Fansipan expedition - Quest for White-throated and Pale-throated Wren-babbler

Short birding tours
Sa Pa - Fansipan mt
5 days
Luxury hotel and camping
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The world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from the northern Lao Cai Province’s Sapa Town to Fansipan peak has been operated in 2016. This help us to get the roof of Indochina easily, from there we will have the best chance to seek out the two mysterious endemics White-throated Wren-babbler and Pale-throated Wren-babbler.

This special itinerary offer fully including tour with our professional bird guiding service, transportation, cable car ticket, porters, meals and entrance fee.

The tour cost is base on group size, please contact us for more detail

Day 1: Arrival / transfer to Sa Pa 

The expedition begins at Hanoi airport. We will transfer drive to Sa Pa via new express way in northwestern Vietnam, it takes about 7 hours.

Overnight at Victoria Sa Pa resort

Days 2 & 3: Two nights camping
Take the new cable car to the top of the mountain for 2 nights camping. We start our explorations today by descending from the top at 3,142m and birding on the way down to base camp at Tram Ton (2,100m). Within 3 full days we look for the two mega-specialities, White-throated Wren-Babbler and Pale-throated Wren-Babbler, as well as many other interesting birds in this little-visited part of the country. We also able to see many Himalayan bird species including Hill Partridge, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, White-tailed Nuthatch, Bar-throated (Chestnut-tailed) and Red-tailed Minlas, Blue-winged Siva, Red-billed Leiothrix, White-browed and Golden-breasted Fulvettas, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Black-faced, Scaly, Red-winged, Silver-eared, White-browed Laughingthrushes, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Fulvettas and Golden Parrotbill, Sickle-billed Scimitar Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, White-browed Bush Robins, White Browed Shortwing, Green-tailed and Black-throated Sunbirds.

Day 4: Down hill

After some final birding we descend to foothill area, birding at Silver waterfall (Thac Bac) where we seek for White-capped Water Redstart, Little Forktail

Return to Sa Pa and overnight at our luxury hotel Victoria

Day 5: Birding Ham Romg garden - Transfer to Ha Noi

Morning birding at Ham Rong orchid garden where we hope to see many common birds such as Black-headed Greenfinch, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Hill Prinia, lot of different winter phylloscopus warblers. Afternoon drive to Ha Noi, tour ends at Ha Noi airport

Birds of Fansipan