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Himalayan birds at Fansipan Mt.

Black-faced Laughingthrush, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Manipur Fulvetta, Saphire Flycatcher, Little Forktail, White-tailed Nuthatch, Black-headed Greenfinch, Yuhinas

Habitats Covered: High Mountain Forest, Pine forest, Scrubs

Accommodation :  Comfortable hotel at Sa Pa town and camping on mountain.  Golden-breasted Fulvetta

Photographic Opportunities: March - June is excellent

Excellent Months  & Climate:  March – June / 12-200 C. 

Destination:    Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi

Duration:   5 days 

Bird leader: Bui Duc Tien

The cost of the tour: Please contact us


Location and Bird Highlight:        

Sa Pa > Black-headed Green Finch, Black-throated Tit, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Hill Prinia, Warblers, Short-billed Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail

Fansipan mountain > Black-faced Laughingthrush, White-browed Fulvetta, Stripe-throated Yuhina, White-browed Bush Robin, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Bar-throated Minla, Green-tailed Sunbird, Golden Parrotbil, White-collared Yuhina, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Manipur Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Sapphire Flycatcher, Mrs.Gould’s and Black-throated Sunbird, Blue-winged Siva, Red-tailed Minla, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Whiskered Yuhina, White-browed Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Great Barbet, Chestnut-vented and Chestnut-bellied and White-tailed and Beautiful Nuthatch, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Little Forktail, White-caped Water Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Ashy-throated and Black-faced and Davision Warbler.

The Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi - Sapa

Meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai airport or Hotel in Hanoi, drive to Sapa (5,5 hours), check in hotel then birding and photography around the town and Ham Rong mountain for Black-headed Greenfinch, Black-throated Tit, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Rufous-winged Fulvetta. Sapa is small town on mountain (1600m above sea level), a tourist hot spot.

Meals:  L / D.   Accommodation:  Good hotel at Sapa town

Day  2:    Sapa - Fansipan (Camping on Fansipan Mt)

After breakfast,take a trip to top of Fansipan mountain (3143m) by cable car to near the top, walk up to the top for some souvenir picture on top of Indochina. Come back and follow the trail going down to 2.800m point (Camping place), birding and photo along the way down for Black-faced Laughingthrush, White-browed Fulvetta, Stripe-throated and White-collared Yuhina, Green-tailed Sunbird, Chestnut-headed Tesia, White-browed Bush Robin, Golden Parrotbill, Warblers, Rosefinches, Mountain Tailorbird, Hill Prinia, Scimitar Babblers, Wren Babblers, Shortwing.

Meals:  B / L / D.   Accommodation: Camping at 2.800m (camping materials, sleep bag, food, water supplied by local guide and porters)

Day 3:   Camping on Fansipan Mt (2.200m).

Birding in early morning before breakfast, then follow the trail slowly going down for birding and photo till end of the day for Woodpecker, Minivets, Laughingthrushes, Wablers,Fulvettas. Picnic lunch on the way.

Meals:  B / L / D.   Accommodation: Camping at 2.200m – Camping place (Camping material, sleep bag, food, water supplied by local guide and porters)

Day 4: Fansipan Mt –Sapa

After breakfast, birding and photo to Tram Ton – end of the trail (ranger station – 1920m) for many species; Nuthatches, Yuhinas, Minlas, Wablers (residents and migrations), Flycatchers, Fulvettas, Tits, Parrotbill, Sunbirds,

Meals:  B / L / D.   Accommodation: very good hotel at Sapa town

Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi’s Airport

After early breakfast, going to Silver waterfall for Little Forktail, White-capped Water Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redsart, Small Niltava, Whiskered Yuhina. Lunch then check out, leave Sapa for Noi Bai airport for departure flight.

Meals:  B / L .   Overnight: None

Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner         



- Bird guide with equipments

- Local guide and porter

- Vehicle with fuel and driver + pick up follow itinerary above

- Park entrance fees

- Fee for cable car to go up the top of muontain

- Travel insurance (Domestic travel insurance by Petro Vietnam Insurance company for during 5 days you stay in Vietnam)

- Accommodations base share twin bed room for 4 nights (2 people in a room).

- Camping material

- Food and water for drink.

Excluded :

  • Drinks, sightseeing, Souvenirs, other personal need, extra program, tips for local services.


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