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The Best Tip for Trekking Vietnam's Lang Biang Mountain in Da Lat - dalat easy rider tripthruvietnam


Situated in Lang Biang's Lac Duong area, the highest mountain in Da Lat provides expansive views across the surrounding highlands. However, climbing Da Lat's Lang Biang Peak can be a little difficult.

You won't be able to breathe after the 4 km vertical climb, but the journey is worthwhile. We'll outline the hike's starting point, what to expect, and how to get there in this brief guide.

How to Reach the Mountain of Lang Biang

The easiest ways to get to Lang Biang Mountain, which is 12 km from Da Lat's center, are via bicycle, motorbike, local bus, or cab.

If you are planning to travel to the base of the mountain on a bike or scooter, you can leave your conveyance parked at one of the booths immediately outside the park. They can be looked after for a little price 5.000 vnđ by the amiable locals.

Catch a Local Bus to Get to Lang Biang

You can ride the local bus #5 for 12,000V VND; just search for Lang Biang inscribed on the bus windows. Every hour from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., it departs from the Da Lat bus station close to the central market. It's helpful if the ticket girl also gives you a piece of paper with the bus return hours on it.

You'll be easily dropped off near the national park's main entrance after around 45 to an hour.

Discover the hiking path Lang Biang.

Da Lat is all about nature, the hills, the national park, and trekking for visitors from the west. And because we are self-reliant, we made the decision to ascend the highest peak in the region on our own.

However, if you choose to visit the abandoned radar station (1,950 meters above sea level), you can ride in one of the ancient Russian jeeps that whizz the tourists up and down the paved path with furious abandon. There's more ridiculous photo ops plus a coffee and craft shop at the top.

Is a ticket required to enter Lang Biang Mountain?

Whether or not a ticket is required if you plan to hike the summit is not entirely apparent. Presumably, the pass is only required if you plan to view the park's Lang Biang sign, which is modeled after Holywood. Additionally, take photos of horses painted to resemble zebras. Never ask!

Nevertheless, you could paid 50,000 VND for yourslef at the ticket booth near the main entrance on the left. There is another checkpoint a little further down the trail, so be cautious because someone may insist on seeing the ticket at peak hours.

Where does the walk to the peak of Lang Biang begin?

Take the peaceful, gorgeous way through the lovely pine-tree forest to avoid getting ran over by the tourists jeeps.

AVOID passing through the main gate at the entry. As seen in the above photo, instead, follow the small path to your right just outside the main door.

Depending on the season, the path may not appear like a path and may be muddy, but it is one. It will take you past a coffee plantation, vegetable greenhouses, and strawberry farms before entering the national park.

If unsure, consult the locals. This is how they hike up; it's nothing new to them. It's also more tranquil and safer than the major road.

Once in the forest, follow the steep way up until you see the main road. Depending on your level of fitness, the uphill hike takes two to three hours.

Regretfully, to get to the mountain's base, you will need to cross over onto the main road for about 50 meters. You will know you are headed in the correct direction when you see a little wooden ticket office and a large map enclosed in a wooden frame.


Map of the Lang Biang Mountain Trail

Below is a Google map of the Lang Biang walking track to the summit. A tiny eatery close to the entry gate serves as the starting point, which is indicated below.

Disregard the time indicated; the climb is rather steep in some spots and will probably take longer than this, so give yourself plenty of time.

Get ready for the hike up Lang Biang Peak.

Eat a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning. You should make sure you eat a substantial breakfast before starting the hike, as it will take up at least half of your day.

As an alternative, you can purchase food at the park's entry. There are several locations to purchase water, coffee, and Bánh mì (baguette sandwiches) at the parking lot or right outside the gate.

Put on cozy shoes and bring a sweatshirt or a raincoat. While hiking, the weather might change rapidly. At 2,167 meters above sea level, it's chilly and windy as well.

Bring plenty of water and some snacks, but avoid anything really salty. You will need at least one 1-liter bottle, if not more, each person because the climb is hard and steamy.


How Does Climbing Da Lat's Tallest Peak Feel?

The trek to the top of Lang Biang can be a little difficult if you are not accustomed to hiking. However, the national park is also stunning, with an abundance of flora and expansive vistas during clear skies.

The journey becomes narrower and darker as you ascend the mountain, passing through a jungle. Abruptly, the forest disappears into the light mist. Fortunately, it becomes colder too.

Though the journey seemed never-ending, there are markers along the way that indicate how much climbing is still left. At times, we would have liked not to know. We were hot, sweaty, and dehydrated.

The final 260 meters are the hardest. The ascent seems to take forever at this point. The hardest part of this ascent, though, isn't the steep one. The big steps are the ones that demand a lot of strength and stamina to climb.

With a few more steps to go, you will almost reach the peak.

Enjoy Langbiang at 2,167 Meters Above Sea Level

If you're lucky, you can get sweeping vistas of the most notable parts of Vietnam from the peak. Don't let the mountain's fog cover deter you, though. It frequently occurs.

Take a seat on the grass, take a breath, unwind. Eventually, the mist will clear.

Even though the sweeping views of Da Lat aren't the most breathtaking from the summit, completing the challenge is still worthwhile.



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