Pusilung, or Pu Si Lung, is considered the roof of the border area – a name that is still unfamiliar to the majority of travelers; however, is a dream for anyone who has heard of it. Mount Pusilung lies at an altitude of 3,080m, located in Pa Ve Su commune, Muong Te district, right at the border area with China. This is the second-highest mountain in Vietnam just after Mount Fansipan, becoming a wall protecting the border.
With an extremely long way to conquer the peak (the longest among the famous high mountains), along with the border forests that are almost completely wild, echoing the legend of the Chinese white tiger, Pusilung is not for those that have neither the strength nor the spirit to endure.
- 16h00: The group gathers at My Dinh bus station and gets on the Hanoi-Sapa sleeper bus
- 17h00 – 23:00: Travel to Sapa
- 23h30: In Sapa, the tour guide will arrange for customers to get on a 16-seat transfer vehicle to continue traveling to Pa Ve Su – Muong Te (~250km)
(There will be 1-2 stops along the way for the group to clean up and eat)
- 06h00: The group arrives at a guesthouse near Muong Te bus station, has breakfast, and attends to your personal hygiene
The tour guide will help you to prepare your belongings and give needed items to the porter, preparing for the trekking journey
- 07h30: Move to Pa Ve Su border post
- 09h00: Arrive at Pa Ve Su border post. The tour guide shall complete all required procedures for the group to climb the mountain We then move by motorbike taxi to the hydroelectric power station (about 5km)
- 10h00: After arriving at the foot of the hydroelectric power station, the group will be informed by the tour guide with a detailed schedule, warm up and go rafting to the trek point
- 10h30: The group prepares for trekking
- 12h00: The group stops for lunch along the stream. We expect to reach the campsite at around 16-17h, where the whole group can rest and eat together
- 03h00: The group wakes up, has breakfast, and prepares for the new day’s journey
- 04h30: The group starts the trek – take the new road from the rock cave to fully appreciate the beauty of the mountains and forests
- 12h00: Reach the peak of Pusilung. We can take pictures, receive souvenir medals and have lunch
- 13h00: Return to the shack – follow the 42nd mark
- 15h30: At the 42nd mark, the group stops to take some photos and continues to trek down
- 17h30: Come down to the campsite to rest, have dinner and spend the night
Trekking time: approximately 12-14 hours (15 km up, 15 km down). The path is very steep and dense, involves a stream crossing, and from the 42nd mark on, there will be no water-supplying point.
- 05h00: The group wakes up and attends to personal hygiene, has breakfast, and packs up to get down the mountain by the old path
- 06h30: The group warms up and prepares to return to the starting point
- 09h00: Arrive at the grandparents’ shack
- 11h00: Arrive at the hydroelectric power station, take a motorbike taxi back to the Border post
- 12h00: Have lunch at the Border Post
- 13h00: The car will pick you up and return to Muong Te town
- 15h00: Arrive at the hotel in Muong Te, take a shower, and return the items to Travel Up (Trup)
- 16h00: Get on the bus back to Hanoi
- 19h00: Have dinner at Lai Chau City
PUSILUNG: DIFFICULTY LEVEL 9/10 · VERY HARD
- PUSILUNG: 3083 m high, Pa Ve Su – Muong Te – Lai Chau
- Duration: 3 days and 4 nights
- Trekking over 60 km of forest and mountain trails, the terrain involves cyperus Iria and bamboo with many streams along the way
- There has been no shack to stay in. We shall prepare tents instead
★ – INCLUDED SERVICES – ★
- Car to travel between Muong Te and Lai Chau (2 ways)
- All meals for 3 days, including the last day’s hot pot.
- Food that provides enough nutrients and energy for the trekking members
- Dedicated water purifier
- Drinking water: an 800ml bottle will be given out from the beginning (Water is refillable on the trek)
- Porters who carry your group and personal belongings
- Rooms to stay on the mountain.
- Travel Insurance (500,000,000 VND/person/case)
- Trekking equipment includes:
– Raincoat, gloves, headlamp, snacks
– Trekking pole, 20L backpack, personal water bottle (to be collected back at the end of the tour)
- Souvenir medals
- Motorbike taxi if available
★ – SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR – ★
- Tip for the tour guide and porters
- Other personal expenses
★ – WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE – ★
- A pair of trekking shoes (high-neck shoes are the best) that are comfortable, well-fitted, and have a non-slip outsole
- Clothes for 2 days and 1 nights on the mountain:
– 2 long pants (preferably quick-drying pants) and 1 long-sleeved jacket (preferably a thin windbreaker) to wear when trekking.
– 3-4 T-shirts
– Warm and thick coat for use in the evening while at the shack
– 1 super thin sweater or down jacket to wear to bed
– 1 pair of slippers for use at the shack
– Scarves: avoid wool scarves, we recommend the use of fabric scarves or bandanas as they are quick to dry in case of getting wet.
– 3-5 pairs of long, thick socks (do not use low-neck socks)
– Other personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries.
- Heating patches
- Personal medication
- Personal Identification