At 3143m Mt. Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam belong to Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, Sapa. This remote adventure trip provides hard trek through this beautiful mountain region and observe the varied customs and cultures of some of the minority people; gazing at Sapa's; beautiful mountainous landscape - nestled on China's border - and meeting wonderful ethnic minority groups; challenge with your foot to the top of Fansipan.
Conquering Fansipan Mount Peak
Night 1. car pick up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the train station to get on the night train to Lao Cai. Spend the night on train in a deluxe cabin (shared 4 berths/cabin, air-conditioned)
Day 1: Lao Cai Station – Sapa – Tram Ton, 2900m (B, L, D)
Early morning arrive in Lao Cai station, meet our guide and transfer to Sapa for breakfast and relax. Continue to travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. Then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see the Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views. The trek will be relatively soft until lunchtime. After a couple of hours of hiking, you will have a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a picnic lunch.
With new energy you start ascending as well as descending towards the camp site. En route you have many opportunities to enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa area and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. You will arrive to the campsite at 2900m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.
Day 2: The top of Fansipan (B, L, D)
After having breakfast, feel ready for your last climbing to the top, where you can celebrate your victory. We are on top of the world.
Once on the roof of Indochina you have the feeling of overcoming yourself, hardship and challenge. Now is the time for you to enjoy the feeling of winner, the feeling of being hero and brave yourself. From there, you can enjoy the best view to beautiful scenery. You will then start descending, stop on the way at a nice spot for lunch.
After lunch, you start the tough trek, which is all the way downhill through rainforest. This part requires a great concentration to step on steep trail until you meet the camp site at 2700m ASL. Here you spend another night in tent.
Day 3: Sin Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai Station – overnight train back to Hanoi (B, L)
Continue trekking downhill through well protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking, you stop for lunch. The trip back is easy but you have to exert your last effort to overcome exhaustion and forests. Then continue descending toward Sin Chai village of Back Hmong minority. You stop at the village for a while before you go by car back to Sapa, where you can celebrate your achievement and relax, refresh take shower and then car transfer to Lao Cai station for your overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Arrive back in Hanoi early following day – Tour ends after transferring to your hotel or airport for onward flight.
Trekking grade: Challenge Climb a 3413m ASL Mountain in just two days takes some effort, endurance and plenty of high spirit. The night will be spent in tent with toilet tent provided. The trip is not recommended in bad weather due to safety.
Altitude: Fansipan is almost 3150 meter above sea level. The risk for altitude sickness is very low.
Trails conditions: One of the things which make Fansipan at challenging experience is the lack of prepared trails. The conditions of the trails very much depend on the weather conditions, and will be slippery in rainy weather.
Walking hours: Depending on your route the walking hours can vary from 6 – 11 hours per day. Normally the summit day is long, with start early and return to the camp late afternoon.
Camps: There is only 1 prepared camp at Fansipan. All other overnight places are small, without any facilities.
Sanitary conditions: In one camp simple toilet facilities has been made.
Equipment: We will provide you with the necessary camping equipment. To climb Fansipan we strongly recommend good walking boots or shoes. Furthermore a warm sweater and a rain jacket are necessary.
Food/water: Our guide and cook will prepare delicious food on the way. We use ceramic filters to purify our drinking water.
Weather: As mentioned the trail conditions will be difficult in rainy weather. It is not recommendable to climb Fansipan in heavy rain due to security. If we believe that the fitness of the group do not meet the requirements of the weather situation, we do have the rights to cancel or re-schedule the trip.
Note on client safety: We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety
Private Fansipan trekking tour
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- Private A/C car transferring as per program
- Equipment for making tent, sleeping bag and air mattress
- Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (shared in cabin with 4 berths, air-conditioned)
- English speaking guide
- Local porters (to carry food and luggage)
- Meals as specified, plus snacks (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Permit & entrance fees
- First-aid kits
- Drink water
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned
- Personal expenses & tips
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