Considered as the roof of Y Ty – Lao Than mountain is the ideal hunting spot for clouds with majestic, wild and poetic scenery. Let’s experience climbing Lao Than mountain 2 days 1 night below.
Location: Phin Ho village, Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province
Coordinates: 22.610420◦, 103.686535◦
Time by: 2 days 1 night.
As the 11th highest mountain in Vietnam, this mountain Lao Than Y Ty is considered to be of medium difficulty but offers a wonderful natural experience. The foothills of the mountain are mainly low grass hills, the terrain is not too complicated and near the top, there will be thorny trees and bushes. In addition, along the way, there will be stops to rest and explore.
Pic 1: Lao Than, Bat Xat, Lao Cai
In which season should you climb Lao Than mountain?
The ideal time to explore Lao Than is from October to December and March to May next year. Because at this time the weather is not raining, ensuring safety and ideal time for you to discover all the beauty of the “roof of Y Ty”. And each time has its own characteristics:
March – May: ideal time to hunt clouds
November – February: hunt for clouds and the forest of burning grass.
September – November: experience the dazzling golden terraces.
Pic 2: Lao Than – “roof of Y Ty”
You can choose from reputable and quality Hanoi – Lao Cai bus companies such as: Ha Son, Sao Viet, Green Bus, Sapa Express bus with the ticket price of 220,000 – 350,000 VND. The travel time usually takes about 5-6 hours, so you can choose the bus from the night around 10-11 am so that tomorrow morning you can reach the land of Lao Cai.
When you arrive, you can rent a motorbike or take a motorbike taxi to get to Y Ty commune, it will take you about 4 hours to move through Ban Xeo, Den Sang. From Y Ty center, go in the direction of DT158 to Phin Ho village.
Although Lao Than is considered not too difficult, the road is mainly low grass hills, but you will encounter difficulties during the climb. Therefore, you need to prepare the following necessary items for backpacking Lao Than: Large capacity travel backpack, trekking shoes, camp, sleeping bag, foods, clothes, medicine, wireless electronics, …Pic
Pic 3: Necessary supplies
It is a closed layer of clouds, densely planted on top of each other, covering the whole mountain. And when the sun rises, each ray of sunlight gradually penetrates those dense clouds and shines down on each dew-drenched leaf. All blend together to create a picture of dawn on the mountains of the Northwest that is both beautiful, wild and majestic, but also poetic and magical. It seems that this has dispelled all the fatigue when climbing from the shack to the top with high slopes.
Bus fare from Hanoi – Lao Cai: 500,000/person (round-trip ticket)
Motorbike rental: 300.000/2 people/car
Porter rental: 500.000/person porter
Meals: 400.000/person (including lunch, snacks and accommodation at the shack)
Money generated: 100.000 VND
=> Total reference cost is about: 1.200.000 – 1.500.000 VND depending on the number of people going
Indeed, the experience of climbing Lao Than mountain, conquering the roof of Y Ty is an interesting experience of this dreamy, peaceful but also very wild land. Hopefully, the above experiences of climbing Lao Than mountain will help you have a great discovery trip.