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Tim Edwards reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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Beautiful hike on a beautiful day. Started at 6:30 am with a plan to go all the way up in 1 day. Trail was easy to follow for most of it, but a little overgrown in a few places, and two spots that made us really glad we had a guide with us. Incredible experience to start beneath the clouds, hike up into them, and then find yourself above them. Several places where trail includes climbing stairs, either on an actual staircase, or the incline has been arranged with stone to create steps. Probably very appreciated if it’s wet, though. Getting to the summit was wonderful. Getting there and meeting massive crowds who came up on the cable car was not. Being able to take that same cable car that brought them all up there was nice.

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Ciaran Brooks reviewed Sa Pa to Kat Kat village
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Not sure why the start/end of the trail suggest you do a big U as there is another much more direct route from the town. Cat Cat village itself is the most touristy of all those near Sa Pa, so avoid it if you don't want to see that. In August 2020 despite most of the village being closed due to Covid they still asked for 90K entrance fee, which I refused to pay, and they didn't argue about it. The waterfall is pleasant.

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Ciaran Brooks reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Hiked the trail in August 2020. I extended the trail somewhat by heading to Cat Cat village first and rejoining it a little later. The first half of the trail is nice, on clear tracks pretty much the whole way. The return journey is on a road, which isn't too busy, and does offer some good views. You could mix it up by heading back down from the road to avoid after a short time. The other paths marked on the app are (usually) clear and present.

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Maricel Plete reviewed Lang Biang
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The first part of the trail is relatively flat with some minor uphills and can be a bit slippery because of the dried pine needles in the dirt road. A pair of shoes with good traction is useful or a hiking pole especially on the last stretch where it’s a never ending steep uphill. Bring sufficient water as you’ll constantly need to rehydrate. Path is also marked but best to read guides especially if taking the public bus. There’s an option to camp but I wouldn’t recommend it as it constantly rains in the area plus it’ll be a struggle to carry camping gears on the steep uphill. It gets windy on top but the views are rewarding plus this is the hike that will get the heart rate up.

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Grzegorz Pikul reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Maxime Simard reviewed Sa Pa to Kat Kat village
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Davantage une petite marche mignonne pour touristes qu’un vraie randonnée

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Sara Shin reviewed Lang Biang
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Olivers Abens reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Andrew Chambers reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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We started at 6am and reached the summit at 10:15am with a 15 min break at the second hut. The path is well paved but we had a guide to organize pick-up/drop-off and to show us the trailhead etc. We were happy to support the local guides. Quite steep in some sections but the trek was most enjoyable. The views were breathtaking as well. Highly recommended to those who make it out to Sapa which we enjoyed immensely with our wonderful home stay at the Pomu House.

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Samuel Dwyer reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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We tried every means available; “by the book,” “under the table,” and “complete circumvention.” We were unable to get a permit to hike alone in town, but went to the trail anyway. Then we were unable to access that trail alone without getting stopped by guards, extortion attempts, more guards, more extortion. Whether a legitimate concern for people’s safety or simply a desire to make as much money as possible off hikers, the system is impossibly frustrating.

