Ta Chi Nhu Mountain

Ta Chi Nhu mountain is located in Tram Tau District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam’s northern mountainous province. It is a popular destination for mountain climbers and “cloud” hunters.

The peak is also known as Phu Song Sung by Thai ethnics and Chung Chua Nha by Mong people, and it is part of the Hoang Lien Son chain’s Pu Luong mountain range.

Ta Chi Nhu is a great place to start if you want to climb the mountain top because there aren’t many challenges or problems on the way up.

Horses, pigs, and cows also live on the mountain. Every week, locals carry salt to the mountain’s animal huts to feed their livestock.

How to get there?

Travelers from Ha Noi must pass through Nghia Lo Farm Town to Tram Tau District, then zigzag along narrow roads to Xa Ho Village before taking an 8-kilometer journey to the foot of Ta Chi Nhu.

What’s the best time to conquer Ta Chi Nhu peak?

Between October and February, when the cold air allows clouds to collect around the mountain, is the perfect time of year to climb it and observe the clouds. Northern Vietnam is now seeing a winter.

The weather around the mountain is often foggy and windy. The approach to the summit is almost vertical, at times resembling walking on a ridge.

Dense fog blankets the field from the foothills, not to mention heavy winds that get heavier at the summit, blowing climbers’ ears. You’ll pass across flower fields and small streams along the way.

The ascent was difficult, but the natural scenery was well worth it.

Ta Chi Nhu guided trek

While Ta Chi Nhu peak is lower than Mount Fansipan (the highest peak in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, at 3,143m), the route to the top is more complicated due to Yen Bai mountain’s sloping and tortuous paths.

Climbers can contact local authorities and employ a trained local guide to ensure the safety of their trips.

The trekking permit will be managed by the tour company whether you book a guided trek through a nearby tour operator or take a community tour.

Where to stay?

Hikers who reach the 2,000m elevation will camp overnight at the transient station, where they can light a fire and drink hot tea while admiring the clouds and sky, as well as have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the mesmerizing dawn and sunset amid the clouds.

Visitors must walk several kilometers from here to reach the final destination, where they can feel as though they should reach out and catch the lazy, floating clouds that surround them, creating a fairytale-like universe.

Hikers will also see the Ta Y Cho and Ta Xua peaks from the top. Those peaks float like beautiful islands in the ocean of clouds.