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I just heard there was a cable car that has 2 Guinness world records and i had a free day so i decided to check it out. I paid for the train to the cable car and the cable car. Once u get off the...More
Try to find out visibility at the top, we had a bad weather day so beside the long ride at the cable car and imagine the views there was nothing else we could do.
Took a return ride from down town by the train which...More
Fansipan mountain is the top of Europe and its height is almost equal to the TOP OF EUROPE (3115 m) If you are lucky you will see the cloud and the sea mist surrounding the mountain, but if you are unlucky you will see too...More
Just go to Sun Plaza and you will start your journey there. 820k get you a round trip to the cable car station, round trip to Fansipan, 1 way up to Summit. Then 600 steps down back to cable car station. Fantastic view and experience...More
Well, to enjoy the view of the highest mountain in Indochina you have to master quite a few steps first even you take the cable car and the funicular. And remember we are talking about a height of over 3,000 meters.
I got a hiking journey to the top of this mountain. It was unexpected and awesome with numerous beautiful landscapes. See transition between tropical to subtropical climate and its biodiversity. It took me 2 days one night stayed over on over 2.500m. For me I...More
Greetings from Wisconsin, USA. This is the first time we went to Sapa. It's November 5, so the rice terrace have been harvested. We've done the ethnographic tours of the different minority groups and Bac Ha market, etc. This was the only tour we did...More
We went up to the summit via the train and cable car. It was great, even with some cloud cover it was wonderful to see snippets of the land below as you went up. At the summit there are lots of statues and pagoda for...More
SaPa Mountain is beautiful and the people who make it to the grand summit will tour an endeavor so profound, as the cable car whisks you up into the mountains, and your heart envelopes with pure joy. Atop the mountain via cable car, you find...More
We wish we get to come back another season. It was pouring and we could hardly see anything through the cable cars or the Indo-China border, but thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Just stick to the highway if you're following the google maps. We followed the...More
Try contacting a guide directly instead of going through a company as it's cheaper.
We went earlier this month and our guide was Chu(Trekking Chu on Facebook). He's young, friendly and can speak relatively good English.
We are frequent hikers and our hiking speed was moderate, in total less than 4.5h for the way up including regular photo stops. It’s a well beaten path all the way to the top and pretty much impossible to get... More
We are frequent hikers and our hiking speed was moderate, in total less than 4.5h for the way up including regular photo stops. It’s a well beaten path all the way to the top and pretty much impossible to get lost, an easy hike mostly on well prepared stone steps or even metal ladders at steeper sections. It might get a bit slippery and muddy when it rains but shouldn’t be a major problem if you’ve done some mountain hiking before.
Everyone in town will tell you that you must hire a guide and going independently is strictly prohibited. Apparently hikers got lost in the past and that’s why these new rules have been introduced. However, we were not able to verify the facts. At the Tram Ton Pass trailhead is the “Ranger Station” where our guide made us sign in with the rangers. There are no more checkpoints along the trail and once you top out at the final 200 or so stone steps onto the main tourist complex you’ll get swallowed by an ocean of selfie-sticks.
52 U$ pp, book your trip at one of the agencies / hotels in Sapa by 3pm the day before your hike so your permit papers can be prepared. This includes taxi pick-up from your hotel in Sapa + drive to trailhead, park entrance ticket, guide + basic lunch along the hike. If you decide to take the cable car down you have to pay for it yourself.
If organized independently: taxi from Sapa to trailhead costs VND 200k (one way) and the National Park Entrance Fee / Fansipan Permit is VND 350k per person.
Our guide gets paid 400k (about 18 U$) for a one day and VND 600k for a 2 day / 1 night trip, no matter how many people take part. So I highly recommend hiring a guide directly and pay him decent money for his work and to cut out the middleman. He’ll be happy to organize the permit, transport, etc. for you. Our guide was an incredible gentle & motivated young chap called “Chu”. His English is pretty good and you can contact him through FB under “Treking Muotain Chứ” or +841239010255.
30min car ride from Sapa to Tram Ton Pass trailhead
7:30am start Tram Ton Pass (1950m)
1h 15min hike to 1st camp (2200m), 8:45am - 9:00am break, basic shelter huts and water, sodas and red bull for sale
1h 40min hike to 2nd camp (2750m), 10:40am - 11:25am lunch break, basic shelter huts and water, sodas and red bull for sale
1h 20min hike to Summit Fansipan (3143m), 12:45am
“Sun World Fansipan Legend Cable Car”: VND 700k per person - no matter if you go only one way or return