Fansipan ( 3,143m ) Hiking
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 have simple 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!
Day1: Hanoi –Sapa: Meet in hotel, transfer to train station take night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train
Day2: Sapa trekking to Fansipan (sleep on base camp) ( B,L, D )
Arrival Lao Cai in the morning, driving to Sapa for breakfast, then transferring to Vietnam highest pass – Tram Ton at 2100m above the sea level. You will visit the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. Then, you will start the strenuous trek to 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 2200m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.
Day3: Fansipan Trekking (sleep on base camp) ( B,L, D )
The top of Fansipan – 3,143m
After having breakfast, you climb to the top (after 4 hours), where you can celebrate your victory. From there, you can enjoy the best view to beautiful sceneries. You will then trek through rainforest to go back to the campsite for lunch.
After lunch, you start your journey back. You follow the trail down to the same point for second night in the mountain. Dinner is served at the tents.
Approx.: 0,5 hour driving/ 7 hours trekking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day4: Fasipan trek down Sapa: 2200 m – Sapa- Lao Cai ( B,L )After your breakfast in the mountain, take another way to down as well as stone steeps built by Hoang Lien National Park until you meet your car, which is there to take you back to Sapa. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.
Day5: Sapa– Paso Cycling tour(+-90km )
Today is the highlight for many; as we cycle up to the TramTonPass (1,900 m; 6,230 ft) the highest mountain pass in Vietnam, on our way to Tam Duong. We start with a relatively easy 7km ride before we hit the first of two major downhill. As we start the downhill, we slowly start to witness the beauty of Mt. Fan Si Pan, Indochina is highest peak. In Tam duong ( new Lai Chau ) we continue cycling to Paso . Overnight in Paso
O/N in Paso hotel. (B, L)
Day6: Paso- Xin Ho( +-85km )
After we leave Paso we cross Black Dao villages. The Dao worship spirits and ritually sacrifice pigs and chicken. This road isn’t well traveled, you first notice this by the increased curiosity and smiling faces and of the people, making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields and bananas plantations as we pass through small minority villages of Red Hmong and Kho Mu. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 1 km with a 11 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 25 km strength-sapping climb. All this hard work is easily forgotten as we finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding road into XinHo .Overnight in hotel in XinHo. (B, L)
Day7: Xin Ho-Tam Duong – Sapa ( +-65km)
We Cycling downhill to Tam Duong then drive to Sapa, minibus transfer can be available when necessary. Transfer to Lao Cai, get room for quick shower and dinner until walking to Lao Cai railways station for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive in the morning of the following day. End of services. (B, L)
Day8: Arrival Hanoi at 5:00 am in that day. End of service
Price: from 648 USD
– Car pick up in hotel to train station
– Train ticket Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi
– Home stay and Hotel
– 7 breakfast + 6 lunchs + 6 dinner ( on trekking tour )
– English speaking guide
– Water for trekking tour
– Gorvement permision trekking fee
– Bike hire