Fansipan Mountain
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fansipan is one of the most beautiful attractions in Sapa, It is the peak of Indochina with the elevation of 3143m
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Toughguycorry
8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We travelled to Sapa with every intention of climbing to ‘The roof of Indochina’ and climb we did.
It was awesome fun thanks to the beautiful views, a few wild animals and the odd ladder to negotiate, all soaked in the predictable tropical rainforest moisture.
We made it, loved it and truly deserved the waves and applause from those who saw us arrive at the top, knowing they had taken the easy route of 15 minutes in a cable car, not 8 hours through tropical rainforest.
Written September 4, 2022
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Travelove58
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Sep 2022 • Family
It has been raining since early morning. Couldn't see much from the cable car ride but the feeling was great as the haunting, silent heavy fog & rains at times totally engulfed the cable car as it glides slowly but steeply upwards. A serene mysterious silence in a capsule where we could see nothing outside except fog.
At mountain top, it was drizzling heavy at times ( on/off) & very chilly, very foggy. Wonderful experience being overwhelmed by the strong winds, heavy fogs & heavy drizzle all together. Unfortunately in these conditions, could not enjoy the full clear views.
Written September 10, 2022
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steelo132
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam23 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We decided at the last minute to jump on the cable car and head up to the top to get some sunshine.... Wow what a ride and what views yo take in. Sitting above the clouds the views are simply amazing and a must when in Sa Pa. Cable car is very clean and safe. We loved the experience and would highly recommend a trip even with the cost relatively high
Written January 17, 2021
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JoonaPaatalo
Turku, Finland148 contributions
Apr 2019
As I enjoy mountain climbing, the experience wasn’t astonishing to me because of summiting with a cable car. But still, it’s a cultural experience with all the Buddhist stuff along the way from the cable car station to the top (definitely take the walk not the second train!). It’s so expensive, that it’s not worth it in wintertime, when it’s always foggy and you can’t see anything. It’s also always crowded, which is not very nice.

When it comes to climbing there, the path starts from Love Waterfalls entrance. The climb is way more tough that it seems from paper, because the route goes up and down. My friend (he’s really fit) did it, but descending and ascending took total of 9 hours and he said it was the most painful climb he had done. It’s not allowed to enter the national park without a guide, but it’s easy to sneak in without one, too.
Written January 6, 2020
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dominik on the road
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May 2022 • Solo
I am an experienced hiker and tried to hike Fansipan by myself via the Lovewaterfall route (1 day hike). I was denied access to clime right at the entrance by the National Park Rangers. There seems now a national park fee to be paid. This fee needs to be paid upfront at the Sapa tourist information centre. The fee is about 1.5 million dong. That is more than double of the price of the already expensive cable car 700k dong. Alternatively is the possibility to climb with a guide/porter which might be cheaper. It’s quite a disappointment and probably not worth to come to Sapa for real hiking.
Written May 10, 2022
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Nomad_Opportunities
Siem Reap, Cambodia27 contributions
Oct 2019
Was an amazing journey to the roof of Indochina. The highest point in all of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
I had the pleasure of travelling with a group of friends from Ho Chi Minh who welcomed me and made me part of their group.
We climbed over 2 Days and 1 Night camping close to the top so we could reach the summit in time for the sunrise.
A well worthy experience for anyone who enjoys hiking or climbing.
Head to Sapa an up and coming town in the North West of Vietnam and locate a tour that will include a guide to take you up the mountain.
There are several ways to climb, all with different routes for less or more experienced climbers along with longer or shorter timescales.
Written July 14, 2020
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Vietnam Escape Tour Travel
Hanoi, Vietnam157 contributions
Aug 2022
Good thing to do in Sapa. We had free day in Sapa and the weather was good so we decided to visit Fansipan Peak. It was greate to view from above to the mountain and rice field.
It is easy, buy a ticket for mountain climbing moutain train and cable car in the town center and we could reach Fansipan Peak.
Written October 6, 2022
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paraglydingisfun
Hanoi, Vietnam7 contributions
Mar 2019
We used the cable car to go near the top so it is very accessible for a fee. There is a temple and a pagoda at the top where people can visit. There is also a tram that can bring you to the summit if you can't be bothered to walk the rest of the way or you have an option of climbing the stairs to at least acclimatize yourself, feel the wind and enjoy the view on a clear day or even when clouds are in the way. We went at 10 am so we arrived about half an hour later. It wasn't crowded at that time so we didn't had to queue for taking pictures. It was also after the harvest season so the view of the rice fields from the cable car wasn't really colorful. There are also cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops in the cable car stations. You should try it while in Sapa.
Written February 26, 2020
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Vee V
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Dec 2019 • Solo
When you’re going to a place that you haven’t heard so much of, you have low expectations. Fansipan Peak however, is off the charts. The cable car ride was completely smooth and you stop at the peak of more than 3,000 meters ASL. The place is serene and amazing. It’s you floating among a sea of clouds. The steps are a bit steep and exhausting but the view will take your breath away.

Note: not for the acrophobic nor those with weak legs
Written January 2, 2020
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Phil T
New South Wales, Australia53 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We did the train ride and cable car to the mountain top. We had option of taking a further train to the peak but we decided to do the 600 steps of walking. For those that are not fit and healthy it could be a strain on you as it can be quite steep in places. Views were magnificent even though it was cloudy at the top. On a clear day would be absolutely beautiful. Plenty of opportunities and places to rest along the way and take photos. Half a day is more than enough time spent on the adventure. Buffet feed is included afterwards and is nothing special.
Written October 8, 2020
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