Someone once said, in this lifetime, if you can climb with someone bravely to Fansipan peak Sapa, it is definitely the best thing. Indeed, conquering Fansipan peak is not simply a matter of admiring the beauty and the wonder that nature creates. It is also a personal experience, the presence of the participants' endurance and spirit of conquering nature. Then this tourist season, let's experience once standing on the top of the roof of Indochina.

Satisfied with nature from the height of Fansipan Sapa 3,143m

1. Basic information about the roof of Indochina Fansipan Sapa

Fansipan Sapa seems to be no longer a strange name for Vietnamese people. Its charm as well as its majesty through descriptions from books, newspapers or reports is enough to make you feel its magnificence. This beautiful place in Sapa is always in the desire of many tourists.

nóc nhà Đông Dương Fansipan

Fansipan Sapa - The place known as the roof of Indochina with magnificent scenery (Photo source: Lysinas)

Fansipan is known as "Roof of Indochina" because this is the highest mountain of Indochina peninsula with an altitude of about 3,143m from sea level. Fansipan mountain is located in the heart of Hoang Lien Son range, about 9km southwest of Sapa town. Over hundreds of decades, Fansipan is still the same, still standing proudly in the middle of the clouds and four pools to write on the pride for the Vietnamese people.

2. How to move to the top of Fansipan?

Many tourists of Dong Travel sometimes jokingly say, "If it's so high, we'll never see Fansipan peak Sapa now." There are also people who have waited for their whole youth to "arrange" their lives, and when life is at peace, they have no strength left to go.

That was with the past, but now, conquering the top of Fansipan mountain has now become much simpler. To reach the height of 3,143m, visitors can choose one of two modes of transportation as follows.

2.1 Traveling by Fansipan Sapa cable car

Fansipan - Sun World Fansipan Legend cable car system has been certified with 2 Guinness records. This is considered as the safest and most secure solution to reach Fansipan mountain easily.

To get to the cable car area, you need to travel about 3km, starting from Sapa town. Visitors can choose between walking to wander, sightseeing or catching a taxi to save time. The price of a taxi ride will range from 70,000 to 100,000 VND depending on the time of the festival season.

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Fansipan cable car makes conquering the Rooftop of Indochina easier than ever (Image source: Pinterest)

To get on the cable car, visitors need to buy tickets and tickets here are two-way tickets, going and returning. Ticket price for adults will be 700,000 / person and children 500,000 / person. The station will free tickets for children under 1m in height. Travel time for a cable car from the starting point to the top of fansipan is about 20 minutes. Therefore, visitors should try to take advantage of this little time to admire the beauty of the mountains from the air.

2.2 Challenge yourself to hike Fansipan

Unlike the cable car ride, conquering the top of Fansipan Mountain in Sapa brings more exciting experiences. If traveling by road, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the mountains and forests of Sapa where each step passes, to breathe in the scent of plants and trees in the Northwest mountains and moreover to feel the fatigue when traveling by road. Climb the mountain with your own two feet.

đỉnh Phan xi păng Sapa

Conquering Fansipan Sapa by yourself is also one of the experiences worth trying! (Photo source: The outbound)

The time to finish a trip to conquer Fansipan peak will be about 2 - 5 days depending on the condition of each person. Due to moving by force, this mode of movement is more picky and also requires endurance if you want to participate. But if you are inherently adventurous, not afraid of long distances and most of all want to challenge your endurance, climbing Fansipan is still an experience worth trying.

3. Explore the beautiful places on the top of Fansipan Sapa

Sapa Heaven Gate

If you have come to Fansipan peak Sapa, you definitely cannot ignore the Heaven Gate to hunt Sapa clouds. This is considered one of the "burning" locations because any angle here can create more physical photos.

thiên đường Fansipan Sapa

Experience “a day in paradise” because there is nothing but clouds, wind, mountains (Image source: Pinterest)

Up to Sapa heaven gate, you will experience "a day in paradise" because this place only has clouds, wind and mountains. Windy sky gate, the winds of the Northwest mountains carry the scent of mountains and forests will make your soul "adventure" like never before. One of the interesting things when coming to Sapa Heaven Gate is that visitors can see the whole vast nature, from the winding passes to the vast forests right in front of their eyes. Then you will get the feeling that people often call conquering nature.

