Fansipan Mountain
Fansipan Mountain
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
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
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • 123P&P
    United Kingdom85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We went on a Wednesday lunchtime- no queues, only 3 people in the cable car. So if you want to avoid crowds don’t go at the weekend. There were some Asian tour groups at the top taking ages over photos but this is Asia. We enjoyed it. There are 600 steps at the top but there are temples and things to break them up, or you can take the funicular .
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • michael h
    143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing highest summit in Asean 😊👍
    This is my second time to conquer the Fanxipang summit this time I went with my friends and we really enjoyed when our our feet on the peak feeling wonderful and happy . It is very cleaner and safer than the last time I was here with many convenient services on the way going up. You could go by electric train from the cable car station up to the top too which help kids and elderly going up easily. I will come back here with our family for sure .
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Emanuel Travieso
    Doha, Qatar14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fansipan full of energy
    Fansipan is by far the most beautiful place that my eyes have seen. starting with the arrival on the train to that beautiful garden and then boarding the cable car that left us in a temple of those that are only seen in movies 😂😂😂. It breathes a lot of peace, but yes, remember to wear clothes that appeal because it is very cold. It is definitely one of the experiences that every human being should have in their life.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary4,527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weather is important
    We were very lucky 🍀 with weather in our day when going up on the mountain ⛰️ and even we were waiting two days and rescheduling our plans. Fantastic experience of being so high. Please do not underestimate Weather. There could be ten , even more degrees less than in Sapa. Good shoes, snack is better to have than double priced on the top. The clothes are important to consider. Winter is freezing. We were hiking to cable car station from city, you can rent the car or take train from downtown to that place. There are hundreds of stairs to climb up on the top if you do not take another small train from cable car station. It is half a day very active sightseeing with a lot of exercise. Cable car ride is 20 minutes and it depends on day how many people come here making big traffic. Recommended with great views.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Dean R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular roof of Indochina
    At Sapa station we almost turned away, the price seemed a bit steep… pardon the pun. After the short scenic train, followed by 6km of cable car rising spectacularly by 1km over the journey over the valley to the summit base station. Valleys, villages below and peaks rising under you were amazing. A clear day with spectacularly breath taking views. The temperature change was bracing, however the several hundred narrow steep steps from 2900m to the top kept us warm. Wind and cloud rolled in. Super dynamic environment. 3100 metres Be prepared. We caught a short train from summit to base station avoiding the step decent (dodgy knees). Cable car home equally spectacular. Worth the money!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Jaksha
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best guided hike up to Fansipan summit
    Second time in Sapa. First time hiking up Fansipan (3143m above sea level) on 17th March 2023. Was lucky to have found a great guide (Minh +84868139467 on whatsapp) with good English, who carried our water and food so we had light rucksacks containing layers of clothes needed at the top. We were picked up at 5.30am from hotel to be driven to start of climb at the rangers office which is already about 2000m above sea level. The climb is exciting but tough especially if your fitness level is below average. You will feel the biggest sense of achievement when you complete it. Your body will have had the best workout. Best of all the views are stunning as you are climbing with surreal connection to nature. Best day of my 2 weeks in Vietnam. The guide kept us entertained with local information as well as the country's history. He was determined to get us to the top come rain or shine! He was also the photographer! We were so lucky to have had 2 sunny days in Sapa. We took longer to climb so had to take cable car back. The top is for photoshoot rather than views as its very cold and crowded with the hordes from the cable car looking smart compared to my 9hrs of trekking in sensible hiking boots and clothes. Contact Minh for any queries you have. He will patiently give you full info. Don't hike up without a guide. There are rules not worth breaking. I am sure I will be going back just to see if I can improve my climb time...
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Globe_Traveler
    Singapore, Singapore1,921 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rooftop of Indochina
    I've seen the photos and videos of this place, and it amazing. Unfortunately, when we visited, it was all foggy and cloudy. Thus I can't say much, but I would definitely want to go back o see it when it's good weather.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Jure
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treckking to Fansipan
    Climbing Mt. Fansipan is an extraordinary experience that I recommend to anyone who loves mountains and nature. The satisfaction of visiting is even greater if you climb it with your own strength 😁. When climbing to the top of Vietnam, my wife and I were accompanied by a local guide, Minh (+84 868 139 467), which I gladly recommend to anyone who would like a reliable companion on the way. At the same time, you will learn the facts and stories from the life of the tribes under the mountain.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Spencer K
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiking Fanispan with unpredictable weather
    Spent 2D/1N Fanispan hiking with a local tour guide with 2 porters. Quite an interesting trail with up & down slopes. Took 7 hours plus for 8.6km. Stayed in base camp 2 overnight. Unfortunately, due to downpouring next morning, we started last 3km hiking at 530am. Took another 2 hours plus to the cable car station. Finally walked 750 steps on to Fanispan peak but weather is bad without any good sightseeing! Overall, this is not a difficult trail in comparison to Mt Kinabalu or Mt Rinjani. You can also take the cable car down around 20 minutes.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 May 2023
  • CODY N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fansipan has great views and decorations
    There's a cable car ride that takes you up the mountain and offers wild views of the rice terraces from a bird's eye view. The cable car then pushed you into the clouds and to the mountains. When you get off there's a place to eat at the bottom and you can choose between either taking a train to the top or walking. It's a long walk but there are many things to see along the way such as Buddhist temple and statues and when you reach the top you can also rest in a cafe and refresh there
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
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ElNiño
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Initially I wanted to do this hike solo, without a guide but further research showed that this is no longer possible due to local regulations requiring a permit and for you to have a local guide. I would highly recommend contacting Minh (‪+84 868 139 467‬) as a guide. He was very communicative in organising the trek and is a great guy to spend a day hiking with. His experience helped to avoid any dangerous or slippery areas. The hike is physically challenging but immensely rewarding. An unforgettable experience!
Written 29 February 2024
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Johan
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
We went as a group of 5 friends all in our 20s. We had hiking and mountain experience from before, but not extensive knowledge. We found the trip demanding and rewarding. Great nature to see on your way to the top. Several of us felt our knees had took a beating on the way down.

