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Climb Fansipan

Best time to climb Fansipan Mountain

Located in the Lào Cai province in Northwest Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son...Fansipan mountain is known as the roof of the Indochina. Are you going to climb Fansipan peak? and wondering what the best time is to climb Fansipan mountain?

Best time to climb Fansipan mountain is:

The best time to climb is between October and April. During the summer it is somtimes rainy but is still climbable if the weather holds.

The climate of Hoang Lien Nature Reserve is unique to Vietnam. It is highly seasonal, with a subtropical climate in the summer and a temperate climate during the winter. Mean annual temperature for Sa Pa town is 15.4°C, with a maximum of 29.4°C and a minimum of 1°C. The warmest months are July and August, and the coldest months are December and January. Snow falls in some years on the highest peaks.

In common with the rest of northern Vietnam, Hoang Lien Nature Reserve experiences a marked wet season from May to September, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in July and August. Mean annual rainfall is 2,763 mm, with a high of 4,023mm and a low of 2,064mm. Humidity ranges from 75 to 91 percent with a yearly mean of 86 percent.

Climate varies considerably within the nature reserve. The prevalent wind direction for most of the year is west to east, leading to cloud formation on the upper slopes of the Fansipan massif. These high-altitude areas are covered by cloud most days of the year and have very high humidity. Cloud also penetrates into the valleys but these areas are usually less humid than the mountain slopes. In the extreme east of the nature reserve, around Ban Ho village, mean temperatures are considerably higher due to the lower altitude of these areas.

Nowaday, Cable Car system enable to help many tourist to climb fansipan peak in a short time and not required to a good health to go trekking through the forest. It takes 15 minutes to travel by cable car to the stop point on mountain then walking through 600 steps to the peak 3143M...Experience by cable car is one of the shortest way to conquer the roof of Indochina!

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