Tay Con Linh mountain is over 17km from the center of Tung San commune, and the tallest peak of the Northeast of Viet Nam at the height of 2,428m from the sea level. It’s a mountain at the fountainhead of Chay river in the West of Ha Giang, stretching and straddling the communes of Tung San (Hoang Su Phi) and Cao Bo and Phuong Tien (Vi Xuyen), around 46km from Ha Giang city, including vast swathes of diverse perennial and primordial forests still left untouched and unexplored. It’s the most breathtaking spot to explore, trek, hike and appreciate the towering view well below.
Chieu Lau Thi mountain (alternatively known as Kieu Lieu Ti) rises 2,402m from the sea level as part of Tay Con Linh cordillera and the second tallest peak of Ha Giang. Chieu Lau Thi mountain is in both communes of Tan Minh and Chien Thang, Ho Thau commune, Hoang Su Phi district, Ha Giang. Chieu Lau Thi is on its own otherworldly, and remains as all year round as each season yields different shades of beauty and experience. The prime time to chase after the clouds falls between August and December, or trekkers may combine three seasons of stunning scenes, namely the gold harvest, water pouring and the bloom of peach and plum blossoms. One of the striking features is renowned perennial shan tea trees atop Chieu Lau Thi. These are among some intact shan tea roots yielding white bulbs madly favored by tea connoisseurs the world over. Climbing atop Chieu Lau Thi and taking a paranoma below, one can realize on the horizon the untamed and towering charm of the Northeastern wild.
Ma Pi Leng pass and its treacherous 20km bends always touches our nerves, and is thus known as one of the “four grand passes” of the northern highlands, connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac. It’s one of the most sought-after destinations among trekkers. From atop this pass, trekkers delight in the panoramic joy of turquoise Nho Que river that meanders through undulating mountains well suited for fine check-in angles.
Quan Ba twin mountains are around 40km from the center of Ha Giang, by National Highway 4C in Tam Son town, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang. As their name dictates, Quan Ba twin mountains (also known as the twin mountains of fairies) are a natural masterpiece in strong resemblance of the milky bosoms of a mother, delivering bountiful affluence to the land. In each season, trekkers may admire Quan Ba twin mountains in different shades: fading pink buckwheat flowers, bright gold paddies or the grey cloud capped and mist drenched scenery.
(Source: Vietnam Today 1.2022)