Fansipan (Phan Si Pan)
Phan Si Pan, the "Roof of Indochina" looms at 3 143m. Climbing it from Sapa generally takes two or three days, with nights spent in a refuge or at a local's home. The most sporty complete the round trip in just a day - by running back down! Whatever the case may be, take all the usual precautions before setting off (preferably in April, May, October and November) and contact the local bodies in town, which propose different excursion packages.