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Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina”

duongmy
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Known as the top tourist destination in Vietnam, the name “Fansipan Mountain Sapa” is nothing strange to tourists, especially backpackers. Today, Sun Getaways Travel would like to introduce all about Fansipan Mountain. Let’s figure it out!

Fansipan Mountain Sapa - Top Guides to Conquer "The Roof Of Indochina" - Sun Getaways Travel
Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina” – Sun Getaways Travel

Fansipan Mountain Introduction

Located at a height of 3.143 meters, Fansipan Mountain Sapa is the highest mountain in Indochina. Moreover, travelers and backpackers consider this mountain a challenge to conquer. 

Known as the Roof of Indochina, Fansipan Mountain Sapa is also called by the local name “Hủa Xi Pan” – which means a big steep stone. In the mountain peak, tourists will see a milestone marking your victory when successfully conquering “The Roof of Indochina”.

Fansipan Mountain Sapa Travel Guides

Location

Fansipan Moutain is situated in the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. It is about 9 kilometers from Sapa town. The mountain has a height of 3,143 meters compared to the sea level. Furthermore, Fansipan is also known as the highest mountain in Indochina.

How to get to Sapa Fansipan Mountain?

How to get to Fansipan Mountain from Sapa? To reach Fansipan Mountain peak from Sapa, there are two main ways that people usually choose: Fansipan hiking and taking cable cars.

By hiking/trekking

Fansipan Mountain Sapa - Top Guides to Conquer "The Roof Of Indochina" - Sun Getaways Travel
Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina” – Sun Getaways Travel

On the way from Sapa to Fansipan Mountain, hiking or trekking to the Fansipan mountaintop will not be a good option for fainthearted people. This way only suits backpackers and brave people who would like to conquer the peak. The journey of trekking will take about 2-3 days to get to the peak, so it requires travelers to prepare carefully and ensure that they have good health conditions to accomplish the route.

Although you have to spend a lot of time and energy to get to the peak, this is the best way to discover the natural beauty and have a deep vision of the Sapa forest and mountain. Besides, you will obtain the opportunity to explore the diversity of floras and faunas here.

By cable cars

Fansipan Mountain Sapa - Top Guides to Conquer "The Roof Of Indochina" - Sun Getaways Travel
Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina” – Sun Getaways Travel

Another way to reach the Sapa Peak without trying is to take a cable car. You need to take the mountain train from Sapa to Fansipan Station. This is not only the safest way for you but also an ideal method to admire the marvelous panorama of Sapa mountain and forest. Let’s get to Muong Hoa Valley and buy a cable car ticket to “fly” to Fansipan Peak! The ticket fee is roughly 800,000 VND per adult. Children between 1 and 1.4 meters tall will pay 550,000 VND/ticket and children under 1.4 meters tall can get into the cable car free.

Find more information: How to Get to Sapa Vietnam? Best Travel Guide and Tips for Tourists

Best time to visit

Tourists can visit Fansipan Mountain all seasons of the year. However, you should refer to the below time to ensure the weather is good for exploring Fansipan:

  • Spring in March is the best because the atmosphere is quite pleasant. The average temperature ranges from 15-20°C. Moreover, this is the period when flowers are in bloom and the landscapes are stunning. However, you should avoid traveling between April and May due to the foggy and normally rainy days.
  • Summertime in June and August is highly recommended for tourists to visit. The air will be warmer with the average temperature from 20°C to 25°C, which is incredible for hiking and trekking to the Fansipan mountain top. Nevertheless, it would be best if you did not go trekking in July because fog and rain will make trails muddy.
  • September and November are considered the ideal times in the Autumn season to visit Fansipan. The sky is clear and the temperature is not too cool, about 15-20°C. This is the most beautiful time of the year when the Sapa scenery turns to different colors of flowers and vibrant yellow leaves. Late October to November you may experience some rain.
  • In winter, travelers should go to Fansipan Mountain in December and February. The atmosphere will be quite cold and the average temperatures will be around 5-10°C. The fog and rain will be denser. Although not many people visit Sapa this time, the view will make those who come due to the white snow covering every corner of Fansipan. If you would like to witness the picturesque Sapa beauty, remember to bring warm clothes!
Fansipan Mountain Sapa - Top Guides to Conquer "The Roof Of Indochina" - Sun Getaways Travel
Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina” – Sun Getaways Travel
  • Contact us via Sun Getaways Facebook or call via the hotline at +84 974.381.597 to get the best schedule for your Sapa tour. Follow these posts to get the details if you want to:

Find more information: Sapa Vietnam in March, Sapa Vietnam in November, and Sapa Vietnam in September

What to Explore in Fansipan Moutain Sapa?

Hence, what to discover when traveling to Fansipan Mountain? There are a few amazing things you can list on your itinerary.

Go hiking/trekking

The first activity you should not miss is to go hiking/trekking to Fansipan Mountain. You can build a group of people and go on a trip together. During the road, you will realize how beautiful and livable Sapa habitats are. Also, your group will pass by beautiful flower forests and terraced rice fields, and gain more knowledge of floras and faunas here. This is an authentic experience for travelers when visiting Sapa. Hence, do not ignore this activity if you decide to go on a trip to Fansipan!

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Taste local delicacies

Second, trying local specialties is a must-try thing for tourists to Sapa generally and Fansipan particularly. With diversity in ethnic minorities, there are a lot of local foods for you to try such as Thang Co, five-color sticky rice, grilled meats, etc.

Admire the summit view and check in

When getting to the mountain top, there is a famous Fansipan summit for people to check in. It is like a milestone marking the victory of travelers who successfully conquered the highest mountain in Indochina. From the summit, you will see the most stunning view like living in a fairy world with a thousand dense clouds. Moreover, you can see the whole view of Sapa town, green mountains and forest.

Fansipan Mountain Sapa - Top Guides to Conquer "The Roof Of Indochina" - Sun Getaways Travel
Fansipan Mountain Sapa – Top Guides to Conquer “The Roof Of Indochina” – Sun Getaways Travel

Especially, if you are lucky enough, let’s visit the mountain peak at the sunset and sunrise moment! You will not believe in your eyes due to its unbelievable views. Plus, do not forget to take some photos to save memories for the trip.

Try Muong Hoa funicular rides

Near Fansipan Mountain, Muong Hoa Valley is also another famous name listed on the top tourist attraction list in Sapa. In the valley, you can try experiencing Muong Hoa funicular to watch the natural beauty, then get to Fansipan cable car station in about 6 minutes. Plus, it will save a lot of time as well as a comfortable vibe for you to breathe the fresh air.

Travel Tips

Here are some tips we would like to share with you before visiting Fansipan Mountain Sapa:

  • You should start your journey to Fansipan Sapa Vietnam early to catch the sunrise and sunset moment. Moreover, do not forget to wear layers, and bring water/snacks to keep warm and recharge your energy!
  • Do not throw trash on the road! You should bring your trash with you and respect the environment.
  • Because the Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina, so you should go slow to acclimatize if feeling breathless at altitude during the road leading to the peak.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have just shared with you all the information about Fansipan Sapa Vietnam. We hope that you will get the most beautiful moments on the mountain peak and enjoy a perfect trip. Moreover, do not forget to take beautiful photos and check in at the Fansipan summit to keep the evidence that you used to here and conquer the Fansipan very well.

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