Fansipan Mountain

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  • Address: Fansipan, Sa Pa, Lai Chau, Vietnam
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure

Fansipan Mountain - Review

Sa Pa is bordered by the scenic mountain range. And the one that will definitely grab your eyes is Fansipan Mountain. It has a height of about 3,143 meter. That’s why, it is considered as the highest range in Indochina and has definitely proved itself as the true muse for all hikers and trekkers. If you love hiking,then you should definitely not miss out the chance to explore its hiking trails. However, reaching the peak of the mountain will take you around 3 days. But you can still explore the mountain. Many local tour guides are there who organize trekking tours to this mountain. Get in touch with one of them and enjoy a thrilling trekking session in early morning hours in Sa Pa. 

Fansipan Mountain Information

  • This trekking is recommended only for skilled hikers.
  • Wear hiking shoes.
  • Carry minimum baggage as you need to trek for a long hour.

Fansipan Mountain Opening and Closing Hours

  • Morning hours are usually recommended.

How To reach Fansipan Mountain by Public Transport

  • By hired motorcyle till the foothill

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TripHobo Highlights for Fansipan Mountain

  • Fansipan Mountain Address: Fansipan, Sa Pa, Lai Chau, Vietnam
  • Fansipan Mountain Timing: 24-hrs
  • Fansipan Mountain Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fansipan Mountain(preferred time): 07:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Fansipan Mountain: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fansipan Mountain

  • 95% of people who visit Sa Pa include Fansipan Mountain in their plan

  • 31.28% of people start their Fansipan Mountain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Fansipan Mountain

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

89.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fansipan Mountain

People normally club together Love Waterfall and Tram Ton Pass while planning their visit to Fansipan Mountain.

People also prefer to end their day with Fansipan Mountain.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Fansipan Mountain, Sa Pa Reviews

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  • Go and enjoy the gigantic beauty stands at an impressive 3,143m tall just outside the center of the stunning Sapa area. Known to the locals as aka Huge Rock, this majestic mountain is also labeled the rooftop of Indochina! If you want to take on this beast, the trek will take you approximately 2-3 days if you’re fit and have an experienced guide

  • Cool place! Don't forget to visit there. You should be use cable car to go there, and then you will climb up or use cable car to go up to the top of Fansipan. Recommend to walk and climb up, if your health are well. Prove yourself, are you healthy or not? But be careful when you go down, it's quite dangerous. Please prepare jacket and raincoat, because up there is quite cold and sometimes have rain. When you climb up to the top by yourself, it's quite tired but you will proud and impress the view at there. Don't forget to visit and pray at big Buddha, when you climb down. Overthere have rest room as well (at the base of the big Buddha). Moreover, there is restaurant and café at downstairs, you can order hot coffee or tea for warming your body. My friend try to order hamburger, she said it's so good.

  • Don't go unless you like tourist traps. Views on the way to Fansipan summit are great (though weather meant we had none when reaching the top). However, it's more an amusement park tourist trap than anything else. In early July 2018 the northeast corner of the park was closed, so we couldn't visit about 1/3 of the summit. This was not mentioned by staff at the Sa Pa station and makes the 850k vnd ticket very poor value for money. Staff barely spoke English and didn't explain well where the 100k voucher could be exchanged. This is at the "middle" station ONLY. However, not at the coffee shop, but at the restaurant on floor 2 which is difficult to spot when coming up with the funicular or down with the cable car. The voucher does state it is valid at the restaurant "at the cable car departure station", but obviously cable cars depart from both the lower station AND the upper Fansipan station. Staff at Sa Pa station did not offer any compensation for the park being partly closed and the voucher misinformation, although they admitted that we were overcharged. Finally, there is the question whether it's ethical to commercially exploit a country's highest mountain this way.

  • worth the look! certainly worth doing the cable car and funicular if in Sapa - very touristy but that's what we are. Go early in the day when the weather is best the views are spectacular - we were lucky that our visit was well after peak - this visit would be chaotic in the high season.

  • This cable car is a nightmare. Thousands of people, ridiculous overpriced, dirty and makes no fun at all. It took us three hours (!) to get in because of too many people. They where pushing and squeezing and...It was a Desaster. The pitty, Tickets are not refundable, I Dont wonder why. With the 100k food voucher you get a coke and a soup. Save the 850kVND/pp and Do something in the area. Rent a scooter and get around as example this...is the pure tourist apocalypse.

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