Sun World Fansipan Legend

Sun World Fansipan Legend, also known as the City in the Clouds, is also one of the most worthwhile places to experience when coming to Fansipan Sapa. Sun World Fansipan Legend attracts visitors here by its flashy appearance with extremely beautiful architecture. This place is truly a true love for those who love the beauty of classical architecture mixed with a bit of European modernity. If you have the opportunity to come here, do not rush to miss some interesting places such as Kim Son Bao Thang Pagoda, Bao An Thien Tu or bamboo garden.

Sun World Fansipan Legend Fansipan Sapa

Sun World Fansipan Legend Fansipan Sapa attracts visitors here by its flashy appearance with extremely beautiful architecture (Image source: Internet)

Fansipan peak

Going to Fansipan peak Sapa without touching the Fansipan landmark is a big omission. The old saying that "hearing is not the same as seeing" is not true. If you only know Fansipan through reading newspapers or watching reports, all can only be summed up in the word "beautiful". Only when you can see and feel it with your own eyes will you understand that the beauty described in books and newspapers will not be as "real" as the beauty that you are enjoying yourself right here.

Cột mốc Fansipan

Fansipan landmark - where many tourists want to set foot (Image source: Internet)

The sacred pagoda complex on Fansipan peak Sapa

Near Fansipan station, there is Ha pagoda, also known as Thanh Phong Thien Tu pagoda. This is one of the famous pagodas in Sapa and is the place to stop for many people who wish to come here to pray for peace and happiness. In the journey from Lower Pagoda to Upper Pagoda, visitors will encounter a series of temples built spaciously and majestically. Go to the temple to find peace of mind, to feel the spiritual value of life. That could be the destination that a lot of people are looking for.

đỉnh Fansipan Sapa

The scene of temples at night along the way to Fansipan peak Sapa (Image source: Internet)

Van Son tea shop

The last stop in the journey to conquer Fansipan Sapa is Van Son Tra Quan. As its name suggests, visitors come here for the sole purpose of wandering and enjoying tea. Enjoying a warm cup of tea prepared according to the tea ceremony recipe of the ancient masters will partly help your soul to be lighter.

Vân Sơn trà quán Fansipan

Van Son tea shop - A familiar place to relax and enjoy tea for tourists (Photo source: Internet)

4. Experience climbing to conquer Fansipan peak

Some experiences of conquering Fansipan Sapa below may help make your trip experience better.

Choose the best time to climb the mountain

Rain is the enemy of climbing. Therefore, for the most convenience, visitors should limit going to Sapa or climbing Fansipan peak at times when it is easy to rain. The best time to go to Sapa is around October - November, early winter or February - March at the end of spring. At this time, the weather usually has little rain, the cold air will be very suitable for climbing.

Thời tiết Fansipan Sapa

Fansipan Sapa weather largely determines the fun of the climb (Image source: Pinterest)

Light luggage will be convenient for the conquest

Because the road is quite long and far away, visitors should minimize their luggage as much as possible. Travelers should only bring essential items that are indispensable for the trip such as warm clothes, phones, and some other personal items. You can also bring some snacks so you can snack on the go.

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The journey is quite far, so visitors should note that luggage should be as minimal as possible when traveling to Sapa Fansipan (Image source: Pinterest)

Necessary items for a smooth trekking trip

Some items that Dong Travel thinks will be necessary for the trip include:

  • Gloves and scarves;
  • Wind oil;
  • Flashlight;
  • Canes;
  • Insect repellent spray;
  • Toiletries;
  • Ginseng tea or similar to drink when cold;
  • Some basic medical tools

Suggestions for climbing luggage


The climbing journey should  start with a full and warm stomach. You should have a full breakfast and prepare an extra bottle of vitamin C or mineral water. Vitamin C acts as an electrolyte, helping you dispel fatigue immediately. Don't forget to prepare a walking stick and a dedicated climbing backpack when conquering Fansipan Sapa.


Along the way you can rest and enjoy some prepared snacks. Note that you should not bring salty foods that can cause thirst.

Finally, sleep must also be guaranteed. Remember to bring a sleeping bag, socks, wind oil and insect spray to avoid night chills and insect bites.

Check out the safe and reputable Fansipan climbing tours

Currently, in order to save travel time as well as create maximum conditions for visitors, some travel agencies have designed Fansipan tours quite reasonably. Visitors can choose 3 days 2 nights tours to be able to both visit Fansipan and explore many other areas. Fansipan tour at Dong Travel is also one of the tours chosen by many tourists because there are many rich activities that are very affordable that you can refer to.

Do you know where you should go this travel season? If not, try to experience a day at Fansipan peak Sapa once. Dong Travel surely you will not regret this exciting experience.

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