Sapa is a bustling market town high in the mountains of North West Vietnam towards the Chinese border. The area is home to a number of ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao, Pho Lu and Tay, who farm the terraced rice fields and thrive off the growing tourist trade in the region.
The town itself lies at 1500m above sea level but the surrounding Hoàng Liên Son mountain range reaches much higher. Fansipan, the tallest peak in Vietnam at 3,143m is part of this range which is the far eastern extremity of the Himalaya.
Below is a series of photographs taken last year whilst on a multi-day trek to a local village, all shot on 35mm film.