Destinations: Hanoi – Sapa
Highlights: Amazing Sapa adventure tour by climbing to Fansipan mountain, over looking the beautiful valley from mountain.
Brief Fansipan climbing tour:
Day 1: Hanoi – drive to Sapa
Day 2: Sapa trekking tour
Day 3: First Day Climbing Fansipan
Day 4: Second Day Climbing Fansipan – Sapa
Day 5: Sapa – drive to Hanoi
Fansipan is the highest peak in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia with its perfectly preserved high-mountain vegetation, low-plain and wide rice-growing valleys scattered with palm trees. Mount FanSiPan represents the biggest natural reserve in Viet Nam: the Hoang Lien National Park. The park covers nearly 30,000 hectares and is unique in all Southeast Asia for its tiered forest ecosystems. It contains over 2,000 plant species and about 500 animal species, among which the black gibbon, of which there are only a few families left. It is only 9 kilometers from Sa Pa town but it takes at least two days to get to the peak and back. 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. Our porters carry the equipment and food. No ropes or technical climbing skills are needed, just the endurance and plenty of energy. Climbing Fansipan Tour is an unforgettable experience!
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08:30 Pick up at your hotel and take a smooth drive on a new national highway to Sapa, passing beautiful sceneries on both sides of the road including countryside areas, the rice fields and mountains.
14:30 Arrive at your hotel in Sapa, check-in your hotel and take a short rest.
16:00 Take a glimpse of Sapa town and you will have chance to see Sapa Stone Church and old streets.
Have dinner at a local restaurant (on your own) and overnight in Sapa.
09:00: The local tour guide will come to meet you at your hotel, she will introduce about the trip via the map and then we start doing one day trek to Sa Seng, Hang Da and Hau Thao villages where will give you a special atmosphere of peaceful villages in the mountain, those are visited by fewer tourists than the other villages.
Our driver and tour guide will lead you from Sapa centre to the new road to discover Sapa market and meet the different hill tribes are trading here. After one hour visiting market, we continue our trip by driving to Sa Seng where we start trekking up hill. Along the way, you will have a great chance to view and enjoy the amazing scenery of Chapa vallay with its mountain side, river, terraced rice fields and villages located close together.
Keep walking to Hang Da, a small but very beautiful village of Black Hmong people where you can stop to visit and hear your tour guide introduce more about their traditional culture and custom. Then you will be better understanding the culture of different minorities in Sapa.
Have picnic lunch in a small port where you can view the wonderful rice paddy . After lunch time, we continue walking to Hau Thao, from this place you have a chance to see the panorama view of Muong Hoa valley and Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Our private van is ready to transfer you back to Sapa
Overnight in Sapa
We depart in the early morning by car. Stop at Silver Waterfall for visit then coninue to Tram Ton pass (Heaven gate) where we start the trek, during your way, you will have special opportunity to learn about Biodiversity values of Hoang Lien Son National Park and enjoy the majestic mountain range with great view over Muong Hoa Valey and more ….
After 5 hours of hiking, we arrive the base camp at 2800 m. Time for exploring the surrounding on your own while your guide and porter busy preparing the nice dinner. Evening by the fireplace with hot coffee will be time for stories, jokes, cheers …for this special adventure.
After breakfast with pancake and hot coffee. We will pass through a primary forest containing giant, centuries old pine trees, butterflies and expanses of yellow bamboo. When arriving to the summit of FanSiPan at 3,143 m, if there is not much mist, you can see all directions with incredibly beautiful sceneries. Time for photos, shouting and you can call yourself King of Fansipan.
The whole afternoon, you will spend time to get back to TramTonPass and get picked up back to Sapa.
Check in hotel and relax in Sapa before get back to Hanoi on the next day morning.
Overnight in Sapa
Free time at leisure until check out time then we will transfer you back to Hanoi.
In this day, we can see you off Hanoi airport for your next destination. We hope that you have enjoyed your Fansipan trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tour, goodbye and see you again!!!
Private transfer Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi
English speaking tour guide
Porters escort on Fansipantour
All entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation at hotel in twin / double shared room
Overnight in the tent on Fansipan mountain
Mineral water during the tour
Early check-in & late check-out
International flight in/ out Vietnam
Tips for tour guide, driver and porters
Question 1: When is the best time to climb Fansipan Mountain?
Fansipan Mountain belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range – 9km from Sapa township. It is considered as the roof of Indochina with the height of 3143m above the sea level. It is not only the most attractive tourist site for young Vietnamese people but also for tourists in all over the world when traveling to Vietnam.
The best time to climb to Fansipan Mountain will be subdivided into 2 periods: From middle of September to end of November and from middle of March to end of April
In this period the climate is very comfortable with temperature is around 15oC to 28oC and it is not rainy, very clear and bright view of stunning valley with so many different kind of wild flowers.
That is fine if you would like to discover Fansipan Mountain in the period from December to middle of March, because this time is also dry season but the weather is cold. It is very cold from end of December to end of January with temperature is from below 0oC to 10oC, and it is usually foggy, but it seems no rain.
Rainy season is from May to August , so we do not recommend.
Question 2: What things do we need prepare before the trip?
+ About healthy: You have to be sure that you have a good health to climb to Fansipan Mountain because on the way to there, you must climb about 12km up and 12km down to the rock.
+ Bring the light warm clothes: Because the temperature will be get down during the night time when we must spend one night in a camp at the height of 2800m.And other things such as new socks, scarf, waterproof jacket (and flash light in case you have to go in the dark)
+ Bring some kind of drugs: Because this is mountain, it is advised to bring some personal drugs and popular medicines as well as mosquito and insect repellent.
+ Trekking shoes: You should bring 02 pair of strong and comfortable trekking shoes because some time you will have to wade in the mud high up to your ankle.
Question 3: Who will escort us to climb to Fansipan?
You just need book a packaged trip from travel agent, we will support a professional team including an English speaking tour guide (or other languages on request), porters who will bring all the necessary things for the trip.
Question 4: Is it safe when climbing to Fansipan?
Yes, it is. For sure if you do not leave the group and climb in a different way by your own. Because when traveling with us, we support you the tour guide and porters who take care you during the trip. Besides, the trekking route has been designed to safe for climbers. However, be warned, the climb can be tough if the weather is adverse.
Question 5: Is there any way to discover Fansipan Mountain?
From the beginning of 2016, cable car was opened by Sun Group will carry you from the bottom to the highest point in 15 minutes, then you can walk to the Fansipan Peak in 20 more minutes.
The price per adult is 600.000vn dong, it is similar usd $ 28
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We pick the selected hotels for you as below:
Location: The hotels must be centrally – located, close to the main attractions and most convenient for you to enjoy your holiday.
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Hotel Information for planning your holiday and stay.
2 Stars - From US$35 - US$40:
We hardly use 2 star hotels for our clients but sometimes we have no choice if your trip is in the mountainous or remote areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms
3 Stars - From US$40 - US$80:
Offering basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.
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Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5 Stars - from US$130 - US$200 – US$ 300:
Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
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