This trek to the summit of Mount Fansipan is a challenging but extremely rewarding one. You will be fully supported every step of the way by our guides, porters and cooks. Their local knowledge of the different landscapes and cultures will add invaluable information to this unforgettable experience.
Tour code: SP3E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Pansipan mountain, Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration: 4 days
Night 1 : Ha Noi -Lao Cai
Day 1 : Lao Cai -Sapa - Camping
Day 2 : Camping - The Summet of Fansipan
Day 3 : Camping - Sapa
Day 4 : Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Ha Noi - Lao Cai ( Overnight on the train )
You will be collected at 20:00 by one of our guides who will take you to Hanoi Train Station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Lao Cai -Sapa - Camping ( B, L, D)
You will leave Lao Cai at around 08:30 stopping for breakfast along the way. At about 09:30, you will take the bus (17km) to Tram Ton Pass which is the highest pass in Vietnam. You can stop to visit Silver Waterfall en route. After adjusting to the incredible scenery all around you, you will begin the strenuous trek to the peak. After roughly 6 hours trekking through primitive jungles, across streams and through bamboo forests, you will reach the campsite which sits at about 2,200m above sea level. You will pitch your tent here for the night, sleeping on the side of the mountain.
Camping - The Summet of Fansipan ( 3143m ) (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the camp, you will make a start for the peak of the mountain, this time through forests of pine and yellow bamboo. After an arduous 4-hour climb, you will finally conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina. Now you can spend up to one hour enjoying the breath-taking views of the splendid rolling mountains peppered with the small villages of Lai Chau Province, and the picturesque town of Sapa. You will have lunch and then descend to the same point for a second night on the mountain.
Camping - Sapa (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will complete the descent to the foot of the mountain to visit Sin Chai Village and meet the local Black H'mong to learn about their culture and lifestyle. You will then take the bus back to Sapa (18 km) where you will have lunch and check into your hotel. You can relax and bask in the glory of conquering Fansipan as you stay overnight in Sapa.
Sapa - Lao Cai - Ha Noi ( Overnight on the train ) (B, L, D)
You will have the morning free to explore Sapa town before preparing for the return journey to Hanoi. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Lao Cai Train Station where you will board the night train to Hanoi.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 3 breakfasts.
- 4 lunches.
- 4 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Hotel (1 night)
- Camping (2 nights)
Clean and comfortable hotels with air-conditioning and mosquito nets for camping provided.
Tour price includes :
+ English speaking guide
+ All transportation and transfers
+ Train tickets
+ Meals as indication
+ Entrance fees and permits where applicable
+ Bottle of water on coach/trek
Tour price excludes :
+ Pre & Post trip accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and expenses
+ Travel insurance
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade...
Have a good journey!