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Climb Mount Fansipan in Sapa

sapa fansipan

sapa fansipan

Fansipan is Vietnam’s tallest mountain and more than a few tackle its summit but at an altitude of 3,143 meters, climbing Mount Fansipan is no mean feat and should be organized through a tour agent.  Treks are usually overnight, or even over three days, with accommodation in tents or bamboo huts located at just over 2,200 metres. Although the peak is below the lie of winter snows, it will get cold.   Most groups require at least two passengers and charge $70+ per person for a two-day trek. One-day treks are available if you have the fitness for it.

 

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Getting to Sapa

 

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Conquering Mount Fansipan in 4 days

Fansipan Peak

Fansipan Peak

Mount Fansipan is located on the Hoang Lien Mountain Range, some kilometters from Sapa town. Fansipan peak, at 3,143 metter above sea level, is dubbed ”the roof of Indochina”. Climbing Fansipan is an ideal way of exploring the beautiful nature and challenging yourselves. This package is well organized to offer you the best way for conquering the mount.

Tour name: Conquering Mount Fansipan

Duration: 5 nights 4 days

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

 

 

Short Itinerary:

Night 1: Take night train from Hanoi Train Stataion to Lao Cai

Day 1-3: Conquering the Fansipan summit. Start climbing from

tarraced field sapa

tarraced field sapa

Sin Chai village inhabited by the Back H’Mong minority group. The hilly trails are through dense tropical forests of big woods, canes and bamboo trees. Spend nights in tents: first camp base at 2300m ASL and the second one at 2900m ASL. The trek offers opportunities to observe wildlife, see diversified flora and fauna and enjoy the bird-eye views over the picturesque Sapa valley. The active trek, with 6-7 hours walking per day, requires some effort, endurance and plenty of high spirit. In day 4’s afternoon, the trek finishes at Tram Ton, the gate of Hoang Lien National Park, where you have a transfer to hotel in Sapa town.

Day 4: Day at leisure in Sapa. Late afternoon take night train back to Hanoi from Lao Cai Station.

Day 5: Arrive back in Hanoi

 

INCLUDES:

English Speaking Guide during excursions

Porter(s) and other necessary equipment for trekking

All indicated transportation

Accommodation based on twin sharing room for 1 night

Tent based on twin sharing for overnight stay during trekking time

All indicated meals (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Return train ticket (soft sleeper in 4-berth AC cabin)

Entrance fees

 

EXCLUDES:

Insurance

Pre and post trip accommodation

Private expenses

Drinks and Beverage

All other services not mentioned as inclusive

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Fansipan in 3 days

fansipan

fansipan

Tour name: Conquer Fansipan in 3 days

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Start: Sapa

End: Sapa

Route: SAPA —> PARK RANGER’S STATION —> MOUNTAIN CAMP —> FANSIPAN SUMMIT —> PARK RANGER’S STATION —> SAPA

Grade: Medium

ITINERARY

Get back to nature and enjoy the wild mountain without rushing.

Day 1: Sapa (L, D)

We begin this tour at a practical time of 9.00am.  After meeting both your guide and driver, we are transferred by car, a short distance of 15km to begin the start of the climb to Fansipan Mountain. We start the climb at a height of 2000m. Throughout this climb, we can observe and learn about the local cardamom trees, and the uses they have for this local area. Local birds can also be seen throughout this walk, with seasons varying, and the time of year you visit. As we trek up to the height of 2200m, we relax with a picnic lunch. We then keep on trekking up to the height of 2800m, taking in the spectacular views along the way. After setting up camp for the night, dinner is cooked on the campfire. Ready to unwind from the day, you will find yourself sleeping soundly, while nestled in amongst this rugged beauty that the countryside has to offer.

