September 12, 2016

Ha Giang Trekking

Take a Ha Giang trekking tour is the best way to discover Ha Giang Vietnam. Ha Giang Province is located in the northern mountainous area, sharing its borders with China in the north, Tuyen Quang in the south, Cao Bang in the east, and Yen Bai and Lao Cai in the west.

Ha Giang Vietnam map

The mountainous and hilly terrain causes difficulties for travel and transport of goods, but in return it bestows beautiful travel sites with dozens of rivers and streams, fascinating caves and grottos, historic and cultural relics and a treasure of traditional cultures of the ethnic groups, which all enchant the visitors.

Ha Giang province when to hike

The best time to travel to the north-east Vietnam, Ha Giang is the dry season starting from late September, early October to late April, early May. During this time, December and January are the two coldest months.

It is a great time to hike in Ha Giang after the Tet Holidays which happens around late January or in February. At this time, the scenery is quite pleasant and serene. The magnificent mountain tops that are hidden behind the clouds and the fragrance of the wild peach flowers will influence and soothe your senses.

The rainy season (May to September) is not the ideal time for trekking in Ha Giang. During this time June and July are the two hottest months. The temperature can be around 38 – 42 degree C outside. There are sometimes land erosion and landslides.

Ha Giang Vietnam where to hike

Short walks are available in many major towns of Ha Giang including Thong Nguyen, Ha Giang, Quan Ba, Dong Van. These half day hikes take you to different hill tribes villages are located near main towns.

Longer treks (3 day tours, 4 day itineraries, 5 days or even longer) are only available in the area of Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man, Viet Quang. You can either hike around these places or go towards Bac Ha and get picked up, brought back to Hanoi.

Ha Giang hiking tours

At Lotussia Travel we provide a wide selection of off the beaten path treks in Ha Giang province, offering you the chance to visit beautiful scenery and to experience the rich ethnic culture. Trekking in Ha Giang you are supposed to be lodged at local home – homestays that are quite simple and basic. If you prefer staying in comfortable hotel while trekking in the area, then Ha Giang may not be your place of choice.