Hau Thao
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Hau Thao

Hau Thao, Sapa is nestled in the middle of a picture of pristine mountains and forests with lush green terraced fields, majestic mountain ranges and white clouds floating every morning.

Maybe Hau Thao is a tourist destination that is still quite strange to many people. But that is why the beauty of this place still retains its wild and original features. When you come here, you will have a completely different view from what you usually see in this town.

IMG Muong Hoa Valley Sapa 1

1. Where is Hau Thao?

Hau Thao is a commune in Sapa town, Lao Cai province. About 17 km southeast of Sapa town and about 35 km southwest of Lao Cai city.

2. How is Hau Thao commune unique?

With the typical wild scenery of the northern mountains of Vietnam, images of terraced fields, winding roads beside a sea of floating white clouds and adorable, pretty H’Mong children.

Hau Thao commune is a highland commune, this place is still quite wild with a very simple life. Because of this wildness, Hau Thao has a unique beauty unlike anywhere else. The people living here are mostly H’Mong ethnic people. Although the lives of the people here are very difficult, they have the good fortune to be born in a beautiful land.

It is the pristine beauty of the high mountains, many traditional houses of the H’Mong people, large terraced fields, and trails connecting villages filled with green trees and flowers.

In Hau Thao commune, there are many different villages to explore. The common point of this place is that everything is rustic and lovely, the indigenous people are gentle, friendly and always smile when meeting tourists. Those who need to find peace of mind and need a space to chill definitely cannot miss this destination.

IMG Ban Hang Da Sapa 2

3. When is the best time to travel to Hau Thao commune?

There are many times of the year when you can explore Hau Thao, but to fully experience the beauty of this place, the period from September to April next year is the best time to visit Hau Thao. During this time, Hau Thao has a gentle beauty with mild air, warm sunlight during the day and a chilly climate in the evening.

In particular, there are typical beauties of each season that you can refer to as follows:

  • From March to May, you will see valleys of blooming flowers and fresh green vegetable fields. The weather during the day is very convenient for residents and tourists to do many interesting activities.
  • In September – October, this time the space seems to light up with the brilliant yellow color of terraced fields in the ripe rice season.
  • In November – December, you have the opportunity to hunt clouds on the majestic peaks here. There are even times in the winter when there is frost and snowfall, so the scene becomes much more magical and sparkling.

4. How to get to Hau Thao?

Starting from Sapa town, there are many Sapa trekking tour for you to go to the village. You can go from Sapa to Y Linh Ho -> Lao Chai San -> Ta Van -> Bamboo Forest -> Su Pan -> Hau Thao. This road will pass through most of the famous tourist destinations in Sapa. So it is very suitable for tourists who like to explore.

The total distance is about 25 km, the road here is not difficult to travel but very difficult to find. Therefore, to make your trip more smooth, it is best to seek the help of a local guide.

5. Sightseeings in Hau Thao

5.1. Muong Hoa Valley

IMG Muong Hoa Valley Sapa 3

This beautiful and poetic valley is located in Hau Thao commune, about 8 km southeast of Sapa town center. From Sapa, you will have to cross a pass, follow the mountain road to see Muong Hoa valley. The impressive point of this valley is the formation of ancient rocks, with many shapes as if sculpted by human hands. These ancient boulders are located between trees and terraced fields.

On many rocks, there are also drawings and strange characters engraved, which until now people have not been able to explain. With its mystery and mystery, this ancient carving site has been classified as a national monument.

Besides, near Muong Hoa valley there is also a beautiful stream, up to 15 km long, flowing through the communes of Ta Van, Lao Chai, Hau Thao, and Ban Ho.

5.2. Ban Hang Da – ideal cloud hunting spot

IMG Ban Hang Da Sapa 1

Coming to Hang Da village in Hau Thao commune, Sapa, wake up early to have the opportunity to admire the dense white clouds. White clouds like soap bubbles, floating slowly. Clouds weave through the mountains, across the hillsides, and then spread out across the valley.

In Ban Hang Da we will not find anything other than rocks and clouds. This is also the most unique feature of this land, making it so wonderful and beautiful in the eyes of those who love to explore.

6. Specialties when traveling to Hau Thao

Coming to Hau Thao commune, in addition to exploring the beautiful scenery, hunting clouds, and walking around the villages. Come here visitors also have the opportunity to learn about the lives of the H’Mong people here. Indigenous people will treat guests with specialties such as black chicken, men men, stone sprouts, grilled salmon, grilled meat, and extremely attractive grilled fish.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Hau Thao

Finding a motel or hotel on Hau Thao is extremely difficult. According to Sapa travel experience, there is an accommodation area in the village where many young people when coming to Hau Thao stop and rest here. That is Utopia Eco Lodge.

Utopia Eco Lodge – an isolated resting place on a small prairie next to a stream. This place is built with natural materials from wood, bamboo, and completely pristine thatched roofs, without affecting the landscape. Staying at Utopia Eco Lodge, you can drink tea, watch the sunrise and sunset. Also organize a BBQ party in the evening.

While here, you will not only be able to immerse yourself in the wild and majestic natural scenery. But also experience the daily life of the indigenous people here.

IMG Hau Thao Sapa 2

8. Some important notes when traveling to Hau Thao

  • When visiting Hau Thao commune, it’s best to go by motorbike because the roads here are quite difficult to find. Of course, you must make sure you are steady behind the wheel and bring all kinds of documents.
  • If you find it difficult to explore the villages and hamlets in the commune. You can also ask a local guide for assistance.
  • In Hau Thao, there are mainly H’Mong people with traditional indigenous culture. Therefore, tourists coming here need to “join the custom” and integrate into the lifestyle of the local residents.
  • At night, you should bring warm clothes because the temperature drops and the weather is quite cold.

Hau Thao Commune is a beautiful destination, a pristine cloud hunting paradise for tourists who are passionate about conquering and exploring. If you have gone to all the places in Sapa town, try visiting Hau Thao to fully experience the beauty here.

If you plan a trip to Hau Thao commune, please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional organizer adventure tours in Vietnam. With a team of consultants, tour operators and local guides in Sapa who are experienced, dedicated and thoroughly knowledgeable about this land. We will take you on a journey to explore the Sapa tour with the most interesting experiences and retain unforgettable memories.

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