When it comes to the four great peaks of the mountain pass in Vietnam. Yes for sure every backpacker knows O Quy Ho pass, the famous and undesirable pass with the exciting stages of zic zac road.
O Quy Ho pass, the legendary route that challenges adventurers lover come to explore. Because of the changing beauty of the pass every time you come here.
How O Quy Ho Pass is unique?
O Quy Ho pass with a length of over 40km. It’s located at an altitude of over 2000 meters, on the National Highway 4D crossing Hoang Lien Son range, the top of the pass is free between two provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai.
According to the legend of O Quy Ho Pass, in the past, in this mountain area. There was a bird with a loud cry, associated with the legend of the couple’s love story. Therefore, over time, it was the voice of O Quy Ho of that bird that named the famous pass.
For each people traveling on O Quy Ho pass, pouring the pass on sunny days is a blessing in life. Standing on the top of the pass, admiring the grandiose and majestic beauty of the mountainous nature, feeling the fanciful beauty of the scenery on the mountain pass. If you stand on the Lao Cai side, the fog spread. But the sunny Lai Chau side is full of sunshine, Cloudy summers in the summer, snowy winter so attractive. It’s not only for domestic tourists but also foreign tourists.
O Quy Ho pass runs along the slopes of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Especially the road is smoked with the majestic and impressive mountain scenery. If you travel from Sapa to Lai Chau on clear and sunny days.
You can see the small villages in the distance, the undulating mountains and watch the arrogant beauty of Fansipan peak in the cloudy sky. And in the cold winter days. O Quy Ho brings with her incredible beauty, snow covered with white trees, roads.
How to go O Quy Ho pass?
The most ideal journey is from Sapa to O Quy Ho pass. It’s about 12km through Silver Falls – one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Lao Cai. Especially, when conquering the pass, people rarely ignore Tram Ton – the ranger station of Hoang Lien National Park. This is also one of the starting points to conquer the majestic Fansipan peak and the road to visit Love Waterfall. Here, with the scenery on one side of the cliff, the other is a deep creating a sense of challenge for each driver passing here.
Under the thick jungle cover, a winding road, craggy on the cliff with downhill, Zic zac road will be a challenge for any driver. However, O Quy Ho pass has become an important road, a bridge from the lowland to the center of town.
But this very danger is one of the attractive reasons, attracting people to come to O Quy Ho to experience and overcome themselves.
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