Mount Fansipan – Conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina
Vietnam, Sapa | 29 May - 2 June 2019
Got your trekking boots ready?
Mount Fansipan is a great opportunity to put them to the test. 5 days of adventure and new experiences on overnight trains, hiking up Vietnam’s highest mountain - Mount Fansipan with spectacular scenery. The highlights of the trip will be reaching the summit standing at 3,143m, being at one with nature and experiencing Vietnam on another level trekking the famous rice fields and learning more about the tribes in the area. This is the perfect trek for anyone wanting to try their hand at hiking and disconnect from the rest of the world. Tick your next mountain off the list in the beautiful world famous UNESCO site. UFIT Retreats are open to everyone - you do not have to be a UFIT member to join us on our escapes around the world.
TRIP DETAILS:Travel dates: 29 May – 2 June 2019 (5 days/4 nights)
Fitness level: Basic level health and fitness
Accommodation: Twin sharing lodges and 2 nights at 3-star* hotel
Package price: $1500* Flights are excluded in the trip
*Subject to change after early bird prices ends. 50% deposit needs to be paid upfront and can be fully refundable one month after payment, otherwise lost. We can also help with payment installments just talk to our team to learn what your options are.
Plus if you sign up a friend or partner you will get an additional $88 off the early bird price.
What’s included in the UFIT VIETNAM PACKAGE:
Two nights on a 4-bed soft sleeper train, one night camping under the stars, one night in a 4* hotel
1 x night in a tent at 2,800m for Mount Fansipan Base Camp
Three daily meals with tea/coffee; breakfast, lunch, and dinner (B,L,D) as listed on the itinerary
Highly experienced guides and porters
All required trekking permits
Government taxes and office service charges
UFIT Gift bag
2 x Free pre-trek group Bootcamps with UFIT coach
2 x Organised pre-trek training hikes (dates to be confirmed)
Welcome dinner one week ahead of the trip (dates to be confirmed)
Welcome Guide / FAQs / Itinerary / Managing Expectations support documentation
1 x Massage
All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
What’s not included:
Flights and airport tax (book through our partner Flight Centre)
Personal Travel Insurance – Our trusted Insurance Partner UEX is highly recommended. Here is the link for instant quotation and issuance online (with 30% single trip discount, and 45% annual discount)
Vietnam entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival or purchase online beforehand. Your UFIT Retreats Manager will remind you multiple times, however you are responsible for getting your own visa.
Personal trekking equipment – see kit list upon signing up
Tipping of guides/porters
Additional drinks, snacks (that are not listed on ‘what’s included’) & souvenirs
UFIT RETREATS SAPA ITINERARY
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 01: MAY 29
We depart from Singapore heading to Hanoi. Upon arrival we will be picked up by our awesome team to take us for the first experience to the Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai where we will stay overnight on the train. The night train is a 4-soft sleeper with air conditioning and four bed shared cabin.
DAY 02: MAY 30 LAO CAI – SAPA – HEAVEN’S GATE VIEW POINT – MOUNT FANSIPAN BASE CAMP 2,800m (B,L,D)
The train will arrive at Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33km which will take around 1.5 hours. Once in Sapa, we will stop at the local restaurant where you will be able to freshen up and have a group breakfast. After fuelling up on breakfast, you will start the trip to conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina: Fansipan Peak. At about 09.30, you will head to Tram Ton Pass, you can visit the Silver Waterfall en route and Heaven’s Gate. We will be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery and then begin the trek to the base camp of the peak where we will spend the night. After roughly 6 hours of trekking through the primitive jungles, across the numerous small streams and bamboo forests. We will have climbed to about 2,800m where we will spend the night in your tent on the mountain after having dinner (please note this is basic accommodation).
DAY 03: MAY 31 - FANSIPAN SUMMIT 3,143m – SAPA – 4* HOTEL STAY (B,L,D)
You will have breakfast at the camp and then head for the summit by way of pine and yellow bamboo forests. After an arduous 4-hours climb, you will finally conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina. Spend up to one hour enjoying breathtaking views of the splendid rolling mountains, the small villages of Lai Chau Province and the picturesque town of Sapa. After you have lunch, you will descend the mountain then travel to Sapa.
DAY 04: JUNE 1 SIN CHAI – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – MA TRA – TA PHIN EXPLORING – RETURN SLEEPER TRAIN TO HANOI (B,L,D)
This day will offer you a full day of activities with hiking and trekking. After breakfast, we will start trekking early from Sin Chai to Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, the homeland of H’Mong and Zdao people, where you can enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of rice terraces and mountains. After lunch in Ta Van, we will transfer to Ma Tra and take around 10 km to hike to Ta Phin and visit the beautiful villages and rice fields along the route. After that we will transfer to the station where you will have a quick shower and relax. Have dinner before getting on the train. Stay overnight on train. (Night train: 4-soft sleeper, A/C and shared cabin).
DAY 05: JUNE 2 - RETURN TO SINGAPORE
We will arrive early in the morning from Sapa to Hanoi on the night train in time to transfer to Hanoi Airport ready to return back to Singapore at midday.
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