Lao Than Mountain is one of the best places for cloud-hunting lovers, which is located in Phin Ho village, Y Ty district, Lao Cai province. At a height of 2,860 meters above sea level, the mountain is considered as the roof of Y Ty border commune.
The average altitude of Y Ty is more than 2,000 meter above sea level with cool climate all year around and with the heavenly landscape. Lao Than mountain fascinates all trekkers by the untouched natural beauties and cultures, especially bathe in a sea of clouds on the peak in the early morning the following day.
Lao Tham is known as “the best destination where the earliest dawn and the latest sunset in Y Ty”. In order to touch on the roof of Y Ty, you have to tackle the climb in a 16 kilometer-long hike (round trip), hence, a physically strong backpacker would be able to set their footprint on the peak within above 5 to 6 hours and finish the journey within one day if they start early in the morning. However, to admire the captivating sunrise and bathe in a sea of clouds on the peak the following day, most of them prefer a 2 day-1-night trek so that they spend a night at the peak.
On clear-sky days, you can enjoy the stunning scenery or wildflower brushes growing on the way to the summit, where the atmosphere is so pure for the growth of many unnamed beautiful trees and flowers. Then the greatest feeling is when you come closer to the end, Lao Than catches the eyes of trekkers with a triangular monument which is situated on its peak.
Up to the top of Lao Than, you definitely have to check-in with the towering limestone mountains protruding from the forest and heading straight towards the bathe in a sea of clouds ahead. The large and pointed cliff like the nose of a boat is jabbing forward as if creating a scene for you to enjoy shooting. In addition, chasing the cloud is the ultimate goal of backpackers on an adventure. Standing on a cliff and being surrounded by a bank of clouds, it is really a touch-of-heaven experience.
You can visit Lao Than all year round but the best time is during the dry season from November-April. Therefore, please be well-prepared for the trekking to enjoy your 2 day trip to Lao Than.
(Translation from Zingnews.vn)