Beautiful “sea of clouds” on the top of O Quy Ho

Dubbed as one of the four great peaks of the Northwest region, O Quy Ho is a destination that any backpacker wants to conquer.


O Quy Ho Pass is also known as Hoang Lien Pass (because the pass crosses the Hoang Lien Son mountain range) or May (Clouds) Pass because the top of the pass is covered with clouds all year round.

Located on National Highway 4D crossing the Hoang Lien Son range, O Quy Ho pass connects Lao Cai and Lai Chau, with the top of the pass also being the boundary between these two provinces.

The most ideal journey for tourists is to depart from Sapa, cross Bac (Silver) waterfall at about 12 km, then go straight to the top of O Quy Ho. At a height of 2,073m, from the famous mountain pass, you will have the opportunity to see a sea of clouds floating like a fairyland.

At this angle, it feels like flying into the centre of the sea of clouds. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

At an altitude of more than 2,000m above sea level, the view from the drone gives us the feeling of standing on a giant carpet stretched with white clouds, an incredibly beautiful sight. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

At the foot of the pass is Bac Waterfall, one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Lao Cai, lying in a layer of floating clouds. (Photo: Thanh Dat)


In the late afternoon, you can also admire the sunset dyeing the landscape with magical colours. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

O Quy Ho Heaven Gate is the top of the pass with a stopover including restaurants and cafes, which is very suitable for tourists to rest and have a panoramic view of the large area, spectacular scenery, with a sea of floating white clouds. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

The pass winds around the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

The golden sunset in the corner of the Hoang Lien Son range, with white clouds floating between the mountains, creates a scene like a fairyland. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

The magnificence of O Quy Ho makes anyone, who has ever visited and been immersed by the vast sky, floating clouds and mountains, not able to forget this wonderful feeling. (Photo: Thanh Dat)

Source: Nhan Dan