Fansipan is an attraction of Sapa area as well as Northern Vietnam. The peak is a part of the Hoang Lien mountain range, which is under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. Explore the beautiful nature and challenge yourself.
What to Expect
What to expect:
Fansipan itself is an attraction of the Sapa area as well as Northern Vietnam. The peak is a part of the Hoang Lien mountain range, which is under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. This trip gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature and challenge yourself.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
8pm transfer pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi to railway station for night train up to Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa - Heavens Gate - 2900m (L,D)
You are having a couple of interesting days waiting ahead. You travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see 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 good lunch.
With new energy you start ascending as well as descending towards the campsite. 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.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 0,5 hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day 3: 2900m - the top of Fansipan - 2700m (B,L,D)
After having breakfast, you climb to the top, where you can celebrate your victory. From there, you can enjoy the best view to beautiful sceneries. You will then start descending. You 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 campsite at 2700m ASL. Here you spend another night in tent.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 6 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day 4: 2700m - Sin Chai - Sapa (B,L)
You wake up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, before heading back to civilization. You trek downhill through well protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking, you stop for lunch.
You will then continue descending toward Sin Chai village of Back Hmong minority. On the way you will be able to enjoy valley views and beautiful surrounding. You stop at the village for a while before you go by car back to Sapa, where you can celebrate your achievement and relax.
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
- Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
- English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
- Meals as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
- Entrance fee to indicated sights
- Permit and porter for trekking
- Sleeping bag and mattresses
- Mosquito net
- Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
What's Not Included
- Other meals
- airport tax
- single room supplement
- personal expenses
- travel insurance
- flight in/ out of Vietnam
- any optional additional tours or activities during free time
- surcharge for peak season
- local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)
+ Meeting point: Your Hotel in Hanoi
+ Drop-off location: at railway station in Hanoi
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Know Before You Go
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.