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Sapa Natives Trekking
26 reviews
Sapa Natives Trekking is a small group formed by a few indigenous guides who were born and raised in Sapa. They love taking visitors off the busy trails, onto trails that only they know about. They will make you feel like you have experienced Sapa's ancient and deeply mountainous ethnic identity. Their trekking expertise will show travellers the real Sapa and the culture of its ethnic people.

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303 reviews

Sue (not sure how to spell his name) was a really good guide who stayed at our pace and provided nice food. there was only 3 of us so no porter but wasn't needed as Su carried the food and we carried a 1L water ...


Trek was 10/10 experience and super tiring. The guide was super patient and encouraging despite us taking many breaks.
Would definitely recommend the trek to others!
Thanks for giving us a memorabl...

Tek Wei

We had a great time hiking up to Mt Fansipan with Su. Despite the foggy conditions and no visibility we had interesting conversations and learnt a lot about the local ethnic groups and their traditions from Su. ...

Anastasia and Alex

It was an amazing journey. Helpful, friendly and reliable guide Su showed Fansipan as it is and supported me during the entire journey to the peak. Strongly recommend!


We did the one day Fansipan hike with Su and can highly recommend to people considering doing this tour.
Su was very reliable, we got in touch via WhatsApp beforehand and he picked us up at 05:30 to take ...


This is trek is truly an experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend doing it with this company! Khai is very knowledgeable about the route, a great pace setter, and truly great company on a grueling full da...


Khai is punctual and came with a motorbike. He brought snacks and prepared very nice fried rice for lunch. He was flexible with the plan and looked out for my safety all the time.


A very fruitful experience with Mr Su, he is very knowledgable and enthusiastic. Every miscellaneous item is well taken care of from permit to transportation and lunch and supplies.

Very happy I made suc...


Helpful Questions

What is Mount Fansipan?
Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range in the northwestern part of the country. With an elevation of 3,143 meters (10,312 feet), Mount Fansipan is often referred to as the "Roof of Indochina". The mountain is known for its stunning views, challenging terrain, and unique flora and fauna.
What can I expect to see on Mount Fansipan?

Mount Fansipan offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and the rice paddies of the Muong Hoa Valley. The mountain is also home to a unique ecosystem, with over 2,000 plant species and a variety of wildlife, including birds, primates, and small mammals.

The trek up the mountain also passes through several ethnic minority villages, providing visitors with a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the region.

At the summit, climbers can take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making the climb a truly unforgettable experience.

How can I climb Mount Fansipan?

Climbing Mount Fansipan requires a certain level of physical fitness and experience, but it is possible to do so with the help of a guide.

You can choose to do the climb in one day, or you can choose to stay overnight on the mountain before descending the next day.

The most popular route is the Tram Ton Pass, which starts from the town of Sapa at 1,800m and takes approximately 12-14 hours to complete. Along the way, climbers will encounter a variety of terrain, including steep inclines, rocky paths, and dense forests. It is recommended to hire a local guide or join a tour group, as the trail can be challenging to navigate and the weather can change quickly.

Alternatively, if you want to do an easier version of the Mount Fansipan trek, you can trek up (about 6-7 hours) and take the cable car down. It's still challenging but it's only a day trek instead of an overnight trek, and very doable for beginners.

What is the best time to climb Mount Fansipan?
The best time to climb Mount Fansipan is from mid-October to mid-November and from mid-March to mid-May. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, with less rain and moderate temperatures, making it easier and safer to trek.
How difficult is the climb to Mount Fansipan?
The climb to Mount Fansipan can be quite challenging, especially for inexperienced hikers. It involves steep and rugged terrain, and the altitude can cause altitude sickness. It is recommended to have prior trekking experience and be physically fit before attempting the climb.
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