Crossing off the bucket list - Conquering the Rooftop of Indochina

16:07 | 01/03/2018
Whenever springtime comes around, adventurous spirits from Vietnam and foreign countries visit the northwestern province of Lao Cai to wallow in the overwhelmingly spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mountain as well as challenge themselves by conquering the Rooftop of Indochina.
crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

With the altitude of 3,143m (10,312 ft), Fansipan Mount is seen as the Rooftop of Indochina, posing an extraordinary challenge to adventurers, especially hikers and mountaineers

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

Only 9km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, visitors can embrace the raw natural beauty of Lao Cai province from above thanks to the cable car system newly installed by Sun Group

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina
Tourists, especially hikers, stream to Fansipan Mountain to immerse themselves in the mesmerising wilderness
crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

It only takes 15-20 minutes to the top thanks to the modern cable car system

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

The picturesque landscape from the cable car

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

Ethnic villages scatteried at the foothill

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

Thick fog coating Rooftop of Indochina

crossing off the bucket list conquering the rooftop of indochina

A team of Vietnamese mountaineers after scaling the Fansipan summit

By Chi Cuong

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