Fansipan or Fan Si Pan (Phan Xi Păng in Vietnamese ) is a mountain in Vietnam, the highest in Indochina, at 3 143 m. Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam) Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially First French interventions See also France-Vietnam relations France-Vietnam relations started as early as the 17th century with the mission of the Jesuit It is located in the Lào Cai province in Northwest Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Lao Cai (in Vietnamese Lào Cai) is a province of northeastern Vietnam. Tây Bắc (literally "Northwest" is one of the regions of Vietnam, located in the mountainous northwestern part of the country Sa Pa or Sapa (Westernized spelling is a frontier town and district in the Lào Cai province in northwest Vietnam. Fansipan is dubbed "the Roof of Indochina"; it is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950 to 1 000m), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain. It can be climbed in a steep and fairly strenuous hike.
Tour companies in the area will arrange hikes to the summit taking from one to three days. Most will recommend taking the two- or three-day options and guides who will take tourists on the round trip in a single day are few and far between.
A very small village is located at around 1 500 m where accommodation and food is offered. Further up, at 2 800 m, is an overnight camp. Most booked trips will include the use of these facilities in their price should they be required.