Day 2: Very top of Fanxipan (B, L, D)

With an early rise of 6.30-7.00am, we have breakfast together before we undertake the next ascent to the very top of Fanxipan Mountain. Around 10.00-10.30am, we can celebrate the victorious achievement as we arrive at the very top of Fanxipan Mountain (3143m above sea level). Take some time out, as you absorb the combination of the fresh crisp air, and beautiful views while overlooking Sapa town, admiring its thick green forestry landscape. (Please Note:  Sapa is known to be an area consisting of four seasons in one day, therefore the weather can change quite rapidly, altering from heavy mist and fog to warm sunny days. Hence, we cannot guarantee clear views from the top of this mountain. ) After enjoying the remarkable views, we commence the descent to 2800m and enjoy a picnic lunch around 1.30pm. We then trek on back down to 2,200m and set up our camp for the night. Enjoy a warming dinner as we sit around the campfire cooking together, and drift off into a well-earned sleep after an eventful day.

Day 3: Sin Chai- foot of Fansipan (B, L)

Today we can enjoy a well-deserved lye-in, rising around 7.30am for a shared breakfast. As this is the last day of tour, we walk at a gentle pace down to Sin Chai, a Black H’mong village situated at the foot of Mount Fansipan. Here we meet with our driver are transferred by car back to Sapa town. We complete the tour with a refreshing herbal medicine bath and foot massage.

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PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 175 170 140 130 120 115

INCLUDES:

– English or French speaking guide (Surcharge for French speaking guide US$ 10/day)

– Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)

– Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)

– All needed transport –

–  All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)

– Water on the whole trip

– Sleeping bag and mattresses

– Waterproof bluebag for luggage

– Tents if needed – Mosquito net

– All entrance fees and permit

– Overnight in local house or tent

EXCLUDES:

– Insurance

– Hotels in Sapa

– Train tickets from/to Hanoi

– Other meals not mentioned

– Banking fee and credit card fee

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Fansipan Mount, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rate.

This 3-day trek to Fansipan is operated by Sapa Travel with its professional travel guide and local porters.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Trekking to Muong Hoa Valley in 3 days

Tour name: Trekking to Muong Hoa

muong hoa valley

muong hoa valley

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Accommodation: Home Stay with minority people

Start: from Sapa

End: in Sapa

Route: Sapa —> Cat Cat —> Y Linh Ho —> Lao Chai —> Ta Van —> Giang Ta Chai —> Su Pan —> Ban Ho —> Nam Toong —> Sapa

Distance Covered: 38km

Grade: Medium

there are some more challenging sections to this trek… however this is balanced with easy legs and the chance to recuperate at the homestays.

Day 1 – 14 km: Cat Cat Village- Y Ling Ho- Lai Chai

On Day 1 we will leave Sapa Town at 9.30am and trek down to Cat Cat village, taking in the picturesque waterfall at the bottom of the hill. After a slight retrace of steps (but not all the way back up!) we will take a turn towards Y Linh Ho and begin a 2km walk through rice terraces. Y Linh Ho is home to the H’mong minority, and their hereditary rice terraces are around 100 years old. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in true H’mong culture! From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai, an established H’mong minority village which has been inhabited for centuries. See the products of this minority at its best, with established rice terraces, homes and a vibrant community. You will be welcomed warmly by Mai and her family who run the first ever homestay owned and run by H’mong minority in the Sapa region. Sapa Travel supported Mai in setting up this homestay and we hope it’s the first of many!

muong hoa trek activities

muong hoa trek activities

Day 2 — 16 km: Ta Van- Giang Ta Chai- Ban Ho

When you awake on Day 2, open the window and have a look outside – weather permitting you will be treated to amazing views across the rice terraces in the valley. After breakfast you will make your way to Ta Van where you will visit the Giay minority people. This tribe traditionally fished for a living and as a result established themselves close to rivers. They have mastered the art of fishing with bamboo sticks, and cook the fish inside bamboo. Nowadays however you are more likely to see the Giay working in fields planting or harvesting rice. We will continue our walk through an impressive bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, and then on to the village of Su Pan where you will be able to rest your legs and take in the stunning mountain scenery as we stop for a picnic lunch. Feeling revitalized we will hike the final 6km to Ban Ho village where we will spend the night at a Tay people’s homestay. Their houses are particularly special as they are built on stilts overlooking rice terraces. Dinner will be cooked on an open fire, and some local speciality rice wine will be on offer to help you wind down!

