Fansipan (3,143 m)
Without a doubt, the roof of Indochina Fansipan has an altitude of 3,143 m, in the Hoang Lien Son range between the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau is the highest mountain in Vietnam. The towering Fansipan peak, located in the middle of the clouds with rugged terrain, is always an attractive rendezvous for climbers who are always eager to conquer the heights. Currently, in addition to the road, people also build a 2-wire cable car to bring visitors to the top of the mountain easily. This cable car route has been recognized as the longest 3-wire cable car in the world (3 m).
Fansipan Peak It is now a rendezvous for many climbers. Conquering this mountain can be done through tours of professional travel agencies or self-sufficient with the guidance of local people. The climbing route can start from Hanoi to Lao Cai by train over a distance of 333 km; then from Lao Cai to Sa Pa by car over 38 km; then from Sa Pa to the top of Tram Ton pass or less commonly, Cat Cat tourist area by car or motorbike taxi. Here, there are the largest number of Mong and Dao ethnic people, who work as the nine thousand to serve mountain climbers.
If you do a 2-day climbing trip, on the first morning, you will take a car from Sapa to the ranger station on the top of Tram Ton pass. Starting the hike there, going through the mountains, visitors will stop in the late afternoon at a place about 2.800m high. They will camp, cook and spend the night here. The second day from that 2.800m high place, they will climb to the top Fansipan 3.143m At around 10am, this was the hardest part of the whole journey. After that, tourists return to the camp to rest, eat and drink, then continue down the mountain, arrive at Tram Ton at about 7pm, get on the car back to Sapa.
Pusilung (3,083 m)
Pisilung Dubbed as the roof of the border of Vietnam, in the territory of Lai Chau province. Pusilung has an altitude of 3,083 m, ranked 3rd in the highest mountain ranges in Vietnam but is considered the most craggy and difficult to conquer. The way up the mountain is extremely difficult, the climber must have very good physical strength and steel spirit to overcome many fast-flowing streams, fierce cliffs, and cold murky forests.
From the starting point of the Pa Ve Su border post to the top Pu Si Lung, climbers must take at least 3 nights and 4 days to cross 100km of forest road (both going and returning). During the journey to climb the pass, cross the forest, cross the stream to conquer Pu Si Lung, the climber has to go through many hardships. 10 delegations went up to 8 groups had to give up halfway. It is so difficult, but those who have been honored to set foot on this mountain are extremely proud of having overcome themselves, overcome their own endurance and bring back unforgettable experiences.
Because this is a land near the border, the movement is also considered quite tight security, to get this exit ticket, the first thing you need to prepare is a people’s identity card or a document issued by the commune or ward police. issued by the town of residence (it can be a temporary absence letter or a recommendation letter from the working unit). Then, you bring them to the Border Guard Command of Lai Chau province on Hoang Van Thai street, Lai Chau city during office hours to apply for a permit. This form will be reported at the border station of Pa Ve Su commune and you will be assigned a guide to milepost 42 and Pu Si Lung Peak nha!
Each season in this Northwest land has its own beauty, you should go trekking Pu Si Lung On spring or summer days, it will limit the sudden rains of the mountains, the higher the altitude, the colder the air will be, so it is very important to be mentally prepared and ready for all situations. Please!
Khang Su Van (3,012 m)
Khang Su Van 3,012 m high is the 5th highest mountain in Vietnam, belonging to the Vietnam-China border, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau. This is a new mountain top so very few people know about it. The road to the mountain is also very dangerous with many steep slopes, strong winds, poisonous snakes…
With a height of 3,012m, the name Khang Su Van will be a beautiful destination for backpackers with new and unexploited features. This is a brand new mountain peak, not yet named on the map and very few people know about. People in the village call this Hoang Lien San (Hoang Lien peak). The mountain peak is located between the two tallest landmarks in Vietnam 79 and 80. This place is not known by many people, the scenery is still untouched, everything belongs to the original things from the hands of mother nature, so you are completely Satisfied by the beautiful scenery here.
