Top Amazing Mountains in Vietnam That You Have To Visit
By Custom Vietnam Travel | Updated 1/5/2019
Although Vietnam has known for its beaches, Buddhist pagodas, bustling cities with the long history, rich culture, the country also attracts more and more tourists with the variety of the stunning natural landscapes. Especially, the mountains in Vietnam are amazing. In fact, Northern Vietnam is full of impressive mountain ranges that take up a third of the country’s land, so it’s no surprise that trekking is becoming increasingly popular here. Many climbing enthusiasts are making the journey to this rugged landscape to escape the city crowds, explore the nature and conquer new heights. Sound like something you would love? If mountaineering is your adventure, here we have listed the top mountains in Vietnam that you must visit.
Fansipan is part of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain range and is often referred to as the rooftop of the Indochina peninsula, watching over the terraced rice fields and ethnic villages from a height of 10,312 feet (3,143 meters). The mountain is located in the southwest of Sapa town, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province. When it comes to Sapa, Fansipan is an exciting attraction in Sapa for tourists since the mountain hides much strange impression to explore and discover.
The first thing that always attracts and challenges tourists is the height. To suite with the nickname “The roof of Indochina”, Fansipan Mountain has the altitude of 3,143m above the sea level which crowns it as the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula. Conquering Fansipan gradually becomes a strong desire for those who love to take the adventure and adventurous feelings since the road to reach the top is not easy, due to the fact that the towering Fansipan Mountain is structured by such rocks. However, it is all worthy. At the altitude of 2,400m, when the wind blends with the forest, tourists seemly touch the cloud nearby. From a height of 2,800m, the clouds suddenly disappear and the cloudless blue sky instead. Standing between heaven and earth, the mountain has challenged any climbing enthusiasts. Journey to conquer Fansipan Mountain will certainly be one of the unforgettable experiences for any tourists. If you want to take on this beast, the trek will take you approximately 2-3 days if you’re fit and have an experienced guide.
Nowadays, they have recently opened up a cable car that you can get to the top of the mountain in 20 minutes easier. However, those that decide to trek on, you will be surrounded by the remarkable nature of the Hoang Lien Ranges, as you walk upwards on the ever-steepening trail (that is potentially muddy from the rain). Despite modern commercialism creeping in, Fansipan is one of the top mountains in Vietnam that you must visit.
Breaktaking view of the sunrise in Fansipan
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Tay Con Linh is a mountain range in the west of Ha Giang, situated between the districts of Hoang Su Phi and Vi Xuyen. Even not the highest mountain in Vietnam, the conquest of the Northeast roof seems to be much more difficult than the high peak Fansipan. Because of the long zigzag way to the Tay Con Linh have been challenging for visitors, it has not been shaped into lines as the road to conquer the roof of Indochina. Furthermore, on both sides of the road are dense grasses, cliffed peaks, on one side, deep pools on the other side are steep slopes. So this place is still a challenge for tourists who want to conquer the mountains in this country. Tay Con Linh has an altitude of 2.427 m above the sea level is not the highest mountain in Vietnam but it is a wild mountain, quite a few people set foot in. You will be travelling through remote areas, very few inhabitants, almost isolated from the civilized world. Near the top, we will go through the primitive forest, terrain,… scenery change continuously. In addition, Tay Con Linh is in the Kingdom of terraced fields, conquering Tay Con Linh you also have the opportunity to see the masterpiece created by local hill tribes here.
From Hoang Su Phi centre, climbing to Tay Con Linh peak takes 2 days. On the first day, we will reach the height of 1800m and sleep at a H'Mong house. From here up there are no more people's homes. On the second day, we will conquer the summit and return to the same way or to other destinations. Based on experience from those who have gone to Tay Con Linh, the journey can start from Thanh Thuy border gate in Vi Xuyen district, 20 km far from Ha Giang city to the northwest, to Xin Chai junction and ask local people for directions to Tay Con Linh. In addition, adventurers can also depart from Hoang Su Phi district with the road through Tung San – Trung Phung as well. To conquer Tay Con Linh mountain peak is not easy, the locals say that Tay Con Linh has no access road and no way out. With primaeval forest stretching from Vi Xuyen to Hoang Su Phi and 2,419m mountain peaks, there are always many mysteries.
