Fansipan, also known as Fan Si Pan or in Phan Xi Pang in Vietnamese, is a mountain in Vietnam. At 10,312 ft, it is the highest mountain in Indochina. 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.
Due to it”s high elevation, Fansipan is dubbed “the Roof of Indochina”. With about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species, it is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourist spots of Vietnam.
The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude at 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. Many tour companies in the area offers arrange hikes to the summit taking from one to three days.