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Tram Ton Pass, Sapa
(3.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Follow a bright white line of a narrow winding road cut into the mountains at Tram Ton Pass, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Enjoy a view of bamboo forests, terraced fields, blue-green valleys at this long passageway between outpost towns of Sapa and Lai Chau, dubbed the Gate of Heaven. Standing at 1,900 m (6,233 ft), this pass offers spectacular panoramas with often stark differences in weather, fog and sun, cold and warm air. Visit traditional villages with different ethnic groups, and check out some scenic waterfalls. There are numerous observation decks along the road. Add Tram Ton Pass to your Sapa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sapa travel itinerary planner.
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  • We went here in a sunny day during our trip to Sapa. The view was break taking from the pass. This is also the highest road in Vietnam at 2000m above the see level 
  • The road between Sapa and Lai Chau crosses the Tram Ton Pass on the northern side of Fansipan, 15km from Sapa. At 1900m this is Vietnam’s highest mountain pass. The lookout points here have fantastic ...  more »
  • I last visited the pass in 2013, when I rode a bicycle to the summit (OK, pushed it up the steeper sections ) in dense cloud/mist - no views and the locals thought I was certifiable. The exhilarating ...  more »