The shortest challenging route to the roof of Indochina

Conquer Mount Fansipan - Heaven Gate Route

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Hanoi - Sapa - Heaven Gate - Fansipan Mt. - Sapa - Hanoi
4-day tour with 2-day climbing Mt. Fansipan
Trekking grade: Challenge. View grading definition here

Mt. Fansipan, 3143m high, is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. This summit is definitely the most desired target for mountain conquerors to Indochina. The Haven gate trek trail is best suit for trekkers with limited time while it still wraps inside all essentials of Sapa beauty and real adventure spirits.  Our trek to the top of Mt. Fansipan is challenging and fully supported on each single step by our guides, porters and cooks who have local knowledge and understandings of the different hill-tribe cultures on the way. That feature will add to the uniqueness of this exhilarating journey.
Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Great view from the summit
  • Challenging trails
  • Fully supported

Conquer Mount Fansipan - Heaven Gate Route route map


Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa.
Day 2: Trek to the first base camp
Day 3: Trek to the summit and return Sapa
Day 4: Back to Hanoi

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 30th September, 2016

1 person: US$ 500
2 persons: US$ 335
3-4 persons: US$ 290
5-6 persons: US$ 255
Single Supplement:           US$ 25


  •  Sleeper cabin on train for two ways
  •  Twin shared room in Sapa
  •  Camping on the trek
  •  Transfer  two ways in Lao Cai
  •  Transfer one way in Hanoi
  •  English speaking guide
  •  Porters & Cook
  •  First-aid kit
  •  Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  •  Water & Snacks
  •  Entrance fees & sightseeing fees


  •  Travel insurance
  •  Visa
  •  Tips
  •  Personal expenses

Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.




























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Night 1:  Night train to Lao Cai.

Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.

Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 1:  Lao Cai – Sapa Town

Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am. We will take 1hr drive uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. Get into your eyes a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces while our tour guide is brief about our forehead challenge. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant. Free time for the rest of the day to explore the town.
Optional for today is a short hiking trip to nearby ethnic villages. The walk may take you around 3-4 hours which will get your whole body warming up, your muscle get acquaintance to physical activities. All prepare for amazing challenge of next two days. Overnight in Sapa.

Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 1 hr
Accommodation:  Hotel in Sapa
Activity:    Free at leisure
Meals:    Breakfast

Day 2: Sapa – Heavens Gate – 2800m

In the morning, we travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where we may stop to enjoy the beauty of water pouring down and making sparkling-silver color. We will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest road in Vietnam to the sea water level. Right from there, in clear weather, we can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning view of the Binh Lu valley. Get ready to take this peak down to our feet.

Start climbing here while the trek will be relatively soft until lunchtime. After a couple of hours hiking, we stop for a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a good lunch. With new energy, we encounter real adventure since then. The trail starts ascending then descending towards the campsite making your breath harder. Right at moments, you feel the real heat of challenge, the appearance of magnificent views to Sapa and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province wipe it all. We will arrive to the campsite at 2800m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.

Trekking:   5 hrs/ascend 2,800 m from 1,900 m
Accommodation:  Camping
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 2800m – the top of Fansipan – Heavens Gate – Sapa – Night train back to Hanoi

Breakfast in jungle to get energy full up, today we climb to the top, where we can celebrate your victory. Your awards are the enjoyable feeling of victory and breathtaking, stunning nature surrounding you that you hardly feel in your whole life. Take a picture here as a certificate of winning conqueror, we prepare for getting downhill.

You will trek through rainforest to back to the campsite for lunch. After lunch, you start your journey back. You follow the trail as well as stone steps built by Hoang Lien National Park until meeting our driver again. Drive back to Sapa town. Arrive there in afternoon, take a shower, if time permits, we spare you some free time to celebrate your achievement in your very own way.  Transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi.

Trekking:   7 hrs/ascend 3,143 m and back to Heaven Gate for the transfer to Sapa
Accommodation:  Soft sleeper in AC cabin
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Tour ends

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.


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