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charles Venouil reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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Nous avons tenté de la faire ce matin, un échec. Nous voulions bien entendu la faire sans guide et avons décidé de nous rendre sur place pour un départ à 5h30. Notre première erreur fût de franchir l'arche pour nous garer sur la droite là ou de nombreux scooters étaient parkés. Les "rangers" du poste de garde étant très à l'affût, nous avions beau avoir éteint le moteur et chuchoter, ils ne mirent pas longtemps avant de surgir pour nous demander de nous garer ailleurs. Nous avons coopérer et sommes revenus vers l'arche à pied une fois la moto garée. Malgré notre détermination et nos quelques foulées pour rejoindre le début de la randonnée, nous avons été poursuivis par des rangers hurlant et menaçant (matraque à la main, on ne peut pas dire que leur carrure ait quoi que ce soit de menaçant). Après 1h30 de parlementation, les rangers ne voulaient rien savoir. Nous sommes donc partis à la recherche d'un chemin qui nous mène à celui de la randonnée et nous avons trouvé !!! Voici comment s'y prendre pour les têtes de mule comme nous : - lorsque le bâtiment (poste de garde situé à droite de l'arche) se trouve sur votre gauche, continuez à marcher le long de la route en direction de la montée sur environ 50m - un petit chemin se dessine dans la jungle. Il faut franchir un petit mur de pierre instable. En le suivant vous arriverez à une antenne (cette dernière est visible depuis la route) - en suivant le chemin, vous tomberez sur le chemin officiel (en dalle) qui mène aux Love Waterfall (l'impasse figurant en blanc sur googlemap). - quand vous arrivez au chemin en dalle, prenez à gauche, c'est à dire, comme si vous reveniez vers le poste de garde. - marchez jusqu'à l'entrée du chemin de randonnée qui se situera sur votre droite, n'allez pas trop loin au risque detre à nouveau en visue des rangers (ce lien vous aidera à connaitre l'entrée : http://roadbeneathmyfeet.com/climbing-fansipan-mountain/ ) (Egalement, sachez qu'une caméra figure sous l'arche qui peut expliquer la vivacité des rangers envers les intrus qui franchissent l'arche à 5h du matin) - vous êtes sur le sentier de randonnée, vous avez échappé aux rangers rageux qui passent la nuit à guetter les malheureux courageux désireux de gravir le sommet, nous vous souhaitons bien du plaisir et n'hésitez pas à partager votre expérience, nous serons très heureux de savoir que cela ait pu servir. Dans notre cas, le ranger le plus "roquet" des deux s'était caché et à nouveau nous avons du déguerpir... définitivement.

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J Bourne reviewed Saigon City Loop
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This 9 mile circuit walk around Saigon included the landmarks I wished to see. The botanical/Zoological/amusement park was a pleasant respite from the congestion of the city. The Jade pagoda had wonderful Buddha statues and carvings. The national palace museum was interesting in it’s 1970s decor. The post office was also fun to visit. The walk had very congested traffic. The scooters went everywhere and do not obey any traffic rules. They expect to have right of way over pedestrians.

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Kent Yeatman reviewed Yen Tu Mountain Trail
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Yen Tu is generally more of a tourist spot. Quiet throughout most of the year, but the masses arrive at the start of the year for Tet. The route starts at the local parking and builds it's way through the Yen Tu Legacy Hotel and then climbs upward towards the peak. most of the route is under tree cover, with extreme humidity and muggy conditions throughout the year. The route is predominantly stairs, a little over 10 000 stairs up. Although this is not a true hike, the stairs add an aspect of difficulty to the route.

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Alexandre Larrivée reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Superbe randonné avec des points de vue sur les montagnes et les rizières en terrasse. Entrée pas évidente à voir et à l’entrée, clairement vous aller vous faire accoster par des femmes Hmong (qui sont gentille en passant par contre!) et elles s’imposent comme votre guide.

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Zoe Holmes reviewed Sa Pa to Kat Kat village
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First to Review

You have to pay 70,000 to do the loop nice waterfall though.

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Ben Lalande reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

great trail and amazing experience. we managed to make it under 5 hours. which was an unbelievable feet for ourselves. it was exhausting getting to the top but so worth it.

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Yamamoto User reviewed Yen Tu Mountain Trail
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First to Review

very good

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Veronica Sparks reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Very nice hike to see the village. Watch out for locals who will try to get you to hire them to be your guide. We ended up stopping our hike and pausing for about 15 minutes to get them to move along and stop trying to “guide” us. Very nice tour of the village.

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Veronica Sparks reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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Truly stunning!!

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Laura Blakey reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Hiking

Stunning views of Sapa, rice fields, valleys and villages. We were staying in Ta Van so followed the route down into the valley and continued on to Ta Van. Can imagine a fair portion of the route would be very slippery in the rain as lots of mud and small streams.

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Sophie Wapenaar reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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nice

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Robin Payne reviewed Sapa Valley Trail
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Hanno Stamm reviewed Mount Fanispan Trail
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HikingBugsOver grown

I am on Fansipan Trail almost every week but I am amazed at the number of people that go through huge efforts to avoid the VND 70,000 entrance fee (USD 3.00) and a few Dollars for a guide. First of all, this is stealing revenue from the local communities. Secondly, people have died on this trail. The weather can turn in minutes and people have been lost. Where it becomes ridiculous is when I find a group of hikers lost near the beginning of the trail heading to the top with no water, food, or spare clothing. Do yourselves a favour: pay the entrance fee and get a guide.

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