Day 1: Laocai - Sapa ( 1600m ) - Camp 1 ( 2200m )
After breakfast at hotel in Sapa, we start the trip to conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina - Fansipan peak. At about 9h30 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). Visit Silver waterfall before reaching the pass. Spend your time enjoying marvelous nature and then begin the strenuous trek to the peak. After roughly 6 hours through the primitive rain jungles, many small streams and bamboo forests… You will manage to reach a top of 2200m and at this point, make tents, prepare for dinner and spend the first night in the mountain.
Day 2: Camp 1 to the Summit of Fansipan ( 3143m )
Breakfast at the camp and then continue climbing to the summit by way of pine and yellow bamboo forests. After 4 hours, you will successfully conquer the roof of Vietnam. Spend half or 1 hour enjoying the splendid landscapes from around the mountain, at this virginal roof of Vietnam and Indochina is a specious chance for you to enjoy watching the surroundings: to the North-West is small village areas belonging to Laichau province, the splendid rolling mountains; to the North East is the overall picture of Sapa town which is only seen from here . Have lunch and then return down to the same point for 2nd night in the mountain. Dinner at the tents.
Day 3: Camp 1 ( 2200m) to Sapa
After the last breakfast in the mountain, you follow our guide to take another way to go down to the foot of Mount where you will visit and get understandings of the lifestyles, the traditional customs of the people in a village of the Black H mong called SinChai, then take bus back to Sapa.
Then you take a shower and get back to Hanoi.
What to bring:
- Good hiking shoes (should be soft, well fitted and anti-slippery), thick socks.
- Warm jacket and pullover (air 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
- 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)
- All belongings should be compact, light and just sufficient for the trek, avoid getting yourself suffering from the unnecessary burden
- Trousers dressing should be loose to make it easy for long treks
- Always stick to the group or local porters in case of assistance, dont 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 get yourself enough energy from the meals, particularly breakfast.