For many visitors not only the Vietnamese but also foreigners, Lao Cai is a must-to-visit place for the first time because of its naturally breathtaking landscapes and wonderful climate. Lao Cai is also famous for a mountainous province with high and difficult topography. Thus, exploring the well-known mountains in here is highly recommended doing if you are an adventurous person. There is the list of 10 most attractive mountains in Lao Cai that you should know.
1. Fansipan – the roof of the Indochina
Fansipan is the highest peak of the Hoang Lien mountain range with the height of 3143 meters over the sea level and is well-known for the name “the roof of the Indochina”. In hundreds of the places of attractions in Vietnam, Fansipan mount is on top of must-to-go places for many trekkers and adventurous people. To reach the peak, it takes about 6 or 7 days because trekkers have to climb up very high and down on the abrupt cliff to go ahead. But after overcoming difficulties, you will get the absolute victory feeling with breathtaking natural scenes, spectacular beauty of clouds on Hoang Lien Son Mountains and cultural life of ethnic minorities in this area. According to many trekkers who conquered Fansipan peak, they admitted that this roof of Indochina was full of obstacles and difficulties but very interesting.
The climate on Fansipan peak has characteristics of four seasons which enchant many tourists. The springs attract a lot of visitors by its lively beauty of blooming flowers and the green of the plant in Hoang Lien Son Mountain. The summers come with a fresh and blue coat of a clear sky and mild weather. The mountainous area is dressed a beautiful yellow coat when the autumn comes. The winter whitens the mountains with ice and snow in the extremely cold weather. Due to sub-tropical climate, the flora and fauna are very abundant. On Fansipan peak, there are many kinds of famous timbers and various flowers, especially wild orchid. Fansipan is also famous for the land of fruits such as plum, pear and peach. Conquering Fansipan peak in the fruit season, you are overwhelmed in the world of temperate fruits and enjoy a feeling of harmony in nature.
2. Ngu Chi Son – the most beautiful mountain in the North-Western region
Ngu Chi Son Mountain is located in Ta Giang Phinh commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province with the height of 3090 meters. It is the second highest mountain in Viet Nam and the most beautiful one in the North-Western region. Ngu Chi Son has five mountains which look like the giant hand of the God. More interestingly, you look to the west from Lao Cai city in the early morning you can see the fanciful picture: Ngu Chi Son is hidden in the clouds. In the sunset, the sun changes yellow into red and move slowly down the mountain that makes a spectacular background. When it is discovered, Ngu Chi Son Mountain has attracted the attention of many visitors to conquer. If you have chance to Lao Cai, let’s spend time to conquer this most beautiful mountain in the North-Western region.
3. Pu Luong Mountain
Pu Luong Mountain is located in Hoang Lien Son Mountain with the height of 2985 meters that is an ideal place for you to explore. The best time to visit is in the harvest which is about May and October. It is so amazing when walking the road and viewing the beauty of the mountains in the North Western in Vietnam. Pu Luong peak with the house on stilts which lie by the mountain side make a picturesque background.
4. Con Voi Range
Con Voi Range is located in Bao Yen district, Lao Cai province at the height over 1000 meters. Cai Mountain is the highest peak with 1450 meters. This mountain which is along the Red and Chay rivers is the home of Tay, Nung, Dao and Mong ethnic minority groups.
5. Ham Rong Mountain
Ham Rong Mountain is a part of Hoang Lien Son Range, Sapa district with the height of 1850m. Nowadays, it is well-known for the attractive destination in Sapa due to the beautiful eden with many colorful flowers of the all kinds and floating clouds. After conquering Ham Rong Mountain, you can see all Sapa town, Muong Hoa valley and Ta Phin village from the view of the mountain. Moreover San May is in Ham Rong Mountain is the best place to feel the connection between the sky and earth because it is at an 1800 meters. It is really an ideal destination when you come to Sapa.
6. Ba Me Con Mountain
Ba Me Con Mountain is in Bac Ha district. Nowadays, walking to conquer Ba Me Con Mountain has become a kind of tourism attracting many foreign tourists and the Vietnamese young.
7. Phu Gia Lan Mountain
Phu Gia Lan Mountain which is also called Gia Lan Mountain, is located in Yen Khanh commune, Van Ban district, Lao Cai province. Surrounding the foot of mountain is the village where the Tay lives. The landscapes look like a beautiful picture which is painted by the famous artist.
8. Nhiu Co Gia Mountain
Nhiu Co San is not as famous as Fansipan but it has a powerful attraction due to its wild, primeval forests and abundant vegetation. It is said that it is one of the beautiful mountains of the Northwest region. The wild of forests and the hospitality of the people will certainly attract visitors one more time.
9. Co Tien Mountain
Co Tien Mountain is at the height of over 1000m, in Bac Ha town, Lao Cai province. This is a poetic mountain with the interesting legend which tells about the father’s sentiment forward his daughter. Visiting Co Tien Mountain, visitors not only enjoy the beauty of traditional culture of the highland but also see wonderful natural landscapes. The town is filled with plum flower in the spring, colorful dresses in the markets.
10. Cao Son Mountain
Cao Son Mountain is in Muong Khuong town. Like Con Voi Mountain, Cao Son is along the Red and Chay rivers and is the region where the Tay, Nung, Dao and Mong live.