Must-conquer mountains in Vietnam (Part 2)

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Once spending time in the wilderness, you will not be able to resist going back there. Do you love exploring the mysterious mountains? Are you interested in Vietnam? We suggest for you the top 10 highest mountains in Vietnam, and perhaps one of those could be your next adventure.

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Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain

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 mountain side, 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!

  • Height: 3,046 meters
  • Time to Summit: Approximately 3-4 days
  • Difficulty: Hard
Bach Moc Luong Tu Mountain (via blogdulich.com)

How to get there: Take the overnight train/bus from Hanoi to Lao Cai (departs at 9:00 AM and arrives at 05:00 AM). It is a 2 hour drive to Bat Xat, so you will have to take a taxi or bus if you’re not part of a tour.

Lang Biang 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 sign posts 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.

  • Height: 2,167 meters
  • Time to Summit: Approximately 2-3 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

How to get there: You can fly into Dalat from Hanoi or HCMC. Once in Dalat, Lang Biang is easily reached via taxi (30 minutes) or bus (1 hour).

Marble Mountain (via linkedin.com)

Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son)

A group of five mountains located South of the city of Danang, Ngu Hanh Son has impressive historical and religious significance. Named after the 5 elements; Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth), the mountains symbolize life. This, together with the marble staircase ascending the mountain, have a great metaphorical significance. The most popular mountain of them all is Thuy Son Mountain which boasts of Buddhist temples, stone sculptures, caves, and panoramic views. With a fascinating back story and amazing hiking routes on offer, the mountains also boast of tunnels below them that form an intricate cave system. How cool is that?

  • Height: 106 meters
  • Time to Summit: Approximately 30 minutes (but you’ll spend a lot of time at the summit!)
  • Difficulty: Moderate (lots of steps!)

How to get there: Ngu Hanh Son is only 8 km to the southeast of Danang city center, so hiring a bike, a car or taking a motor-taxi or bus will be super easy.

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