Day 1: Conquer the top of the world | Hanoi – Topas Ecolodge
Start your journey with Topas Mountain Express, departing from 6:30-7:00. You can relax and enjoy the magnificent view on the way to Topas Ecolodge, we have free Wi-Fi, snacks and water available in the cabin. During your 5-hour trip, you can fall in love with the majestic mountains, the misty terraced fields, and the dreamy Muong Bo Valley. Once you arrive, sit down for a delicious lunch at Stilt House Restaurant and welcome you to Topas Ecolodge!
After that, you have free time in the afternoon – Warm up by trying out the running tracks near Topas Ecolodge; or you can experience the unique infinity pool; pamper yourself with spa treatments at Rice Spa; or simply sip a drink in front of your bungalow’s private balcony.
Route Length: N / A
Meals included: N/A
Overnight at Topas Ecolodge
Day 2: The paradise above clouds| Topas Ecolodge – Bản Mới
Warm up gently and enjoy your breakfast before your instructor meets you today at 8:30. After carefully preparing your belongings, you will begin your 12km running journey through traditional Red Dzao villages, then follow the dirt road to the vast golden valley. Here, you can catch the beautiful scene of terraced fields and poetic streams crossing. Upto the mountain, you can encounter the locals black Hmong people. When you travel to downhill, take a rest, it’s time to get some snack, and maybe take a snap of this Sapa fantastic sights here.
Continue to Ban Moi, you will have the opportunity to see the sophisticated and colorful costume designs from the Red Dao people here. Then follow the sound of jungle, you will get to the wide grasslands. After you cross another beautiful stream, you will stop at the end of this journey – Topas Ecolodge.
At the end of the day, reward yourself with the best services at the resort. Take good care of yourself after your long trip today!
Route Length: 12 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Overnight at Topas Ecolodge
Note: Are there a few people in your group that don’t participate in running? You totally can switch to hiking with them or continuing to conquer your own runs while we take care of them at Topas Ecolodge.
Day 3: Explore Nậm Cang | Topas Ecolodge – Topas Riverside Lodge – Hanoi
Waking up in the clouds and don’t worry, your delicious breakfast will be delivered to your bungalow right away. Then, make sure to prepare carefully for the next journey today. From Topas Ecolodge, you’ll take a scenic trip across a fertile valley to Topas Riverside Lodge, our unique, secluded resort – a hidden gem in Nam Cang jungle.
The running route starts from Thanh Phu village, the place of Tay community. Crossing the terraced fields, immense corn fields, you can reach the first rest at Nam Nhiu village, refresh with water and some snacks here. Somewhere in the village, you will encounter the Red Dao with their typical traditional red headscarves and their cute smiles. Continue hikking and stop at Nam Cang, one of the most remote villages of Sa Pa district.
Coming to Topas Riverside Lodge, you can take a good break with a cool shower or swim in the stream in front of our property. After your lunch, the shuttle bus will depart at 14:15 to Thanh Phu Bridge, then transfer to Topas Mountain Express, you will arrive in Hanoi after a 4.5 hour drive.
Route Length: 11km
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Note: You can choose a distance shorter than 7km by transferring to another starting point, near Nam Nhiu Village.
If your group have someone people who are not participating in the run, they can go directly to Topas Riverside Lodge by shuttle bus to cheer for you. Check out some more activities they can experience for themselves here.