Mountains in San Sả Hồ

Fansipan

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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.

Climbing

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.

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

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Fri 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
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