Fansipan Trekking Tour
Located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi and lies at the altitude of 1600m, Sapa is a small beautiful highland in Northern Vietnam. This small town is considered as one of the most worthwhile destinations for any visit. Vast terraced rice fields, ethnic minorities and a variety of hiking trails have the lure for a culturally authentic and breathtaking experience. And if you want to conquer the most challenging trekking trail in Indochina, you shouldn’t miss it.

Tour Route: Sapa – Cat Cat – Fansipan – Sapa
Duration: 7 Days
Date: Daily
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Trekking, Adventure
Tour Category: Sapa Tours

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat
Day 3: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 4: Conquer Mount Fansipan
Day 5: Sapa – Tram Ton
Day 6: Sapa – Night Train to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi Arrival

Highlights of this Sapa Tours 7 Days
  • Challenge yourself with the Fansipan trekking trail
  • Have a chance to appreciate the magnificent natural beauty of Sapa
  • Savor the authentic Vietnamese food
  • Have a bird view of the landscape from the top of Indochina
  • Meet the locals and roam around the tranquil streets of the town

Experience your Vacation with

  • Guides: Hand-pick from our best guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
  • Drivers: friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience, door-to-door services
  • Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
  • Viet Vision Travel Office: 24/7 customer service, accommodate all your needs
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Photos

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Night Train to Lao Cai

On Hanoi arrival, meet your guide and driver then transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in and relax. In the afternoon, join in a cycling tour to explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. Then spend some minutes enjoying your favorite drink at the unique Hanoi Train Street and seeing the life of local people. Then transfer to Hanoi train station to catch a night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train

the coffee shop at hanoi train street

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat (B, L, D)

Welcome upon arrival at Lao Cai railways station, transfer to Sapa town for our breakfast in the hotel, relax then travel by car downhill toward Cat Cat village of Black Hmong minority, which locates right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range. Here start heading up the mountain. After a couple of hours of hiking, stop for lunch nearby a river. After lunch, climb toward the campsite at 2300m ASL where we spend a night in tents. We can stretch our legs by taking a short walk around while dinner is being cooked.

house of corn in cat cat village sapa


Approx: 6 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 3: 2300m – 2700m – 2900m – 2600m (B, L, D)

Today’s trek will continue as soon as you finish our breakfast. Trek deep into the mountains and wild nature. After lunch, ascend toward the peak of 2900m ASL. In the late afternoon, descend to the campsite, which locates at 2600m ASL. Here spend another night in a tent before climbing to the top of Fansipan.

trekking in sapa lao cai vietnam

Approx: 8 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 4: 2006m – Fansipan Summit – 2800m (B, L, D)

Today, head to the top of Fansipan, which is the highest peak of Indochina. After a couple of hours of ascending to get to the top. Here you can enjoy the best view of beautiful sceneries and celebrate our victory. After that, descend to a nice spot for lunch, then continue until you arrive at the campsite, which locates at 2800m ASL. Here is last night on the mountain in tents again.

conquering mount fansipan in sapa trekking tour

Approx: 6,5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 5: 2800m – Tram Ton – Sapa (B, L)

Today’s trek will be soft compared to the others. After putting down the tents, start descending the mountains. You will follow the trail and steps built of stone by Hoang Lien National Park. Stop for lunch before heading out of the mountains. Arrive in Tram Ton early afternoon, get in the car for the journey back to Sapa after the big loop in the mountains.

local market and people in sapa

Approx: 30 minutes driving/ 4,5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 6: Sapa – Relaxing Day – Night Train to Hanoi (B)

Morning, relax in the town. In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai railways station for the night train to back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

the stone church in sapa

Day 7: Hanoi Departure

In the early morning, arrive in Hanoi Railways station, transfer to hotel. Trip ends.

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C 3 star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Breakfast up on arrival at hotel
  • 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)
  • 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

What’s Excluded?

  • Soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Hotel in Hanoi