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2-Day Private Mt Fansipan Trek with Award-winning Social Enterprise

By Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise

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You want to hike Indochina's highest point with a knowledgeable local guide! As a bonus: you'll be supporting Sapa's first social enterprise.


2 days 1 night
Private trip
Take on Mount Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam with award-winning Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise. Also known as the Roof of Indochina, you will enjoy spectacular views as you hike up, while learning more about local flora and fauna with your guide. Enjoy the adventure and reach the summit at your own pace. This is a Medium-Difficult Trek.

Trip Highlights

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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 187 4,346,496 VND per group (max group size of 8)
  • Dinner (day 1), Breakfast (day 2), Lunch (every day)
  • Tour guide
  • Transport from your hotel in Sapa Town
  • Village entrance fees
  • Snack
  • Soft drink
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Yoga mat rental
  • Tent rental
  • 1.5L water/day
  • Porter
  • Standard national park levy (toilet, camping overnight, insurance, cooking, and park authority observer)
  • Summiting Fansipan certificate
  • Foot massage or herbal bath
  • Gloves
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional return via cable car
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Your hotel in Sapa Town
Your hotel in Sapa Town
Other Notes

The drop-off time might be flexible as it depends on the weather conditions and how long it'll take to descend the mountain.


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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa - Park Ranger's Station - Mountain Camp
Sapa - Park Ranger's Station - Mountain Camp

Today you'll trek up 2,800m and set up camp with spectacular views

  • 9.00am - Pick up from your hotel at Sapa Town and meet your guide and driver
  • Take a short 15km transfer by car to begin the start of your climb up Fansipan Mountain.
  • Hike up to Park Rangers’ Station at a height of 2,000m.
  • Throughout the climb, observe and learn about the local cardamom plants, and the uses they have.
  • Local birds can also be seen throughout this walk depending on the season.
  • Relax with a picnic lunch at the height of 2,200m, taking in the spectacular views along the way.
  • Set up camp at height of 2,800m.
  • Cook and enjoy dinner on the campsite
  • Unwind from the day and sleep nestled amongst the rugged beauty of the mountains.
Day 2: Mountain Camp - Fansipan Summit - Park Ranger's Station - Sapa

Today you'll summit Mt Fansipan at 3,143m and return to Sapa Town

  • 6.30-7.00am - Have breakfast together before ascending to the very top of Fansipan Mountain.
  • 10.00-10.30am - Celebrate your achievement of arriving at the very top, 3,143m above sea level.
  • Take some time out, as you breathe in the fresh crisp air, and beautiful views while overlooking Sapa town, admiring its thick green forestry landscape.
  • 1:30 pm - After enjoying the remarkable views, commence the descent to 2,800m and enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • After the break, trek back down to Tram Ton Pass at 2,000m, where the driver awaits
  • Transfer back to Sapa Town.
  • Complete the tour with a soothing herbal medicine bath or foot massage.

Meet your guide

Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise

Sapa O’Chau is an award-winning social enterprise who apart from organising authentic treks, also trains local youth in the hospitality industry. They help students finish high school and provide English courses entirely free of charge. If that wasn’t impressive enough, this enterprise is led by Shu Tan, a local female entrepreneur who was awarded the 2019 Asia’s Woman Leaders Award. You can't help but feel good about trekking with Sapa O’Chau!
7 years experience
Fluent English
Social Enterprise

What others are saying

4.7 out of 35 helpful reviews
Kelly McRae
03 Dec 2019 on Facebook
We did the Muong Hoa Trek. The communication prior to the trek was excellent; the email responses were quick and the staff answered many questions I had about the trek, payment options, and train options. It was so nice to be able to shower and regroup after the overnight train/before the start of our trek, and the lockers had more than enough room to store our belongings during the trek. Our guide Hu was amazing. He answered all of our questions and we shared quite a few laughs over the 3 days spent together. He made sure we were comfortable during our trek and even went out of his way to make my husband ginger tea when he wasn't feeling well. The trek itself was amazing, with breathtaking views and various terrains. Our homestays were kind and accommodating. We learned so much about the Hmong minority, as well as the history and traditions in the villages we visited. Thank you Hu and Sapa O'Chau for making our experience so unforgettable!
Gil Ferrer Rey
01 Dec 2019 on Facebook
I had a wonderfull time in Sapa doing this trecking. Our Guide was very friendly and professional. We learned a ot about the Hmong community, in an amazing scenery. I warmely recommand this nice experience. Quiet rooms
Matt Roy
01 Oct 2019 on Google Reviews
We didn't have any trouble with any of the booking and as we arrived in the early morning from our flight, we were able to leave our bags in the office in Hanio safe and sound. We spent the day walking around the old quarter and before we were to get a taxi from the office to the train station we were able to have a quick shower to freshen up. The women in the office were fantastic and very helpful. We were very appreciative of all the help and great service
Clara Fossi
26 Aug 2019 on Facebook
Magnificent experience, impeccable organization and welcome above all expectations. It was great to get in touch with this organization that supports ethnic minorities and helps people find an employment. As far as I'm concerned I chose trekking with may of the red dao minority Spending two days walking through the paddies and the night with her and her beautiful family was truly a precious gift. Plus we couldn't happen with better travel companions than Luca, Sara, Anto, Francesca and Simone. Thank you all.
Barbara Rossi
22 Aug 2019 on Facebook
Great experience. Very professional organization (from the online contact to the direct support in Hanoi and Sapa) We did the Red Dao trekking and appreciated a lot our guide, Chao San May, for her competence and friendliness. She showed us the different locall cultures, their way of living and met all our requests. Also the homestay at her home was a unique experience: a great welcome from her family, a wonderful erbal bath, excellent food and a clean and cozy room.THANKS!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sapa O'Chau Travel Social Enterprise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Hiking boots
Long sleeves and trousers
Mosquito repellent
Overnight kit (toothbrush, comb, any other essentials you need before you can go to bed)
Rain coat

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