Lung Khau Nhin Market – Muong Khuong town – Lao Cai province

Lung Khau Nhin Market – Muong Khuong town – Lao Cai province

Route
Sapa or Lao Cai —> Lung Khau Nhin —> Muong Khung —> Sapa or Lao Cai
Grade
Easy

Description/Itinerary

Lung Khau is a small market very close to the border with China, close to Muong Khuong town. The Black Dao, Dzay, Tay, Flower H’mong (Red H’mong) minority peoples all attend this market.

Lung Khau Nhin market is held every Thursday starting around 7.30am and closing in the early afternoon. The market is set in beautiful scenery and is very remote. It is a very ‘authentic’ market with few tourists visiting. The market mainly sells vegetables, seeds and livestock for the minority peoples.

A typical itinerary for a day at Lung Khau Nhin Market would be:

Drive to Lung Khau Nhin (110 km / 1h 45m from Sapa, or 65 km / 1 hour from Lao Cai).
Spend time walking around the market taking in the sights and sounds and perhaps trading with the local people.
On the way back we will stop in Muong Khung and pay a visit to pineapple and tea plantations.
Depending on your itinerary you can have lunch either in Muong Khung or Lao Cai.
Drive back to Sapa or Lao Cai.

Included
Tour guide, private transport, lunch, village entrance fees
Not Included
Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips

 

Price

All prices are quoted in USD.

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