Climbing Mt Fansipan was one of the most challenging travel activity around Sapa, before the Fansipan Legend cable car was open in 2016. Therefore you can still conquer the summit by taking a hiking tour from Sapa. Depending on how much time you have, and how fit you are the adventure can be arranged in one day, two days, three days or even 4 days.
At 3,143 metres (10,312 ft), Mt Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula (comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), hence its nickname “the Roof of Indochina”. It is located in the Lao Cai Province of the Northwest region of Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sapa Township in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.