Conquest of Fansipan is dream of many professional climbers as well as adventurous travelers when they come to Vietnam. (Read more about Climbing the Fansipan).

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The Mount Fasipan is located in Lao Cai province, about 9km southwest of Sapa town. It belongs lớn the mountain range Hoang Lien Son, located in the northwest of Vietnam and lying in the border of two provinces: Lao Cai và Lai Chau.

What lớn See

Fauna & Flora

The flora in Fansipan is so diverse with 1,680 species of plants, some in which are rare và able to lớn be found only here. Hence, the mountain is an appealing natural attraction for any tourists, especially the ones who are interested in botany.


Types of plants vary depending on altitude: the foot of the mountain is home to jackfruit tree, cốt tông tree (bombax ceiba), pterocarya; while the area lower than700m are covered by vast rainforest with tangled vines; from 700m khổng lồ more than 2000m is the land of gymnosperms (seed-bearing plants) like fokienia, pine tree; and from 2,800m lớn the peak is home to short phyllostachy (25-30cm high), and some species of the genus rose, chrysanthemums and so on. Besides, climbers can see beautiful orchids, drodohendrons và wild flowers along the way lớn the peak, especially in spring.

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Water fall

There are a number of waterfalls lying around the foot of the Mount Fansipan lượt thích Cat Cat, Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall), Thac Lanh (Cold Waterfall), Thac si Rong (Dragon Jaw Waterfall) or on the way to lớn conquer the peak like Thac Tinh Yeu (Love Waterfall). These waterfalls are ideal resting places for climbers after a long journey as well as nice places for photo taking.

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When khổng lồ Visit

September to lớn the next March is good time for mountain climbing here. However, it would be great if one can make the conquest at the kết thúc of February, when flowers on the mountain blossom.

How to Get There

From Hanoi, tourists should catch an overnight train Hanoi – Sapa (333km) which arrives in Lao Cai province in the early next morning. After that, tourists go to lớn Sapa from Lao Cai (38km) by car or public bus. At Sapa town, as planned, tourists go to lớn Tram Ton, cat Cat or Sin Chai to begin the conquest of Fansipan.

Useful Information

Location: Núi Fansipan, Sapa Best for: Couple, Solo Entrance: miễn phí Hours: All hours Distance to đô thị center: 8.0km (5.0 mi)