Fansipan Mountain


Fansipan Mountain is located 9km south¬west of Sa Pa in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains. It is the highest peak (3,143m) of the Indochina Peninsula. From a distance, it’s very difficult to see clearly Fansipan, even in a clear day.Fansipan Mountain

The Hoang Lien National Park is a grandiose natural museum with an abundant flora of 1,680 species of 679 families, including over 700 endemic ones. At the foot of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain is a population of cotton, jackfruit and coi trees. Going up further, there are thick primeval forests of creepers and conifers such as po-mu, firs, hemlocks, lieu sam, arrow woods, yews, yellow sandal-woods, etc. Along the paths, there are a lot of orchids and do quyen flowers.


Fansipan or Fan Si Pan is a mountain in Vietnam, the highest in Indochina, at 3 143 m. It is located in the Lao Cai province in Northwest Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Fansipan is dubbed “the Roof of Indochina”; it is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourism spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.

The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950 to 1 000m), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain. It can be climbed in a steep and fairly strenuous hike.

At this landmark, you can have a panorama of all directions and take photos in joy and pride that you have conquered the roof of Indochina.


Climbing Fansipan
Tour companies in the area will arrange hikes to the summit taking from one to three days. Most will recommend taking the two- or three-day options and guides who will take tourists on the round trip in a single day are few and far between.

A very small village is located at around 1 500 m where accommodation and food is offered. Further up, at 2 800 m, is an overnight camp. Most booked trips will include the use of these facilities in their price should they be required.

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