The blissful country of Vietnam has something for every traveller whether you’re a foodie, a nature lover, a fan of beaches of an adventure seeker. This beautiful land is not just all about bustling cities or pristine beaches, it’s also well known for majestic mountain ranges. Conquering the spectacular mountains in Northern Vietnam should be on the bucket list of things to do in Vietnam. Check out the most famous mountains in Vietnam if you’re planning for a truly breathtaking adventure.
Sunlight on terraces rice fields
Located about 9 kilometres west of Sapa town, Fansipan Mountain is the tallest mountain in Vietnam and belongs to Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Standing at an impressive 3,143m in height, this gigantic wonder is touted to be “the Rooftop of Indochina”.
Is this road lead to heaven?
Conquering the mountain is a challenge itself as the trek may take you 2-3 days if you’re physically fit. It’s tough but it’s worth. You can’t even imagine what waiting for you at the summit- it’s definitely a wonder world.
Vietnamese flags and monument at the summit of Fansipan
Today, everyone has a chance to conquer the summit thanks to the massive cable car system in Fansipan mountain. It got the Guinness World Records of the longest three –rope cable car in the world. For aspiring climbers, make sure you pack everything for a long adventure from shoes, clothing, scarf, tents, blankets, food, water, camera, etc.
How to get to Fansipan
From the starting point of Hanoi, you can either take an overnight train or bus to Lao Cai Province. Continue a car drive to get to Sapa and one more ride from Sapa to the hiking point in Fansipan mountain.
Giant Buddha statue on top of Fansipan mountain peak
Pu Si Lung
Located at the height of over 3000m in Lao Cai Province, Pu Si Lung is the highest peak of the border between Vietnam and China. This wild, pristine and mysterious mountain is a go-to destination of many adventure enthusiasts.
Pu Si Lung in cloud
In addition to the breathtaking trails, Pu Si Lung turns out to be home to wild nature with many wild animals such as monkeys, bears, squirrels or tigers. The trekking is quite challenging for its length and difficulties but it’s worth. The harmonious singing of birds along the trails and the grandeur of nature will wash out all your journey fatigue.
Note: To explore this mountain, you must apply for permission from Lai Chau Military Staff Committee.
How to get to Pu Si Lung
From Hanoi, take a bus or overnight train to Lao Cai. Continue your drive to Sin A Chai Village in Muong Te, Lai Chau from which start your trekking to Pu Si Lung.
Water en-route is so clear (Source: Quy Coc Tu)
Ta Xua Peak
Listed as one of the top 10 tallest mountains in Vietnam, Ta Xua is an incredible place for cloud-hunting adventure. This mountain range includes 3 peaks creating a line that looks like the rough back of a dinosaur. What makes it one of the most sought-after destinations amongst mountain climbers is perhaps the surreal phenomenon around its mountains: the formation of thick clouds, just like a White Clouds Sea. The Instagram- worthy landscapes make it no less than a heaven.
The majestic scenery of Ta Xua mountain. Travellers experience on the trail of dinosaurs spine and the top of the mountains Ta Xua.
How to get to Ta Xua Peak
From Hanoi, get a ride to Bac Yen (by motorbike, by bus or by car), then continue your drive for around 15 kilometres to the last destination in Ta Xua from which your trekking really starts
Head on the cloud…
Enough to scare the bravest man?
Mua Mountain (Mua Cave)
Mua Mountain is not just a must-see destination in Ninh Binh, it’s also an enticing place for trekkers to come and conquer the peak of the mountain. The mountain is home to a famous complex which consists of intricate cave systems and majestic limestone mountains. Following a winding road dotted with rocky hills and 500 steps, you’ll get to the mountain top. Feast your eyes with one of the most iconic views in Vietnam- mind-blowing landscapes of towering limestone karsts, verdant paddy fields, and a winding river. The stunning cave system is also worth a visit during your discovery of this hidden gem.
Road to Mua Caves
How to get to Mua Mountain
From Hanoi, you can easily approach Mua Cave with a car dive or a motorbike ride or join a Ninh Binh tour that connects to other attractions in the city.
Breath-taking sunset view in Mua Mountain
Ba Vi Mountain Range
Situated about 50 kilometres west from Hanoi, Ba Vi Mountain Range consists of three summits: Dinh Vua, Tan Vien and Ngoc Hoa. Covering an area of 10.800 hectares, Ba Vi mountains offers tourists a pleasant climate all year round, tranquil scenery and breathtaking natural beauty.
Amazingly beautiful scenery at the peaks of the mountain for the adventurers like challenges.
Ba Vi Mountains are home to the stunning Ba Vi National Park featuring incredibly rich flora and fauna with 1,209 species of plants and 63 species of mammals. The national park offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city with cool fresh mountain air in a mysterious atmospheric background of clouds and tropical rainforest and natural streams. A delightful trek along the scenic trail to the mountain peak will be full of experience and enjoyment.
