General Information about O Qui Ho pass
Known as one of the 4 longest and most dangerous mountain passes in North Vietnam, O Qui Ho pass is also one of the most breathtaking mountain passes in Vietnam. The O Qui Ho Pass is located between Lao Cai and Lai Chau province, in the northwest region of Vietnam. This pass is considered one of the most beautiful and famous passes in Vietnam, as it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountainous landscapes and a challenging ride for adventurous travelers. Riding a motorbike through this pass must be an unmissable choice for many tourists who want to experience the beauty of the region and challenge themselves
One of the most striking features of O Quy Ho Pass is the incredible scenery that surrounds it. The pass runs through the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, which is home to the highest peak in Indochina (Vietnam – Laos & Cambodia), Fansipan Mountain. The pass offers a panoramic view of the stunning landscapes of the area, including towering mountains, lush valleys, and winding rivers. The beauty of this pass is enhanced by the changing colors of the foliage in autumn and the bright green hues of the rice paddies during the rainy season.
With the length of around 50km, taking a motorcycle ride through the O Qui Ho pass will offer some stops and plenty of chances to taking beautiful videos and pictures of your lifetime. However, the pass also offers a thrilling and challenging ride, with winding roads, sharp turns, and steep inclines. The road can be quite challenging, particularly during the rainy season when it is often covered in mist and fog so it’s really a joyful challenge because it’s always beautiful here even in the foggy days.
Besides the amazing view of nature, mountains with ricer terraces and waterfall…the O Qui Ho pass also provides an opportunity to witness the daily life of the ethnic minority groups in the region. The area is home to several ethnic groups, including the Hmong, Dao, Tay and Zay…people. We will have many chances to stop in the villages along the ride to visits the the locals, learning about their unique cultures, traditions, and ways of life.
Overall, the O Quy Ho Pass is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the northwest region of Vietnam, especially for the motorcycle lovers, this pass is an unmissable pass to ride through. The pass offers stunning natural beauty, an opportunity to experience the unique cultures of the ethnic minority groups in the area, and a challenging ride for adventurous bikers. Touring this pass by motorbike is an excellent choice, providing a thrilling and memorable experience that you will remember for lifetime. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert guide team usually lead motorcycle tours through this pass. Most of our North Vietnam motorcycle tours includes O Qui Ho pass so we are the right one that you can trust to ride with through this pass and this area. Please contact us and we will give you some tour options including this beautiful mountain pass.
When is the best time to tour O Qui Ho Pass?
O Qui Ho pass is always beautiful so anytime you come you will see different beauty of this majestic mountain pass! Located on the highest peak of the Hoang Lien Mountain ranges, the weather on the O Qui Ho pass is quite changeable, however, as the expert for motorcycle tours in Vietnam, we can say the best time to ride on this pass must be from September to November or March to May!
Autumn (from September to November) is beautiful time in North Vietnam and it’s also one of the best time to tour O Qui Ho Pass, It’s not to cold in autumn, you will see blue sky in almost of the days. It’s also quite dry this time in North Vietnam and especially, this is the best time to see the colorful rice terraces along the pass.
Spring (from March to May) is also the beautiful time to tour O Qui Ho pass or North Vietnam by motorbike. March to May is totally dry and not too hot, you will see very green view of nature if you come and tour this time. Especially, there could be full of wild flowers on the mountains along the pass.
In short, we can say O Qui Ho is like a beautiful lady, she’s always beautiful in any weather, if you can choose, come and visit her in Autumn or Spring, she will be the most sexy for you!
Which motorcycle tours include O Qui Ho Pass?
O Qui Ho located in Northwest Vietnam, so most of our Northwest Vietnam motorbike tours will include O Qui Ho pass. We can also design your own tour including O Qui Ho Pass so please just contact us and let us know your riding experience and expectation then we will customize your very own tour.
Here is the recommended list for North Vietnam Motorcycle Tours including O Qui Ho Pass:
Thank you very much for reading and we hope to ride with you soon in Vietnam!