At the height of 3,143 meters, Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and the entire Indochina. It is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and about 9 km southwest of Sapa town. Conquest of Indochina Roof is an interesting challenge for profsional climbers as well as adventurous travelers.
Fansipan is accessible all year round but the best time to climb Fansipan is from mid-October to mid-December as it is the driest time of a year. Besides, March is also a good time for the jaunt as wildflowers on the mountain are in full bloom. The terrain to the Fansipan peak is rugged and the weather is changeable. Do not attempt climbing up Fansipan in bad weather as the trail will be slippery and the visibility is limited. Professional hikers can conquer Fansipan in two days but normally, it takes three days to reach the peak. You have to make sure you are healthy enough to endure harsh mountain condition. No ropes or technical climbing skills are needed, but you must be sensibly equipped with walking boots, maps, compasses and warm clothing.
During the adventure, you will have chance to discover a marvelous world of the most diversified ecotourism spot of Vietnam with 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. In addition, the exiting feeling when standing at “The roof of Indochina” and contemplating breathtaking landscapes from the mountain peak will be an incredible experience that you will never forget.