Fansipan (Fan si Pan or Phan Xi Păng in Vietnamese) is the tallest mountain in the Hoang Lien Son Range, situated on the border of Lao Cai Province and Lai Chau Province with its peak located on Lao Cai side.

Where is Fansipan Mountain?

Fansipan Mountain is located in the southwest of Sapa town, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province.

The mountain is part of the Hoang Lien National Park. It has a topographic prominence of 1,613 metres (5,292 ft), ranking 6th in Vietnam.

Why Fansipan in an ideal location for bird watching holidays in Vietnam?

Bird Watching and Bird Photography Tours in Fansipan Mountain Area

Due to the beautiful scenery due to the majestic mountains, the villages of the Dao and Hmong people bend under the hillsides, the experience of Sapa and bird watching spots around the town such as: Silver Falls, O Quy Ho pass … will help you see and take pictures of many beautiful birds.

Birds target in Fansipan mountain trail

Birds target: Black-faced laughingthrush, Red-tailed laughingthrush, Scaly laughingthrush, Sickle-billed Scimitar Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren babbler, Bar-winged Wren Babbler, Pale-throated Wren Babbler, Collared Yuhina, Striped-throated Yuhina, Green-tailed Sunbird, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Vinaceous rosefinch, Broad-billed Warbler, ….

Moreover, you also travel through Sapa Town. Birds target in Sapa, Silver Falls and O Quy Ho Pass:

  • Stripe-throated Yuhina
  • Whiskered Yuhina
  • Blue-winged Minla
  • Golden breasted fulvetta
  • Rusty-capped Fulvetta
  • White-browed Fulvetta
  • Manipur Fulvetta
  • Spectacled Barwing
  • Black-headed Greenfinch
  • Little Fortail
  • Plumbeous water-redstar
  • Brown-breasted bulbul
  • Collared Finchbill…

How much time should we spend for bird watching in Sapa Town and Fansipan Mountain?

4 days climbing, taking photos or birding from Fansipan peak back to Sapa town will bring you unforgettable memories.

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