Welcome to Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures
The best trekking guides in Sapa, Vietnam
The best trekking guides in Sapa, Vietnam
We are Sapa Sisters, an ethnic minority Hmong trekking group based in the beautiful northern mountainous highlands of Sapa, Vietnam. We are very proud to be one of the few Hmong businesses that exist in this region – and one that is entirely owned and run by women. We think that this is a significant achievement because Hmong highlanders face much higher levels of poverty and many barriers to accessing capital and business connections. Tourism to our area is providing us with vital new opportunities to earn sustainable incomes, helping our families and our communities to prosper.
You can book your trek by email or at our office in Sapa. We have our office in Graceful Hotels lobby, 9 Fansipan Street, Sapa. You can also book and pay for your trek on our Book Online page.
We arrange tickets for the sleeper train, Hanoi-Lao Cai-Hanoi. We sell tickets for several different train companies, all in tourist standard, AC, soft sleeper, 2 berths or 4 berths cabin. Just fill out our booking form here on our train page.
Sapa Sisters was the first organization dedicated to paying guides fair wages for their trekking expertise. In fact, Sapa Sisters guides are the best paid H’mong guides in Sapa. Paying well is what companies should do and we also have many other benefits, such as: paid parenting leave, access to healthcare at private hospitals in Hanoi and generous bonuses that pay out several times a year. In this way we make sure to keep the best guides working with us and maintain a healthy business for them in the future.
More importantly we work together in an environment based on trust and mutual reciprocity. Our hard work and dedication has clearly paid off and we are happy to see other travel organizations following in our footsteps to ensure that fair pay is an essential part of their business. Our initiatives have enabled us to take on more challenges to help empower Hmong women such as domestic violence, healthcare and early child education – all important issues facing their community.
I think my whole family collectively fell in love with Khu who was the sweetest, most fun company. We walked through knee deep slippery muck and it was raining most of the time but it didn’t matter because everything was so beautiful – the stay and food at the host’s house was also warm and yummy. Thanks for an amazing time.
With Sapa Sisters I didn’t just get a guide, it rather felt like trekking with a friend. an experience especially appreciated when travelling solo. I had a great hike and enjoyable conversations with my guide. especially I enjoyed the homestays that ver cosy and offered the most amazing food!
If you are only considering doing this, don’t even think twice. This was the best part of our trip, our guide was amazing, we were well taken care of, our homestay was comfortable and there is NO OTHER way to see the amazing countryside and vistas in Sapa. This was unreal and would do it again in a heartbeat. They arranged everything for us, from transfer from the train to train tickets to transfer back to the base. Do this. You won’t regret it.
We are happy to welcome parents with children to trek with us. We offer discounts for younger children and children 2 years or younger, trek for free. Sometimes our guides bring their own baby with them on the trek.
We know from experience that children often are stronger hikers than their parents may think, but of course, their energy might run out. Our guides are flexible to arrange the tour to fit your families needs all throughout the trek.
We can arrange tours that start by going down the valley by car you can then have a short walk and visit some villages and maybe have lunch in your guide’s home.
During the hot summer months we can take you on an easy trek, pass Cat Cat village where you can swim in the clear stream, surrounded by forest. We bring picnic lunch and eat on the “beach”.
If you prefer to do it all by car, we can arrange that as well. You can still have lunch in local houses and sleep over night in a homestay.