Rolling Route to the peak of Fansipan Mountain

Fansipan is the highest mountain in Viet Nam, located on the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. It is also the third highest mountain in Indochina, so called the "Roof of Indochina". Conquering Fansipan Peak is a desire of the backpackers around the World.

According to local language, Fansipan named “Hua Xi Pan” and meant “giant protruding stone”
Fansipan, its name means that giant protruding stone 
Fansipan, its name means that giant protruding stone
Fansipan Mountain is 3.143 meters in high, located in Lao Cai province. Fansipan is far from Sapa around 9 kilometers to the southwest, in contiguous zone of two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau in Vietnam Northwest mountain region. 
According to scientists, Fansipan Mountain was formed over 100 million years ago. Plants here have 1,680 species and 679 kinds divided into 7 groups with some very rare kinds.
 Silver waterfalls in the foot of Fansipan
Silver waterfalls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the foot of the mountain.
the road leading to the top of Fansipan 
Serpentine and winding road leading to the top of Fansipan.
Fansipan's peak has always been a meeting point for many climbers, explorers and many visitors who are enthusiastic in conquering nature. Nothing is more than being tried our best to conquer a majestic mountain. Climbing Fansipan, you will feel clearly that "Life is a journey, not a destination". Touching your foot to Fansipan mountain top with many clouds covering is so interesting, how happy you will feel when enjoying the spectacular sight right under your feet. And if you have the opportunity to stay overnight at this Sapa attraction, you would see a sky full of stars.

There are 3 main routes to conquer Fansipan:
  1. The longest road (about 37 kilometers of mountain road) from Cat Cat village of Sapa at altitude of 1.245 meters. This route will be extremely admirable if you go to in September, when the terraced fields tinged with yellow color. However, this is a journey only for those who have good stamina.
  2. The most steepest route is started from Sin Chai village at altitude of 1.260 meters (about 25 kilometers).
  3. The shortest route (16 kilometers) less dangerous but still beautiful though less than other two above routes. It starts Tram Ton (entrance of Hoang Lien Son National Park) at an altitude of 1.934 meters. This route is selected by many amateur climbers, normal tourists because of less dangerous and less time-consuming. If you go fast, you could go to and back in one day, or at most 2 days 1 night)
The most appropriate time for climbing is from September late year to March next year. However, the road to Fansipan is the most beautiful at the end of February, when the flowers start blooming on mountain.
slope and dangerous route into the journey to the peak 
Slope and dangerous route, backpackers have to hire local guide.

See more Sapa informations :
some slope and slippery road in fansipan mountain 
There are some slope and slippery road
be careful in the highest points in the mountain 
When you climb over high point of 2,800 meters of Fansipan,
the road is very difficult to climb because of high slope and deep pools,
you should have to use a ladder to pass. It includes a lot of potential danger to visitors.

brightly sunlight in the peak 
The sun is shining brightly bring unique beauty for the mountain top.
 A ocean of cloud in the peak of Fansipan
The further up near the top, the cloud covers almost the entire ridge,
revealing a stunning scene like paradise.

the Mountain's top is revealed among the sky of cloud 
A Mountain top is revealed among the ocean of cloud
like an island located between the mighty ocean.
Colorful flowers blossom in Fansipan 
Many types of flowers boom on the way to the mountain top
 The roof of Indochina - the highest point of Mt. Hoang Lien Son
And this is the Roof of Indochina.


Best time to come to Fansipan

The best season to conquer Fansipan is from the end of September to the end of April. Among them, the most beautiful and most appropriate are October and November, the weather is cool, with a little sunshine and not too cold. However, the weather in Fansipan is also quite unusual, maybe in the middle of the brilliant sunny yellow mountain, but when you go up another section, you are lost in the clouds and drizzle, but if you're lucky, you will admire the wonderful natural phenomena such as double rainbow.

Therefore, if you come to Sapa only for the purpose of conquering Fansipan, please go in October and November. If combined with sightseeing and learning about other aspects of Sapa, go at the end of September to the end April.

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