This wonderful itinerary takes you over the Tram Tom (“Heaven’s Gate”) Pass to explore the other side of Mt. Fansipan and the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Descend through one of ‘s most picturesque and inspiring valleys. The partially rocky road meanders along the base of the mountain range past old growth forest and through the villages of Thai, H’Mong and Lu ethnic minority people…
NIGHT 1 : HANOI – LAO CAI
PM 7:30pm – Depart from your hotel in Hanoi by private car/van to Ha Noi Railway Station to catch the night train (soft sleeper 4 berth sharing cabin with air conditioning) to Lao Cai.
DAY 1 : LAO CAI – BINH LU – THAN THUOC
5.00am – Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign holding by Fansipan View Hotel guide. The bus ride uphill to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. After breakfast, gear up for your exciting ride. It’s a tough climb out of Sa Pa to Heaven’s Gate, so your support vehicle will transfer you to the starting point at the Silver Waterfall. A 3km climb (30-60 mins) over the stunning Tram Ton Pass (the highest in Indochina ) provides great views of the Hoang Lien Valley.
After lunch, a free-wheeling 26km (1.5hrs) glide to Binh Lu Junction. Heading off the main road, ride 20km of occasionally rocky road to Than Thuoc, a charming little tea town where you’ll spend the night in a local guesthouse.
DAY 2 : THAN THUOC – THAN UYEN
Your support vehicle will transfer you up a steep mountain pass to the starting point to glide 20kms down to Than Uyen through valleys of old growth forest, tea plantations and rice paddies.
After lunch in Than Uyen, spend a wonderful afternoon exploring single track trails and visiting villages of local ethnic minority communities, including the interesting Lu with their distinctively black teeth. Arrive back in Than Uyen for dinner and overnight in the local guesthouse.
DAY 3 : THAN UYEN – LAO CAI
A 40km ride around the other side of the spectacular Muong Kim Valley provides plenty of time to stop and take pictures of the local sights.
Arrive in Van Ban for a late lunch before taking the support vehicle back to Lao Cai. Freshen up with a shower in Lao Cai before dinner time
19:30 pm – Night train back to Ha Noi.
DAY 4 : HANOI ARRIVAL
05.00 am – Tour ends at Ha Noi Railway Station.
Tour Price in USD basing on a joining group tour or a private trip
Group tour: USD230 / 1 person
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- English speaking tour guide
- Transfer with private car and jeep/van as indicated in day by day itinerary
- Return train tickets basing on first class 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning
- Accommodation based on twin share
- Mountain bikes and gears
- Support vehicle
- All of your meals for 3 biking days
- Entrance fee and permit
- Drinks and personal expenditure
- Single supplement
- Any other service not mentioned in the included list.