Trekking Fanxipan mountain - Sapa Vietnam



Train tickets to Sapa







Fansipan Mt. trekking

4 days



Are you interested in trekking? If you are, this tour is a big challenge for you. Try your best to climb to the roof of Indochina - Fansipan Mountain. 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 villas and cherry forests. 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.



trip map - click to zoom

Day 1: Overnight train to Sapa

In the evening our guide picks you up from the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a 10 hour night train to Sapa. 

Day 2 : Sapa
Arrive at Lao Cai train station early in the morning, from where you will be picked up and transfer to Sapa (35km - about 1 hour drive). Check-in the hotel. The guide will provide you with more information about the trek. The rest of the day is at your own leisure and free exploration.
Sapa, 1,650m above the sea, a magical combination of alpine landscape, ethnic cultures, and bracing mountain air, was built as a hill station inside a beautiful valley in 1922. It's home of various hill-tribe communities, it's the only place in Vietnam that catches extremely rare snow flakes in winter, the base to start any conquest to Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina (3,143m) via primitive forests and spectacular mountainsides. As in other far mountainous towns, where the hill tribal villages take some days to move to one another, Sapa has a weekend market, during which the town fills up with hill tribal people selling their wares. If you prefer to be apart from crowds of visitors who will also gather in the marketplace in weekend, visit Sapa on weekdays and hike to villages which are easily reached by trekking or a short trip by car, to reach the villages and hamlets of the colourfully-dressed Hmong, Red Dzao, Dzay, Tay and Xa Pho people and spectacular green terraced fields along the roads.


Day 3: Fanxipan trek

Start at 09:00 you travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will have chance to have a short walk and take photos. You will then be driven further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see Fansipan - the highest peak of the Indochina mountains and enjoy stunning views. Now it is the time to start the Fansipan trek. The trek will be relatively soft until the lunch time. After a couple of hours hiking, you will have a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a good picnic lunch. With new energy you start ascending as well as descending towards the camp-site. En route you have many opportunities to enjoy the scenery and magnificent view to Sapa area and beautiful landscapes of Lai Chau province. You will reach the camp-site at 2900m in late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well-prepared dinner.

Day 4
Fanxipan Overnight train back to Ha Noi
After having breakfast, we climb to the top, where we 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 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. In the afternoon you will arrive back in Sapa, where you can celebrate your achievement, taking shower and relax until transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi. 



accommodation & meal inclusions
Sapa Overnight train
Meals included: none
Chau Long Hotel
Meals included: breakfast
Fanxipan base camp
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tour includes:
* Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi

* Local English speaking guide the whole trip 
*Accommodation, permits, entrance fees, meals, transfers, and sightseeing excursions as itinerary. 
*Porters and cook
Tour excludes:
* Pre/post trip arrangements
* Drinks, tips, laundry and other items of a personal nature. 
* Meals other than those listed 
* Travel insurance

What to bring:


Small daypack for camera, water bottles, rain gear and other trail necessities

Passport security pouch or belt

Luggage tags and locks


Lightweight hiking boots, broken in and water resistant


Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable

Rain pants, waterproof and breathable

Windbreaker or synthetic sweater



Long-sleeve shirt(s) for sun protection


Hiking pants, quick-dry

Hiking shorts, quick-dry

Hiking and liner socks

Sun hat

Travel Accessories

Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries/bulb

Sunglasses with cord

Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 15+)

Insect repellent

Toiletry kit

Personal first-aid kit

Sleep sheet or sleeping bag liner

Baby Wipes

Hand sanitizer gel

Favorite energy snacks and drink mixes

1/2 roll of toilet paper

Ziploc bags to separate wet items from dry

Optional Accessories

Camera and spare batteries

Waterproof disposable camera

Small binoculars

Reading and writing material

Travel games

Gaiters, ankle-high (for July and August only)

Rain cover or trash bag to protect your daypack in the event of rain

Paddling gloves


Tour cost: US $000 per person in the party of 2













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