Fansipang Adventure – Cat Cat Route
05 Days 04 Nights
Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa - Lao Chai– Ta Van– Sapa – Cat Cat Village - Fansipang
Fansipan itself is an attraction of Sapa area as well as Northern Vietnam. The peak is a part of Hoang Lien Mountain range, which is under the protection of Hoan Lien National Park. The trip offers you an opportunity to explore the beautiful nature and landscape.
Tour code: VSP15
Day1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai
Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa -Laochai –Tavan ( 10km trekking, 4 hour trekking)
Arrive early morning in Lao Cai and transfer by minibus to Sapa. All day trekking to visit some minority villages. Lao Chai – TaVan – GiangTaChai. You will meet some different minority people H’mong, Zay, Red Dzao, you can see the different colorful dresses.Free time to visit Sapa market. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 3 : Sapa – Cat Cat – 2300 m (7 hour trekking, 15km trekking)
After breakfast in the hotel we will meet our support crew, who will carry all equipment, foods and our clothing. We will carry our day pack with water, jacket and camera only. Today we will begin the first part of our ascent with a trek through terraced rice paddies and some of the hilltribe villages. Setting out from Sapa we descend into the nearby village of Cat Cat and cross Muong Hoa River. Past the river we start our upward trek to reach an elevation of 1,700m where we will have lunch break.
In the afternoon we will continue trek to the first base camp at an elevation of 2,300 m. The terrain in the afternoon becomes steeper and more difficult as we trek through massive Arrowroot plantations and up steeper slopes surrounded by bamboo. Our camp for the evening will be in a very small clearing on the mountain enclosed by bamboo. Sleep in bamboo hut or tent.
Day 4: 2300 m – 2900 m (6-7 hour trekking, 13 km trekking)
Today we set out for a full day trek to the second base camp. As we continue on we will pass through primary forest containing giant, century old pine trees and expanses of bamboo. Our trek will take us to an altitude of 2,900m from this elevation we have a spectacular view across to the peak of Mt. Fansipan. After lunch we start climb down to an elevation of 2,700m. Our decent will be over large boulders, down a fairly steep slope. Our camp is on the mountain slope facing west, near a mountain stream. Dinner and overnight at the base camp.
Day 5: 2900 m – 3,143 m- 2000 m (7hour trekking, 17km trekking)
Today is the summit day, we climb to the roof of Indochina: the peak of Mt. Fansipan. The final climb will takes around three hours though dense bamboo forest . Once at the summit we will spend sometime soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam. We then descend 2,700m for lunch.
In the afternoon we will descend to the third base camp where we spend the last night on mountain.
Day 6: Back to Sapa. Night train to Hanoi (4 hour trekking, 10km trekking)
Today we trek downhill all the way. We will reach Sapa around lunch time. In the afternoon we will then be free to take shower and relax after the climb, In the late afternoon we will be transferred to the railway station for night train to back Hanoi.
Tour price in US $ per person
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Tour price include:
• Picks up, transfer & sighseeing as per program by A/C private car or minibus
• English speaking guide
• Entranced fees and permission
• Home stay
• Train tickets from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-condition)
• Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
• Entranced fees
• Sleeping bag
Tour price excludes:
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passort on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat, torch…