Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 3 days Ha Giang Vietnam Trekking Itinerary, rated at medium level is designed for those who have average portability and dare to sacrifice all modern comfort for challenging on foot and enjoying unique discovery of wild nature and different cultures. There are about 16 – 20 km trekking every day. Trekking Ha Giang 3 days also offers opportunities for experiencing parts of local life by adjoining locals’ everyday activities seasonally such as rice or corn harvesting, plow and harrow the fields or transplanting rice on terraced fields. The region that Trekking Ha Giang Tours operated is a part of Vietnam’s far north, almost untouched to most visitors.
NIGHT 1: HANOI -> HA GIANG
Departure at 10.00 pm every day from Hanoi Old Quarter. Transfer 255 km to Tan Quang Commune in Ha Giang.
DAY 1: HA GIANG -> HOANG SU PHI
Upon arrival to Tan Quang commune at about 5.00 am, check in our base here and rest until 8.00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 8.15. Trekking Ha Giang starts at 9.00 AM. Follow the large village path from our base to walk for an hour through the flat valley of Tan Quang, witnessing locals doing their daily works in villages of the Tay ethnic. Then the path winds up and down mountains and hills the hillsides, through palm forest, tea farms and terraced fields, two hours to a small village of the Black Zao hidden among high mountain and lush rain forest. Explore this village, visit local homes before lunch break.
Continue after lunch along a dirt track sneaking on hide mountain side, up and down hills, passing by several small hamlets of the Hmong and Zao peoples in Tan Lap Commune, drop in some homes for meeting locals, talking to them for learning fact of life. Arrive to home stay at about 5.00 PM, check in and rest. Dinner served at 7.00 PM with home cooked food.
DAY 2: HOANG SU PHI TREKKING
Leaving our home-stay after breakfast and follow the narrow trail winding through hamlets of the Hmong and Zao ethnics, we meet peoples doing their everyday works along the way. Some may invite to their homes nearby and hosted us a kind of green tea named Shan Tuyet, the famous local product. And then the trail leads through some timber plantations to a small hamlet of the Hmong after two hours, paying visit to several homes, meeting Hmong peoples for a unique discover of culture and living way of this famous hill-tribal peoples before lunch break.
The trek in the afterwards becomes tougher as the trail winds its way up the steep mountain side for the whole afternoon to the top of the pass named by local HEAVEN GATE. This portion offers marvelous scenery of green and lush forest, walled-up limestone cliffs and impressive terraced fields. Check in home stay in late afternoon, freshen up and free walk around to enjoy beauty of nature, then comes dinner. Home stay overnight in a local home near the Heaven Gate.
DAY 3: HOANG SU PHI -> HANOI
Breakfast and leave home-stay at 08.30. Spend six hours today to explore the famous valley named Nam Ty, a part of the national heritage site. From home-stay, trekking along the narrow dirt trail down steep mountain side for 2 hours to the bottom of the valley, enjoy great panorama of the whole region. Then walk along the stream which flows between two high mountain ranges, passing through the terraced rice fields which brings to the lenses probably the most impressive scenery of perfect nature setting so far. Meet local hill-tribal peoples living in small villages scattering around the bottom of the valley before lunch break.
The trek after lunch is the last challenge to the foot as the trail sneaks up steep mountain sides for about nearly three hours to get through Nam Ty Commune, paying visit to a local tea processing workshop before car picked up for 27 km road transfer downhill to our base in Tan Quang. Take shower, have dinner and rest. Boarding the bus at 10.00 pm for overnight road transfer to Ha Noi. Arriving to the Old Quarter of Ha Noi at about 6.00 am the next morning, trip ends.