Nhiu Co San, also called Sung Trau, is a natural wonder in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. The terrain is perfect for adventurers and nature enthusiasts, but the trek to the mountain’s foot is challenging, particularly during the rainy season. The hike starts with low hills, shrubs, grasslands, and rocky cliffs, and as you ascend, the terrain transforms into a pristine forest with tall and robust trunks. The maple leaves turning red add a touch of European charm.
The Ong Chua waterfall is the ultimate symbol of Nhiu Co San, cascading down like a giant silk ribbon. During the cold and windy season, the mountain is covered in a blanket of ice, creating a surreal experience. The forest has glass-like leaves, adding an element of mystery.
Nhiu Co San is the 9th highest peak in Vietnam, offering cloud-watching experiences and a goat grazing area. The maple leaves turn yellow from November to February, and the azalea flowers bloom from February to April, making it a beautiful destination.
01. The 9th highest peak in Vietnam – Height: 2965m.
02. One of the most beautiful cloud-watching spots in Vietnam.
03. Majestic Ong Chua waterfall.
04. A goat grazing area on the mountain.
05. From November to February: The season of maple leaves turning yellow in the forest.
06. From February to April: The season of blooming azalea flowers.
Overnight: On the sleeper bus.
04:00: Arrive at the bus office, then you can take a walk to our office (09 Thac Bac Road)
06:00: Have breakfast in a restaurant in Sapa (Vietnamese Pho)
07:00: Board the bus to Den Sang commune, which is about 60km from Sa Pa. Then, take a motorbike taxi to Nhìu Cồ San village.
09:30: Meet the H’Mong ethnic porters who will assist the group during the trekking journey at the foot of the mountain, and the journey begins.
10:15: Pass through Ong Chua Waterfall – one of the most beautiful check-in points on the journey.
12:00: Enjoy lunch.
16:30: Arrive at the base camp at sunset. While the porters prepare dinner, you can help or freely explore the base camp.
18:30: Have dinner, exchange, and share with other members of the group, and then continue to enjoy the quiet mountain forest. Overnight in a cozy wooden hut with warm blankets and a layer of thermal insulation.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Overnight: Wooden hut.
04:00: Wake up, have breakfast, and enjoy warm coffee or ginger tea.
05:00: Begin the final ascent to touch the summit. Leave your belongings at the base camp and hike to the summit without carrying any luggage.
07:30: Arrive at the top of Nhìu Cồ San, relax, and admire the scenery on the mountaintop.
09:30: Return to the base camp, pack up personal belongings, and return to the starting point.
12:00: Have a light lunch on the way down the mountain.
14:30: Take a motorbike taxi to the shuttle bus stop back to Sa Pa.
15:30: Take the shuttle bus back to Sapa at our office.
17:30: Arrive in Sa Pa, take a shower, and relax before your next journey.
22:00: Sleeper bus from Sapa back to Hanoi.
5:00 AM: You will arrive in Hanoi in the next day, the bus will drop you at the 5 Tran Nguyen Han, Hanoi. End of the trip.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
The trek to Nhiu Co San mountain's foot is pretty challenging, particularly during the rainy season. The hike starts with low hills, shrubs, grasslands, and rocky cliffs, and as you ascend, the terrain transforms into a pristine forest with tall and robust trunks. The tour is rated 7 out of 10 in difficulty, which is considered moderate. It requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance to complete the trekking journey, especially for the final ascent to the summit. However, with our professional guide and the assistance of experienced H'Mong ethnic porters, and proper preparation, the trek can be accomplished by most adventurers and nature enthusiasts.
1 Pax: $370/per person
2 - 3 Pax: $300/per person
4 - 5 Pax: $280/per person
6 - 7 Pax: $200/per person
8 - 10 Pax: $180/per person
Bus from Hanoi
- Tip porter and tour guide.
- Personal travel insurance
- Additional drinks while hiking (e.g. bottled water or beer)
🔉*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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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.
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