Incredible View of The Sunrise In Tay Con Linh
Pu Ta Leng mountain is located northwest of Mount Fansipan, Hoang Lien Son mountain range. If Fansipan has known as the roof of Indochina then Pu Ta Leng is absolutely the second roof that hikers and trekkers wanting to try to conquer once in a lifetime. Located in Lai Chau Province, the green paradise of Northern Vietnam stands this beast that can only be conquered with the support of a local leader in Pho Village. The trail starts off misleadingly easy, with flat easy trekking and a little climbing over big rocks along the streams. Soon, however, the trails become less trail-like and more like rock obstacles through a dense forest that gets steeper and steeper, exhausting you as they go. Although it might sound quite mad, many travellers do refer to this hike as the “Fair Route,” due to the many small poetic streams along the way that make recovery periods all the more relaxing. Sound like your kind of challenge?
The progress of climbing and going down usually takes from 3 to 4 days. In case if you want to combine camping with relaxing then it will take about 5 or 6 days. You can begin your journey of conquering the Pu Ta Leng mountain at Ban Pho Village. From the peak of 1500m and above, colourful water-rail blooming spread Pu Ta Leng create romantic and majestic scenes of mountains and forests. Most are pink and purple water-rail blooming over the road, full of petals falling everywhere makes the scene as the way to paradise. Pu Ta Leng is always a big dream for young compulsive moving lovers who want to mark unforgettable moments of youth through conquests by foot.
Particular view of Pu Ta Leng Mountain
With a height of 3046m above sea level, Bach Moc Luong Tu mountain is the fourth tallest mountain in Vietnam trailed by Fansipan - 3143m, Pu Ta Leng 3096m, Pu Si lung - 3076m. The mountain range is located on the border between two northern provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai, the mountain with hasty and rocky terrain. To climb to the top of the mountain, visitors must travel 30km of forest road and experience different types of terrain like bare hills, wood and bamboo forest and sheer rock,
Another climb that is not for the faint-hearted is Bach Moc Luong Tu. Another trail that starts off deceivingly easy, the first part of the hike involves a pleasant stroll along the mountainside, through bamboo and fruit forests, ending in a rocky path to a stream. Then the hike becomes testing, where paths become steeper until you reach the 2,100m camping point. Completely surrounded by nature, the next day will involve a challenging push to the summit! Here you will see why this mountain is the most well-known with young adventurers in Vietnam: the sea of clouds. With the stunning landscapes and panoramic views, the effort is suddenly all worth it! One of the best mountains in Vietnam, this one makes our list for being a ball-buster!
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain
Standing tall in the Lam Dong Province in Vietnam, you will find Lang Biang Mountain with a fascinating back story. Named after a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story that ends in bittersweet death, it was the unity of tribes that caused the graves of the lovers to grow into the mountain range that we know today. As well as the years of history, the mountain also boasts a variety of activity. With three mountain peaks, Lang Biang can be ‘tackled’ via jeeps up a paved road, hiking via dirt tracks to the summit or via an even more beaten trail to an unnamed peak (2,124m). However, this trek is slowly becoming more and more touristy, complete with signposts and “Hollywood like” signs of the place. Nevertheless, the hike is beautiful and is a fun way to spend a couple of hours outdoors.
The hike itself is very easy to follow but considered a moderate difficulty due to the elevation. The diverse landscapes are stunning as you walk through coffee plantations that blend into pine forests and eventually jungle before the summit. The reward? Vast valleys as well as the Golden and Silver Streams along with the lush mountainous city of Dalat itself.
Peaceful view from Lang Biang Mountain in Dalat