Putaleng Mount Trekking

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Putaleng is the third highest peak among the highest mountains in Vietnam. Its cool streams and ancient mossy forests are perhaps the trademark that no other mountain can compare. Visiting Putaleng is also a chance to savor unique specialties such as forest bamboo shoots, giant frog legs, and other dishes that are unforgettable to those who have tasted them.

Putaleng can be considered the quintessential mountain for the lush forest terrain of Northern Vietnam. Experience the journey of conquering the highest and most challenging peak in Vietnam with a Putaleng mountain climbing tour.

Reasons to book Putaleng Mountain Trek

01. Impressive Elevation: At an impressive altitude of 3049m, the third highest mountain peak in Vietnam offers breathtaking views and a thrilling climbing experience for adventure seekers.

02. Mysterious and Pristine Forest: The mountain peak is surrounded by a pristine virgin forest with diverse vegetation, moss, and ancient tree trunks covered with earth, providing a unique and eerie atmosphere.

03. Scenic Waterfalls and Streams: Mountain climbing in the area is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful waterfalls and streams in Vietnam, which offer stunning views and a serene environment.

04. Magnificent Rhododendron Bloom: Visitors who plan their trip in March and April can witness the spectacular bloom of rhododendrons, which is considered the most beautiful in Vietnam and a breathtaking natural wonder.



Meals: None

Overnight: On the sleeper bus

You can catch the bus at the airport, so it is recommended that you book a flight to Noi Bai that arrives before 10:30 PM. Buses depart daily, and you can either go to Sapa before or stay in Sapa after the trekking tour.

Day 1: DAY 1 – SAPA – HO THAU

  • 4:00 AM: Arrive in Sapa, you can tak a walk to our office at 025 Thác Bac str.
  • 6:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at a restaurant in Sapa and leave behind unnecessary items (Vietnamese Pho)
  • 6:30 AM: Your guide will brief you on the itinerary and provide instructions for the journey.
  • 7:00 AM: Depart for the trekking point at Ho Thau, approximately 60km from Sapa.
  • 9:00 AM: Arrive at the trekking point, hand over your belongings to the porter. The journey begins.
  • 12:00 PM: Take a break and have lunch at Thao Qua Valley.
  • 4:00 PM: Arrive at the first camping site, Ho Thau Camp, rest, and prepare for dinner.
  • 6:30 PM: Have dinner, socialize with other members of the group, and enjoy the peaceful mountainous atmosphere. Spend the night in a windproof wooden hut with blankets and thermal insulation mats.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Wooden hut


  • 5:30 AM: Wake up, enjoy breakfast, and savor a cup of hot coffee or ginger tea.
  • 6:30 AM: Begin the final trek to conquer the summit.
  • 9:30 AM: Arrive at the Pu Ta Leng Peak, rest, take pictures, check-in and admire the scenery on the mountaintop. Then return to the camping site.
  • 12:30 PM: Have lunch at the hut, pack up your belongings and move on to the second camping site, Ta Leng Camp.
  • 4:00 PM: Arrive at the camping site, rest, and have dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Wooden hut


  • 5:30 AM: Wake up early to catch the sunrise and have breakfast.
  • 6:30 AM: Pack your personal belongings and continue trekking for over 6 hours to reach the center of Ta Leng Commune.
  • 12:45 PM: Take a break, have lunch, then head back to Sapa.
  • 4:00 PM: Arrive in Sapa and board the bus back to Hanoi
  • 10:00PM: You will arrive in Hanoi, the bus will drop you at the 5 Tran Nguyen Han, Hanoi. End of the trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (None Dinner)

Overnight: None

Difficulty 7/10

The Putaleng Mount Trekking tour is rated 7 out of 10 in difficulty, which is considered moderately challenging. The tour involves trekking for three days and two nights, with the final trek to the summit being the most challenging part of the journey. The trek also requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance due to the steep inclines and high altitude. However, the tour is suitable for adventurous individuals who are looking for a unique and rewarding experience, and the breathtaking views and serene environment make it all worth it.

