ETHNIC GROUPS - BLACK HMONG; KINH
Lao Chai is a Hmong village in a descending valley southwest of Sapa. Easily accessed by a number of trekking routes, this hilltribe village can be reached in three hours by the average trekker. Most of the local Black Hmong trekking and tour guides are from this village and many are homestay owners as well.
We definitely recommend doing the minimally challenging trek from Sapa to Lao Chai via Cat Cat Village and Y Linh Ho to spend an afternoon in a traditional batik art workshop followed with a night in one of the homestays for an amazing and authentic Hmong experience.