Stunning mountain top view in Northern Vietnam
Mountains in Vietnam is worth to explore because of its wild beauty and its enchanting looks. In addition to the top peaks in the world, the Vietnamese mountains boast brilliant scenery and many unique features different from others. Here, along with Triparoundme discover best mountain top view in Northern Vietnam.
Situated in Sapa province of Lao Cai, Fansipan also known as Indochina Roof and is the highest mountain in Vietnam (3143m). The mountain belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The name Fansipan means “a giant stone” plate in the local language. This beautiful area boasts not only rich biodiversity but also a majestic appearance that you don’t want to sleep on.
To trek the top of Fansipan, you need a careful preparation because it takes you about 4 days to get there. Beside health condition, you may have a skillful experiences in hiking and navigating. And don’t forget to bring along enough food source for the those hiking days and other objects such as medicine, compass and map. We recommended you to hire a local tourguide so he can show you the safest way and tell you some history of the area.
For somebody who doesn’t want to waste time and take risks, there is Cable Car to the top. Price is about 40 dollars for 2 ways including mountaineering train from Sapa Center. You can buy the ticket at your hotel or any travel agencies in central Sapa. Besides a one-time journey to Fansipan, tourists can consider Sapa tours to experience easier trips to ethnic villages and terraces in Sapa.
2. Phu Si Lung, Lai Chau
Phu Si Lung ranks third among Vietnam’s highest mountains after Fansipan (3143m) and Phu Ta Leng (3096m). However, this must be the most difficult mountain to conquer in Vietnam due to the long and arduous journey to reach the peak.
Departing from the border post of Pa De Su to the top of Pu Si Lung mountain, climbers need to take at least 4 days 3 nights to walk over 100km up and down rugged trails, mountain cliffs and streams. Despite the long journey, but the wild scenery and natural beauty in this area can easily blow your mind.
Unlike Fansipan, there’s no cable car to get to the top. Hence, if you’re searching for extreme hiking challenges to conquer in North-Western Vietnam, then just put Phu Si Lung at the top of your list.
3. Ba Vi, Hanoi
Situated 60km west of Hanoi city, the solemn Ba Vi mountain range stands in the center of Ba Vi National Park – the green lung of Hanoi and the surrounding provinces. Ba Vi Range consists of a number of high mountains, especially, the highest peaks are Mount Vui or Nui Vua (1296m) and Tan Vien Mountain (1281m). Conquering Ba Vi National Park is also a great opportunity to explore the biodiversity of Vietnamese wildlife because it is home to hundreds of plants and animals.
In addition to trekking and hiking, tourists will surely encounter many interesting attractions and activities in Ba Vi. You can also admire the horrifying spectacle of Ba Vi district, the forests and rice fields below. Entrance fees for Ba Vi National Park are VND 40,000 (less than $ 2).
4. Ham Rong, Sapa
At an altitude of 1800m, Ham Rong Mountain is famous for being the most beautiful landscape in Sapa. The destination is a great place to watch beautiful gardens with special flowers of temperate regions like orchids and cherry blossoms.
There are 3 ideal places to visit on Ham Rong Mountain. The first is the orchard 1, where you can see the ancient church of Sapa hidden under the canopy of old trees. The second is Sapa telecom station, where you can see Mount Fansipan – the highest place on Indochina peninsula. And the last one is the cloud yard where you can have an impressive panorama of Sapa town at the foot of the mountain.