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, O Quy Ho Pass is a famous destination for adventurous travelers.
The pass is located on highway 4D connecting two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, with its peak 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.
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.
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.”