For adventure travel enthusiasts, exploring the mountains is not a strange thing. But do you know which are the 4 highest mountains in Vietnam? Let's learn about them with us!
Mentioning Vietnam, we are familiar with the name Ha Long Bay or Hanoi, Hoi An. Famous landmarks have been shared by many world media and given many commendable comments. But if you are an adventurer who loves exploring the high mountains, then Vietnam is also a good choice. With complex northern terrain including high heels, where ethnic minorities mainly live. This article shares with everyone about the 4 highest mountains in the North of Vietnam. Each mountain has its own beauty and characteristics. Let's explore with Mr Linh's Adventures which are these 4 mountains!
2. Pu Ta Leng
3. Pu Si Lung
4. Bach Moc Luong Tu
Fansipan is a famous mountain with a height of 3,143m above sea level - the highest mountain in Vietnam and also the highest mountain in the three Indochina countries, so it is known as the "Indochina’s roof"
. Fansipan belongs to Hoang Lien Son range in Sa Pa, about 9km from the town center to the southwest.
This is a mountain bordering two mountainous provinces in the North of Vietnam, Lao Cai and Lai Chau, in Northwest Vietnam. Local people call Fansipan the name "Hua Xi Pan", which means a giant stone precarious to describe the majesty and precariousness of this mountain. The most suitable time to be at Fansipan is the afternoon when the sun has dispelled the clouds and the weather is warmer and more pleasant so that you can admire the majestic and fanciful Sapa image. The dream of the Northwest region of Vietnam makes many tourists come here to exclaim and fall in love.
Setting foot on "Indochina’s roof", the first feeling in tourists is pleasure and happiness. From there, tourists can see Sa Pa at an altitude of more than 3000m and admire the overlapping mountains of Sapa hidden in the white clouds. Visiting Fansipan will definitely be the highlight to make your Sapa trip more meaningful and impressive.
2. PU TA LENG
The peak of Pu Ta Leng
mountain with an altitude of 3049m in Lai Chau province is considered a common dream for travelers who love to move and have a passion for exploring and discovering. Coming to the second-highest mountain in Vietnam (only after Fansipan), you will be overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of the mountains and a little bit of magic. The area around the mountain has steep, dangerous terrain but Pu Ta Leng is definitely a worthy gift, an unforgettable experience for youth when deciding to conquer the second roof of Indochina!
As one of the mountains in the Hoang Lien Son range, Pu Ta Leng is located just northwest of Fansipan. If Fansipan is compared to the "roof of Indochina", Pu Ta Leng is the second roof
that backpackers or young people who are passionate about challenges must try to conquer even once. Reaching a height of 3049m, looking down from the top is a feeling of pride when you have overcome hundreds and thousands of challenges along the way to conquer the second highest mountain in Vietnam. At this height, the temperature drops, it becomes cold, the air is thin and the arduous climb makes it easy for people to get tired. So, take some time to sit back and gather to share your feelings and joy with your friends.
3. PU SI LUNG
In the far north, there are towering mountains guarding the border. With majestic and majestic beauty, these mountains are always on the list of many people to conquer. In which, it is impossible not to mention Pu Si Lung mountain
- one of the highest mountains in Vietnam. Although the journey to conquer Pu Si Lung is arduous, it is certainly not stopping the footsteps of those who are passionate about exploring.
Located close to the Vietnam - China border, Pu Si Lung is close to border landmark 42 in Pa Ve Su commune, Muong Te district, Lai Chau province. Compared to Fansipan (3141m) and Pu Ta Leng (3096m), the height of Pu Si Lung ranks third. However, this is the most difficult mountain to conquer because the journey to the top is too long.
To conquer this mountain you have to go through many hardships and challenges (walking more than 100km in 3 days and 4 nights). But when you're there, you'll see that all the hardships you've gone through are worth it. If you are a challenger who loves to conquer then this mountain is for you, come here once a time!
Pu Si Lung. Source: Internet
4. BACH MOC LUONG TU
Vietnam's fourth highest mountain at an altitude of 3046m. It is the natural boundary of the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Its original name is Ky Quan San, but it is favoured by locals with the beautiful name Bach Moc Luong Tu
The road to conquering the mountain has many difficulties, from high passes, deep abysses, steep cliffs to dangerous forests. In return, visitors will see the most beautiful clouds in the Northwest. The sea of clouds is thick and spreads all year round, especially at dawn on Muoi mountain - the passage through Bach Moc Luong Tu makes everyone fall in love and flutter.
If Fansipan is considered the roof of Indochina, the three mountains Pu Ta Leng, Pu Si Lung and Bach Moc Luong Tu are the roofs of Vietnam. Four mountains with four different shapes give visitors their own unique and special feelings for adventures. If you are an adventure lover, do not miss these mountains!
Written by Chung Nguyen, Assistant Manager for Mr Linh’s Adventures