Location: Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai Province
Ideal for: Climbing
Height: 2,881 meters
Time to summit: 2 to 3 days
Difficulty level: Quite Difficult

This strange name sounds like it is in another country, not Vietnam, but it is a mountain located between the border of the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau and its location in Hoang Lien National Park. This mountain has an altitude of 2881m above sea level. You can choose 2 routes to conquer Nam Kang Ho Tao : if you have good physical strength, a lot of climbing experience and like to try difficult roads, you can choose to start in Lai Chau province and turn around. to Lao Cai province. But usually many people choose to depart from Lao Cai because it is easier.

The mysterious wood hides variety of secrets inside: abrupt mountain slopes, thick layers of leaves sometimes block the daylight, limpid streams seem to be normal... Although being considered as a hard and dangerous trekking route connecting Lai Chau with Lao Cai, Nam Kang Ho Tao - the strangest name that a mountain can ever have, will bring you unforgettable memories and unique experience. 

The weather is not too hot or too cold is suitable for trekking on this same interesting road. February – March or September – November is the best time, dry weather and less fog will make it easier to navigate. Note that you should not go this route in the rainy season or after a long rain because it is very slippery, the water level on the stream forms a strong and dangerous current.

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