Night 1: 20h30 – Take a private coach to Hanoi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning).
Day 1: Sapa - First Peak (2,300 m)
Arrival Lao Cai station, transfer to our hotel in Sa Pa. Enjoy breakfast and then set out on the first part of the ascent. We begin with a trek through terraced rice paddies and some of the villages of the Hmong people. Once we reach an elevation of 1,700m we will stop for lunch and an energy boost before climbing up to the first peak at an elevation of 2,300. Here we will set up camp for the night.
Day 2: Trek to second base camp (2,700m)
After our first night on the mountain we set out for the seven-hour trek to our second camp. As we continue on we will pass through primary forest containing giant, centuries old pine trees and expanses of yellow bamboo. Our continuing trek will take us to an altitude of 2,900m, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we trek downhill to an elevation of 2,700m, where we set up camp for the second night within sight of the summit.
Day 3: The Summit (3,143m)
Following breakfast this morning, we climb to the roof of Vietnam: Fansipan Peak. The final climb will only take around three hours. Once at the summit we will spend some time soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam. While relaxing we will have lunch before descending back to our second camp where we left our equipment. Here we will spend our third night on the mountain.
Day 4: Second Camp - Sa Pa
Today it’s downhill just about all the way. Following breakfast we begin our descent and reach Sa Pa by around lunchtime. The afternoon will then be free to explore the charms of Sa Pa town or relax after the climb.
At 6 pm, bus from hotel in Sa Pa for Lao Cai (19h00). 21h15 - Night train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning).
Night 5: 5h00 - Trip ends at Hanoi Railway Station
English speaking guide
Sleep in the tent
Admission fees and permits where applicable
All transportation and transfers by A.C bus, A.C soft sleeper train
Drinking water during the trek. Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook...)