Travel guide to O Quy Ho Pass Sapa Vietnam

O Quy Ho Pass: Conquer Impressive Mountain Pass Vietnam

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Dubbed as one of the four magnificent peaks of Northwestern Vietnam, O Quy Ho Pass should definitely be on your bucket list when visiting Sapa.

Riding along this pass, you will be immersed in the vast sky, floating clouds, and majestic mountain view.

I had a great chance to visit this stunning mountain pass not long along, and the experience was terrific.

Below is my review of O Quy Ho Pass, along with tips to plan the best trip here.

Rose Garden O Quy Ho Pass Guide Sapa Vietnam

 

Things to know before visiting O Quy Ho Mountain Pass

  • Time: Half a day
  • Where to stay: You can stay in Sapa town or surrounding villages.
  • What to bring: water, snacks, a light jacket, a good camera, a GoPro for filming if you have one.
  • Travel insurance: I recommend purchasing travel insurance while traveling, especially when you take an adventurous trip.

 

About O Quy Ho Pass

With the altitude above 2000m and the length up to 50km, of O Quy Ho Pass is a famous destination for adventurous travelers.

Located on the highway 4D connecting two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, the peak of the pass is the boundary of the two regions.

As O Quy Ho passes through the Hoang Lien Son range, it creates a scenic road trip with many winding roads and majestic mountain scenery.

O Quy Ho Pass Travel Guide Sapa Vietnam

While driving along the mountain pass, you can feel the mountain clouds passing while looking down at the green forests with beautiful terraced fields far away.

 

How to get to O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho Pass is located about 17km away from Sapa town Vietnam. To reach O Quy Ho Pass, you must go from Sapa town to Highway 4D.

An ideal itinerary is that you depart from Sapa, pass Silver waterfall about 12 km, then go through Hoang Lien Son National Park with Tram Ton Forest Protection Point and go straight to the top of O Quy Ho.

At an altitude of 2,073m of the famous pass, you will have the opportunity to see the sea of clouds floating like a fairyland.

Note:

As the road is quite dangerous, you need to make sure you are a good driver. Especially in the turns, pay special attention and go slowly while carefully observing the sides of the road.

If you ride a scooter or motorbike, you should go in groups to be able to support each other on the way.

Otherwise, you can rent a car charter if you travel in a big group. Also, it’s safer, and you can stop any time you want as well.

Tips: If you get lost, you search on Google for the “Heaven Gate.”

>> Read related: How to get from Hanoi to Sapa

 

Best things to see in O Quy Ho Pass

Sky, mountain, terraced fields! The view of O Quy Ho Pass is very scenic.

The Rose Garden

On your way to O Quy Ho Peak, don’t forget to stop by the rose garden.

We stopped at Mong Mo Sapa Rose Garden, and the view was stunning. It was great to escape a busy life and enjoying a little romantic in the mountains.

Rose Garden O Quy Ho Pass Guide Sapa Vietnam

Sipping a cup of hot tea while watching the sky and clouds, surely “Mong Mo Sapa” will stay in the hearts of visitors with unforgettable impressions.

Visiting the garden, you also have the opportunity to learn about local specialties such as honey, brocade, fresh, and delicious agricultural products.

Restaurant Mong Mo Sapa

Address: 14 O Quy Ho, Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

 

The Heaven gate

Passing through Silver Fall, you will reach the Heavenly Gate. On the day we went there, the weather was drizzle and quite cold.

Our visibility was less than 1km so we could not view the

O Quy Ho Pass Heaven Gate

A sea of clouds is at your feet when you’re at the top of O Quy Ho.

 

The view stop

Close to Love Fall, you will spot a stop for a view of this majestic mountain pass. Take a look from here, and the natural beauty will be fully captured into your vision.

things to see in O Quy Ho Pass Sapa Vietnam

As the stop is located on a lower height, you can get a great view of O Quy Ho Pass from here.

O Quy Ho Mountain Pass photo

O Quy Ho pass is impressive with winding roads around the majestic Hoang Lien Son range.

 

Trying tasty dishes on O Quy Ho Pass

On the way to O Quy Ho peak, there are many small eateries for travelers to stop and enjoy Sapa specialties.

Grilled skewers are the main dish here. For example, grilled meat, grilled corn, potatoes, grilled eggs, etc. You name it!

Also, don’t forget to try Lam Rice.

Lam rice is a type of rice made from rice and some other ingredients, then put into bamboo pipes and baked on fire. It is a typical dish of the ethnic groups in Northern Vietnam.

what to eat in Sapa food Vietnam

A tasty meal with grilled pork, grilled eggs, and Lam rice was the highlight of our trip.

The feeling of surrounded by a small warm grill, drinking sweetgrass tea while chatting and eating grilled skewers was a great experience.

grilled buffalo traditional dish Sapa Vietnam
Grilled buffalo is a special dish in Northern Vietnam.

 

More thoughts on O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho Pass is one of the most attractive destinations in Sapa, so you definitely should visit it when you’re in the area.

If you don’t have much time in Sapa, you can spend a morning for O Quy Ho Pass. After lunch, depart to Lao Chai – Ta Van and Cat Cat village, or you can spend your evening exploring Fansipan as well.

 

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