Fansipan trekking toursThe key of ATA to organize many safe and successful trips in the high remote mountains which travelers should assure the stamina, good heath with a careful preparation on trekking gear such as: walking pole (extends 27 to 53 inches), gaiter for jungle trek like in Vietnam, radio to manage group, compass, water proof tent, inflatable mattress, sleeping bag (for summer or winter), torch, anti-insect repellent to prevent from mosquito... All is noted clearly at Trip Notes part on each tour of ATA.
ATA guarantees Set-departure of group arranging from 1 to10 persons and the best price for independent or solo traveler who wants to join in the group. These set-departure tours are the good chance for travelers to make friends, exchange the experience and enjoy the beautiful mountainous scenery in Vietnam.
The travelers will have one night on train before approaching Lao Cai train station and transferring to Sapa town. Then travelers enjoy the first day to explore the specific characteristics about ethnic culture, people and custom of this incredibly picturesque mountain town.
The second day is the trekking-day to the first campsite. With the help of the assigned supported crew carries all equipments, foods and clothing, travelers just carry pack with water, jacket and camera. Travelers will be trekking through terraced rice paddies, descending into the Cat Cat village and crossing Muong Hoa River, then travelers start upward trek to reach an elevation of 1.700m. The terrain becomes steeper and more difficult as travelers trek through massive arrowroot plantations.
The next day, travelers will pass through primary forest containing giant, century old trees and expanses of bamboo. Travelers will enjoy the challenging feelings when travelers trek up to an altitude of 2,900 from the elevation. Travelers will have an imposing view of Mount Fansipan with amazing and unique photos. Continuing over boulders and down a fairy steep slope, travelers will stop near a mountain stream, have dinner and overnight at the base camp.
The following day is the summit day, travelers climb upto the roof of Indochina - the peak of Mount Fansipan. After taking three hours through dense bamboo forest, travelers will spend soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam. This is the last day before coming back to Sapa and having night train to Hanoi.
This remote trek provides plenty to see and absorb, from the scattered rocks inscribed with drawings and designs of unknown origin, to the French influenced hill retreat town of Sapa with its minority groups, beautiful villas and cherry forests.
More information at: Conquer Fansipan-Cat Cat Route