Though Ban Ho is not too far
from the center of
Sapa not many tourists have visited the
village because of the tough approach road, which is under
construction and slippery in the rainy season.
However, the village is also accessible by driving from Sapa
to Su Pan Village and then trekking 10 kilometers to Ban Ho.
Ban Ho is worth the somewhat difficult journey to get there,
as the village rewards visitors with stunning views of
unspoiled sites and an opportunity to discover the daily
activities of the ethnic people Tay.
On the way to the waterfalls, which were named by locals
after seeing fish jumping out of the water in the old days,
visitors will pass brooks gently running down bamboo
cylinders that locals use to channel the water into their
terraced paddy fields, wooden houses perched on the sides of
rolling hills and wild flowers.
When they emerge from the water in the dry season the
boulders and stones along the Lavie Stream are artworks that
resemble different figures, depending on the imagination of
viewers. In the rainy season from May till September
visitors can see water flowers created by the splashing
water running into the boulders.
The trails and roads from Ban Ho also lead to the quiet Red
Dao Village of Nam Toong and other ethnic communities, where
trekkers can enjoy the best of Northern Vietnam, such as
deep valleys, amazing mountains and simple people.