Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Fansipan Climbing Tour 4 days is the less challenging tour among our four options we arrange from Hanoi to mount Fansipan, the summit of Indochina. The 4 day trek not only take you to the summit of the mountain range, but also take you to hill tribe villages.
DAY 1: SAPA -> FANSIPAN MOUNTAIN
Group meeting for regional information and tour briefing at 08.30am. Leaving Sapa at 09.00 for an hour road walk downhill to Cat Cat Village of the Hmong at the foot of Fansipan. Cross the river and trek along a trail for almost the whole morning through rain forest up and down hill to 2,200m peak. Lunch break for an hour. Afternoon trek gets tougher as the trail winds its way on steep mountain sides through bamboo forest. The plantation changes a lot as the trail reaches to higher elevation. Arrive to the campsite at 2,300m in late afternoon. Relax and free to explore the wild surrounding.
DAY 2: MT FANSIPAN TREKKING
Breakfast and leave the camp-site at 08.00am for conquering the 2,900m mount today. The trek gets though thick rain forest, winding on walled-up limestone cliffs which bring about real challenges for the whole morning. From the height of 2,500m, the plantation get smaller and shorter as it gets cooler and colder while the wind blows stronger. Reaching to the peak of the 2,900m at noon and having long lunch break. Afternoon trek mostly getting downhill for nearly three hours to the campsite at 2,600m high. Arriving to the camp at about 4.30pm, relax or free to explore the wild nature surrounding.
DAY 3: MOUNT FANSIPAN
Breakfast and get ready for the greatest challenging today. Leave the camp-site at 08.00am, the trail sneaks though the forest and later grass for an hour and then getting up very steep mountain side for nearly 1,5 hour to reach to the Peak. Congratulation! The roof on Indo-China at the height of 3143m has been conquered. Enjoy great view of a vast region westwards to Lai Chau, eastwards to Lao Cai…even further to China and Dien Bien Phu are all in your sight and under your feet. The trek in the afternoon is much easier downhill for about 3 hours and arriving to the 2,800m campsite at about 4.00pm. Relax and dinner.
DAY 4: MT FANSIPAN -> SAPA
It is an easy day today. Leaving the campsite at 09.00am for the 5 hours trekking mostly downhill heading to east. The trail winds its way under shades of big trees for nearly 3 hours to the Love Waterfall. Lunch break before continue the trek for 2 hours. Reaching to Tram Ton Pass at 03.00pm, picked up and transfer 18km to Sapa. Trip ends.