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 bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant. Free time for the rest of the day to explore the town.
Overnight in Sapa
Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 1 hr
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Activity: Free at leisure
Day 2: Sapa – Heavens Gate – 2800m
We travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. We will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there we can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning view of Binh Lu valley. The trek will be relatively soft until lunchtime. After a couple of hours of hiking, we will have a break at a nice spot in the forest and enjoy a good lunch. With new energy we start ascending as well as descending towards the campsite. En route we have opportunity to enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa area and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: 2800m – the top of Fansipan – 2200m
After having breakfast, we climb to the top, where we can celebrate your victory. From there, we can enjoy the best view to beautiful sceneries. You will then start descending. We stop on the way at a nice spot for lunch.
After lunch, we start the tough trek, which is all the way downhill through rainforest. This part requires a great concentration to step on steep trail until we meet the campsite at 2200m ASL. Here we spend another night in tent.
Trekking: 6 hrs/ascend 3,143 m and descend to 2,200m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: 2200m – Sin Chai – Sapa
We wake up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, before heading back to civilization. We trek downhill through well protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking, we stop for lunch. We will then continue descending toward Sin Chai village of Back H’mong minority. On the way we will be able to enjoy valley views and beautiful surrounding. We stop at the village for a while before we go by car back to Sapa, where we can celebrate our achievement, taking shower and relax until transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Trekking: 6 hrs/descend to 1,600m
Accommodation: Night train back to Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Back to Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Tour ends. You may need our support for transfer to airport for next adventures in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia.
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.