Day 3 — 8 km: Nam Toong – Ban Ho- Sapa

On Day 3 you will know when it’s time to wake up when you hear the patter of feet on bamboo as the household comes alive. After a filling breakfast in the homestay we will walk 3km to Nam Toong village, home to the Red Dao minority.  Providing the weather is nice you will be able to cool off with a swim in the river (and if the weather’s not so nice you still can if you’re feeling brave!). Lunch will be provided back at the Ban Ho homestay, after which we will drive back to Sapa,arriving at around 3pm with a great sense of achievement!

 

PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 114 100 80 73 68 60

INCLUDES

Breakfast (day 2 & 3), lunch (every day), dinner (day 1 & 2), tour guide, transport, village entrance fees.

EXCLUDES:

Dinks, personal travel insurance, tips

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Treking to Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa, you can make any changes you wish. We are ready and willing to handle your customized tours at the lowest rates.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via:info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Village Trek in 3 days

Tour name: Village Trek

village trek sapa

village trek sapa

Duration: 4 nights 3 days

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

Route: Hanoi —> Lao Cai —> Ethnic Market —> Sapa town —> Sapa —> Village Trek —> Homestay —> Village Trek —> Sapa —> Lao Cai —> Hanoi

Distance Covered: 24km Trekking

Grade: Medium – with some gradual ascents and descents

 

 ITINERARY

The best of both worlds, colourful markets and homestay trekking.

Night 1

Make your way to Hanoi Station one hour before your overnight sleeper train is due to depart for Lao Cai Station. Your ticket vouchers will be sent to you by e-mail in advance.

Day 1: Lao Cai- free

Arriving in the morning at Lao Cai Station you will be met by our driver at the station’s exit. The driver will be holding a sign with the Sapa Travel logo and your name clearly marked.

After breakfast in a local restaurant you will be driven to the ethnic minority ‘Market of the Day’.

On the way back from the market you will stop briefly in Lao Cai to visit the Chinese Boarder Gate and the bridge spanning the Green River which links these two countries. After this you will be driven 34kms up scenic mountain roads to your hotel in Sapa as you wish.

Night 2 Sleep in a hotel in Sapa.

Day 2 (Trek – 14km): Sapa- Matra- Ta Phin

After breakfast at your hotel you will check-out and your guide will meet you in the reception. The trek will start with a 3km trek to the picturesque village of Suoi Ho, home to the Black H’mong minority people. From here you can enjoy stunning views of rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the farming techniques used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a French monastery dating back to the colonial days. Take a minute to learn about its history and take some photos.

The next stop is the village of Ta Phin where you will be able to meet both H’mong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine, especially medicinal baths, and they use plants from the forest to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. You will be welcomed into the home of Mrs. May and herRed Dao family, where dinner will be cooked on an open fire. You can join in with the traditional cooking or relax on the terrace with a refreshing drink. After dinner take the unique chance to soak your body in a herbal medicine bath and then sleep soundly in a clean and comfortable bed with mosquito net and plenty of blankets. Enjoying the serenity of sleeping out in the mountains.

Night 3 Authentic timber frame Red Dao family Homestay in Ta Phin village.

 

Day 3 (Trek – 10km) : Trung Chai- Sapa- Lao Cai station

In the village there is no need for alarm clocks as the resident rooster will kindly let you know it’s time to get up… and if that doesn’t rouse you, maybe the pigs asking for their food will. After breakfast you will begin your trek to Trung Chai village, with a choice of routes depending on the weather and your preferences. Trung Chai is home to Red Dao and Black H’mong minorities, and they have chosen a location with an exceptional landscape! You will be provided with a picnic lunch on route to the village and upon arrival to Trung Chai there will be transport back to Sapa where you can explore the town or visit the ethnology museum before your transfer to Lao Cai Station where you will have dinner in a local restaurant before boarding your return train.

Night 4 Overnight sleeper train arriving early in the morning at Hanoi Station. Tour ends.

