The summit of Mount Lao Than from Den Sang
The summit of Mount Lao Than from Den Sang

Trekking to Lao Than Mountain - 5 Days

Trekking to Lao Than Mountain is a hard adventure to one of the highest mountains in Vietnam for 5 days, 4 nights. The trip can be done all year round but best during the dry season: November-April. It is freezing cold in December and January in the mountains.

Breathtaking landscape at Y Ty
Breathtaking landscape at Y Ty

The focus of our adventure is to climb Lao Than Mountain (2,860m above sea level), but we also visit places on the way and in Sapa. The trip requires good health condition as it involves trekking up hill for about 5 hours and downhill for 3 hours.

We have 2 nights on the train (4-shared compartment) and 2 nights homestay at Y Ty. The homestay condition is rudimentary. Meals are provided on the trip. Daily breakfasts in the mountains are with noodle soup and meat or eggs. Picnic lunch is with rice balls and meat.

Further information on the luggage, clothes,… are provided upon booking.

Day-to-day itinerary

Day1    Hanoi free day/Overnight Train for Lao Cai (no included meal)
Day2    Lao Cai – Sapa/Visit Sapa/Transfer to Y Ty (B/L/D)
Day3    Y Ty – Trekking to Lao Than Mountain – Y Ty (B/L/D)
Day4    Visit Sapa/Overnight Train for Hanoi (B/L)
Day5    Arrive at Hanoi: End of service (no included meals)

Homestay accommodations

The tour price includes
English speaking guide;
Local porters and cook;
Simple homestay accommodation as on the tour itinerary;
Soft sleepers train tickets for Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi as per itinerary;
All car transfers as on the tour itinerary;
All admission fees and permits for the tour;
Meals as on the tour itinerary: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
02 bottles of water/day/person on a trekking day;

The tour price doesn’t include
Insurance of any types;
Drinks or personal expenses;
Others not clearly mentioned as included above;

A sublime view of Mount Lao Than from Sang Ma Sao
A sublime view of Mount Lao Than from Sang Ma Sao

Detailed itinerary

Day1    Hanoi free day/Overnight Train for Lao Cai (no included meal)
Taxi from your hotel to Hanoi Train Station. Overnight on board the train (2130 or 2200 Train).
Note: 4-shared soft sleeper compartment with air-con.

Day2    Lao Cai – Sapa/Visit Sapa/Transfer to Y Ty (B/-/D)
Arriving at Lao Cai early (0530-0630 A.M), transfer to Sapa for refreshment and breakfast. Visit the Muong Hoa Valley. Free time for lunch.
1300 Continue to Muong Hum and Y Ty.
Overnight with homestay at Y Ty.

View of Muong Hum from the trek to Lao Than
View of Muong Hum from the trek to Lao Than

Day3    Y Ty – Trekking to Lao Than Mountain – Y Ty (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the family.
0700 A.M Transfer by motorbike to the mountain base for the trek.
5-hour hard trek uphill to the summit.
1230 Picnic lunch.
1300 Descend the mountain.
1600-1700 Arrive back at the mountain base. Transfer by motorbike back to the homestay.
Overnight with homestay at Y Ty.

Scenic mountains on the trek to Lao Than
Scenic mountains on the trek to Lao Than

Day4    Y Ty – Sapa/Visit Sapa/Overnight Train for Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the family.
0900 A.M Transfer to Sapa.
1200 P.M Arrive at Sapa and have free time for lunch.
Afternoon visit Cat Cat Waterfall and transfer back to Lao Cai for the overnight train for Hanoi.
Overnight on board the train.

Note: 4-shared soft sleeper compartment with air-con.

Fresh nature on the trek to Lao Than
Fresh nature on the trek to Lao Than

Day5    Arrive at Hanoi: End of service (no included meals)
Arriving at Hanoi early (0500-0530 A.M), taxi to your hotel. End of service.