Trip highlight: Trekking and climbing to Fansipan Summit through the jungle and spectacular scenery of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Discovering Sapa – the city in the clouds, and relaxing in the great accommodation of Ecolodge Resort.
Day 1: Hanoi-Laocai.
Depart to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train from Hanoi to Laocai. Overnight on the airconditioned compartment on the train to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Laocai- Sapa (B/-/-):
Arriving in Laocai early in the morning, you will be greeted by guide and drive to Sapa – the former French Hill Station. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel in Sapa. Enjoy breakfast then take some time to refresh before joining us for an orientation walk around the town of Sapa. It is said that you will find four seasons in a day here, but Sapa is normally seen in a thin mist. In the afternoon, after having sometime for resting, we will take you to visit up to Ham Rong Mountain where you can admire the view of Fansipan, “the roof-top of South East Asia” as well as the romantic view of the whole town in the mist.
Overnight in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa (B/L/D):
Today your challenge of conquering the roof top of Indochina will start. In the morning, you will take a short drive to Tram Ton – the most spectacular pass in Vietnam on Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It will be great chance for admiring this breathtaking scenery and take picture at the place so called “Gate to the heaven” before starting your trip of conquering Fansipan summit. You just need to carry only some personal items as the main luggage will be taken care by the potters. Our local guide will take you to trek along some small trail along the place that has the most spectacular scenery in Vietnam. Very high mountain hiding their peak behind the white cloud, great vegetation in the primitive jungle of Hoang Lien Son national park, that cover somewhere the crystal water stream as well as great waterfall behind the green leave. It is really worth for your hardness when taking this trip. At time, rest and sharing the picnic lunch under the shade of tree in the old jungle then continue trekking up to the elevation of 2700m, where you can set up your tent for stay overnight. After simple but very nutritious dinner you will have time to relax and recover in you private tent, ready for the big day tomorrow.
Day 4: Sapa (B/L/D):
Today will be the hardest but also the most meaningful day on your trip. Wake up with the dawn, after breakfast will cope to the steepest trail on your trip. The first section is steep and very challenging as we weave our way through the bamboo forests. At some points we are even forced to use ropes and harnesses for safety, you will be always together for heading to elevation of 3143m of the roof top of Indochina. It is so meaningful when you all sharing the hardness, difficulties together and now reaching your goal. After taking the souvenir pictures at Fansipan, you will have time for recovering and have a picnic lunch before taking the trip back to Sapa. You will begin your descent to base camp. Clean off and refresh at a mountain stream while our Hmong porters set up camp and prepare dinner. Overnight again under the stars with the satisfaction of the day's accomplishment.
Day 5: Sapa (B/L/D):
This morning, after breakfast you will trek downhill back to Sapa town. The steep trail is somewhat arduous but you will have great opportunities to get some fantastic views from our vantage point. See the surrounding mountains, terraced valleys and quiet hill tribe villages far in the distance. Picnic lunch on the way, then we will be picked up in Sin Chai village and transferred back to Sapa town then drive to Ecolodge Resort, very impressive and romantic resort above Muong Hoa Valley. From the lodge there are breathtaking views across the scenic valleys below, which are home to villages of the Tay and Red Dao minorities. You will have great time to relax and recover in white stone bungalow; it was built based on ecological principles. You will have full day to enjoy your stay in this resort, so quiet and calm, totally pure atmosphere. After beautiful buffet dinner, you can be back to your private bungalow. You will be totally refresh when wake up in the next morning. Overnight at Ecolodge Resort.
Day 6: Sapa (B/L/-):
The morning is at leisure. You can spend time in the resort or take a short hike to Ban Ho, the nearby village of Tay people or just relax and enjoy the beautiful stay at the resort. After lunch, check out and drive back to Sapa. On the way drive to Laocai, you will take another escorted tour to Ta Phin - the village of the Red Dao. In the evening, take the overnight train back to Hanoi. We will get back to Hanoi early in the morning.Tour end.
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