Conquer Fansipan - Medium Trekking

Known to travelers as the highest peak of Indochina area with the elevation of 3,143m. 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!
Departure date: Flexible Travel Date
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
TravelStyle: Adventure & Discovery
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Destinations

  • Tram Ton Pass, Heaven Gate
  • A big challenging route to Fansipan
  • Sin Chai Village 

Highlights

This adventure tour takes you to the top of Mount Fansipan, a 3.143 meter tall mountain that is considered the "Rooftop of Indochina". It's indeed a great experience for those who love nature as well as discovering ethnic cultures, and anyone in good physical shape can make the trek to the top.     

Brief Itinerary

Day Destinations Accommodation
Day 1 Sapa - Tram Ton Pass - Heaven Gate - Altitude of 2,800m Overnight camping
Day 2 Altitude of 2,800m - Fansipan Peak - Altitude of 2,200m Overnight camping 
Day 3 Altitude of 2,200, - Sin Chai Village - Sapa  

What to bring?

Essentials

- 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

Optionals

- 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)

Additional tips

- 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. 

Day 1 : Sapa – Tram Ton Pass - Heaven Gate – Altitude of 2,800m to Fansipan Peak (L/D)

Our tour gudie will come to pick you up at your hotel in Sapa. Then we will travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will have chance for making nice photos of the waterfall. 

We will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there we can see Fansipan - as known as "Rooftop of Indochina" and let's enjoy stunning view of Binh Lu valley.

After a couple of hours of hiking, we will have a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a good picnick lunch. With new energy we start ascending as well as descending towards the campsite. En route we have opportunity to enjoy the scenery and magnificent Sapa and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province.
Estimated trekking time: 7 hours
We will arrive to the campsite at 2,800m where we are going to spend a night. This is the 1st night for travelers, guide and porters to seat friendly close to each others beside the camp fire to enjoy the tasty moment that all have once in the life of experience.
Stay overnight at campsite.

Day 2 : Altitude of 2,800m - Fansipan Peak - Altitude of 2,200m (B/L/D)

Wake up and have 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.

Estimated trekking time: 7 hours

Day 3 : Altitude of 2,200, - Sin Chai Village - Sapa (B/L)

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. Our driver and tour guide will drop you off at your hotel in Sapa. End of services.

This itinerary is private and customized for a small group. Of course it's available join-in tour for some itineraries if you don't want to go over budget. For more details please contact us at anytime.

The price below is US$ per person:

Quantity of group 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
  US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$

Service Inclusion:

  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (food carrying)
  • Transportation upon the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag and mattress
  • Shower after the trip (upon request)
  • Two (02) bottles of mineral water for each person per day.
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

 Service Exclusions:

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Domestic flights & departure taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$45 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Others not mentioned above.

Notes:

  • As we've mentioned above, this tour is private and could be customized in order to meet your requirements.
  • More people is equal to Lower cost.
  • Please be aware this itinerary or other trekking itineraries in general are not highly recommended to children, people with history of high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.
  • Itinerary is subject to change under certain circumstances such as: uncontrolled weather condition.
  • The selected hotel might be changed to another one because of fully booking or renovation. We will surely let you know before decide to book and guarantee that the hotel is the same level to the first one.
  • High Season surchage will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr.
  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, Lunar New Year, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.