Good to know

Price for a private tour

1 Pax: $386/per person
2 - 3 Pax: $310/per person
4 - 5 Pax: $220/per person
6 - 7 Pax: $195/per person
8 - 10 Pax: $190/per person

Pick Up

Bus From Hanoi to Sapa

Drop Off


The tour will include

  • A 45-seat sleeper bus between Hanoi and Sapa.
  • All meals for 3 days
  • Drinking water: an 1.5ml bottle is provided at the start (water will be supplemented along the trek).
  • A porter to carry the team's equipment and personal belongings.
  • Accommodation on the mountain.
  • A traditional foot soak herbal bath service
  • Mountaineering equipment including:
  • Gloves, snacks.
  • A Putaleng conquest medal.
  • NOTE: Those who are already in Sapa will be refunded 200.000VND/person/way for transportation from Hanoi to Sapa.

The tour will NOT include

  • Tip porter and tour guide.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Dinner on the last day

Things you should bring

  • Raincost
  • Trekking shoes (high-top ones are the best) provide a comfortable and snug fit with a good grip sole.
  • Clothing for the 3-day-2-night mountain trek:
    • 2 long pants (preferably quick-drying) and 1 long-sleeved shirt (preferably a thin windbreaker) to wear while trekking.
    • 3-4 T-shirts
    • A warm, thick jacket for the evenings in the camp.
    • A super-thin wool or down jacket to wear while sleeping.
    • A pair of beekeeper slippers to wear at the campsite.
    • A scarf (not a woolen one) to prevent cold and easy to dry when wet.
    • 3-5 pairs of long, thick socks (avoid low-cut ones).
    • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, and personal hygiene items.
  • Heat retention patch, personal medication, and identification documents.

Our convenience & note

🔉*Bonuses: If you have a hotel in Sapa, I highly recommend you leave your luggage there, if you don't have a hotel in Sapa you can leave your luggage at our store room at 9 AM and the shower is available after the tour

How Private Tour Works

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Handpicked Accommodation (Homestay)
Best location & price

Flexible Meal Plan
Tickle your taste buds

Private Guide and Car
Hassle-free tour experience

Adjust the physical activity
We can adjust the difficulty of all of our hikes to your wishes and abilities.

Responsive Customer Service
24/7 care

How A Group Tour Works

It’s a great way to meet people The tour offers the chance to meet new friends and acquaintances, in some cases, from all over the globe

Lower price and FUNE
If you are looking to save money, a group tour is definitely the best way to do that

We make it FUN and SAFE
Travelling alone can be a little daunting. There are many people who feel the pull of last-minute solo holidays. With new friends, you will feel happier and time will pass faster.
All of the details are sorted out for you!
Whether you are travelling alone, or simply prefer the convenience of not having to spend an age online deciding where to stay and which route to take, group travel tours can be a complete lifesaver

Cancellation Policy

  • 7+ days prior tour start date: 100% reimbursement of the tour price (no cancellation charges)
  • 6 to 2-days prior tour start date: 25% reimbursement of the tour price
  • 1 day prior or same day of tour start date: no reimbursement

Why Us?

Trekking Tour Sapa owned by a team of Hmong ethnic minorities in Sapa. We use our local knowledge to create hiking, trekking, and motorbike tours for those wanting to discover the best and most beautiful areas of Sapa. We were born and raised in this region which helps us to show you places that many companies else may not be able to provide.

Locally & Minority Owned
Benefiting the local Black H’mong and neighboring ethnic tribal people.

Get the real Sa Pa Experience.

Ethical Tribal Visits
Preserving the culture of the H’mong and other ethnic minority peoples.

See the beauty of Sapa and help to preserve its beauty for generations to come.

