Known to travelers as the highest peak of Indochina area with the elevation of 3143m. It is not easy to conquer but no need any technical climbing. Following foregoers’ experiences that we should not underestimate its difficulty. So if you want to be a vanquisher of this top, please prepare your good gear, good physical fitness then follow below suggested example.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Fansipang mountain, hike up to the 2800 metres’s high
AM: The train arrives at about 5:00 am. Take a morning drive to Sapa. Have breakfast then transfer by car/van to the starting point at Tram Ton Pass which is 15 km from Sapa town. You will start hiking through the jungle along wild mountain streams. Break for a picnic lunch in the middle. More hiking to an elevation of about 2800 meters where we will make base camp. Local Hmong porters will help us to set up camp, start a small fire and prepare dinner. Sleep in tent on mountain.
Day 2: Challenge to the TOP of Fansipang
After breakfast, take our way through the bamboo forests. Try your best to trek to the top of Indochina. Enjoy the fresh air on Fansipang peak, the feeling of Victory. Take as many pictures as you like from the height of 3.143 metre.
After a picnic lunch and have a rest at the summit, we begin our descend to base camp. Prepare dinner. Sleep overnight in camp again.
Day 3: 2200m back to Sapa through Sin Chai village.
After breakfast, you will begin walking downhill back to Sapa town. You will have great opportunities to get some fantastic views from our vantage point. See the surrounding mountains, terraced valleys and quiet hill tribe villages far in the distance. Have picnic lunch on the way, then we will be picked up in Sin Chai village and transferred back to Sapa town. Have shower and have free time until get transfered to Lao Cai train station.
Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin
At 6:00 pm, you will be transfered by bus to Laocai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. End of the trip.
Sleeping bag (otherwise will be provided on spot). Insect spray (not really necessary in this season). Protectors for knees and ankles- Whistle (to alert in case of emergencies)