Fansipan Mountain

I went to Sapa during the Chinese New Year to enjoy the famous rice fields, visit local tribe villages and most importantly to go hiking! After pork delicacies and way too much rice wine it was time for some good workout. We hiked Mount Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam at 3143m. It’s also known as the Roof of Indochina, we just called it Mt. Fantsypants 🙂
I have to admit it was quite a challenge, it is normally

recommended to go for a 2 day hike and spend a night in a tent somewhere on the way. We decided to hike the mountain in 1 day and it took 11 hours in total! It was a bit of a push especially that the route was quite strenuous. But the views from the top rewarded everything. It was just what I needed after staying in a polluted and noisy Hanoi.

Here are some photos of our adventure!

The beginning of the hike. We're still so cheerful and full of energy haha
The beginning of the hike. We’re still so cheerful and fullnof energy haha

 

That was an unpleasant surprise... stairs to the summit! They've just built a cable car and that's the result of it. Quite unfortunate for the ones who want conquer the mountain in a tra
That was an unpleasant surprise…stairs to the summit. They’ve just built the cable car and that’s the result of it. Quite unfortunate to the ones who want to conquer the mountain in a traditional way.
For 30$ you could be on the top in 15 mins and much less tired than we were
For 30$ you could be on the top in 15 mins and much less tired than we were 🙂

 

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