Khau Pha Paragliding Festival In September 2019

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Marvel at the magnificent view of outstretching rice fields from above when taking mind-blowing paragliding in Khau Pha. Especially in the next September festival, travelers also have a chance to experience the rural local cuisine & exhibition.

Khau Pha Paragliding Festival In September 2019

When and Where To Join The Khau Pha Paragliding

After 6 years, the paragliding “Bay Tren Mua Vang” festival has become one of the most remarkable festivals in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai that attracts travelers who seek for a thrilling adventure in the air with the expectation of observing the magnificent natural beauty of the Vietnam highland. 

Khau Pha Pass is known as one of the “4 great peaks of the pass” and also the most attractive paragliding spot in Vietnam. This place is in its best during September & October when the ripe rice golden color covers the terraced rice fields. From the Khau Pha paragliding point, the flyer will witness a phenomenal panoramic view of the golden valley of Lim Mong in the ripe rice season.

The paragliding festival will be organized from September 20th – 22nd, 2019 (Friday – Sunday) at Khau Pha pass, Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai province as the best time to enjoy this activity in September and October.

  • September 20th: Paragliding checking flight and tandem fly with customer
  • September 21st: Opening ceremony (8.00 AM – 9.30 AM), performance fly, tandem fly and carnival (9.30 AM – 5.00 PM)
  • September 22nd: performance fly, tandem fly

How To Get To Khau Pha Pass

By Bus/ Car

The paragliding location is 250km away from Hanoi Capital and takes about 5-hour driving by car. There are 2 main routes: No.32 (getting to Mu Cang Chai District) and Route No.70 (getting to Yen Bai city center).

You can easily take a bus at My Dinh Bus station, Hanoi to Yen Bai city or Hanoi to Lai Chau (stop by Mu Cang Chai) with some reliable merchants: Dũng Thảo, Mười Hoa, Hùng Liên, Hải Vân, Hoàng Anh, etc

If you find it hard to communicate at the bus station, looking at bus ticket website or contact for arranging a private transfer

By Train

Take the YB3 train (departs at 6.10 AM – arrive at 10.50 AM) to be transferred directly to Yen Bai or SP1 / SP3 to Lao Cai that stops by Yen station (arrive at 1.00 or 2.00 AM). From Yen Bai train station, you can take a bus with the route to Lai Chau (stop by Mu Cang Chai)

How To Get To Khau Pha Pass​

If not taking a bus or train to go directly to Mu Cang Chai, you can depart from Yen Bai city to Lai Chau by bus with these merchants:

  • Duc Huong – 0982 404 999 (7.30 AM – 1.30 PM)
  • Chien Thanh – 0944 046 596 – 0989 949 108 (12.00 PM – 6.30 PM)
  • Tuan Long – 0963 247 766 (12.00 PM – 6.30 PM)

Being afraid of the language barrier, ask the hotel receptionist to book the ticket with these merchants for you or contact us to reserve a private transfer with ease.

Some hotels in Yen Bai have motorbike for rent too. Call in advance before coming. 

Khau Pha Pass
Beware of the road from Yen Bai to Khau Pha Pass. Mu Cang Chai as it's a real challenge for foreigners to get to by motorbike

Khau Pha Tandem Paragliding Package

Don’t worry if this is the first time you’re in Vietnam or find it tricky to get to the Khau Pha Pass, Fayfay do have some available package with transportation, accommodation, meals to get you less worry and more enjoy the paragliding experience.

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