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Off The Beaten Track Vietnam Ha Giang Trek

The 4 day off the beaten track Vietnam Ha Giang trek is another north Vietnam best hiking package has been recently launched in Ha Giang remote hill tribe villages.

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

The 4 day off the beaten track Vietnam Ha Giang trek is another north Vietnam best hiking package has been recently launched in Ha Giang remote hill tribe villages. Begin the trip by having 6 hour road trip Hanoi to Hoang Su Phi. There you discover non-touristy hilltribe villages of Ha Giang province such as Ban Luoc, Ban May, Ban Nhung, Ban Peo, Tung San, Dan Van, Ho Thau, Nam Son…These villages still stay away from mass tourism. Book this package to be ones of the first people to be welcome in the far north of Vietnam.

Vietnam Ha Giang Trek Map

Vietnam Ha Giang Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Hanoi –> Ha Giang

Picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and transferred to My Dinh bus station. Board the local public coach & depart for Ha Giang city. Arrive Ha Giang in the afternoon. Picked up by the Lotussia local team at Ha Giang bus station and brought to a local hotel for checking in. Overnight in Ha Giang at hotel.

Day 2: Ha Giang – Ban Luoc Village – Ban May Village

Leave hotel at 08.00am, transfer to HAT Village of the TAY. The village is beautifully set in a large valley at the foot of Tay Con Linh Mountain. Trekking along a large path, first getting through rice fields and the large village of the Tay peoples who live in spacious wooden house on stilts. Drop in some houses, meet hospitable peoples for a discovery of local way of life. Once leaving the village, the path gets tougher as it winds up steep mountain side. After trekking for nearly 2 hours, you arrive Ban Luoc village is inhabited by the Dzao. The village is set among lush forest at 1669ft. Explore this village for understanding the uniqueness of their culture, custom and way of life. Lunch is served in a local home. Leave Ban Luoc and trek about 1.5 hour along a narrow path which sneaks on high elevation of the mountain side. Keep hiking through the lush forest, bamboo and tea plantations, passing by some isolated hamlets of the Dzao Ao Dai. Reach to the top of the trekking trail today in mid afternoon (2,975ft) and having break. The panorama from here offers impressive scenery of Thuong Son Valley which is home to the Nung and Zao ethnics. Continue trekking gradually downhill for an hour to Ban May Village of the Nung and Zao which situated at 1,800ft high on the two banks of Thuong Son spring. Check into a beautiful wooden stilt house for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ban May Village – Heaven Gate – Ban Nhung Village

After breakfast, say goodbye to our host at 08.30AM. Cross the spring by suspension bridge and follow the village path to get through several hamlets of the Zao and Nung peoples. Then follow a narrow dirt trail which winds up and down all the way on the left side of Thuong Son Valley. Hike through lush rain forest and tea plantation for over 2 hours, gradually processing uphill to the top of Tung San Pass (from 1,800ft to 3,946ft). This portion of the trek offers stunning scenery of Thuong Son Valley, Tay Con Linh Mountain, and series of waterfalls. Once arriving to the top of the pass which is called HEAVEN GATE, the marvelous panorama of Tay Con Linh.Mt (the 2nd highest peak in Vietnam), you will have noon break while your support team prepare lunch. The afternoon hike gets along a large trail which runs gradually downhill on the left side of Tung San valley for about 2 hours and offering breathtaking panorama of the west side of Tay Con Linh Mountain and another spectacular valley featured with impressive terraced fields on steep hillsides, which is probably the most beautiful one in Vietnam! Arrive in Ban Nhung Village (at 2,491ft high) at about 3.30PM, Check in our local home-stay, a wooden house on stilt of the Zao Ao Dai. The rest of the day is for a short walk to explore further the hamlet of the La Hu ethnic peoples, one of the smallest ethnic group in Vietnam.

Day 4: Ban Nhung – Ban Peo – Hoang Su Phi – Hanoi

Leave Ban Nhung Village at 08.30AM. Trekking along the large village path through Hop Nhat Village which includes several small hamlets of the Hmong, Zao and Nung. Enjoy several stops for paying visit to local homes. Then turn left to follow a narrow dirt track getting along the southern bank of the Tung San Valley. It is about 5km wide and 12km long. The track wind on the mountain side, passing through tea plantation, forest and small villages, and offers great panorama of the valley as well as the chance to meet up with the Nung, Zao and H’mong along the way. From 2,491ft to 1,534ft. Lunch break in local home or picnic if weather permits. Continue trekking for 2 more hours along the large path which gradually getting downhill. Crossing a stream and heading to Tan Tien Bridge at 1,240ft elevation. Picked up by your car and transferred 55km to Tan Quang junction. Photo stops are scheduled in Ban Peo which offers spectacular panorama of Thong Nguyen valley (optional). Thong Nguyen valley is part of the national heritage site of the TERRACED FIELDS. Having day used room for shower in Vinh Quang, have dinner before boarding the overnight bus for Hanoi. Departure at about 21.00pm.

Note: Arrive back to Hanoi the next day in the early morning at 5.00am, picked up by the Hanoi team and transferred back to your hotel downtown. End.

Extension

On day 4 afternoon, picked up at the end of the trek and transferred 5K to Hoang Su Phi town, overnight in Hoang Su Phi at hotel.

Day 5: Hoang Su Phi Sunday Market – Ha Noi

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the whole morning attending the Sunday Market which is unique and famous for its festive atmosphere. It is the market place where you have the chance to meet up with different ethnic groups including Hmong, Zao, Tay, Nung who wear their best traditional cloths. The market is not only the place for shopping, trading, but also the “social club” where they meet up with each other. Lunch is served in a local restaurant. Check out hotel at noon, then spend 2 hours walking along the upstream of the Chay River to explore Ban Luoc Commune (option). Picked up by your car and transferred 55km to Tan Quang junction with optional photo stops along the way. Having day used room for shower, then have dinner before you board the overnight bus at 21.00pm for Hanoi.

Note: Arrive back to Hanoi the next day in the early morning at 5.00am, picked up by the Hanoi team and transferred back to your hotel downtown. End.

Trip Summary Information

Start

Hanoi

End

Hanoi

Availability

Upon request

Difficulty

Challenging

Style

Ethnic Culture, Off-the-beaten track, Trekking

Duration

4 days

Places

Ha Giang, Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang

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