Fansipan mountain (Fansipan, Fansipan) is the highest peak of Indochina. Its peak has a height of 3143m and it is located right next to Sly. On top of Sapa, you can go climbing, that may be one of the most exciting adventures of your life, or take a cable car, which was launched in 2016.
Before there was cable car, Hiking and climbing the mountain was an achievement that felt like a feat that could do not everyone. Now, having spent a day or two in a hard way, you will be taken to the theme Park Fansipan Sunworld on top, outdoor, together with the construction of the cable car, and almost always filled with Chinese tourists. However, if you will still choose the ascent on foot, along the way will get acquainted with the flora and fauna of these places, visit the villages of the tribes, enjoy, and experience triumph when you reach the top, let him, though filled with other tourists.
Despite the fact that the ascent does not require special equipment and training, it is recommended to do it only as part of the group trekking tour or accompanied by a private guide. There are several options for climbing: one-day, two-day and three-day. On the rise can handle only the most hardy and prepared travelers: don't overestimate its capabilities, it is better to take a two-day tour.
Two - and three-day itineraries include an overnight stay (or two) in the camps at an altitude of 1900, 2200 or 2800 meters in a tent or camping cabins. Sleeping bags, tents, food, provided by the organizers. Sometimes, depending on the program, they included a visit to the silver waterfall Thac bat, Tram pass Tone and mountain villages. With you on trekking, you should bring comfortable shoes (not waterproof, not slippery), warm socks, warm clothes, raincoat, some sweets for extra energy, and less of unnecessary things.
🕐 Time of work: round the clock, climb on the cable car 07:30 to 17:30
🚶 How to get: top is 8 kilometres from downtown Sapa in a straight line (the top of Fansipan on the map). The easiest way to get to the top on a new cable car to Fansipan. The cost of ascent/descent in one direction adults and children taller than 130 cm – 600 000 dogshow; children from 100 to 130 cm – 400 000; the children with the height less than 100 cm – for free.
But if you want to make a trekking route to the mountain that much more interesting, you can do a tour or on your own. It is best to climb the mountain as part of an organised tour or with a private guide, which can be found in travel agencies on the street or in hotels. Find things to do, by the way, after the opening of the cable car has become more difficult. If you can not find this tour at a reasonable price, you can climb independently, but then you will have to attend to the gear, food and water. Will need at least a Navigator, a tent, sleeping bag, camping Mat, warm clothes, good trekking shoes. Routes to lift all the details drawn on the national charts and in the Maps application.me. Starting points for the ascent three: through the village of cat Cat (Cat Cat), Blue Tea (Sin Chai), or Tram pass Tone from the waterfall Love Waterfall (the easiest way).
In 2018, the information appeared that for its own entry on the route in the starting points need to pay $ 40 per person, and that is not allowed on the trail. But it's easy to circumvent just by going early in the morning, or bypassing the checkpoints on other trails.