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 340 310 280 260 245 240

INCLUDES:

Breakfast (day 1, 2 & 3) Lunch (day 1, 2 & 3), dinner (day 1 & 2), sleeper train tickets, transfers, hotel room at Royal or Bamboo and homestays, local English speaking ethnic minority guides, village entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING:

It is easy to book the package at Sapa Travel. Send us an email to info@travelsapa.com regarding the Village Trek Tour, we will reply within 24 hours with the availability and rates.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Fansipan in 2 days

Tour name: Conquer Fansipan in 2 days

fansipan conquer

fansipan conquer

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Start: Sapa

End: Sapa

Route: Sapa —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Mountain Camp —> Fansipan Summit —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Sapa

Distance Covered: 20km

Grade: Medium-Difficult

 

ITINERARY

Enjoy the adventure and reach the summit at your own pace.

Day 1: Sapa- Park Rangers Station (L, D)

We begin this tour at a practical time of 9.00am.  After meeting both your guide and driver, we are transferred by car, a short distance of 15km to begin the start of the climb to Fansipan Mountain.

We start the climb at the Park Rangers’ Station at a height of 2,000m. Throughout this climb, we can observe and learn about the local cardamom plants, and the uses they have for this local area.

Local birds can also be seen throughout this walk, with seasons varying, and the time of year you visit. As we trek up to the height of 2,200m, we relax with a picnic lunch. We then keep on trekking up to the height of 2,800m, taking in the spectacular views along the way. After setting up camp for the night, dinner is cooked on the campfire. Ready to unwind from the day, you will find yourself sleeping soundly, while nestled in amongst the rugged beauty of the mountains.

Day 2: Top of Fansipan (B, L)

With an early rise of 6.30-7.00am, we have breakfast together before we undertake the final ascent to the very top of Fansipan Mountain. Around 10.00-10.30am, we can celebrate the victorious achievement as we arrive at the very top, 3,143m above sea level. Take some time out, as you absorb the combination of the fresh crisp air, and beautiful views while overlooking Sapa town, admiring its thick green forestry landscape. After enjoying the remarkable views, we commence the descent to 2,800m and enjoy a picnic lunch around 1.30pm. Feeling revitalised after the break, we trek back down to Tram Ton Pass at 2,000m, where our driver awaits and we are transferred back to Sapa Town.

(Please Note:  Sapa is known to be an area consisting of four seasons in one day, therefore the weather can change quite rapidly, altering from heavy mist and fog to warm sunny days. Hence, we cannot guarantee clear views from the top of this mountain.)

 

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 140 130 120 110 100 95

INCLUDES:

– English or French speaking guide (Surchage for French speaking guide US$ 10/day)

– Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)

– Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)

– All needed transport

– All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)

– Water on the whole trip

– Sleeping bag and mattresses

– Waterproof bluebag for luggage

– Tents if needed

– Mosquito net

– All entrance fees and permit

– Overnight in local house or tent

EXCLUDES:

– Insurance

– Hotels in Sapa

– Train tickets from/to Hanoi

– Other meals not mentioned

– Banking fee and credit card fee

This 2-day trek to Fansipan is operated by Sapa Travel with its professional travel guide and local porters.

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Fansipan Mount, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rate.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Trekking Ta Phin Village in 1 day

Trekking Ta Phin Village in 1 day

Tour name: Trekking Ta Phin Village

rekking Ta Phin village

trek to Ta Phin village

Duration: 1 day

Route: Sapa —> Suoi Ho —> Matra —> Ta Phin —> Sapa

Distance Covered: 13 km

Grade: Easy – Medium

ITINERARY

We begin the day with a 3km trek through breathtaking landscape to the village of Suoi Ho, home to H’mong minority. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. Take a minute to explore this intriguing sight and take some photos. Trekking to the village of Ta Phin you will be able to meet both Black H’mong and Red Dzao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine, and use plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. A Red Dao herbal medicine bath can be arranged for you to experience, so please ask. Transport will be provided from Ta Phin back to Sapa.

PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 30 25 22 21 20 18

INCLUDES:

Picnic lunch, tour guide, transport, village entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips

BOOKING

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Trekking Ta Phin Village, you can make any changes you wish. Sapa Travel is happy to amend and customize the itinerary as your wish.

Please send email to Sapa Travel  via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Excursions

 

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