Apparently, Cloud Hunting is the most mentioned theme recently on social media and newspaper. Standing above the clouds, enjoying the vast ocean of clouds like a magical paradise might be the dream of everyone once in the lifetime.
Standing on the high mountains to admire the sea of floating clouds, surely you would imagine you’re dreaming or being lost in wonderland there. Here are the places to hunt gorgeous clouds in the north. However, you should note that the weather condition must be good enough, for example: drizzle, the low temperature at night and high during the day, sunny in the daytime, so the cloud would be beautiful.
1. Ta Xua
More than 200 kilometers from Hanoi, Ta Xua commune, Son La province has recently emerged as a destination for young people to record the frame as beautiful as a dream in a magical unreal paradise. The path is not too strenuous, and you do not have to climb, only about 45kmroad from the town of Bac Yen to Ta Xua is slightly steep, it is the number one choice for the majority of those who want to contemplate this wonderful scenery .
Features of the cloud ocean in Ta Xua are very quiet and stunning cloud because this valley are not windy, thanks to the mountains surrounding. So when the temperature rise, the new cloud also rises, and you can enjoy sightseeing without worrying about fast-moving clouds.
2. Hang Dong
From the T-junction at the center of Ta Xua commune, you can go straight to catch to Hang Dong commune. While in Ta Xua, we must climb up to see the sea of clouds, in Hang Dong we must go downhill. Go to the Hang Dong in this season, you can admire the vast sea of clouds, experience the magical feeling when touching the sky and feel the cold on your skin.
3. Lao Than Peak
You must have good health condition to conquer this 2.826m peak. 2 day and 1 night trip is the right time for your clouds hunting, enough time to take pictures along the way, go camping overnight, enjoy sunset and dawn in this mountainous region. Lao Than Peak is sharp and offers good view to enjoy the panoramic landscape – the 360-degree viewing angle.
Climbing terrain is not too complicated, just take 5-6 hours is possible to go up to the camping point. It takes about an hour from the slopes to reach the peak. However, the trail to the peak is very difficult with bushes, thorn trees, strong wind, you should consider hiring local people to carry luggage.
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4. Muoi Mountain (Salt Mountain)
A little more difficult is Salt Mountain, located on the same trail to conquer Bach Moc Luong Tu Mount – the 4th highest mountain in Vietnam. Normally, travellers will choose Salt Mountain as the location to take beautiful photos because this is the best place in Bach Moc ranges to enjoy cloud ocean. To climbing Salt Mountain, conquer Bach Moc Luong Tu, it takes 3 days and 2 nights trekking.
There are two ways to climb, the first is from Sang Ma Sao commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. The second one is from Den Sung village, Sui Sin Ho commune, Phong Tho District, Lai Chau Province. You can combine climbing up on a trail and go down on the other one to have much more experience.
5. Y Ty
Y Ty is a mountainous commune of Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. The road to Y Ty is not difficult, from the city of Lao Cai, it take about 3 hours drive following Red River. For those who love travel and photography, the beauty of Y Ty – the wildness, emotional landscape and stunning cloud ocean, is the reason that they have to get there. Hen you can enjoy the landscape of giant white cloud oceans first-hand, surely you would imagine you’re lost in paradise.