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We did the six hour trekking tour with Xee through the stunning rice terraces in Sa Pa. An experience that we undoubtedly never forget. Xee is a very nice and good englisch-speaking guy who explained a lot and gave information about the region. We recommend the tour with Xee without limitations!
 Miho Tamura
Miho Tamura
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Trekking Through Rice Terraced Fields - 1Day​に参加しました。思っていたよりもがっつりトレッキングでしたが、山の中を歩くからこその素晴らしい景色でした。ガイドのシンさんはとてもジェントルマンで、トレッキング初心者の私にもとても親切にサポートしてくださいました。とても素晴らしい経験になりました。
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This was my favourite hike I have done so far in Sapa! It was amazingly unique. Sapa I’m unlike anywhere else I have seen in Vietnam. Sinh, our tour guide, spoke very good English. He was very knowledgeable in Sapa history and cultures. Bonus is that he was very kind and funny! I would recommend this tour for anybody who wants to see the unique sapa landscape! It is an excellent value for the price.
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After some easy and effective communication with Sinh to organise this trek, our local guide La met us at our hotel at 9am to get started. The trek was fantastic with La giving us insight into the local minorities, whilst taking us on the road less travelled and moving through the rice fields and villages. We came across very few other tourists as La wanted to take us on the quieter roads/paths. This meant that we saw small villages, families and the way of living. It felt very insightful and was very interesting. As we travelled further, taking in the beautiful scenery we stopped for lunch and enjoyed some fried noodles and vegetables. We finished the tour after crossing a river and visiting another local minority village which was a lot busier and seemed to be where a lot of the tourists went. However, La took as away from the main tracks and we took in the last of the beautiful views before being picked up and taken back to our hotel. This was a brilliant experience! Thank you to La!
Jp Sonny S
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We did a very nice 1 day rice field trekking tour with Sinh and his brother. Beginning of the tour was quite challeging but very fun. We got lot of information about the rice fields, area and the minority people. Lunch and sone water was included. Make sure you have good hiking shoes and some clothing for rain.
Jp F
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We enjoyed the trek with Sinh and his brother. We hiked through corn fields, went over barbed wire fences, crossed streams and balanced our way across muddy rice terraces. Our shoes were dirty compared to other tourists taking tours from other companies... and that's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Sinh (and baby brother) for the fun experience. Tip: Wear trekking shoes with good grip!
John Doe
John Doe
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The trek was a challenging and an overall exciting experience. We went across a path that was least travelled.The guide was well informed and went a steady pleasant pace. Really loved every aspect of it.
James Brook
James Brook
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I was Invited to go to Sapa and enjoy the trip organized by Sinh. Expecting nothing as I had heard so many review on how Sapa is boring, I was shocked and amazed by the scenery of Sapa Sinh showed us through the tour. All the terraced rice field, the H’mong children smile, the sky, the cloud and much more than that totally rocks my mind. I am 100% sure that this is the Sapa I was looking for. Natural, untouched, beautiful and ... I guess you will have to discover that by yourself with Sinh (don’t wanna be a spoiler). Pls come and enjoy! Sinh is so far the best Sapa tour guide you need while staying in Sapa! Thank you Sinh, wish you and your family all the best wishes in the future!
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Great communication with agency. Guide was hands on, showed great knowledge of the area. Paid close attention to his customers and conditions during trekking. Spoke fairly good English. Would highly recommend!
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We hiked 2 days one night with Tzu, Sinh's sister. We traveled several villages and slept in a cottage in Ta Van. Tzu is an amazing guide. She answers all our questions in excellent English. We had a great time with him. Thank you for sharing your culture with so passion. We recommand this tour for sure. Isabelle et Michel
Paula E
Paula E
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Sometimes when traveling it is difficult to receive an authentic and true experience when going with a guide, but with Sinh it is truly going on an adventure with a long time friend. He was able to accommodate the trip and make it even more enjoyable than expected. I also loved how up front he was with everything and we did not have any surprises regarding trip details. We got to practice some Vietnamese, English and Spanish. He is very sweet and knowledgeable about Sapa and the surrounding areas and he really enjoyed sharing his culture with us. Thank you Sinh for making our experience in Sapa better than we could have hoped. Thank you!
Mathieu R
Mathieu R
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Trekking with Sinh was by far the highlight of our stay in Sapa. Sinh is a Hmong guide and while you walk, he will teach you the culture of the different indigenous people of the Sapa valley. As guide he is always trying to give you the best experience and make sure you are safe (rocks are often slippery) Sinh will adapt to all kind of needs. You can do a small trek or, like us, a one day 20km trek. You can even do homestay in a village. You can't go wrong with Sinh
Shenay R
Shenay R
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We had a great 6 hour village trek. He is very friendly & helpful, also good English. Great adventure & learned many things! 🙂 He even ran back to the village to buy us raincoats when it rained, thank you!

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