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Go trekking in Lao Than – the most beautiful “cloud hunting coordinates” in the Northwest with only 45 USD

Lao Than is probably a familiar name to trekking enthusiasts, but to many others, it is still quite strange. And if you are still wondering about this mountain, Lao Than belongs to Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, about 80km from Sapa town.

Go trekking in Lao Than – the most beautiful “cloud hunting coordinates” in the Northwest with only 45 USD

Possessing an altitude of about 2860m, ​​Lao Than is considered the roof of Y Ty’s house.(Photo: Meditours)

Although not as majestic as Fansipan, the road is not as dangerous as climbing Mount Putaleng, but Lao Than is loved by many people because this is one of the most beautiful cloud hunting spots in the Northwest.

However, Lao Than is like many other places, there are also the most beautiful times of the year and if you are looking to explore and conquer this mountain, the time is from October to December and from March to May. Every year is the best time. In particular, from November to January next year is the time to hunt clouds and watch the beautiful sunrise.

So right now, let’s plan to trekking Lao Than right now!

Going to Lao Than, you can easily see the “sea of ​​clouds” that are extremely eye-catching like this.(Photo: kkday)

The cost of climbing Lao Than mountain Lao Cai

For those who have never been to Lao Than trekking or even those who have experienced climbing, hiring a porter is extremely necessary. This is also a fixed cost (almost mandatory) when going trekking, different from when you travel in other places. However, the amount to spend on hiring porter is not too high.

And in addition, when going trekking, it is better to invite a group to go (about 5-7 people), absolutely not alone and should not go too few people to be safe.

Below is the cost of climbing Lao Than mountain for a group of 5 people within 2 days and 1 night for your reference. In case the group is larger, please multiply this amount to be able to budget for trekking Lao Than!

Porter not only led the way, but also carried things for you, brought more food to prepare for meals when the group was at the top of the mountain. Don’t waste your money on this one! As long as you choose a reputable porter is fine. (Photo: coolmate)

* General cost:

Porter rental: 1 million VND/2 porter

Money to buy snacks and drinks: 200k

Motorbike rental for 2 days: 500k

Lunch fee: about 700k

Expenses incurred (parking car, drinking water on the road): 100k

Thus, the total cost: 2.5 million dong/5 people. Divided into an average of about 500k per person.

* Separate expenses (separate amounts per person):

To get to Lao Than, you should travel by bus to Sapa to have as much rest time as possible. In fact, you can go straight to Y Ty, but for those who are not healthy, such a move will consume a lot of energy, not to mention not having time to rest. difficult to participate in mountain climbing.

Accordingly, you will need to spend more money on a bus to travel from Hanoi to Sapa. The average price is 400k / person round trip.

Accommodation fee + food: 150k/person.

The total cost for these separate expenses is estimated at about 550k/person.

In addition, after finishing the trekking journey, you can also move back to Sa Pa to roam in this city as well as buy specialties as gifts while waiting for the bus from Sa Pa to Hanoi.

Thus, the cost of climbing Lao Than Lao Cai 2 days 1 night (including travel money from Hanoi – Sapa) is аbout: 1 million VND/person.

Although the end of the year is beautiful, it is quite cold, so you should prepare enough equipment as well as coats and clothes to keep your body warm.(Photo: Vntrip, vietsensetravel)

What to prepare for trekking Lao Than?

Every trip needs to prepare all the necessary equipment to make the trip most complete, with climbing even more so.

Accordingly, here are the necessary items that you should not ignore:

– Soft trekking shoes with good grip to limit slipping. It is not necessary to choose waterproof climbing shoes because when going in the summer, it is often clogged and sweaty.

– About 2-3 raincoats.

– Travel backpack: use a backpack with many compartments, padded shoulders to prevent fatigue.

– Camp.

– Sleeping bag.

– Sleeping bag lining.

– Versatile travel bag

– Clothing: nightwear, sun-protective jacket, wind-jacket…

– Medications: pain relievers, pain relievers, headaches, etc.

– Medical tools: scissors, gauze, cotton, ego, glucose…

– Insect spray and sunscreen.

– Camera, phone, power bank.

In addition, to serve dining on the top of the mountain, you can also bring the following items and ask the porter to help you if you are not healthy enough:

– Picnic grill and grill (if you want to organize BBQ).

– Charcoal, lighter, foil.

– Pre-marinated ingredients for baking.

– Fast food: cakes, instant sausages, bread..

– Drinking water (enough for members).

Hopefully, with the above sharing, you will be able to plan the budget as well as full tools and tools for the journey to conquer the top of Lao Than mountain!

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