How to get to Ba Vi Mountain
From Hanoi, you can rent a private car or a motorbike to get directly to the park and start your jungle discovery.
Sunshine on the old church in Ba Vi, Hanoi
Bach Ma Mountain
Located at an altitude of 1450 meters above sea level, Bach Ma mountain range features typical weather of 2 sides of the Mountain and the variety of habitats, ranging from the coast to the high mountain which makes it incredibly rich in biodiversity. It’s often included in Vietnam mountain tours thanks to its legendary history, exotic nature with spectacular beauty, astoundingly pristine atmosphere and the cool climate all year round.
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This largest mountain in Vietnam is home to the hidden treasure of Bach Ma National Park – an enticing place to delve into the diverse biodiversity and ecological system of the region. The evergreen tropical forests and jungles, stunning waterfalls, exotic flora and fauna, and delightful trekking trails make it an ideal place for those who love the wild and stunning nature of Bach Ma Mountain.
How to get to Bach Ma Mountains
From Hue, you can get a private car to reach Bach Ma Mountain which may take you 90 minutes
Sunrise in Bach Ma Mountain
Marble Mountains, just off the coastal road of Danang Beach, are a cluster of five of craggy pagoda-topped mountains named after 5 elements Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth. All of the mountains have cave entrances and countless tunnels. There is also a marble staircase leading to the summit of Mount Thuy which boasts several Buddhist temples, Hindu grottos, stone sculptures, amazing caves, and stunning views of the surroundings. With an interesting legendary story, intricate cave system and fantastic hiking routes on offer, the mountains should be on the list of any adventurers travelling around Danang.
How to get to the Marble Mountains
Just 8 kilometres to the southeast of Danang centre, you can easily access to the mountain with a motorbike, a car or a bus.
View from the Marble Mountains, Da Nang
Huyen Khong Cave with shrines, Marble mountains
If the Marble Mountains is a well-known tourist attraction in the South of Danang, Monkey Mountain is just out from the mainland north of China Beach. Nestled on a lovely peninsula, Monkey Mountain is a well-worth place to enjoy the exotic views of Cham Island, Danang City and beaches and Son Tra Peninsula itself.
A misty afternoon on Monkey mountain
With a perfect location, it’s a popular retreat for tourists and locals alike looking to beat some heat and stay away from the crazy noise of the big city. This verdant mountain is surrounded by several secluded beaches like Bai Bac, Bai But, Bai Nam, and Tien Sa Beach. You can choose to hop on a motorbike, follow the winding and sloping roads surrounding the mountains to reach the summit or enjoy the verdant trails to stay close to nature.
How to get to Monkey Mountain
From Danang, take a 35-minute drive to the Mountain where you start your trek. Alternatively, hire a motorbike get deep into the mountains, explore any paths you want.
Stacie Flinner Red Shanked Doucs Son Tra Mountain Da Nang
Ba Na Hills
With no doubt, Ba Na Hills is one of the major mountains in Vietnam and also a fascinating attraction in Danang City. Located 1489 meters high on Nui Chua Mountain, Ba Na Hills are considered “One temperature place in the tropical forest” thanks to its cool climate all year round. Staying in Ba Na Hills, you can enjoy four seasons within a single day. With stunning mountain views, Ba Na Hills attract more and more tourists to come and enjoy.
Golden Bridge or a scene from “Lord of the Ring”?
Finding a place for adventure and relaxation? Look no further as Ba Na Hills is exactly for you. Exploring Ba Na Hills, you will not only enjoy the spectacular views of mountains, greenery, and cities but also join a plethora of recreational activities in one of the most amazing amusement parks in Vietnam.
How to get to Ba Na Hills
Just 20 kilometres from Danang downtown, Ba Na Hills can be reached via a taxi, a motorbike or open bus.
Cable car to Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort
Tourist is travelling at French village
Located on the beautiful Lang Biang Plateau, Lang Biang Mountain is a gem of Dalat City. Imposingly standing at an altitude of 2287 meters above sea level, Lang Biang Mountain is considered the roof of Dalat. The mountain is enchanting for its pleasant climate, bewitching nature and marvelous views of the whole city, forests, and rivers. With three mountain peaks, Lang Biang is a mecca for both nature lovers and adventure seekers. You can reach the mountaintop via jeep or motorbike on a paved road or test your muscles with a hike via dirt tracks or off-beaten trails to a less-known peak. It’s well worth your effort.
View at Lang Biang National Park entrance with car service for tourist
How to get to Langbiang Mountain
The mountain is just 12 kilometres from Dalat Center which can easily be approached with a car drive or a motorbike ride.
A can-not-miss spectacular view when you visit Dalat
Make the most of your holiday with a visit to at least one of the breathtaking mountains in Vietnam for a breathtakingly adventurous experience. Travel with VNIN and get our dedicated guide to any place that takes your fancy.