Because this place is still a new spot for backpackers, the difficulty is quite high. The main section to the top has a vertical slope, the wind is very strong. There are places where you have to crawl on the ground very tired. Challenge your perseverance, your will is very high, so when you come here, you should consider carefully before the trip!
It is most beautiful here in the season when Do Quyen flowers bloom, mainly white and yellow. Around there are many majestic and beautiful towering peaks. When planning to conquer the top of Khang Su Van, you need to prepare all necessary furniture and items such as food, tents, flashlights, drinking water, backup medicine … full. Because this place has not been exploited for tourism, you must be completely self-sufficient.
Ta Lien (Co Trau) (2,993 m)
Ta Lien is a mountain peak in Ta Leng, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau with an altitude of 2,993 m. The most prominent in the trail to conquer the mountain top is the diverse primeval vegetation with huge old trees and immense maple forest. Ta Lien Peak has not yet been conquered by many adventurers. On average, an experienced backpacker needs 3 days and 2 nights to reach the top of Ta Lien.
The top of the mountain is quite wide, but there are many overgrown shrubs. Climbing up a tall tree can clearly see Lai Chau city hidden in the undulating mountain waves. Seeing the whole other side is the Hoang Lien Son range with the peaks of Pu Ta Leng, Bach Moc Luong Tu, Nhiu Co San lurking in the sea of clouds.
Ta Lien forest is dense, very “fairy” with many big old trees and mossy moldy colors in May. The early sunlight shining through the foliage combined with the misty mist will create a fanciful scene. Ta Lien forest’s flora is diverse, especially many maple trees and very colorful in the season. The season of changing leaves is around October-November. In addition, camellias are also scattered throughout the forest. Fragrant flowers, tiny but pure. Rhododendrons grow a lot on the top, bloom in February-March and early spring. Dwarf bamboo forest is quite abundant, especially near the top. Bamboo varieties have small but delicious bamboo shoots that can be grilled or processed with stir-fried meat.
Ta Lien forest with diverse primeval vegetation will surprise you. The luxuriant old trees, the large trunk covered with moss and ferns make everything seem like a fairy-tale, mysterious scene. Covering the carpet of white camellia flowers, red maple leaves and green moss carpets attract a fresh color. Moss covers the path and clings from the large stones stacked with all sorts of strange shapes to the old tree trunks stretching proudly. The creeping trunks clinging to the rock look like the tentacles of a strange animal, ready to reach out and swallow the mountaineer looking for the forest.
Nhiu Co San (Buffalo Horn) (2,965 m)
Many Miss San, also known as the horn of the sky, is located in the territory of Lao Cai province has an altitude of 2,965 m also belong to Hoang Lien Son system. Uplink Many Miss San Although it is not too long (14-15km), it is famous for its difficulties and dangers, especially with many wild animals. Winter in Many Miss San there’s even snow.
The topography here has a marked change from the foot of the mountain to the top. Below are shrubs, grasslands and cliffs, a little higher are cardamom forests, primeval forests, tall trees.. At the top are coniferous trees, low-rise mixed forests. Nhiu Co San which is famous for being an old forest full of precious woods hundreds of years old, many green cardamom fields.
The best time to conquer Nhiu Co San It is around October to March. You want to hunt clouds, hunt flowers, hunt snow and see glass forests. This is the time of Nhiu Co San in winter, the air is fresh, the cold is numb, causing a lot of frost, the dew on the petals, groves, and foliage are frozen. On the coldest days, you can even watch the snow fall. The end of winter, the beginning of spring is when the sea of clouds is in Nhiu Co San the most beautiful.
However, this is also a rather dangerous time to conquer. Heavy clouds make it difficult to determine the direction. The fog was thick, it was too foggy to rain, making the forest ground slippery. The penetrating cold is more likely to make you lose strength or you can go into heat stroke.
