Sapa —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Fansipan Summit —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Sapa
Distance Covered: 20km
Perfect for hardcore trekkers short on time but not on energy.
With an early start time of 05:30 a.m. - 06.00 a.m, 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 decent 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. Short breaks along the way will allow you to take in the various scenic views that this climb has to offer. 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 with views of this stunning mountainous landscape. The descent, will take around 3-4 hours (depending on individual fitness levels). We arrive back at the start point with the car waiting for us and are taken back to Sapa. To the victors belong the spoils! Our tour is completed with a soothing herbal medicine bath and foot massage.
(Please Note: It is required for you to be of a high level of fitness to complete this climb in 1 day.)
Prices: Per person in US$ in group of
Surcharge from 10% to 30% for peak season (from 20 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 2019) & Tet Holiday (from 4 to 7 February 2019)
Tour guide, entrance fee, picnic lunch, transport, 30 minutes foot massage
Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips.
You Should Bring
Strong and comfortable trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent. Book Tour