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Trekking at the 5 highest peaks in Vietnam

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Admiring the panoramic view of the thousand clouds nature from above is a great reward after a long climb. Try yourself and your feet when trekking 1 of the 5 highest peaks in Vietnam below.

With the advantages of climate, rich terrain and vegetation, Vietnam has great potential in developing hiking, trekking and jogging tourism. Therefore, mountains with a height in the "top" become a target for those who love adventure and are passionate about exploring.



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Fansipan Peak


Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam, with the nickname "roof of Indochina". In the local language, the name of the mountain means "giant slab of stone". Conquering Fansipan peak is always an extremely meaningful milestone in the journey of people to explore the nature of Vietnam.


You can trek along many routes but the most popular is still the route from Tram Ton with a schedule of 2 days 1 night, or if going from Cat Cat village, the schedule will be 3 days 2 nights. These trekking routes are quite easy to follow, suitable for all participants, including children between the ages of 9 and 10.


Location: Located in the Hoang Lien Son range, about 9km from Sapa town in the southwest direction, Lao Cai province

Height: 3.143m

Time of climb: 2 days 1 night/ 3 days 2 nights

Ideal climbing time: From October to April (from December to early February there may be snow)




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Pusilung Peak (Phu Si Lung)


Pusilung possesses relatively complex mixed terrain but is mainly a forest path with slippery slopes and large streams, surrounded by ancient old-growth forest. To conquer Pusilung, you have to hike through the hillsides and it takes up to 2 to 3 hours to cross the continuous slopes. This is really not an easy challenge, even for newbies, 10 people go, 8 people give up along the way is normal.


Moreover, Pusilung is also one of the mountains with the longest trekking route with a total distance of up to 60km. Because it is located on the Vietnam-China border, if you want to trek at this mountain, you need permission from the Pa Ve Su border guard station.


Location: Located near milestone 42, Viet Trung border belongs to Pa Ve Te commune, Muong Te district, Lai Chau province

Height: 3.083m

Time of climb: 3 days 2 nights

Ideal climbing time: From October to March 3




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Putaleng Peak


It has an elevation roughly equivalent to the Pusilung Mountains. Putaleng is on the list of the highest mountain ranges in Vietnam that many backpackers aspire to conquer and explore during their journey. To conquer Putaleng peak, you can follow the schedule from Ho Tender to move to the 2380m altitude marker, then move from 2400 to Putaleng peak and move down the mountain in the direction of Ta Leng village.


Putaleng possesses relatively complex mixed terrain but is mainly a cross-forest road with slippery slopes and large streams, surrounded by ancient old-growth forest. The journey through the forest, crossing streams and climbing steeply to conquer Putaleng peak will definitely bring exciting but equally adventurous feelings.


Location: Ta Leng Commune, Phong Tho District, Lai Chau Province

Height: 3,049m

Time of climb: 3 days 2 nights

Ideal climbing time: March 12 to March 3



Ky Quan San Peak (Liangzi White Jupiter)


Ky Quan San, also known as Bach Moc Luong Tu, is a mountain range located between Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province and Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province. To conquer Ky Quan San, you can choose to come from Lai Chau or Lao Cai. However, the most popular choice is still from Sieve Ma Xao commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai.


On the way from Salt Mountain to the top, you will encounter a variety of ecological changes from bare rocky hilltops to burnt wood forests, near the top you will encounter whitewood forests, which is why Ky Quan San was formerly known as Liangzi White Wood.


Location: Belongs to the Ky Quan San range between 2 provinces Lao Cai and Lai Chau

Height: 3,046m

Time of climb: 4 days 3 nights / 3 days 2 nights

Ideal time: spring-summer delivery time


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Kang Su Van Peak (Fan Lien San/ U Thai San)


In addition to the thousand-year-old ancient tea forest, Khang Su Van owns diverse vegetation such as cardamom forest, white and yellow azaleas or primeval forests that have almost no human impact. The peak of Kang Su Van Mountain is a natural wall protecting the northern border. Therefore, to conquer this peak, you need to have a permit from the Golden Ma Chai border guard station.


Location: Pa Vay Su Commune, Phong Tho District, Lai Chau Province

Height: 3.012m

Time of climb: 3 days 2 nights

Ideal climbing time: The whole year has beautiful flowering seasons and unique weather patterns



Source: Viettrekking, Internet 

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