FANSIPAN TRIP BY TRAIN

Code: #Sp013

Duration: 2 Days - 1 Night

Router: sapa

From:: $130.00 $150.00 Booking Now

At 3143m Mt Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. This remote trek provides plenty to see and absorb, from the scattered rocks inscribed with drawings and designs of unknown origin, to the French influenced hill retreat town of Sapa with its minority groups, beautiful. As we ascend through the lower reaches of Fansipan, we will pass terraced rice paddies and villages of the H'mong, one of Vietnam's many ethnic minorities. Giant, centuries old pine trees and expanses of yellow bamboo mark the higher reaches of our climb and we may sight mountain goats and languor monkeys along the way. With rhododendrons, luxuriant ferns and orchids this journey will be of immense interest to flora enthusiasts while a plethora of beautiful bird life abounds with every step to the summit. Our trek to the top of Mt Fansipan is challenging and will be fully supported every step of the way by our guides, porters and cooks who's local knowledge and understanding of the different hill tribe cultures we pass along the way will add to the uniqueness of this exhilarating journey.

Night 1: You get pickup at hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway station by a coach for your overnight train journey to the border town of Lao Cai province. (No meal included)

Day 1: Sapa – Fansipan Climb 2 day 1night (B,L,D)

Have breakfast at hotel and start the trip to conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina - Fansipan peak. At about 8h30 AM, a bus trip take you to the highest pass in Vietnam - TramTon Pass located at 2100m above the sea level (17 km by bus), we start the challenging climb to the peak. 7 -8 hours through old forests, many small streams and bamboo forests on the way until you reach the top of 2,800m. We select the best place to make an overnight camp and prepare for dinner.

As the first night for travellers surely it is amazing night on the magnificent mountain with your tour guide and porters in the same camp. The cozy fire and talk will sweep the cool weather away and you will enjoy this unforgettable moment in time. Overnight stay in house on mountain.

Day2: Fansipan – Sapa (B,L,D ) 3143 - down to Sapa
Wake in the morning to a light breakfast and then continue your climb to the summit 3 143M. At the top you will have realized your achievement. Take your time to enjoy yourself and take photos. After lunch you then descend to the foot of the mountain and our car will transfer you to Sapa train station come back Ha Noi.

What we prepare for you:
 

  •     Sleeping bag
  •     Sheet sleeping bag (silk)
  •     Sleeping mats
  •     Rucksack
  •     Waterproof Blue bag (for your baggage)
  •     Plastic rain coat
  •     Torch / flashlight
  •     Water-bottle
  •     Water-filters (to purify drinking-water)
  •     Cooking-gear
  •     Plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons, and chop-sticks
  •     Tents (incl. Mosquito-net)
  •     First-aid kit


Equipment that you should bring

Besides your good health, 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 !

Essentials:
- Good hiking shoes (should be soft, well fitted and anti-slippery)
- 2 pairs of thick socks ( for use in the walking-boots)Sandals or light footwear ( for use in the evening )
- Sun-cream (with a high factor ; 10-20 )
-Mosquito repellent
-Hat or cap, with a shade
-Bathing suit
-Medicine for your own use (fever, bad stomach etc.)
- Warm jacket and pullover (expected to be very cold), preferable with head cover
- Rain coat (big enough to cover you backpack as well), cap, glasses
- Flash light
- Well-fitted gloves to help grab while trekking.
- First aid kit (aspirin, anti-biotic, salon pas, healing tape, energy pills...)
- Personal hygiene stuffs
-Towel
-Toilet requisitesOptionals:
- 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)

Additional tips:
- All belongings should be compact, light and just sufficient for the trek and to avoid unnecessary burden
- Clothing should be loose to make it easy for long treks
- Always stick to the group or local porters in case of assistance, don't deviate.
- Keep a good stable pace, no need to rush in any case. If you are ahead of the group,
slow down and wait for the company.
- Always provide yourself enough energy from the meals, particularly breakfast

 

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