy who explained a lot and gave information about the region. We recommend the tour with Xee without limitations!
 Miho Tamura
Miho Tamura
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Trekking Through Rice Terraced Fields - 1Day​に参加しました。思っていたよりもがっつりトレッキングでしたが、山の中を歩くからこその素晴らしい景色でした。ガイドのシンさんはとてもジェントルマンで、トレッキング初心者の私にもとても親切にサポートしてくださいました。とても素晴らしい経験になりました。
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This was my favourite hike I have done so far in Sapa! It was amazingly unique. Sapa I’m unlike anywhere else I have seen in Vietnam. Sinh, our tour guide, spoke very good English. He was very knowledgeable in Sapa history and cultures. Bonus is that he was very kind and funny! I would recommend this tour for anybody who wants to see the unique sapa landscape! It is an excellent value for the price.
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After some easy and effective communication with Sinh to organise this trek, our local guide La met us at our hotel at 9am to get started. The trek was fantastic with La giving us insight into the local minorities, whilst taking us on the road less travelled and moving through the rice fields and villages. We came across very few other tourists as La wanted to take us on the quieter roads/paths. This meant that we saw small villages, families and the way of living. It felt very insightful and was very interesting. As we travelled further, taking in the beautiful scenery we stopped for lunch and enjoyed some fried noodles and vegetables. We finished the tour after crossing a river and visiting another local minority village which was a lot busier and seemed to be where a lot of the tourists went. However, La took as away from the main tracks and we took in the last of the beautiful views before being picked up and taken back to our hotel. This was a brilliant experience! Thank you to La!
Jp Sonny S
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We did a very nice 1 day rice field trekking tour with Sinh and his brother. Beginning of the tour was quite challeging but very fun. We got lot of information about the rice fields, area and the minority people. Lunch and sone water was included. Make sure you have good hiking shoes and some clothing for rain.
Jp F
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We enjoyed the trek with Sinh and his brother. We hiked through corn fields, went over barbed wire fences, crossed streams and balanced our way across muddy rice terraces. Our shoes were dirty compared to other tourists taking tours from other companies... and that's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Sinh (and baby brother) for the fun experience. Tip: Wear trekking shoes with good grip!
John Doe
John Doe
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The trek was a challenging and an overall exciting experience. We went across a path that was least travelled.The guide was well informed and went a steady pleasant pace. Really loved every aspect of it.
James Brook
James Brook
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I was Invited to go to Sapa and enjoy the trip organized by Sinh. Expecting nothing as I had heard so many review on how Sapa is boring, I was shocked and amazed by the scenery of Sapa Sinh showed us through the tour. All the terraced rice field, the H’mong children smile, the sky, the cloud and much more than that totally rocks my mind. I am 100% sure that this is the Sapa I was looking for. Natural, untouched, beautiful and ... I guess you will have to discover that by yourself with Sinh (don’t wanna be a spoiler). Pls come and enjoy! Sinh is so far the best Sapa tour guide you need while staying in Sapa! Thank you Sinh, wish you and your family all the best wishes in the future!
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Great communication with agency. Guide was hands on, showed great knowledge of the area. Paid close attention to his customers and conditions during trekking. Spoke fairly good English. Would highly recommend!
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We hiked 2 days one night with Tzu, Sinh's sister. We traveled several villages and slept in a cottage in Ta Van. Tzu is an amazing guide. She answers all our questions in excellent English. We had a great time with him. Thank you for sharing your culture with so passion. We recommand this tour for sure. Isabelle et Michel
Paula E
Paula E
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Sometimes when traveling it is difficult to receive an authentic and true experience when going with a guide, but with Sinh it is truly going on an adventure with a long time friend. He was able to accommodate the trip and make it even more enjoyable than expected. I also loved how up front he was with everything and we did not have any surprises regarding trip details. We got to practice some Vietnamese, English and Spanish. He is very sweet and knowledgeable about Sapa and the surrounding areas and he really enjoyed sharing his culture with us. Thank you Sinh for making our experience in Sapa better than we could have hoped. Thank you!
Mathieu R
Mathieu R
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Trekking with Sinh was by far the highlight of our stay in Sapa. Sinh is a Hmong guide and while you walk, he will teach you the culture of the different indigenous people of the Sapa valley. As guide he is always trying to give you the best experience and make sure you are safe (rocks are often slippery) Sinh will adapt to all kind of needs. You can do a small trek or, like us, a one day 20km trek. You can even do homestay in a village. You can't go wrong with Sinh
Shenay R
Shenay R
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We had a great 6 hour village trek. He is very friendly & helpful, also good English. Great adventure & learned many things! 🙂 He even ran back to the village to buy us raincoats when it rained, thank you!

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