Chieu Lau Thi is one of the famous Ha Giang mountains that every tourist can not miss when taking a tour to Hoang Su Phi. With suffocating terrain, this mountain is a favorite place for many trekkers. Let’s find out the interesting points in Chieu Lau Thi.
Where is Chieu Lau Thi located in Ha Giang?
Chieu Lau Thi is located in Ho Thau commune of Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang. The picturesque Chieu Lau Thi peak, which rises to a height of 2,402 meters and is a part of the Tay Con Linh mountain range, is known for being the second highest peak in Ha Giang.
Chieu Lau Thi in Vietnamese means “9 levels of stairs”, which implies the way to the top of the mountain looks like soaring and pristine stairs, built by the ancient people.
What to experience in Chieu Lau Thi?
Besides Hoang Su Phi rice terraces, which are so famous to travelers, you can take one time to explore what to do in Chieu Lau Thi.
Trekking to the peak of Chieu Lau Thi
Visiting Chieu Lau Thi, you cannot miss the trekking experience to the top of the mountain. The way up the mountain is not too challenging, you can drive close to the peak and then start trekking to this.
On the way you trek, you should take this chance to admire the entire scene of Hoang Su Phi nature from the view of the second highest mountain, Chieu Lau Thi. The pristine houses with golden rice terraces suddenly shrink next to the huge mountains trying to show their majesty.
You will surely take many beautiful photos on this memorable trek. In addition, you can see the sunset in the Chieu Lau Thi peak if you go trekking in the afternoon.
Cloud hunting on the Chieu Lau Thi peak
Cloud hunting must be one of the reasons why travelers visit Chieu Lau Thi. With a height of 2402 m, all around Chieu Lau Thi is covered with clouds and mist.
When you get to the top of Chieu Lau Thi, you will feel like standing in heaven. You can not see anything under it except for fluffy clouds. Looking far away, the sunshine wakes up the whole sky.
To experience cloud hunting, you should come to Chieu Lau Thi in winter from November to January. This is the ideal time to see heaven in real life.
Taking a photo of the Chieu Lau Thi milestone
Chieu Lau Thi milestone was set up in 2016. Anyone, who has already finished trekking to the peak, can not forget to check in at the milestones. This photo is not just a photo but also marks you completing a journey at the top of Chieu Lau Thi.
You should bring warm clothes because the temperature of Chieu Lau Thi in the evening will fall down.
How to go to Chieu Lau Thi
To travel to Chieu Lau Thi, there are many vehicle choices for you such as bus, car or motorbike. If you choose a bus, you should book tickets in advance to have comfortable seats. With a personal car, you should check the car and refuel before the trip.
However, motorbikes are highly recommended for the Ha Giang loop as well as the Chieu Lau Thi trip. Driving a motorbike not only helps you witness the entire beauty of Ha Giang scenery but also be more proactive in your itinerary. Moreover, it is easier to conquer the hard road in Ha Giang by motor.
You can consider Ha Giang motorbike rental to rent a motorbike to travel to Chieu Lau Thi. You will be equipped with necessary stuff and a strong-engine motorbike for your trip.
Best time to visit Chieu Lau Thi
You can visit Chieu Lau Thi at any time of the year. However, due to Ha Giang weather, it is recommended to come in the dry season from August to December. Because in the dry season there is not much rain, which causes slippery roads and is not favorable for trekking. The temperature is chilly, so it is more convenient for any travel activities.
Moreover, traveling this time is also a chance for you to admire the picturesque golden rice terraces and buckwheat flower in Ha Giang.
Travel experience tips to Chieu Lau Thi
You should bring light, warm and quality sports clothes to make it easier to move, especially when climbing. Moreover, at night, the temperature in Chieu Lau Thi is lower, so you need to prepare warm clothes.
If you plan to stay overnight in Chieu Lau Thi, you can rent homestays from locals near the foot of the mountain. The price per night ranges from 50,000 VND to 100,000 VND.
Above is the information for the trip to Chieu Lau Thi. Hope the above information is useful for your trip. If you have been to Chieu Lau Thi, please leave comments below for everyone to refer to.