Mount Fansipan Trekking 3 days tour is one of Vietnam best hikes we run in Sapa, Fansipan, Northern Vietnam. Begin your adventure with an overnight train trip from Hanoi to Laocai, then Sapa. Continue your outdoor adventures from Sapa town as you trek through local H’mong villages to reach the Hoang Lien National Park or Hoang Lien mountain range. You trek through the jungle, spend a night in camp (camping) before climbing to the mount Fansipan and trek back to the town.
Mount Fansipan Trekking Tour Itinerary
8:30AM: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Sapa (please advise your hotel). After a short briefing about the tour, you will be transferred by our support vehicle uphill to the Tram Ton Heaven’s Gate (16km). Enjoy some stops along the way for great view of Fansipan. Upon your arrival at the height of 1957m – Tram Ton, you begin your three-day adventure trekking 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 camp-site at 2,800m peak in late afternoon. Relax and free to explore the wild surrounding.
Day 2: 2,800m Campsite – Fansipan Peak – 2200m Campsite (B,L,D)
After breakfast you will leave the camp-site at 08.00. The trek gets though bamboo forest and flat land of grass for an hour and then getting up very steep mountain side for nearly 1,5 hour to reach to the Peak! Congratulation! You have conquered the roof of Indochina at the height of 3143m. In a nice day, 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 way back is easier and it takes only 1,5 hour back to the 2,800m camp-site where you stop for lunch.
Leaving the campsite at 2.00 pm, you hike along the same trail back for 3 hours and arrive at the 2,200m camp-site at about 5.00 pm. Relax and free to explore the wild surrounding nature.
Day 3: 2,200m Campsite – Sin Chai Village – Sapa (B,L)
After breakfast, you will leave the camp-site at 08.00. The trek gets mostly downhill for 1 hour and then turn left to a narrower trail getting through thick primitive forest for 2 hours. Arriving to the upstream of the Muong Hoa River at noon. Lunch break. Afternoon trek last for nearly 2 hours. You trek downhill going through several isolated hamlets of the H’mong. Arriving to Sin Chai village at about 3.00 pm, you will be picked up by your vehicle for a short road transfer to Sapa. Upon your arrival in Sapa town, you will be dropped off either at your hotel or somewhere else in the town. The end of Lotussia Travel service.
Mount Fansipan Trekking Map
The three-day fansipan trekking tour is more challenging as you take other hiking trails having more up and downhill climbs. There is no support vehicle. You begin your adventure from Sapa town, hiking through H’mong villages before entering the Hoang Lien National Park. You will reach the summit on the second day. After reaching the top, you trek back towards Sapa town taking another hiking trail. You arrive back Sapa town on third day.
At 3143m Mt. Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. To successfully conquer the highest peak, mountaineers need to be in good shape and properly equipped with such things as sleeping bags, waterproof tents, food, stove, raincoat, compass and other miscellaneous survival gear. Fansipan Mountain has long been the destination for those who is fond of exploring.
Trekking Fansipan mountain is not a easy activity. The Fansipan tours are not recommended for everyone. Trekkers are required to have a good health, training. People who have heart problems are not encouraged to take part in the tour. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.
Altitude: Fasipan is almost 3150 meter above sea level. The risk for altitude sickness is very low.
Trails conditions: One of the things which makes Fansipan a challenging experience is the lack of prepared trails. The conditions of the trails very much depend on the weather conditions, and will be slippery in rainy weather.
Walking hours: Depending on your route the walking hours can vary from 6 – 11 hours per day. Normally the summit day is long, with start early and return to the camp late afternoon.
Camps: There is only 1 prepared camp at Fansipan. All other overnight places are small, without any facilities.
Sanitary conditions: In one camp simple toilet facilities has been made.
Equipment: We will provide you with the necessary camping equipment. To climb Fansipan we strongly recommend good walking boots or shoes. Furthermore a warm sweater and a rain jacket is necessary.
Food/water: Our guide and cook will prepare delicious food on the way. We use ceramic filters to purify our drinking water.
Weather: As mentioned the trail conditions will be difficult in rainy weather. It is not recommendable to climb Fansipan in heavy rain due to security. If our guides believe that the fitness of the group do not meet the requirements of the weather situation, we do have the rights to cancel or re-schedule/re route the trip.
Insurance: All people climbing Fansipan must hold a valid travel insurance REMOTE emergency evacuation by helicopter. The police number should be given to Topas office before starting the trip.