3 days Conquering Fansipan Mountain (3 days/ 2 nights)
Transport: Train, Car
City & around
Hanoi - Lao Cai - sapa - Fansipan moutain - Lao cai - Hanoi
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Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai. We will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi to guide you everything before transferring to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Tram Ton (1900m) Trek to the first base camp (2100) We will welcome you at Lao Cai station then transfer to a restaurant to enjoy breakfast where you temporarily take a rest or a quick shower and get all information about the Fansipan trip with your tour guide and suport crew to go claimb Fansiapn with you. Support crew will carry all equipment, foods and our clothing. We will carry our day pack with water, jacket and camera only. Today we will begin the first part of our ascent with a trek through terraced rice paddies and some of the hilltribe villages. Setting out from Sapa we descend into the nearby village of Cat Cat and cross Muong Hoa River. Past the river we start our upward trek to reach an elevation of 1,700m where we will have lunch break.
In the afternoon we will continue trek to the first base camp at an elevation of 2,300 m. The terrain in the afternoon becomes steeper and more difficult as we trek through massive Arrowroot plantations and up steeper slopes surrounded by bamboo. Our camp for the evening will be in a very small clearing on the mountain enclosed by bamboo. Sleep at Viet Hung base camp.
Day 2: Viet Hung base camp - final step to 3143m of Fansipan - Viet Hung base camp again Today we set out for a full day trek to the top and back to base camp. As we continue on we will pass through primary forest containing giant, century old pine trees and expanses of bamboo. Our trek will take us to an altitude of 2,900m from this elevation we have a spectacular view across to the peak of Mt. Fansipan. The final climb will takes around three hours though dense bamboo forest. Once at the summit we will spend sometime soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam.After lunch we start climb down to an elevation of 2,700m. Our decent will be over large boulders, down a fairly steep slope. Back to Viet Hung base camp. Dinner and overnight at the base camp.
Day 3: Back to Sapa via Sin Chai. Night train to Hanoi Today we trek downhill all the way via Sin Chai village. We will reach Sapa around lunch time. In the afternoon we will then be free to take a shower at the hotel and relax after the climb, you can use Free internet at our office. In the late afternoon we will be transferred (Seat In Coach basis) to the railway station for night train to back Hanoi. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin
Day 4 : Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi early morning, own arrangement taxi to your hotel. Tour ends.
3 days Fansipan Mt climb Promotion Price (Validity: Dec 2013). Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of
Transfer by tourist shared bus/van to/from Laocai train station.
Meals as specified (3 breafasts, 3 picnic lunches, 3 dinner).
Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
Services charges and all taxes.
Drinks, tips and gratuities.
Services not clearly mentioned above.
Gloves & socks
Your neccessary medicines
Charcoal bag if you have
Sleeping bag if you have a better one
First Aid bandage
Fansipan travel tips: 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 !