Climbing Mt Fansipan, in Sapa (Vietnam) is not too difficult, especially if you are used to trekking, hiking or climbing. You could do it one day if you are fit enough (about 13 to 15kms one way) but personally stayed overnight in the sharing bungalow for fun with a cool group of people. I climbed during monsoon season so it was a bit rainy and slippery but it’s got its charm too!
You need good hiking shoes because rainy season or not, it gets slippery. Also, the trail goes up and down and there is lots of flat so you don’t have to hike the whole time, your legs won’t suffer too much. It’s a good idea to take loads of snacks with you as these are nice during breaks, especially when people have them and you don’t! Too many breaks kill the breaks of course. If you take too may breaks, you’ll end up running out of time and rushing but also it will ruin your rhythm.
We – 14 people, did the trek with Trekking Sapa and It was AWESOME. The trip was professionally organized and great. A round of applause for our guide – Mr. Sinh. He was so accommodating and flexible. He also shelps us interact with locals. We continually keep in touch with our trip planner – Tammy. She also kept checking to see if I need anything and helped arrange everything
Hope that helps and enjoy the Climb with Trekking Sapa, It’s a nice one.