Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range – Geography
Hoang Lien Son is the most towering mountain range with its Fansipan being 3,143m high above the sea level. It is 30km wide and its 180km length runs from North West to South West between Lao Cai province and Lai Chau province, even extends to Yen Bai Province in the West. This is the end of Ai Laoshan Mountain Range, the south-eastern tail of the Himalayas.
Corners for exploration
Hoang Lien Son’s Fansipan and Lung Cung (2,918m), Pu Luong (2,985m) is three peaks dominating Sapa, a small town perched high in the mountains that famous for its beautiful terraces and the presence of ethnic minorities. They are imposing and rocky. There are inaccessible parts, but that which can be reached is often spectacularly beautiful. Amateurs can scale all three peaks above, but it’s a grueling three-day trek to Fansipan’s summit for example, and all requiring high levels of fitness and plenty of stamina.
Inside the mountain area, there is Hoang Lien National Park, home for various species of Do Quyen flowers (Rhododendron) which blossom throughout the year, making the forest seem to be covered with a colorful silk.