Full Guides For Fansipan Cable Car Trip in Sapa

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➤ Sapa - a luring faraway paradise, up in a butty mountain of northwest Vietnam, where the highest mountain in Indochina.

Do you have a plan to conquer the rooftop of Indochina, Mount Fansipan with the height of 3143m in Sapa tours? Fansipan cable car will be the best choice for your journey. Follow our Fansipan Cable Car guides and review to enjoy your travel at its best.

Full Guides For Fansipan Cable Car Trip in Sapa
Panoramic view of Fansipan peak. Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours

Where is Fansipan mountain?

Mount Fansipan (Phan Xi Păng) is located in Sapa, a town in the Lao Cai province in Northern Vietnam. Fansipan is often dubbed ‘the Roof of Indochina’ as it is the highest peak in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at a height of 3,143m. Fansipan is part of Vietnam’s Hoang Lien Son Range, which is essentially the southeastern-most extent of the same continental collision that formed the Himalayas.

Fansipan is approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.

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Hoang Lien station in Fansipan Legend. Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours

Fansipan Cable Car

In the past, Fansipan normally takes climbers two days to cross the challenging route to reach the top of Fansipan, but everyone can now touch what is also known as “Indochina’s Roof” within 15 minutes thanks to the Fansipan cable car system.

Opened since February 2016, Fansipan cable car tours have welcomed thousands of both domestic and foreign tourists. Many people are eager for going to Sapa to experience the Fansipan cable car. What did the tourists say about the special cable system with two Guinness World Records?

Each cable car is capable of carrying 30 to 35 passengers, and the whole system can transport up to 2,000 travelers per hour. The system is resilient to extreme weather in the northern mountainous province that everyone, including children and the elderly, can now explore Fansipan’s peak

Measuring 6,282 meters, the Fansipan cable car has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest three-rope cable car route and the world’s biggest ascent between the departure and arrival, measuring at 1,410 meters. You will be watching the Muong Hoa valley in cloud and magnificent Hoang Lien Son range from above. After a 15-minute cable car, you continue to climb 300 stairs to reach the top of Fansipan grandeur. Let’s capture memorable moments on top of Vietnam.

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Look from inside the cable car out. Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours

How to Reach Fansipan Cable Car?

To enjoy Fansipan cable car you have to go to Sapa first. There are many ways go to Sapa from Hanoi, you can go by motorbike, car or train.

[You can learn more about how to migrate from Hanoi to the article: How to get from HANOI to SAPA? ]

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Thanh Van Dac Lo in Fansipan peak. Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours

From Sapa to Fansipan Cable Car Station

Located in Fansipan Legend tourist area, Fansipan cable car station is 3 km away from the Stone Church – the center of Sapa town. You also have a multiple choice to get to the cable car station, such as taking a taxi, a train or going on foot.

Muong Hoa mountain climbing train

From March 2018, you have an even better option for going, which is the Muong Hoa mountain train connecting Sa Pa town with the Fansipan cable car station. With a total length of approximately 2 km, this is the longest mountain railway in Vietnam up to the present time. 

The train departs from the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa town and finishes its journey on the Fansipan cable car station. The train goes through several mysterious tunnels, crosses the viaduct and offers passengers a view to looking down the majestic natural beauty of Muong Hoa valley and peaceful villages. 

Trains ticket price

Adult: ~ $9 / pax for round-trip
Children (1~ 1.3 meter): $7/child
Children below 1.3 meter: free

Tickets can be bought at the Sun Plaza Sapa Station directly before boarding the train.

Go by Taxi

It takes you about 10 minutes and VND 40,000 for a taxi. Taking a taxi is also the option to get to the Fansipan cable car fastest.

Go on Foot

If you want to walk to the station you can go from Stone Church to Thac Bac Crossroad, turn left to Nguyen Chi Thanh Street and go straight to Fansipan Legend (about 1.7 km). With many signs along the road, you can get to the station easily.

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La Han road on the Fansipan peak. Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours

Fansipan Cable Car Itinerary

The journey is not too long, but it is enough for visitors to admire the beautiful natural landscape at an altitude of thousands of meters. It is the primitive forest Hoang Lien Son, poetic Muong Hoa, the magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range, etc.

The higher you go, the more clouds you see, the temperature will also decrease and the wind can make your cable swing a little. Do not fear. It is just a little challenge for your courage!

After arriving at the station, visitors will take about 20 – 30 minutes to climb 600 more ladders to reach the top of Fansipan peak, and touch the landmark in the roof of Indochina.

Indochina is no longer a dream far away with many people as before since the cable car Fansipan was born.

Beside the Fansipan peak, you can also visit the beautiful Fansipan Legend with Bamboo Garden, Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien, restaurant, shopping center, etc. You should spend half of a day to enjoy all the beauty of Fansipan Legend.

If you want to experience Fansipan peak with cable car system when coming to Sapa, this tour offer a full range of interesting experiences at reasonable prices: http://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/tour/fansipan-cable-car-sapa-tours-2-days/

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