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Length: 6 Days – 5 Nights
City: from Ha Noi
Tour code: VI-SPB03
Highlight: At 3,143 metres Mt Fansipan is Vietnam’s highest mountain. Although only 9 km from Sapa town, it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back. The top is accessible year-round to anybody, so long as they are in good shape. As there are no mountain huts on the way, tents and sleeping bags are provided. Our porters carry the equipment and food.
At 3,143 metres Mt Fansipan is Vietnam’s highest mountain. Although only 9 km from Sapa town, it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back. The top is accessible year-round to anybody, so long as they are in good shape. As there are no mountain huts on the way, tents and sleeping bags are provided. Our porters carry the equipment and food. This trip offers very basic, roughing it conditions! No ropes or technical climbing skills are needed, just endurance and plenty of energy. The terrain is rugged, wet and often cold so wet weather gear and appropriate shoes are a must. During the summer months of June to August it can also be very hot so you need to plan in advance for a variety of possible conditions. Climbing Mt Fansipan in Vietnam is for active adventure seekers who are up for a challenge!
Day 1: Ha Noi – night train to Lao Cai
At 8h30 pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B)
Arrive in the early morning (around 6am), you will take a 45 –minute drive to Sapa. You will have free time for your own relaxation or strolling around the town. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa – Haven Gate -2,900m (B, L, D)
Today is your first challenging day. After breakfast, get on car to the impressive Silver Waterfall and Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From here you can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains with stunning views. You will warm up and deep in the adventure by 5 to 6- hour trekking and climbing. The trek will be relatively soft until lunch time at a nice spot in the forest. With new energy you start ascending and 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 4: Trek to the summit –2,700m (B, L, D)
After breakfast, continue your trek through thick bamboo forests, nice streams and reach the top in the early afternoon. The splendid view opens in front, we enjoy the great feeling of the highest peak conqueror. You will then start descending, stop on the way at a nice spot for lunch. After lunch, you will begin the tough trek, which is all the way downhill through rain forest. 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 5: Back to Sapa –night train to Ha Noi (B, L)
Today is the last day of challenge. We will trek down to the other side of the Fansifan Moutain and also have a chance to visit a black H’mong Village before a drive back to Sapa at around 5pm. Then we take another drive to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 0,5 hour driving/ 6 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day 6: Ha Noi arrival
Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, you are transferred back to hotel in Ha noi. End of services by Indochina Travel Service.
- All transportation and transfers as per itinerary
- Local English or French speaking guide
- Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)
- Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)
- 01 night in Sapa Town based on twin share
- Sleeping bag and mattresses, Tents if needed (double tents)
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time
- Meals as described clearly in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Water during trekking
- Ratraco/ Tulico train ticket Hanoi –Lao Cai –Hanoi (soft sleeper berth A/C cabin of 4 berths)
- Drinks and meals not mentioned
- Entrance fees during free time
- Travel insurance