Notes when conquering the top of Ky Quan San, Bat Xat, Lao Cai

Ky Quan San mountain peak in Ky Quan San mountain range, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, with an altitude of 3046m above sea level, is considered an ocean of white clouds. To conquer the ocean of white clouds, you need to note a few things:

  1. Prepare well physically

The first thing you have to prepare is good physical strength, endurance and determination to overcome the mountains. Because the difficulty of conquering Ky Quan San is more appreciated than conquering Fansipan peak.

A footbridges along the trail

  1. Prepare personal belongings and choose the right time to climb the mountain

To have a climbing journey to conquer the top of Ky Quan San, you need to pay attention to choose beautiful weather, mild sunshine, avoid rain or when it’s too cold, slippery roads so that there is no danger on the way. The best time to climb the mountain and have the best weather is from late August to April next year. Personal items do not need to be prepared too much, the amount of things to carry needs to be enough for the trip such as drinking water, hats, sticks, etc. to avoid carrying heavy loads that are easy to lose strength. Because during the journey, will have the porter to bring food and prepare the necessary things for your journey.

Camping site at the middle of jungle

To start the climbing journey, you can choose two directions to get to the starting point: from Sa Pa go straight to Sang Ma Sao or from Lao Cai city go straight to Sang Ma Sao. From Sang Ma Sao you will start the climbing journey, from this point start climbing the first slopes with a gentle slope along the rice fields, corn fields, grazing cattle, Dao people, Mong people. With this terrain, you need to prepare a long-sleeved shirt to cross corn fields and rice fields without getting scratched.

Walking throught the jungle and cardamom forest

The journey is arduous and dangerous, but every visitor coming here will not be discouraged because the road ahead will be surprised with many beautiful wild flowers appearing. Unspoiled natural scenery with layers of diverse vegetation makes you forget all the fatigue of the long journey. On the climbing journey, when you get closer to the top, the more beautiful scenery undulating, sometimes hidden, sometimes in the white clouds. Do not forget to admire and choose a beautiful angle to take photos, or record a video to save as a souvenir. The most difficult, arduous and exciting is the steepest slope from Mount Salt to the top. This is a bumpy mountain with many pebbles, easy to slip, the wind blows and whistles like a flute calling you. Through this part, you need to make sure your feet and hands cling to the cliffs or the roots of the azalea tree firmly, moving slowly each step is safe. Because there are quite dangerous passages like this, you need to go with a group to help each other with any difficulty.

Spectacular view on the way to the peak

The slopes are consecutive, one side is a deep abyss, the other side is a towering mountain. However, such spots always create a very interesting feeling for those who like adventurous trekking. Closer you get to the top of Ky Quan San, the feeling that your hands can touch the clouds is real. When you reach the top, you will be able to see far away and look back on the process you have gone.

Enjoy sea of clouds from the top of Ky Quan San Mt

One more note for you to conquer Ky Quan San peak is a place to eat and rest in the main journey of Muoi mountain with an altitude of 2100 m – 2200 m above sea level. At this point, the indigenous people built shacks, toilets, kitchens, drinking water and food from the mountains to serve the convoys to conquer Ky Quan San peak. To try the strange feeling, you can bring a tent and sleeping bag to experience the exciting outdoor space.

The feeling of experiencing with primeval old forests, hundreds of years old trees, along with clear streams from upstream, will definitely be an unforgettable experience for those who have been there. I home my little notes and shares hope to help you enjoy the feeling of adventurous trekking, can be confident, arrange your schedule and choose the right time to hit the road.


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