Fansipan Mountain

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Fansipan Mountain is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula. With the altitude of 3,143m above sea level, the mountain is located in the center of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. The flora is relatively diverse in Fansipan. The mountain is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourist spots in Vietnam. There are 1,680 plant species divided into 679 families of 7 groups, many of which belong to rare and precious group. Below the foothills is home to the rice, jackfruit... with relatively dense density, creating beautiful sights, namely Coc Leu (Coc Gao), Coc San (Coc Mit)... Up to the altitude of 700m is tropical belt with dense primitive forests and tangled vines. Above 700m concentrates the gymnosperms, for instance, Pomu (Fujian cypress in English). There are many trees owning the height of around 50-60m with several hundred years old. Pomu has been dubbed as the gold mines of Lao Cai province. On the journey to discover Fansipan in Sapa tours, tourists will be immersed in the wonderful scenery.

Fansipan Mountain

Fansipan Peak

Fortunately, climbing Fansipan is basic, there is no rough condition that requires ropes or technical climbing skills. Walking through the forest at this point (when you just started the climb) is kind of joyful. The first few kilometers offer a fair amount of descending and a few river crossings, with beautiful landscape and comfortable weather. Lunch stop at Camp No. 1 will be your first target. Aside from the first stop, there are no designated rest stops along the way until trekkers reach the second camp, not to mention the climb increases in steepness and technicality after Camp No. 1. Hence, try to pack yourself with enough energy. During the second path, you will have to climb ladders, balance on small footrests and handgrisps while traversing across rock faces. There would be a few tricky situations to conquer. But there are always magnificent view of nature for your soul, as you keep climbing higher, it gets better view and your goal appears slowly to your eyes. Reaching Camp No.2, you can rest through the night, spending quality time setting bonfire with new friends who are climbing too. Camp No. 2 had same 10 rooms sharing a tin roof. Sleeping bags are provided inside each room. However, toilets are communal, there is no electricity and only a few taps. Early in the next morning, about 3AM, you may start heading to the summit for sunrise at about 5:15AM.

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Cable car to Fansipan Mountain

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Fansipan is considered as the Roof of Vietnam and Indochina. Standing between heaven and earth, the mountain has challenged any climbing enthusiasts. Journey to conquer Fansipan Mountain will certainly be one of the unforgettable experiences for any tourists. Fansipan significantly contributes to promote image of Sapa travel to international friends.