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Sapa and Fansipan Exploration

Tour code:SPT011

Duration:6 days 7 nights

Tour route:Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Conquer Fansipan Mountain - Tram Ton Pass - Sapa - Hanoi

Price from:$354

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Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel

Description
Very different from other options, this option adds more challenge by starting from a very low point for trekking uphill for most the way up to the top. However you will have more chances for discovering unique way of life of tribal peoples who are living their pure traditional way in small and isolated hamlets and at the same time passing through all type of primitive forests featuring different elevation.

ITINERARY

Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.

Day 1 // Lao Cai // Sapa Highlights

The train arrives at Lao Cai station early at about 06.00, meet your guide and driver as you check out and an hour transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa. Great views of valleys and terraced rice fields! After Breakfast your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos. Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tell you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sa Pa and the northwest region. Later in the afternoon, you may wish to drop in a local terraced café to enjoy your self as the cloud comes and goes.

• Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own
• Accommodation: hotel in Sapa

Day 2 // Sapa // Cat Cat Village // Mount 2,300m Camp

A short drive from Sapa will take you to Cat Cat village at the bottom of the valley at the foot of Fansipan. You’ll walk through this H’mong village, passing by a waterfall and then following the trail uphill. You will meet some locals, mainly Black H’mong peoples who often spend their days searching the forest near by their hamlets for medicinal herbs, gathering mushroom, bamboo shoot…After about 6 hours trekking mostly uphill, you will arrive to the top of a mountain at 1,300m high where we settle down for the first night. You may wander around the camp base for exploring the nature or join in with the team cooking and putting up the camp.

• Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Overnight in tent

Day 3 // Conquer 2,300m; 2,700m and 2,900m Mounts

Today you will trek through the thick forest of the well protected forest, deep yourselves in immense nature. Most of the trek goes uphill and then gradually you will conquer the 2,300m high Mountain, then 2,700m, continue all the way up to 2,900m. From here the trail will descends down to 2,600m mount, where we station for the second night.

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Overnight in tent

Day 4 // Reach The Summit, Great Success!

Waking up, you will see that the summit is quite close to your camp. However it is the hardest part of your adventure. 3 hours struggling uphill along steep and slippery trail you will reach the summit, the roof top of Indochina. At 3,413m above sea level great view off all sides opens wide under your feet. You’ll spend an hour here, taking photos, enjoying your feeling of success, you will take the way down which is less hard but still a big challenge. Tonight we camp again at 2,900m mount.

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Overnight in tent

Day 5 // Tram Ton Pass // Sapa

The trek today is much easier in comparison with 3 days before and the more you walk, the better it get. The whole morning through a wild area you may meet some Black H’mong and their small hamlets again in the afternoon. Arriving to Tram Ton Pass at about 4.00PM you will spend about an hour here relaxing and enjoying breathtaking landscapes of magnificent Fansipan for the last time before transfer by car back to Sapa town.

• Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own
• Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Town

Day 6 // Full day at your leisure // Overnight train back to Hanoi

Today is set at your leisure in Sapa but be kindly notice that your hotel room is not booked for late check out. Pick up and transfer down hill to Lao Cai for taking overnight train to Hanoi.

• Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own
• Overnight on the train in first class 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning.

Tour price includes

• Transfer with private car and jeep as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return train tickets basing on first class 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Sapa, 2 nights in tent.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Drinking water is included for 2 days trekking.
• Visiting fee and English speaking guide.
• Porters for carrying food, drinking water, luggage…

Tour price excludes

• Meals and drinks not mentioned on above itinerary
• Drinks and personal expenses

Things to bring

• Comfortable trekking shoes
• Sun Block and wide brim hat
• Rain gear and warm clothes
• Insect repellent
• Original Passport

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