Trek to Mount Fansipan the Roof of Indochina with our world award-winning Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise. Perfect for hardcore trekkers short on time but not on energy.
With an early start time of 5.30am - 6am, we meet our guide and driver. We are then transferred by car 15km from Sapa, to arrive at the Fansipan Park Ranger’s Station at a height of 2,000m, ready to begin the climb. The mountain’s ecosystem is rich, with 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. The challenging ascent and descent will take around 7-8 hours. Throughout, we hike through stunning primary deciduous and evergreen forests, follow crystal clear mountain streams, and brave windswept ridges. We will take short breaks along the way, you may take pictures at various scenic points during this climb if the weather permits. Forest types change with increasing altitude. Around the summit, dwarf bamboo is all that can survive. We arrive at the 3,143m summit around midday, and celebrate this victory with a picnic lunch, sitting high above the hills and hopefully with views of the stunning mountainous landscape. The descent, will take around 3-4 hours (depending on individual fitness levels). We will arrive back at the starting point with the car waiting for us to send us back to Sapa. Our tour ends with a soothing herbal medicine bath or foot massage.
1. Payment must be made at least ONE day before the tour commences
2. Weather at these high altitudes is unpredictable. It can be muddy in wet weather, which makes the trek more difficult and takes longer to complete. You need to be of a high level of fitness to complete this climb in 1 day.
Tour guide, entrance fee, picnic lunch, transport, porter (for 4 pax and above), standard national park levy (toilet, insurance, and park authority observer), Summiting Fansipan certificate, 1.5L water, foot massage or herbal bath, gloves
Personal travel insurance, tips, optional return via cable car.
You Should Bring
Strong and comfortable trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent.