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Day 1


  • Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, meet our tour guide then transfer to Hanoi Central. Free and easy till 20.00 PM. You will back meeting point and we transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

  • Overnight in train (4 berth cabin, soft sleeper)


Day 2


  • You will meet your guide and proceed to transfer from Lao cai railway station to Sapa. Upon arrival in Sapa you will be transferred to hotel for breakfast.

  • Then transfer by car/van to the starting point at Tram Ton Pass which is 15 km from Sa pa town. Start hiking through the jungle rain forest along wild mountain streams. Break for a picnic lunch in the middle of an evergreen forest. 

  • More hiking to an elevation of about 2800 meters where we will make base camp. Local Hmong porters will help us to set up camp, start a small fire and prepare dinner. Share stories of past journeys and cultural myths under the stars before retiring for the night.

  • Overnight in sharing homestay on Hoang Lien Son National park

Day 3


  • After breakfast, you set out on the 5-hrs round trip for the Summit of FANSIPAN (3,143m). Gear-up (day pack, rainwear, torchlight, camera & own drinking water/energy bars, flag, etc) to prepare for the day’s 7-hr round trip up to the Roof of Vietnam – SUMMIT of FANSIPAN, 3,143m.

  • All set, you begin the long and strenuous 3-hr trek up.  

  • By 1130hrs you are expected to arrive at the Top Of Vietnam. Enjoy the views towards South China, and the surrounding bamboo-forest-cover mountains. After the mandatory photo shoots, you descend for lunch at 2,800m.

  • Thereafter you return to your Base Camp for the 2nd night on Fansipan at 2,200m.

  • Overnight in sharing homestay on Hoang Lien Son National park

Day 4


  • Rise and Shine, break camp and breakfast.

  • After breakfast prepare to leave the forest of Fansipan. You commence the 4hr-descent to return to the TRAM TON PASS. Expect to arrive at the end point for a late lunch.

  • After lunch, you board the transport to return to SAPA TOWN.

  • Here you are free for shopping for local products, etc until time to return to LAO CAI STATION for dinner and await the Train departure for Hanoi.

  • You can short check in hotel for short rest after Mt Fansipan Climbing in Cat cat Village.

  • Transfer to Lao Cai rails way station. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Take a night train to Hanoi by night train.

  • Overnight in train (4 berth cabin, soft sleeper)

Day 5


  • Transfer you to Noi Bai Airport catch your connecting flight. End of program.


  • Private transfer for arrival and departure at airport, sightseeing tour

  • 2 way night train (4 berth cabin, soft sleeper)

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary 

  • Camping Equipments (tents & Sleeping bags)

  • Meals as mentioned above

  • Permission fee to Fansipan Summit and Environment preservation fees, Single Entrance fees

  • Certificates for conquered Fansipan Peak

  • Porter, camps for trekking (01 porter for 3pax)

  • 1 Mountain guide



  • Roundtrip Air flight to Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary

  • Tipping to guides/drivers  

  • Personal trekking equipment (Trek shoes, jacket, pole etc)

  • Personal Porters 

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal expenses like table drinks, tippings, telephone bills,

Checklist -Pack Light but Pack Right

  • 2 bags: a day pack with two shoulder straps to carry the things you will use on the mountain (water included) & also a “gym” bag to keep the rest of your belongings for your after-climb activities.

    • Pack all your things INSIDE your bag, nothing should be left dangling outside of it.

    • Load the heavier stuff at the bottom of the bag and the lighter stuff on top.

    • Porters are available at the park HQ if you wish to hire them.

  • Ziplocs & trash bags                                To keep your travel documents &  electronic devices  dry

  • Torchlight/ Headlamp                              Keep hands free during summit climb (extra batteries!!)

  • Windproof Rainwear                                Rain & Wind protection

  • Poncho                                                  Rain protection

  • Balaclava/ Beanie e.g. ski mask                Warmth essential (the head loses 40% of body heat)

  • Mittens or Gloves                                    Warmth essential

  • Sweater/Fleece Jacket                             Warmth essential

  • Thermal wear                                         Ideal as a first layer

  • Tee shirts                                              Both long and short sleeved (quick dry material ideal)

  • Comfortable walking shorts                      For first half of the trek & other city activities

  • Warm, comfortable trousers                    Warmth essential – e.g. track pants, zip offs, NO jeans

  • Change of clothes                                   For the night 

  • Lightweight socks                                   For trek (bring spares)

  • Thicker socks for summit                         Protects against blisters

  • Well broken-in trekking boots/shoes         Prevent `Jamming’ of toes in toe box

  • Water bottle/bag                                    Important for summit climb

  • Snacks –  muesli bars, etc                       Walking meals & for summit climb

  • Mini breakfast                                      Before the summit bid, have a hot 3in1 and some biscuits before venturing out into the cold

  • Towel (quick drying)                              Keep your load light

  • Personal first aid kit                               Panadol, Lomotil, band-aids, tiger balm, etc

  • Sunblock & lip balm                               Summit trek

  • Walking stick or trekking pole                 Recommended

  • Some cash                                            To buy water & other items

  • Camera                                                To record the summit bid

  • Basic toiletries                                      Wet wipes, toilet paper, baby powder, mouthwash, etc

  • Spirit of ADVENTURE                            Be mentally prepared for the climb, keep on training!

Trail Map
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Travel Advisory (MFA)
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