Bach Moc Luong Tu (3,046 m)
The 4th place is another peak of the Northwest region: Bach Moc Luong Tu with a height of 3,046 m. This mountain peak is the boundary between the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Just the name Bach Moc Luong Tu It reminds listeners of an image of a fairyland in the middle of the world. That’s right, look at the top Bach Moc Luong Tu Standing majestically among the clouds is the dream of many conquerors. However, to see this unique beauty, you have to pass more than 30km of extremely craggy forest roads. Only a few people have conquered this mountain.
The time chosen by many people to travel Bach Moc Luong Tu especially from late August to April because at this time the weather is cool, neither too cold nor too hot. In addition, climbing in the winter is also a challenging experience, but it is also quite interesting to admire the snow-covered mountain scenery creating an extremely eye-catching scene.
It is the 4th highest mountain in Vietnam with quite difficult terrain, so the climbing journey Bach Moc Luong Tu Not the right choice for those who are afraid of heights or easily discouraged. However, it is the magnificence, wild but full of poetic and fantasy of Bach Moc Luong Tu is an attractive point for those who are passionate about adventure travel and like to challenge their own will.
Time to climb Bach Moc Luong Tu On average 2 to 4 days. If it’s your first time conquering Bach Moc Luong Tu It is best to go with someone who has a lot of climbing experience here or hire a guide for about 250.000 VND / day.
Lung Cung (2,925 m)
Lung Cung is the 9th highest mountain in Vietnam with a measured height of 2,925 m, belonging to the village of the same name in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province. Lung Cung is the most remote and difficult village in the Northwest. Road to the top Lung Cung It’s not too difficult (it takes about 2 days and 1 night to reach the top) but the way to Lung Cung village to start climbing is quite difficult. This is one of the mountain peaks chosen by many hikers to conquer.
Lung Cung Peak is named after a village located deep in the most rugged mountains in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province. The Song of Worship This is the living area of more than 300 Thai households, including Kinh people. Diverse culture, mix in architecture, living habits and cuisine. The people here are very friendly and hospitable. So when is the best time to conquer Lung Cung peak?
January – February – 1: Brilliant Spring colors. Like other Northwest lands, in the spring, plum and peach flowers bloom throughout the mountains and forests, a typical scene of the Northwest mountains. Beneath the mountain there may be no sun, but at the top, above the dense fog, there is a clear blue sky, bright sunshine. Don’t forget around March and early April to go hunting for the most beautiful clouds.
September – October: Rice season and ripe Meo apples. The journey through Mu Cang Chai will make you ecstatic with the most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam. You will also not be able to miss the famous Lung Cung village with more than 3000 ancient Meo apples that will ripen throughout the mountains and forests.
November – December: Flowering season on the mountain. On the way to conquer Lung Cung Peak, you will pass through Ta Co Y valley, where there are beautiful purple flower fields, All over the mountains are wild sunflowers blooming in brilliant yellow The road to Lung Cung peak becomes real. poetic.
Nam Kang Ho Tao (2,881 m)
Nam Kang Ho Tao belonging to Tan Uyen district, Lai Chau province 2,881 m. Uplink Nam Kang Ho Tao quite long and dangerous with many craggy cliffs. However, the vegetation here is not so special as other Northwest peaks. In addition, there are many rumors about spiritual secrets surrounding this mountain.
Nam Kang Ho Tao literally wild, thorny and difficult mountain areas. Those who come to conquer are partly because of the beautiful scenery, and mostly because they want to overcome their own limits. Prepare yourself to overcome the challenges that await you at Nam Kang Ho Tao. It is not natural that people say Nam Kang Ho Tao is “The road to torture”. You barely get to go. The terrain is full of towering, steep, jagged cliffs. Many places without a lifeline, crawling all over, clinging with both hands and feet, it is impossible to pass.
