Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina, at 3,143m. It is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourism spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. This tour will help you reaching “the roof of Indochina”!
Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (Driver Pickup)
A car will arrive to take you to Hanoi railway station in time to board the 21.10 p.m. overnight sleeper to Lao Cai. You will spend the night on the train.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Tram Ton station - Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
You’ll arrive in the early morning, where you’ll be met and taken up into the mountains by car to Sapa, a small town perched on the mountainside opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s highest peak. Once at Sapa, you will have breakfast and take the refreshment before starting the trip to Fansipang peak. Firstly, you will be transferred to Tram Ton Station by car then you will start the journey. You’ll then begin to ascend Fan Si Pan, climbing and hiking through sub-tropical forest and H’mong ethnic minority villages. Lunch will be served at 1,300m and dinner at about 1,650m. You will spend the night in the tent.
Day 3: Fan Si Pan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
The ascent continues, and spectacular vistas of mountains open up as the tree cover thins. Lunch will be at 2,200m and dinner and overnight at 2,900m. You will spend the night in the tent.
Day 4: Fan Si Pan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
If all goes well, you should reach the summit of Mt. Fan Si Pan during the morning, and be able to stand on the roof of Vietnam. In the afternoon, after lunch, you’ll start the descent and spend the night at 2,900m.
You should arrive in Sapa in the late afternoon, and be able to enjoy a well earned rest! Later, in the evening, you’ll be driven to Lao Cai in time to board the overnight sleeper to Hanoi
For safety, and in order to enjoy the best weather to climb Mt. Fan Si Pan, this activity is available only from October to mid-December and from March to April. Please note that the climb up Fan Si Pan is long and strenuous and should only be undertaken by those who are fit and in good health. If you are in any doubt about your stamina, you should consult your doctor about the advisability of this challenge. No specialist skills or technical equipment are needed – just plenty of stamina and a good head for heights. All camping and cooking equipment can be provided, or guests can bring their own if they prefer. Porters are available to carry equipment, if required.
Day 6: Hanoi (Breakfast, Driver Pickup)
You will arrive in the early morning then you will be transferred to your hotel for refreshment and have breakfast. Tour Ends
Please note: hotel for refreshment is upon your request.
- Vietnam Visa Intivation letter.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
- Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai (air-conditioned soft four-berth cabin, good local standard in Fanxipan Train carriage or similar)
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
- All sightseeing tickets.
- VAT and other taxes
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Travel insurance
- Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee
- Other services not mentioned above.