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How to climb fansipan mountain?
 
There are basically 2 ways to conquer Fansipan Mountain from Sapa town.
 
Option 1: Trekking through the forest or treking and cable car trip.
You can go trekking through the forest to the peak, normally enjoy lunch at 2200m after 4-5 hour trekking then sleep at 2800m point and cook dinner there, sleep in a house on mountain or tent if you like..Day2, you can wake up in the morning then go the peak 3143m...Relax, photography then go down in the same way....or you can go down by cable car, cost about 27 usd/ticket, walking down 600 steps to Cable car station then take an other 15 minutes to Cable car station in Sapa where transfer to your hotel in a 15 minute-driving.
 
Option 2: Cable car system travel
Go up and go down by cable car easily, totally 90 munites enable you to complete your Fansipan trip quickly.

You arrive in Hanoi Capital then want to trek Fansipan mountain?
You would travel to Lao cai train station by sleeping coach or normally by overnight train travel to Lao Cai town then you travel to Sapa town by bus about 1hour
 
Arrive in Sapa, normally, you take a breakfast, quick showering at the hotel, meeting with tour guide and support crew team then start the climb after all the things checked well by Climb Fansipan team.
 
There are three popular routes to climb Fansipan peak, with the starting point is Tram Ton pass, Cat Cat ethnic village or Sin Chai; in which Sin Chai route is said to be the most beautiful but the hardest way also. Almost all tourists choose Tram Ton pass as the starting point of the climb because it is the easiest way. It often takes two or three days to complete the Fansipan conquest.
 
The most popular journey is a 3 days - 2 night trip or 2 days -1 night trip or in 2016, cable car system is operating, it takes only 15 minutes to go up, plus walking 15 minutes to walk through 600 steps to the Peak 3143M then return in the same way.
 
First day, we transfer to Tram Ton pass by car where we start the climb up to the height of 2800m. After some hours- climbing, We stop over at a stream for camping, cooking the dinner and staying overnight in house
 
Second day, keep on climbing up to the roof of Indichina at the altitude of 3,143m. As scheduled, We enjoy lunch, take photos and the rest on the peak then trek down the mountain on another path, and are taken back to Sapa town by car.
 
A mountain climbers wouild be in a good health and should do an exercise, or take a training course several days before the climb. Prepare the climbing shoes, raincoat, medical bag, water, sleeping bag, camp, and some sweet candies (help raising blood sugar level, and enhancing breathing when climbing too high) are indispensable things. A tip to avoid high-altitude sickness chewing hard candy, breathing through a face mask and drink plenty of water.
 
The Trail:
 You start going through several different valleys with a lot of lush jungle. The first day entails 2-4 hours of hiking. There is typically a lot of mud so come prepared. You might have the option of moving up to a high camp but the camp right by the river is beautiful. Enjoy the river to clean off
 
From the camp you pretty much go straight up the mountain side. It is a mixture of light 3rd class rock, root and tree climbing. The trail can be very slick and there are a lot of spots where the trail drops off. If you have trouble with heights you might not want to consider this hike.From the camp it takes 2-5 hours to reach the summit. Going up is not to bad but if it rained recently the trial can be very slick. Coming down is where you want to be careful.
 
From Noi Bai -Hanoi airport
If  You arrive at Noi Bai airport, you take a transfer to the train Hanoi station at 120 Le Duan street, Hanoi Capital about 1hour 15mins normally where you board a train to the Lao Cai departure at 2035, 21:40 and21:50 evening, arrive in Lao Cai train station from 4:30 Am day 2.
 
There are taxi firms doing the airport transfer: Noi bai airport taxi, Vietnam transfer service at about 16 USD - 20 USD /way/car. It is not bad idea to take a a private transfer with VietnamTransferService.com
 
From the hotel in Hanoi City:
You can take taxi from your hotel in the old quarter streets, it is about 7 mins to drive to the train station then board a night train to Lao Cai -Sapa. Taxi cost is about 3 USD/ taxi/way. Becareful to some taxi doing a big round. Ask your hotel recpetionist to call Mai Linh taxi, or Hanoi taxi.
 
From Lao Cai train station to sapa:
It takes 1 hour to drive up to Sapa town where you will relax and meet upwith the crew to conquer Fansipan Mountain. Ask your agent or hotel in Sapa arrange the pick upservice. DOnt forget to check with the train timetable, train tikcet to return Hanoi.

From sapa:
Simple, contact good team to arrange the trip for you. They pick and droff you off from Sapa hotel.
 
Who can help you climb Fansipan smoohtly:
Any travel service office in Sapa can do for you, you can see many hotels, many agents selling many tours but they will send you to Fansipan Managment board.

Climb Fansipan mountain, climb with with an insider
If you would Climb Fansipan with an insider, You would contact the Climb Fansipan Team, A Duc, a leader of the team is a good guy working for Fansipan authority and his team of H'mong people working for Fansipan forest authority, they arrange their house in Sapa to prepare all important equipment to climb fansipan including of food, cooking tools, tour guide, porters, house on mountain, relaxing places, bathing, belonging store, using internet as a friends in Sapa for your trip. He is granted Free Entrance cable car ticket so can easy come and easy go to give a supporting hand to the group.

He gained the year of experiences in protecting forest, arranging the trip for many people, he was not well trained travel service to do business but the team is really useful for the climber! 
 
 

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