Fansipan Mountain Information:
At 3143m Mt Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. This remote trek provides plenty to see and absorb, from the scattered rocks inscribed with drawings and designs of unknown origin, to the French influenced hill retreat town of Sapa with its minority groups, beautiful. As we ascend through the lower reaches of Fansipan, we will pass terraced rice paddies and villages of the H’mong, one of Vietnam’s many ethnic minorities. Giant, centuries old pine trees and expanses of yellow bamboo mark the higher reaches of our climb and we may sight mountain goats and languor monkeys along the way. With rhododendrons, luxuriant ferns and orchids this journey will be of immense interest to flora enthusiasts while a plethora of beautiful bird life abounds with every step to the summit. Our trek to the top of Mt Fansipan is challenging and will be fully supported every step of the way by our guides, porters and cooks who’s local knowledge and understanding of the different hill tribe cultures we pass along the way will add to the uniqueness of this exhilarating journey.
Trek through a beautiful nature of the highest mountain in Vietnam
Itinerary: Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 19h.30 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
Day 1 : Laocai - Sapa ( 1600m ) - Camp 1 ( 2200m )(B,L,D)
Picked up at Laocai Station by bus to Sapa (round 8.30 AM). Breakfast and start the trip to conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina - Fansipan peak. At about 9h30 AM, take bus to the highest pass in Vietnam - TramTon Pass located at 2100m above the sea level (17 km by bus). Visit Silver waterfall before reaching the pass. Spend your time enjoying marvelous nature and then start the strenuous trek to the peak. After roughly 6 hours through the primitive rain jungles, many small streams and bamboo forests… You will have managed to reach a top of 2200m and at this point, make tents, prepare for dinner and spend the first night in the mountain. Day 2 : Camp 1 to the Summet of Fansipan ( 3143m )(B,L,D)
Breakfast at the camp and then continue climbing to the summit by way of pine and yellow bamboo forests. After 4 hours, you will successfully conquer the roof of Vietnam. Spend 1/2 or 1 hour enjoying the splendid landscapes from around the mountain, at this virginal roof of Vietnam and Indochina is a specious chance for you to enjoy watching the surroundings: to the North-West is small village areas belonging to Laichau province, the splendid rolling mountains; to the North East is the overall picture of Sapa town which is only seen from here . Have lunch and then return down to the same point for 2nd night in the mountain. Dinner at the tents. Day 3 : Camp 1 ( 2200m) to Sapa (B,L )
After the last breakfast in the mountain, take another way to go down to the foot of Mount where to visit and get understandings of the lifestyles, the traditional customs of the people in a village of the Black H'mong called SinChai, then take bus back to Sapa. In the afternoon , transfer to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. Arrival Hanoi at 5 AM .The end of the tour.
Full meals as mentioned on the tour program ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner ),- English-speaking guide , Entrance fees , Accommodation (camping ), Tents, Porters, Private bus or jeep as mentioned in tour program ,Train tickets (Soft sleeper Friendly train - Cabin of 4 people)
What's Not Included:
Travel Insurance, Drinks, Phone calls and other private expenses,VAT