Topas Ecolodge trails

3 days & 2 nights private trail run package at Topas Ecolodge

Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of Hoang Lien National Park during this 3D/2N all-inclusive package designed for those who love to run mountains. Take in the stunning views of Sapa’s run trails, challenging yourself to reach new limits while unwinding each night at the award-winning Topas Ecolodge. 

Trip type: Active | Trail level: Challenging | Service level: Standard

Price per person​
From 9.200.000 VND/person

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Day 2 elevation chart

Day 3 elevation chart

What to expect?

Day 1: To the mountains | Hanoi – Topas Ecolodge 

Hop on to our comfortable bus, the Topas Mountain Express, between 6:45 – 7:15 and relax with complimentary Wi-Fi, snacks and water on your journey to the remote hilltop of Topas Ecolodge. Marvel at the exquisite scenery on the final back road through the Muong Bo  Valley before sitting down for a nourishing welcome lunch at the Stilt House Restaurant. 

The afternoon is then your own – hit the nearby trails for a warm up run;  take a swim in one of our two saltwater infinity pools; enjoy a spa treatment at the Rice Spa to get primed for the hills; or simply spend time with a drink on your bungalow’s private balcony. 

Running Distance: N/A

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

Overnight: Topas Ecolodge 

Day 2: On top of the clouds | Topas Ecolodge – Ban Moi 

Stretch your legs and have a light breakfast before meeting your trail guide to learn about today’s route at 8:30. Once your shoes are laced up, you’ll begin the run down a quiet road leading towards a small Red Dzao village, then switch to a clay trail leading to gorgeous rice terraces and pretty streams. As you head up the mountain side, you’ll likely pass Black H’mong locals,  then enjoy spectacular views from the top of the hill where snacks and water will be provided.  

Re-fueled, you’ll descend to Ban Moi Village, admiring the colorful and intricate designs of Red Dzao women’s traditionally embroidered clothing. The trail then flows through lush forests and wide expanses of grassy fields, crossing a final stream and then one final climb to reach Topas Ecolodge.  

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, because you surely deserve it after completing that 12km run! 

Running distance: 12 km 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

Overnight: Topas Ecolodge 

Note: Have a partner and children who don’t like to run as much as you do? You can change to a hike or hit the trail yourself while we take care of them at Topas Ecolodge! 

Day 3: Exploring Nam Cang | Topas Ecolodge – Topas Riverside Lodge – Hanoi 

Wake up wrapped in the clouds and start your morning with a light breakfast delivered to your bungalow as you prepare to depart Topas Ecolodge for a stunning run through a lush river valley to Topas Riverside Lodge, our wild riverside jungle property. 

The run commences by transfer to Thanh Phu village, home to the Tay ethnic minority, and the start of the route. Cross rice terraces and corn fields, stopping for a breather in Nam Nhiu village, filling up your water bottle and replenishing your energy with some light snacks. You’ll quickly recognize this is another Red Dzao community when you see their traditional red head coverings.  Then, push yourself further, heading to the finish line at Nam Cang Village, one of the most remote villages in Sapa. 

Once you’ve made it across the lodge’s suspension bridge, refresh with a cool shower or take a dip in the natural river pools. After a great lunch and a bit of relaxation, depart at 14:15 to Thanh Phu Bridge, transferring to the Topas Mountain Express for the final 4.5-hour drive to Hanoi. 

Running distance: 11km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch

Note: You can choose a shorter distance of 7km by transferring to the start, near Nam Nhiu Village. 

If you have non-runners on the trip with you, they can go directly to Topas Riverside Lodge by shuttle bus to wait and cheer you on. See some of the activities they can enjoy on-site here. 

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