Mountains in San Sả Hồ


19,665 people have been here

Fansipan or Fan Si Pan (Phan Xi Păng in Vietnamese pronunciation (·info)) is a mountain in Vietnam, the highest in Indochina, at 3,143 metres (10,312 ft). It is located in the Lào 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 ecotourist 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.


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 few guides will take tourists on the round trip in a single day.

A very small village is located at around 1,500 m (4,920 ft) where accommodation and food is offered. Further up, at 2,800 m (9,190 ft), is an overnight camp. Most booked trips will include the use of these facilities in their price should they be required.

External links

Post a comment
Tips & Hints
Arrange By:
Vivian V
22 February 2016
The cable car bringing all the tourists definitely took away from accomplishing the hike..
hiryati s
28 December 2015
make sure u bring ur rain coat n dont put too much expectations on the view upon reaching summit
Load more comments

11.8km from Unnamed Road, Tân Uyên, Lai Châu, Vietnam

Get directions
Open hours
Sun 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Mon 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Fansipan (Phan Xi Păng (Fansipan)) on Foursquare

Fansipan on Facebook

Hotels nearby

See all hotels See all
Q Sapa Hotel

starting $39

Vista Sapa Hotel

starting $31

Scenery Hotel Sapa

starting $11

Sapa Sky Hotel

starting $6

Catcat Garden Hotel

starting $30

Cat Cat View Hotel

starting $23

Recommended sights nearby

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
Fansipan Cable Car

Fansipan Cable Car - as of May 11, 2013, cable car to the top of

Similar tourist attractions

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
One Tree Hill, New Zealand

One Tree Hill (or Maungakiekie in Māori) is a 182 metre volcanic peak

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a hill at Glastonbury, Somerset, England, which

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on earth in terms of area covered and

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Twin Peaks (San Francisco)

The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark

See all similar places