As we have understood you need a permit, but can get one in Sapa. We didn’t want to deal with this so we rented a guide. This also meant we didn’t have to worry about keeping on the trail and had more time to enjoy the hike. If you are unsure whether or not to get a guide, do it.
Written 6 February 2024
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Piotr Sitarek
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My wife and I went on a one-day trek to the top of the mountain. We were very tired but happy. The route is not technically difficult. You can only go to the top with a guide, and here I recommend my guide, Minh organized the entire expedition, pickup from the hotel, a very good lunch and guidance to the peak along with interesting facts about the area. He did everything he could do to help us get on Fansipan. I recommend +84 868 139 467
Written 6 February 2024
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rajatkant
Lucknow, India341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
really breathtaking views and amazing rides broken into three sections of a funicular,then a cable car then a funicular.
It s just theat the last funicular to the top needs to be paid for additionally.Breattaking view above the clouds and very well managed.
Written 8 January 2024
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elsly
Australia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
athough trip quite funny , i fell tired which did my leg hurt . this mountain you could see many cloud and shine of sun
Written 5 January 2024
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Khuong D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Although it was a vrry foggy day, the views remained majestic and incredibly breathtaking! This is a must-see landmark and worth the price of admission.
Some tips: In addition to the cable car ticket, do buy the round-trip tram ticket from the Sa Pa station to the cable car and the one-way tram ticket to the Fansipan summit point (your lungs and legs will thank you for this last tram ticket). If you reach the summit point, take the walk down (versus taking the tram down) because there will be much scenery you will miss whilst riding the tram down.
We went in January and highly recommend layering up with beanie/hat because the temperature was 1 degree Celsius (or 33 degrees fahrenheit). Ask your local hotel concierge on the morning you plan to visit Fansipan whether will be clear; most of them will know someone up at Fansipan to know the weather up in the summit. What you see dien at ground level may be the opposite at the summit (as occurred in our case and we learned thereafter from our driver the following day).
Written 4 January 2024
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Zee
Singapore, Singapore663 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Luck plays a very critical factor very visiting Fansipian. It was way too foggy when we were there.

We took a car ride up, follow by cable car then a funicle ride up and a 600 steep steps down to see the huge statue of buddha, cable car down.

Not of a personal interest, hence a 3.

Caution: not suitable for people with knee injury etc, as the steps down is tedious.
Written 29 December 2023
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Travel63590610303
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Mountains Are stunning. Even with fog when the it opens it's an awesome view BUT....

Sa pa is not ready for the cable car. Not at all.

For us it was terrible. The electricity in the cable car is cutting off probably because they don't have steady electricity going.
If you are not lucky you get stuck mid air for an hour with no announcement. (They keep saying that in ten minutes the cable car will go).
It's clear that they do it for the money and they haven't researched the safety for the people that they trust their life with.

ITS UNACCEPTABLE TO PUT PEOPLE INSIDE KNOWING THAT THIS HAPPENS MANY TIMES.

If the weather changes and you are stuck in the cabinet for 2 hour you are done.

Mountains are awesome BUT people in this area are untrained for sure.
Written 28 December 2023
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Quest42875155341
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Such a great experience. We were a Group of three doing the 1 day trek up. Staring around 6/00 with free pick up. Went up with Minh as a guide. Price was decent lunch was included . It’s his number +84 868 139 467.
Written 11 December 2023
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natalie_pj98
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
One of the most stunning places I’ve ever been. Cablecar up was expensive but so worth it. If I could do it again I would’ve booked to do a trek up!
Written 8 December 2023
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