I am a seasoned traveller and I can honestly say you will not go wrong with choosing Trekking Sapa for your private (or group) trek. I did the 3N2D homestay option.
This means you will receive an authentic insight into the culture of a genuine tribe. This is not always possible with mass produced tours. You will also get better value for your money because there are no middle men. Your tour is 100% personalized and you will not feel like you are confined to a conveyor belt type trek.
With the local guide, then you can easily alter the itinerary upon your request at any time.
I highly recommend using this reliable company for your trip. I travelled in the middle of winter and was concerned about the possibility of freezing weather and poor visibility. I was lucky the visibility was good on all days of my trek however I would still recommend to come no matter what the weather forecast says. Mountain weather can change in an instant (good or bad) and it would be a waste not to visit this beautiful area. The village is located lower than Sapa town so it is warmer. I originally thought of staying in a hotel every night however I am glad I changed to homestay. It was not too cold overnight with thick blankets.
I am glad I picked this company for my Sapa experience and I highly recommend you do too!
Bryan Lumley – Canada