At the height of 3143m, Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and also known as “the Roof of Indochina”.
It belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range, located in the northwest of Vietnam and lying in the border of two provinces: Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Its name which is pronounced roughly by local people as "Hua Xi Pan" means "the tottery giant rock". The mountain was formed about 100 million years ago. Fansipan which has varied topography is the home of about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. Although it is just about 9km to the southwest of Sapa Town, it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back.
Views on Hoang Lien Son mountain
Conquest of Fansipan is dream of many professional climbers as well as adventurous travelers when they come to Vietnam. A successful conquest is very meaningful to every traveler. You will need to buy tickets at about VND 40000 to visit Hoang Lien National Park, where the Fansipan is located, and you can ask the rangers for instructions and advices before the climb. It is recommended to trek up Fansipan with your friends or a tour guide as make the trip seem shorter and give assistance in case of incidents.
climb to Fansipan peak
On way to Fansipan peak
Have meal on way to Fansipan peak