Active Travel

Active Travel

Released from 2006, Active Travel Asia is a adventure travel agency based in Vietnam, has grown to become one of the Indochina's leading adventure travel companies. We offers a wide selection of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar adventure tours, including hiking and trekking, biking, motorcycling, overland touring and family travel packages. Our packages and tailor-made private itineraries will take you through exotic destinations to really experience the culture, history and nature of Asia.

Trekking Fansipan Vietnam via Sinchai Route

  • Challenging Fansipan tour with difficult rocky, dirt trails
  • Climb in different routs from and to 2200m resting sites
  • Unforgettable moments at Fansipan Peak 3143m
  • Breathtaking natural beauty of sky, cloud & mountain
  • Fully inclusive adventure supported by locals
  • Tour Information

    5 Days
    Price per Participant
    21,133.33+ TIIM
    Group size
    2 - 20 people
    Returned tickets on A/C sleeper cabin on train Twin shared room in Sapa Shared room in the lodge at Resting site or Camping tents if the lodge is over-booked Road transfer  two ways in Lao Cai - Sapa Road transfer one way in Hanoi Professional trekking English speaking guide Porters & Cook First-aid kit Meals as indicated in the itinerary Water & Snacks Entrance & sightseeing fees Fansipan climbing permissions Service charges and taxes
    Travel insurance Optional tours in Day 01 Visa process and stamp fee Tips and gratitude Personal expenses Others not mentioned
    - Cancellation made more than fifteen (15) days: The total deposit paid to us (30% or US$ 100), will be valid for one (1) year from the date the deposit was received. During 1 year, the amount can be applied to other tours and services. After one (1) year the deposit amount is forfeited. - Cancellation made from fourteen (14) days to two (2) days prior to departure: Complete forfeiture of deposit, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees. - Cancellation made 1 day prior to departure and No Show: Charge 100% trip cost.

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    Active Travel

    Active Travel

  • Challenging Fansipan tour with difficult rocky, dirt trails
  • Climb in different routs from and to 2200m resting sites
  • Unforgettable moments at Fansipan Peak 3143m
  • Breathtaking natural beauty of sky, cloud & mountain
  • Fully inclusive adventure supported by locals
  • Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai.

    Note: Even though there is Highway Express to connect Hanoi - Lao Cai that shortens the road transfer down to 5.5 hours, we still offer railway transfer. The rail in Vietnam is very much different from those ones in your country then train ride itself is an experience worthy to take. If you don't like train transfer, contact our team to change to road transfer. If road transfer confirmed, the tour omits this night and starts from Day 01.

    Otherwise, our adventure typically starts with a night train ride from Hanoi Railway Station (B Gate - Tran Quy Cap Street). Before that, our guide and car transfer will collect you from your hotel or at a pickup point. You will need to be at Railway station at least 45 minutes prior to departure. Our train often leaves at 21.30 - 22.00. Your cabin is sharing, 4 berths by default but you can request us to upgrade to private charter. Overnight on the train.


    Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle 

    Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

    Note: if you decided to travel via Highway Express. You will depart from Hanoi

    Day 1: Lao Cai arrival - transfer Sapa ~ no trekking

    at 7.00AM this day morning and suppose to arrive in Sapa at 12.00PM. Then keep up with the rest part of this Mt. Fansipan trekking adventure

    Arrive at Lao Cai Railway Station at around 5.30 am. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the Station then please pay attention to our "Welcome board". After a brief greeting, we will take 1-hour drive uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The road continuously twists and turns along the mountain and you will soon get into your eyes a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces while our tour guide is brief about our forehead challenge. Upon arrival in Sapa Town, we have a hot breakfast in a local restaurant. We spare this day at your own schedule to relax and enjoy the town. Sapa is a lovely and small town to discover on foot. 

    Otherwise, you can get involve yourself in some kinds of short hiking trips to warm up and make your muscle get acquaintance to physical activities. Some options we suggest are: 

    - Hiking and climbing to Ham Rong Mountain. This is a small mountain in Sapa center that offers a nice panoramic view of the town. About one and half an hours climbing up and down.

    - Short trek to Ta Phin - Red Dzao village. About one and half an hours trekking.

    - Longer trek to Ta Van village and homestay here. About 2.5 hours trekking

    All prepare for the amazing challenge of next two days while we are about to trek up to the level of 3143m height. Overnight in Sapa.


    Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 1 hour

    Accommodation:  Hotel in Sapa

    Activity:    Free at leisure

    Meals:    Breakfast

    Day 2: Sapa – Heaven’s Gate – Mt Fansipan trek up to 2800m ~ hiking up 6hours

    In the morning, we travel by car for about 30 minutes toward the Silver Waterfall. You may stop there for photos of the sparkling-silver color stream pouring down from mountains after heavy rains. On dry days, we will skip this because the waterfall is not that spectacular. We will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest road in Vietnam to the sea water level. Right from there, in clear weather, we can see Mt. Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy the stunning view of the Binh Lu valley. Get ready to take this peak down to our feet.

    Start climbing here while the trek will be relatively moderate until lunchtime. You will cross some streams with cold, clear water. The trekking, water-proof boots are strongly recommended. After 2,5 hours hiking on rocky, dirt trails, we arrive the resting stop at 2200m. Enjoy picnic lunch. With new energy, we get into a harder adventure from here. The trail starts the real mountain hike with climbing up and up and up then finally descending towards the campsite for next 3,5 hours. The trek is truly breath-taking with its all meanings. Right at moments, you feel the exhaust, the magnificent views to Sapa and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province show up and wipe it all. We will trek to Mt Fansipan's campsite at 2800m ASL in afternoon around 4 pm. Now it is time to relax and enjoy a well-prepared dinner by our support crew.


    Trekking:   6 hours/ascend 2,800 m from 1,900 m

    Accommodation:  in a basic lodge

    Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3: 2800m – trekking up the top of Fansipan – trekking down to 2200m ~ 7hours hiking

    We get up early today for breakfast and start to the peak to catch up the sunrise. Leaving the resting site, we take the last trek to Fansipan mountain peak at 3.143m, where we can celebrate your victory. The last trek, we climb mostly vertically up to the cliffs. The rout will be up from 2800m to 2900m then we take down vertically again to 2800m before trekking up directly to 3.143m. This part requests your utmost focus on climbing skills.

    After 2,5 hours hiking up, your awards are the speechless feeling of victory and breathtaking, stunning nature surrounding you that you hardly feel in your whole life. Take a picture here as a certificate of winning conqueror, we prepare for getting downhill back to the 2800m campsite for lunch.

    After lunch, we start the tough trek, which is all the way downhill through the rainforest. This part requires a great concentration to step on the steep trail until we meet the campsite at 2200m ASL. Here we spend another night in a basic lodge


    Trekking:   7hours/ascend 3,143 m and descend to 2,200m

    Accommodation:  basic lodge

    Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4: 2200m – Sin Chai – Sapa ~ 6hours hiking

    We wake up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, before heading back to civilization. We take a hard hike downhill through the well-protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking, we stop for lunch. We will then continue the walk descending toward Sin Chai village of Black 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 hours/descend to 1,600m

    Accommodation:  Night train back to Hanoi

    Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 5: Back to Hanoi

    Arrive in Hanoi early morning. You may need our support for transfer to airport for next adventures in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar (Burma) with Active Travel Asia.

    Our challenging trekking to Mt Fansipan via Sin Chai route ends up the Railway station

    Note on client safety

    - Hiking Fansipan without local guide/porter is not permitted due to safety reason
    - 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.


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