Mt Fansipan Trekking – Fansipan Mountain has long been the best destination in Vietnam for those who is fond of challenging jungle trek and mountain hiking.
At 3143m Mt Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. To successfully conquer the highest peak, mountaineers need to be in good shape and properly equipped with such things as sleeping bags, waterproof tents, food, stove, raincoat, and other miscellaneous survival gear.
Climbing mount Fansipan is not an easy activity. The hiking tours are not designed for everyone. Trekkers are required to have a good health, and pre-trip training. People who have heart problems are not encouraged to join in the adventure.
Best time to climb Mt Fansipan?
The best time to climb Mt Fansipan is the dry season starting from late September to early May. During this time, October, November, February and March are the four best months for climbing Fansipan.
The warmest months are July and August, and the coldest months are December and January. Snow falls in some years on the highest peaks.
In common with the rest of northern Vietnam, Hoang Lien Nature Reserve experiences a marked wet season from May to September, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in July and August. Mean annual rainfall is 2,763 mm, with a high of 4,023mm and a low of 2,064mm. Humidity ranges from 75 to 91 percent with a yearly mean of 86 percent.
Mt Fansipan trekking tours
At Lotussia Travel we run four itineraries offering you the chance to conqueror Mt Fansipan based on your tour frame and personal interests.
The one day trek is the shortest itinerary. This is also the most challenging tour is designed for those who do not have much time and are fit enough to do the adventure.
The overnight trek also starts with vehicle transfer from Sapa town up to the Tram Ton, Heaven’s Gate. You start the climb right from the entrance of the park rangers. After the first day, you almost reach the top. The following day you arrive to the top of the Fansipan mountain where you celebrate the victory before going downhill to your departure point. Picked up again and transferred back to Sapa town.
The three-day tour is more challenging. There is no support vehicle. You begin your adventure from Sapa town, hiking through H’mong villages before entering the Hoang Lien National Park. You will reach the summit on the second day, then trek back the Sapa following another trail.
The four-day tour is on another hiking trail sneaking through local Black H’mong and Red Dzao villages. You spend two nights in camping tent before you conqueror the summit of the Indochina.