Sapa Heaven’s Gate Trek

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 0 - 250 m ascent per day

> Trek to Suoi Ho village and see tea plantations and cardamom gardens
> Visit a village of the Black H’mong minority and see the Silver Waterfall.
> Explore the cultures of two hill tribes: H’mong and Red Dao.

Home to dozens of ethnic minority communities, enduring cultures and traditions and magnificent tiered rice paddy fields, Sapa is a magical place to experience the diversity and charm of northern Vietnam. With misty mountain trails and the highest peak in Vietnam, it is a perfect destination for those seeking culture and adventure.



Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin Village

We leave Sa Pa town and start trekking to Suoi Ho village to see the tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black H’mong minority people at Ma Tra. After passing a school and some scenic views en route, a picnic lunch will be served. Dinner is provided at a homestay in Ta Phin village. Overnight stay in a traditional house belonging to the Red Dzao people.

Ta Phin - Homestay

Ta Phin - Homestay

Ta Phin – Ban Khoang – Silver Water – Heaven’s Gate

After breakfast in Ta Phin, we follow an untouched trail through Red Dao of Ban Khoang village. We will have lunch along the way. Around noon we will reach the road where we meet the car for a transfer to the Silver Waterfall (best seen in the rainy season from May to November). It is a short walk to the waterfall where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, your guide will tell you about this special part of Sa Pa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car 10 minutes up to Heaven’s Gate, from here you can see Fansipan Mountain, the Roof of Indochina, with an altitude of 3143 meters above sea level.


  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Homestay in villages

    In the villages you will experience you will experience a typical homestay, where you will get to meet the locals and learn from their way of life.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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