Fansipan Summit Trek
Tien TOM Travel - 3 days
- Fansipan Summit Trek
- 3 days / 2 nights
- Max. group: 10 Persons
- Difficulty: Medium
> Conquer the Roof of Indochina
> Trek through dense forests, over the hills and mountain peaks
> Watch over the terraced fields and villages from a height of 3,143 meters
At 3,143 meters, Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina, hence it’s known as “the Roof of Indochina”. Although the summit can be reached by cable car since 2016, nothing compares to the thrill of walking through the forest, making your way to the top. On your way to the summit, you will enjoy wonderful views of northern Vietnam and its terraced fields. Join us in this adventure and discover the best of Sapa!
What's the plan?
Day 1: Sa Pa – Fansipan at 2200 meters
Early in the morning (9 am) we will meet you at your hotel in Sa Pa and drive to Silver Waterfall before reaching the highest mountain pass in Vietnam – Tram Ton Pass at 1950 meters above sea level. Spend time enjoying the natural environment before starting the challenging trek to the peak. We walk through unspoiled rainforest and jungle.
After 5 hours of trekking, you will reach a height of 2200 meters where we will make tents, prepare dinner for ourselves and spend the first night on the mountain.
Day 2: Discover The Summit 3143 Metres
We have breakfast at the camp then we climb to the summit, passing towering Yellow Bamboo forests. After approximately 4 hours you will be standing on the highest peak in Viet Nam, Mt. Fansipan, also known as ‘the roof of Indochina’. We spend 1 hour at the summit to enjoy magnificent and inspiring views, to the northwest are small village areas and splendid rolling mountains belonging to Lai Chau province, to the northeast, you will have a birds-eye view of Sa Pa town which can only be seen from this vantage point. Have lunch and then descend to the camp at 2200 meters to enjoy dinner.
Day 3: Fansipan – Shin Chai – Sa Pa
After breakfast on the mountain, we will take a different route to the foot of the mountain. Here we will visit to understand the lifestyles and traditional customs of the Black H’mong people in the Sin Chai Village. You will have lunch along the way before driving back to Sa Pa.
√ Private guide and Porter
During the trek, you will be accompanied by an English or French speaking guide at all times. Porters will also join the group to carry the camping equipment and food to the camp.
After you reached the final destination of your trek you will be transferred back to your hotel in Sapa by private car.
√ Mineral water
During the trek, you will have plenty of clean drinking water.
During you’re trek you’re provided by local Vietnamese cuisine.
√ Entrance fee
The entrance fee for the entrance of this area is included in the price.
√ Camp in Tents
During your trek, you will camp in tents on the mountain at 2200 meters high. Sleeping bags will be provided by the trekking company.
× Accommodation in Sapa including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Vietnam.
Tips for guides are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous.
× Tips, drinks and other personal expenses
All personal expenses such as tips, drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
During the trek, you will spend one night in the mountain, at 2200 meters above sea level. During that night you will sleep in mountain tents. Your trekking company will provide all the necessary equipment, including sleeping bags. Your guide and porters will prepare typical Vietnamese meals for you. That way you will have enough energy to reach the top on the next morning!
FAQWhere is Sapa?
Sapa is a border town located at 1600 m of altitude, in the mountainous zone bordering with China. Famous for its rich landscape and mix of ethnic groups that inhabit the area, Sapa is the ideal destination in Vietnam for those looking for mountains and activities such as trekking or hiking.
How to get to Sapa
A common question when visiting Vietnam is how to get from Hanoi to Sapa. There are 2 ways to get to Sapa for your trek: by train or by bus.
This is the easiest and most popular way to get to Sapa. If you choose this way of transport, you will have to take the 8-hour train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Railway Station. From the train station, you will need to take a shuttle to get to Sapa. We advise you to book your train ticket in advance since it can get very busy, especially during the weekends.
If you need help arranging your transfer from Hanoi to Sapa, your trekking company can arrange it for you. They are always happy to help!
The weather in Vietnam can be quite unpredictable, and this applies to all the seasons. However, there are some months that are more advisable than others when it comes to visiting this unique country. The best month to trek in Sapa is in August when the rice fields are the greenest. This month, however, belongs to the rainy season, so, if you choose August, make sure you bring a good pair of trekking boots because it will get muddy.
March to May and September to November are the most recommended months to visit the region. During these months it doesn't rain as much and the landscapes are clearer.
During winter, from November to February, the temperatures can get as low as 0°C. Although it doesn't rain much during winter, thick fog is common, which makes it difficult to enjoy the beautiful landscapes typical of this region.
Tipping is not customary in Vietnam though it is highly appreciated. Remember that tourism is an important activity in the region and it helps boost the local economy. Of course, there is no fixed sum when it comes to tipping. However, if you had a good trek, you can thank you guide with a generous tip. USD 5-10 per day of trek is a good estimate as to how much to tip your guide.
Packing ListPacking List
In order to enjoy your Sapa trek to the fullest, having the right gear is essential. Of course, the clothing items you bring depend mostly on the season that you choose, but there are some basics that you cannot miss:
- Good trekking shoes
- 2 sets of clothes
- Extra pair of socks
- Sandals or soft shoes for the camp
- Warm fleece (for winter)
- Fruit and snacks
- Personal medication
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks.
Tien Tom Travel
The Trails Of Mountain Travel CO., LTD(TOM TRAVEL) was founded in 2005.
The company name originated from our young director Dao Manh Hung, and his love of nature. Starting as a tour guide, he traveled numerous times through the sinuous mountain trails of the Hoang Lien Son range. His passion led to the foundation of his own tourism company, and continues to promote images of Sa Pa, its land, people and culture to the rest of the world.
After five years of development we are managed to include our company into two major group of the tourist guide book in France(Routard 2010) and Spain (TROTAMUNDOS 2010).
We are specializing in the Department of Culture Sports and Tourism of Lao Cai Province and we won the top 5th excellent tourism interpose period 2005 to 2010. The company has also registered at Vietnam National Administration International tourism licensed. The company will work together to develop future powerful and professional development. We thank to all customer to always caring and support us in domestic and international.
We have been awarded as excellent tour operator by Tripadvisor in 2013 – 2014 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018
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How does it work?
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You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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