From this high cliff to the other high cliff, overlapping layers from foot to top. There are sections standing at the foot of the cliff looking up, up to 30-40m high, standing up making everyone scared. In the rainy season, the moss is very wet, the water soaks into the stone, making the grip point very flimsy and easy to break off at any time. The difficult road is more dangerous. There are many cliffs, near the water source will become streams. Waterfalls and streams at Nam Kang Ho Tao as dangerous as its beauty. Slipping and falling is something that everyone has to go through a few times at Nam Kang Ho Tao.
The most exhausting part of the road is when crossing the forest. Forest road at Nam Kang Ho Tao like a maze with no exit. The trail tracks are not obvious, every segment is the same. One must walk while finding the way. Bushes underfoot, encountering snakes, centipedes, squeezing … is a very normal thing. If you don’t focus and be careful a little bit, problems will happen immediately. There are 1 times you should conquer: in February to the end of March and around September to the end of November.
The weather is cool. The temperature is neither too hot nor too cold to help keep health more stable. The weather is sunny, making the terrain less slippery. Little or no fog makes it easier to navigate. This is also the season when ethnic people go to the mountain a lot to dig bamboo shoots and hunt, so the trails are quite clear and easy to go.
Ta Chi Nhu (2,979 m)
Top Ta Chi Nhu 2,979 m . high in Tram Tau district, Yen Bai province, is also a mountain peak in the Hoang Lien Son range. Ta Chi Nhu is located in the middle of a very impressive sea of floating clouds. In addition, the way to conquer this mountain is not too difficult, so Ta Chi Nhu is a favorite destination of many young backpackers.
Located in the climate zone of the North, so Ta Chi Nhu The weather pattern is similar with the summer, which is also the rainy season that lasts from May to August, and the winter is cold but quite dry, but due to the high mountainous terrain, it will also be quite cold. The ideal time to climb Ta Chi Nhu is from November to March, especially on sunny days in winter or early spring, at this time the weather is relatively dry, it will be a bit cold but less rainy and can hunt clouds. .
Also, if you want to hunt for azaleas in bloom, go Ta Chi Nhu around mid-spring (usually around the first 2 months of the year). Summer is a hot time, climbing this season will be very tiring. It also often rains at this time, the higher you go, the more fog you will encounter. In addition to climbing this season will be extremely deserted, there are no other favorable factors.
Basically, the climbing road Ta Chi Nhu there is almost only one monorail, not too many turns to make you lost. If there are people in the group who have climbed before, you can completely go on your own without support from local people. But if you climb for the first time, you should hire a guide for support and will ensure more safety.
Putaleng (3,096 m)
Another mountain peak is also located in the majestic Hoang Lien Son range: Putaleng is the second highest peak in Vietnam with the highest altitude. 3,096 metres. Pulaleng Not only attractive to “travellers” because of the high altitude, but also in the very arduous way to the mountain, but also full of wild natural beauty that nowhere else can be found: strange forests with all kinds of strange insects. strange, cool streams, green vegetation.
Unlike Fansipan, which has developed the cable car system as well as providing many support services for climbing, for tourism and commercial purposes. LIVE Putaleng is still literally a primeval old forest, possessing unspoiled beauty that anyone who has the opportunity to admire must be captivated.
In Putaleng possesses a rich and diverse flora and fauna system. They grow well, naturally and there is no sign of human hands “intruding illegally”. That wildness, when combined with the majestic beauty of the mountains, creates a picture Putaleng extremely brilliant.
The right time to make the journey to climb Mount Putaleng is on clear, sunny days. Avoid moving on rainy days or 1-2 days after rain. Because, the road will be slippery and there are many dangers. If you can arrange the time, you should travel to Lai Chau and climb the mountain Putaleng in May every year. Because right now, in Putaleng It’s the right time for azaleas. The road to conquer the top Putaleng already beautiful, now mixed with the pink color of this mountain flower, it becomes even more love and poetic.