|Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among the top 10 tallest mountains in Việt Nam, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. File Photo|
HCM CITY — Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province, one of Việt Nam’s top 10 highest mountains, attracts scores of climbers with its challenging route.
The mountain, 2,967m high, is located in Lang Village in Phong Thổ District in the mountainous northern region. It is infamous for its length and roughness, with its first pitstop accessible after a trek of eight to nine hours.
From Lang Village, visitors walk about 5km along the hillside before reaching the foot of Pờ Ma Lung, from which climbers ascend 20km to the top. The road hugs local irrigation channels before skirting a mighty waterfall.
This journey provides stunning jungle greenery and magical terraced fields, with a few small houses dotting the valley below. – VNS