Fansipan Discovery Tour - 4 Days/5Nights


Mt. Fansipan at 3143m, and on the border with China, is Vietnam's highest mountain. It is only 9km from Sapa town but it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back. Sapa, at an elevation of 1600m, has been described as "Not easily reached... Sees few tourists... Unbelievable mountain scenery... Still retains many French cultural and architectural influences... Has been under the control of at least four countries over the centuries... Unlike other Vietnamese hill towns, different ethnicities cohabitate peacefully here."

The region around Sapa is indeed home to various colorful ethnic minorities, wearing traditional attire. The climb is rough, wet and cold, but the views are rewarding. The top is accessible year-round to anyone who is in good shape. As there are no mountain huts on the way, we will be camping. No ropes or technical climbing skills are needed, just endurance and plenty of energy. The equipment and food will be carried by our porters. Trekking time is 5 - 8 hours per day.

Night 1:
Hanoi - Lao Cai by Train.

Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).


Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa ( 1600m ) - Camp 1 ( 2200m ) (B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai Station by private car 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, transfer to the highest pass in Vietnam - Tram Ton 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 Lai Chau 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, D)
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 Sin Chai, then take transfer back to Sapa (18 km). Check in hotel. Lunch on the way and Dinner at restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel in Sapa town.


Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, -, -)
Breakfast at Hotel. Free at leisure to visit ethnic markets and explore Sapa town.
 
Check out Hotel before 12:00 PM. Lunch and Dinner on guest account.
In the afternoon transfer to Lao Cai railway station to catch the overnight train back to
Hanoi. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends.

Type of tour:    Private tour Only 
Departure:       Every day
 
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel  in Hanoi Old Quarter


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour

Class

2 - 3 pax

4 - 5 pax

6 - 7 pax

up 8 pax

Single SUPP

Standard (2*)

287

252

222

204

15

Mid-range (3*)

300

265

235

217

25

Superior (3*+)

315

280

250

232

40

Deluxe (4*)

350

315

285

267

70

 

As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

 

Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.


Price Includes:
- Full transportation by A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
 
- Soft sleeper train: 1st class A/C compartment (4 beds only)
 
- Accommodation based on twin-sharing room (Hotel in Sapa town)
- Full meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
 
- Sightseeing fees 
 
- English speaking guide
 
- Permission fee to visit Fansipan summit.
- Porters, camps for trekking.
 

Price Excludes:
- Personal expenses.
- Camera and films.
- Other meals and drinks.
- Emergency Evacuation.
- Other services not mentioned above.

• The rate may be changed without prior notice if there is a market fluctuation relating petrol, food and goods or ticket price.
 
• Surcharge might be added for this tour on Public Holiday
 
 

Equipment that you should bring:
The only thing you should bring yourself is a pair of good walking-boots, or another kind of solid foot-wear. You should have tried them out beforehand, and know that you can walk in them all through the day!

Recommended equipment:
 2 pairs of thick socks ( for use in the walking-boots), Sandals or light footwear (for use in the evening), Sun-cream (with a high factor, 10-20), Mosquito repellent, Hat or cap (with a shade), Bathing suit, Medicine for your own use (fever, bad stomach etc.), 1 warm jacket (fleece-jacket etc.,- for the evenings), 1 sweat-shirt, 1-2 pair of long trousers (loose,- for your comfort), 1 pair of short trousers (for warm days), 2 –3 shirts, or T-shirts Socks (for use in the evenings, and against mosquitoes), Underwear (for the women : also a Bra!), Towel Toilet requisites.

Note:
 The personal baggage you bring on the trek, should not exceed approx. 10-12 kg, and should preferably be packed in ordinary plastic-bags that fit easily into the soft, barrel-shaped, watertight Blue bag. This bag will only contain your baggage and your sleeping-bag. All your personal baggage in the Blue bag will be carried by the porters. You shall only carry a small rucksack with the things you need during the day (camera, water-bottle etc.).

Equipment we supply:
 
Sleeping bag, Sheet sleeping bag (silk), Sleeping mats, Rucksack, Waterproof Blue bag (for your baggage), Plastic rain coat, Torch / flashlight, Water-bottle, Water-filters (to purify drinking-water), Cooking-gear, Plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons, and chop-sticks, Tents (incl. Mosquito-net), First-aid kit.





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