Conquer Mount Fansipan – Sinchai Route
Itinerary at a glance
Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa
Day 2: Trek to the first base campsite
Day 3: Trek to the summit and to the second campsite
Day 4: Back to Sapa. Night train to Hanoi
Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi, Trip ends
Duration: 5 days, 5 nights
Group size: 08 persons
Depart from: Hanoi
End at: Hanoi
When: Oct – Jun
Activities: Mountain trekking
Trekking grade: Challenge
Transport: Train, Bus, on foot
Accommodation: 1 night hotel, 2 nights camping, 2 nights train
Tour guide: English & French speaking guide
Support crew: Porters & cook
- Day 1: Breakfast
- Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. Since we are far away from the town, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.
The camping ground
Our camp for the evening will be in a very small clearing on the mountain enclosed by bamboo. You will be provided with twin shared tent, sleeping bag and air mattress. The campsite places are subjected to change due to the size of groups and weather conditions, which will effect relatively to the hours of walking on some days.
ATV tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
In Hanoi, one ATV staff will accompany you to the train to show you your cabin and tell you how to deal with night train traveling in Vietnam.
In Lao Cai, our guide will meet you at Lao Cai Railway Station in the morning of the first day. He also sees you off at Lao Cai Railway Station on day 4.
When you get back to Hanoi on day 5 you can easily find a taxi at the train station.
The trekking day
A typical trekking day start at about 8.00 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
What to bring
Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, warm clothes, rain coat, toiletries, original passport.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.