On our final leg of our journey trekking all over the Sapa, Vietnam region, we hiked with the intention of reaching Giang Ta Chai Village - home of the Dzao Tribe. Immediately, we were taken aghast by sheer steepness of the trail compared to our previous legs of the journey. At times completely out of breathe, this was a far more arduous affair compounded further by the fact sections of the trail was muddy, making for slippery steps. Our views at first were of magnificent vistas with engineered rice terraces descending in orderly fashion; however, we quickly reached a point where we entered a bamboo forest with terrain even muddier than what we had just experienced. The reward for all of this hiking was a cascading waterfall offering shady reprieve and a much needed break-point prior to us all having lunch. The arduous trek had come to an end and we slept like babies the entire way back to Sapa in the passenger van that bumped along the unpaved sections of road. Overall, our experience trekking in Sapa was both rewarding and challenging at the same time.
This is part of our Travel in Vietnam series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese arts, Vietnamese foods, Vietnamese religion and Vietnamese people.
All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).
This video features the song 'Gypsy Shoegazer - Kevin Macleod" available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license.
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