Tucked high in Vietnam ‘s remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam ‘s most colorful experiences with the majestic beauty of Fansipan.

The views are breathtaking. Vietnam ‘s highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams. Layer upon layer of green ridges fades into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups all wearing their traditional and colorful attire.

Sapa is a perfect background for trekking, hiking, and climbing.

Mt. Fansipan is only 9 km from Sapa town but it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back. The top is accessible year-round to anyone, providing you are in good shape. As there are no mountain huts on the way, we will be camping. Our porters carry the equipment and food. No ropes or technical climbing skills are needed, just endurance and plenty of energy. The terrain is rugged, wet and often cold


+ Top picked rout for Mt. Fansipan trek

+ Victory moments and great views while standing at the roof of Indochina

+ Challenging enough trails but suitable for most of climbers

+ Superb beauty of jungle, valleys and cloudy oceans etc

+ Fully supported by professional hiking expert, guide and porters


Group size
Valid from 1 Nov 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
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Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai by overnight train

Transfer to Hanoi station for night train to Lao Cai. The train leaves Hanoi at 22:00 and arrives at Lao Cai at 7 am.

Overnight on train.


Day 2: Sapa – Tram Ton – 2800m (-, L, D)

You are having a couple of interesting days waiting ahead. You travel by car towards the Silver Waterfall. After a short time to take picture of the waterfall. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, 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 2800m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.

Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 6 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.


Day 3: 2800m – the top of Fansipan – 2200m (B, L, D)

After having breakfast, you climb to the top, where you can celebrate your victory. From there, you can enjoy the best view to beautiful sceneries. You will then start descending. You stop on the way at a nice spot for lunch.

After lunch, you start the tough trek, which is all the way downhill through rainforest. This part requires a great concentration to step on steep trail until you meet the campsite at 2200m ASL. Here you spend another night in tent.

Approx: 8  hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.


Day 4: 2200m – Sin Chai – Sapa – Hanoi (B, L, -)

You wake up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, before heading back to civilization. You trek downhill through well-protected forest and after two hours of hiking, you stop for lunch.

You will then continue descending toward Sin Chai village of Back Hmong minority. On the way you will be able to enjoy valley views and beautiful surrounding. You stop at the village for a while before you go by car back to Sapa, where you can celebrate your achievement and relax and take the overnight train back to Hanoi. The train departs at 21:15 and arrives in Hanoi at 5 am.

Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.


Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi (B, L, -)

Early arrive in Hanoi Railway Station at 5 am. Tour will end at the Hanoi station. Thank you for using our services.


All transfer as per tour

Train ticket Hanoi/Lao Cai / Hanoi. Shared in 4-berth cabin

Local English or French speaking guide

Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)

Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)

All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)

Water on the whole trip

Sleeping bag and mattresses

Waterproof blue bag for luggage

Tents if needed

Mosquito net

All entrance fees and permit

Overnight in local house or tent


International flights & departure taxes

Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Travel insurance


Peak season surcharge if any

Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any

Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person)

Other services not mentioned above.


+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.

+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat…

Note on client safety

– Hiking Fansipan without local guide/porter is not permitted due to safety reason.

– We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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