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Timings : All Day

Time Required : Cable Car - 1-2 hours
Trekking - 3-5 days

Tickets : Cable Car (Round Trip) - 700,000 VND
Train Ride - 150,000 VND
Trek - Operator Dependant

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Fansipan, Lao Cai Overview

Fondly known as the 'Roof of Indochina', Fansipan, in Vietnam, is the largest mountain in the Indochina region (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos. Standing at a height of over 3 Km (3147 ft) in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, it is situated around 9 Km away from Sapa. This mountain attracts hiking and trekking enthusiasts. It takes anywhere from 3-5 days to reach the top via a trek of intermediate difficulty. These treks are organised by tour companies who organise overnight stays near the peak and at various spots during the climb.

A train can be taken to skip the walking stairs to the top. There is also a cable car which was initiated for those who wish to take a leisurely and scenic route to the top. On the way to the mountain top of Fansipan, there is a garden complex as well. The garden is home to intricate stone paths and bronze sculptures.

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