To be proudly called “Kingdom of Rhododendron flowers”, Hoang Lien mountain in March, April every year is brightly lightened by colors of Rhododendron flowers. This is the best time for tourists to climb the Fansipan mountain and admire the beauty of the Rhododendron flowers.
To savor the immense and impressive space of Hoang Lien mountain and forest, and especially to see with the naked eyes bright Rhododendron flowers, tourists can select the route starting from Tram Ton Station (Xe Mountain ranger station) – Fansipan – Cat Cat to conquer Fansipan mountain range on 2 days and 1 night. This is an ideal route for tourists interested in nature, adventures and discoveries.
On the first climbing-Fansipan-mountain day, starting from 1900 meters height, tourists will climb the mountain in about 6-7 hours, hike under the old, long-time forest, and stroll through green fields and gardens of cardamoms, pure and cool streams as well as enjoy tranquility in the forest, somewhere only birds’ chirpings can be heard. Lifting eyes, to tourists’ surprise, there will be bright, Rhododendron flowers interweaving from foliage in the forest.
On the second day, after a night sleeping in the hut, from 2800 meters height, tiredness seems to fade away, tourists will continue the journey. The chance to admire the dawn on top of Fansipan mountain, the only chance that comes to tourists conquering Fansipan by land. Admiring the sun rising in billowing white clouds, travelers will find themselves tiny compared to the immense, impressive nature, yet feel really proud due to having conquered the roof of Indochina by climbers’ own feet and efforts. That proud feeling only truly comes to mountain climbers when holding the national flag and streaming it in the wind on top of Fansipan mountain.
After the challenging journey of Fansipan mountain and enjoying the landscape on top of Fansipan, tourists will come down the mountain. Travelers will go down via Hoang Lien Cable car station and come back to Sapa. Tourists will feel more amazed when enjoying the whole view of Sapa when it is faded in the fog, admiring Muong Hoa valley where some local houses of the minorities can be seen from afar.
Come back to Sapa, relax after a tired climbing journey, but travelers will not forget the feeling of pride when conquering Fansipan mountain. Moreover, the majestic natural landscape and the beauty of the Rhododendron flowers will make tourists nostalgic.
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