Location: Ta Leng Commune, Lai Chau Province's Tam Duong District
Ideal for: Climbing
Height: 3,049 meters
Time to summit: 3 to 4 days
Difficulty level: Quite Difficult

Standing at 3,049 m, Putaleng is Vietnam's third highest peak after Fansipan in Lao Cai and Pusilung in Lai Chau.

Putaleng is in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range in Ta Leng Commune, Lai Chau Province's Tam Duong District. Its height is third to Fansipan (3,143 meters) in the neighboring province of Lao Cai and Pusilung (3,080 meters) in Lai Chau.

The slopes leading to the Putaleng top are covered with green forests with various types of vegetation ranging from 100-year-old trees to dense bamboo forests. The mountain also has lots of waterfalls and streams for trekkers to take a dip.

Trekking Putaleng Mountain 3 Day Itinerary from Sapa is one of our tough treks we design for active adventure hikers who look for an off-the-beaten path, challenging trip to Vietnam. The hiking adventure trip begins from Sapa where our support team are ready with trekking equipment, and they will take you to the starting point for the Pu Ta Leng climb.

Located in the Lai Chau Province, the green paradise of Northern Vietnam, stands this beast that can only be conquered with the support of a local team. The trail starts off misleadingly easy, with flat easy trekking and a little climbing over big rocks along the streams. Soon, however, the trails become less trail-like and more like rock obstacles through a dense forest that gets steeper and steeper, exhausting you as they go. Although it might sound quite mad, many travelers do refer to this hike as the “Fair Route,” due to the many small poetic streams along the way that make recovery periods all the more relaxing. Sound like your kind of challenge?

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