If you are a truly adventurous traveler, Fansipan trekking tour must be on the top of your list. Fansipan has its brand as “the Roof of Indochina” with the height of 3,143m. Despite its roughness, wetness and cold, the scenery is really rewarding. If your body is in good condition and you are well equipped, then the top is accessible after a trekking time of 5-8 hours.
Why trekking Fansipan?
Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, which runs across above the mountain range of Hoang Lien Son in the far north of the country. The trek means misty bamboo forests and golden rice terraces, sometimes up and above the clouds. You can also have a trekking in Sapa Vietnam, mingling with diverse hill tribe members and experiencing some truly incredible mountain scenery.
– Difficult: This level starts from Cát Cát Village. Though this trip is most difficult, you will be served with exotic scenery and several obstacles. After the trekking of around 18 hours, you will get to the summit.
Tips for safe and memorable trip
Some essentials to bring with you:
-Warm clothes: In the mountains, it is quite cold at nights, especially during months of winter – but even during the summer, it can get cold, too.
– Boots: Sometimes, it can be wet and slippery during your trekking in Fansipan mountain Vietnam. So, you should bring a pair of boots to keep your feet dry. — Sturdy, non-slip boots like rubber ones is a good choice.
– Lots of water, dry food, matches, and a flashlight are also needed.
– GPS devices or apps are advisable to prepare so that you can find the way more easily and make sure that your bearings kept in a safe condition.
– All belongings should be compact, light and just sufficient for the trek and to avoid unnecessary burden
– Clothing should be loose to make it easy for long treks
– Always stick to the group or local porters in a case of assistance, don’t deviate.
– Keep a good stable pace, no need to rush in any case. If you are ahead of the group,slow down and wait for the company.
– Always provide yourself enough energy from the meals, particularly breakfast.
For situations in which you get lost
Another option is to keep following along streams so that you might reach water sources where it is very likely to see some other people.
Some parts of Fansipan trekking tour can put you in a difficult situation so you must get thorough preparation and caution. This can help you have a truly memorable experience climbing to the ‘Roof of Indochina.’ Take a guide, make some memories, and see a new piece of the world! Happy trekking!