Known to travelers as the highest peak of Indochina area with the elevation of 3143m. It is not easy to conquer but no need any technical climbing. Following foregoers’ experiences that we should not underestimate its difficulty. So if you want to be a vanquisher of this top, please prepare your good gear, good physical fitness then follow below suggested example!
Tour code: OPT13 - 3D
Duration: 3days/ 4 nights
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Hard trek
Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC
At 7:30 pm transfer from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:15 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. The next morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 5:00 am where your Sapa Pathfinder Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Pathfinder Travel" sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to Fansipan View Hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, then prepare for Fansipan 3 day trek as detailed below:
Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sa Pa - an elevation of 2800m with 6-7hrs trek
Take a jeep transfer 15km via Silver Water Fall to Tram Ton Pass at 1.940m. From here trek through thick tropical jungle. Stop for Lunch at a nice spot with great view of the west side area.
Continue through the thick jungle, the trail gets narrower and steeper. Some part is really slippery and dangerous but the nature get wilder and wilder. We reach to the top of a mountain at 2.800m where our camp will be set for staying overnight.You and your guide, porter put together camping and prepare for dinner. Sitting around the campfire is friendly and adventurous. This may be once in a lifetime experience.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Accommodation: Overnight in tent
Day 2: 7-8hrs Experience the roof of indochina area 3143 m
Wake up and Breakfast, this day is just for you and tour guide. The porter is required to stay at the camp to look after all your gears. We follow a narrow trail passing through forest and bamboo bushes, which get smaller and shorter as we approaching to the peak. A hard trek heads up to the top, but ropes are unnecessary. After 2 hours challenging up the steep path, you will reach to the top Fansipan Mount. Congratulation! you will be the vanquisher. Staying here to enjoy your success as well as great view of a ever green scenery stretching under your feet.
The way back, of course less hard but still dangerous. Arriving back to the 2.800m camp at noon, we have long break for Lunch and recovery.
Most of the trail in the afternoon takes you downhill but very dangerous because many part of the trail is just a narrow track on the steep side of the mountains. Late afternoon, We station at a nice spot on the level of a 2.200m mount, put up our camp, cook our Dinner and stay overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Stay overnight in the campt 2200m
Day 3: 5-6hrs on a new trail through Sin Chai Village.
Waking up in the freshness and pureness of wild nature, enjoy Breakfast. The trail today is less tough and go through a well protected area of the Hoang Lien Son nature reservation, one of the wildest part, rich in plantation and wildlife.
After Lunch at a nice sport, we continue down hill to Sin Chai Village where we spend an hour visiting this pretty Black H’mong village before transferring by car to Sapa. Having shower, time to discover Sapa town on your own, Having dinner in Sapa Cuisine restaurant.
Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own
Overnight on the train
Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin
At 6:00 pm, you will be transfered by a tourist shared bus to Lao cai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. End of the trip.
Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more night in Fansipan View Hotel ( At $20 for double or twin share) to take part in BacHa Sunday market group tour at $15, or to have 1 free day in Sapa romantic town.
Tour Price per person in US Dollars: Basing on bellow join group or private tour
Join Group: Please see the prices of the last column (group maximum 8 persons)
- Good hiking shoes (should be soft, well fitted and anti-slippery), thick socks.
- Warm jacket and pullover (air expected to be very cold), preferable with head cover
- Rain coat (big enough to cover you backpack as well), cap, glasses
- Flash light
- Well-fitted gloves to help grab while trekking.
- First aid kit (aspirin, anti-biotic, salon pas, healing tape, energy pills...)
- Personal hygiene stuffs
Sleeping bag (otherwise will be provided on spot). Insect spray (not really necessary in this season). Protectors for knees and ankles- Whistle (to alert in case of emergencies)
All belongings should be compact, light and just sufficient for the trek, avoid getting yourself suffering from the unnecessary burden. Trousers dressing should be loose to make it easy for long treks. Always stick to the group or local porters in case of assistance, don”t deviate. Keep a good stable pace, no need to rush in any case. If you are ahead of the group, slow down and wait for the company. Always get yourself enough energy from the meals, particularly breakfast
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