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Y Linh Ho Village – Sapa – Vietnam

Y Linh Ho is a small commune composed of a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. There are some hundred inhabitants from the Black H’mong only living in this commune.

Y Linh Ho Village

Location :

Y Linh Ho village Locates about 7 km southwest of Sapa town, on the west side of Muong Hoa River.

Is that worth to visit Y Linh Ho village?

You are going to have a chance of going along such a beautiful valley lying between hills. The clean Air from the highland of Vietnam is really ideal for taking a stroll.

This village is home to the Black H’Mong who wears very dark clothes in black and navy dyed with indigo. Here you may enjoy the beautiful and intriguing scenery of those villages. This is your opportunity to visit the H’mong people dwelling in their wooden and bamboo houses. Then wander beside the river in Lao Chai village. Where the H’mong also resides, enjoy a picnic lunch beside the Muong Hoa river. Especially if the weather is good you can opt for a swim. After lunch, you can continue to Ta van village. This is the home of the Dzay minority. You can compare the different cultures with Hmong people living in Sapa. Because it’s a unique and beautiful village with location & culture. That why it’s always the top best attractions in Sapa.

Y Linh Ho Village

Why is Y Linh Ho village for your trek in Muong Hoa valley?

There are many trekking routes in Muong Hoa valley for your choice. But we recommend you a hike passing Y Linh Ho commune for those reasons:

Firstly, you can experience beautiful & untouched landscapes down Muong Hoa valley. The hiking route is descending the valley. So you can capture outstanding landscapes of mountains, rice terraces, streams & villages.

Secondly, the village is new to tourism. Therefore, locals are quite friendly and you can expect to see the authentic daily life of local Hmong ethnics: traditional houses of wooded logs, traditional dresses of black clothes dyed with indigo.

Y Linh Ho Village

Thirdly, it is a soft trek mostly down the valley, though some ascending so anyone can take part on this trekking route. When you trek further down ( near the stream), you will see a very big cable-stayed bridge. You can choose 2 different hiking routes. The first one is turning left down ( before the bridge. Then you just trek down along Muong Hoa stream to Lao Chai – Ta Van villages. The second one ( harder one but nice view) is continued your hike through the bridge up the paved road. Then turn left, you just keep hiking along the hillsides and have a beautiful open view down the valley to reach Lao Chai – Ta Van villages.

Travel tips when visiting Y Linh Ho village.

  • When trekking to the village of Y Linh Ho, some locals will follow you to chat, then try to sell you their products. If you do not like that, you just friendly say ” No”, it is fine, they will stop following you sooner or later.
  • Do not give money or candy for children ( by this, they will not like to go to school, bad for their future) – If you can so please give them some books or pencils.
  • Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen, drinking waters …..etc. for trekking.
  • Outdoor treks up & down the valley, it is advisable to have a tour guide along for a good insight of local cultures and waste your time or being lost in the middle of nowhere.
  • Ask the locals for their permission when taking photos of them.

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