11 Days
Sapa, Vietnam

Conquer Fansipan Hoang Lien National Park and Ban Ho Valley 11days

Highlight: Hanoi – Sapa – Fansipan Mt. – Ban Ho Valley – Sapa – Hanoi, 11-day tour with 9-day trekking, Trekking grade: Challenge. +TLV Tours organizes 2, 3 and 4 days trip to the Roof of Indochina. At 3,143m, Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina. +In just a few short days you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery. The paths are narrow and little used and you will get a real feeling of adventure as the forest closes around you. From time to time you will get tantalizing glimpses of the outside world. Porters from the Black Hmong minority will carry your personal luggage and other necessary equipment. You will sleep in 2 – 3 man tents at small improvised sites located on areas of flat ground. +Our cooks will prepare delicious food for you to enjoy, accompanied by the exotic sounds of the jungle. +Our team will work hard to maximize your chances of reaching the top but of course your own strength, fitness and determination will also be essential to ensure you reach the peak. +Climbing Fansipan is not an easy trek. The trails are steep and the weather conditions extremely variable. Therefore, in the interests of your safety and the safety of our team,TLV Tours will cancel or reschedule a Fansipan climb in case of bad weather conditions.

• English or French speaking guide
• 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)
• Train ticket (Hanoi – Laocai -Hanoi)
• 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

• Personal Pocket Money
• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
• Insurance
• All other services not indicated above.

Additional information



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 give 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
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Sapa – Heavens Gate – 2900m

In the morning we travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where we 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 you 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 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 2900m ASL in the late afternoon. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well prepared dinner.
Trekking: 5 hrs/ascend 2,900 m from 1,600 m (Sapa)
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 2900m – the top of Mt. Fansipan – 2700m

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 2700m ASL. Here we spend another night in tent.
Trekking: 6 hrs/ascend 3,143 m and descend to 2,700m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 2700m – Y Linh Ho Village

We wake up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, where we can take deep breath before we start the tough day. We descend through well protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking, we stop for lunch.
We will then continue descending toward the valley. On the way we will be able to enjoy valley views and beautiful surrounding. We arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority in the late afternoon. Here we spend the night at a campsite nearby Muong Hoa River.
Trekking: 8 hrs/descend to 1,600m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Y Linh Ho Village – Seomity Village

Today’s trek will be mostly uphill until lunchtime in a beautiful part of Hoang Lien National Park. On the way, we have many opportunities to enjoy valley views. After a couple of hours of hiking, we stop at a nice spot for lunch. The trek will be softer in the afternoon. But the scenery becomes even more beautiful. We pass by Seomity village of Black Hmong minority before we arrive in a campsite, which locates nearby a river outside the village. While porters put up tents and cook dinner, we can take a walk to stretch the legs.
Trekking: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Seomity Village – Den Thang Village – Ta Trung Ho Village

The trek today takes us through beautiful rice paddies and over old suspension bridges. We will trek on small trail sneaking through rainforest. We arrive in Den Thang village of Black H’mong by noon. Here we stop for lunch either nearby a river or in a local school according to the weather. After lunch, the trek will becomes tough on tinny footpath going up and down, which requires a lot of concentration. We will reach to Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao minority where we spend the night in local house. Both the valley and the village have just received few foreign visitors. The night will be even more interesting when we are in the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao ethnic group.
Trekking: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ta Trung Ho Village – Nam Ngan Village – Nam Sang Village – Ban Sai Village

We are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. We will start the trek today by ascending to Nam Ngan Village of Red Dao minority. We will trek along a narrow dirt trail sneaking on steep hill sides through narrow & sharp canyon from the height of 950m up to nearly 1,500m for the whole morning. Lunch break at the top of the mountain in the forest. Then following the same trail downhill for 1,5 hour through the forest to Nam Ngan Village of the Red Zao. Walk around to explore this quiet and charming village. Then following larger dirt path 1hr downhill to Nam Sang Village of the Xa Pho peoples. Paying visiting to local homes here for interesting discovery of the unique way of living. The Xa Pho is a sub group of the Phu La ethnic whose population is just about 4,000 in Vietnam and still live a primary way. Walk through Nam Sai Valley for 1.5 hr, and walk around this prosperous village of the Tay before settle for home-stay.
Trekking: 6.5 hrs
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Ban Sai Village – Nam Sang Village – My Son Village – Thanh Phu Village

After breakfast we will start the trek today by ascending to Nam Sang village of Red Dao minority. Here our lunch will be prepared in a local school. After lunchtime, we descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest groups ethnic in Northern Vietnam. From there we take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here we spend the night in traditional house of the Tay. We can take a walk to explore local daily life while our dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.
Trekking: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Thanh Phu Village – Nam Cum Village – Sin Chai Village

Today you will trek through Thanh Phu valley. After morning coffee and delicious breakfast you will head out on the trail. You will cross several suspension bridges before you arrive in Nam Cum village of Red Dao minority. On the way you will be able to visit local schools. Before lunch you trek uphill toward Nam Cu. Here you stop for lunch in a local house.
After lunchtime, you head to Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority where the night will be spent in local house.
Trekking: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Home-stay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Sin Chai Village – Nam Nhiu Village – Sapa – Night train back to Hanoi

You start the trek today by walking downhill toward the Nam Nhiu village, which belongs to the Red Dao ethnic minority. After one and a half hours walk to the Red Dao village of Nam Keeng, lunch will be prepared and served. After lunch you will descend back to Ban Ho village, where you will be able to enjoy a swim at the nearby beautiful waterfall of La Vie. And then the car pick you up for the trasfer back to Sapa. Upon arrival in Sapa we can celebrate our achievement, taking shower and relax until transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Trekking: 4 hrs
Accommodation: Night train back to Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Tour ends.
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