Most travelers will think of Sapa if they would like to trek in Vietnam. Because Sapa has been famous among tourists with its beautiful landscape and trekking trails winding the rice terraces. This is also the reason why Sapa now has been very touristic and commercially developed, which gets rid of its pure features of a charming mountainous area. Thus, real travel connoisseurs will choose to visit Ha Giang instead. The land is still untouched by mass tourism and possesses top of the world landscape, enchanting nature. This is also home to some ethnic minorities like Hmong, Yao, Dzay and Tay people.
I. Where is Ha Giang?
Ha Giang is located 300km to the northeast of Hanoi. This is the final frontier of Vietnam, lying on the border with China.
II. What to do in Ha Giang?
There are a lot of places to visit and explore in Ha Giang for nature and adventure lovers. Below is a revealed list of top must-dos in Ha Giang:
1.Tay community in Ha Giang city
Long settle at the bottom of Tay Con Linh Range, the Tay community has been a must-do when you visit this destination. There are a lot of homestays hosted by locals for visitors to stay and experience the ethnic culture. The village like Thon Tha is filled with lush rice fields, rocky river and palm forests.
2. Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark
Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark includes 4 districts: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac. This is the most beautiful part of Ha Giang. There are a lot of interesting places for you to visit and get the panoramic view of the region such as Quan Ba Heaven Gate; Fairy Bossom; Yen Minh rice terraces; Dong Van Rocky Mountain and Ma Pi Leng Pass.
Ma Pi Leng pass is undoubtedly the most impressive destination in the geopark. Located right in the border of Vietnam and China, the pass is 1200 meters above the sea level. The site offers an unforgettable feeling of nature and adventure with zigzagged mountain paths and a panoramic view from the top to Tu San canyon and Nho Que river. It is regarded as Ha Long Bay on the mountain, however, most adventurers say it is even more special than Ha Long Bay – one of the seven wonders of the world. Ma Pi Leng pass is a place you can not miss when joining a trekking in Ha Giang tour
3. Hoang Su Phi Rice Terraces
For those who love awe-striking photos of rice terraces, Hoang Su Phi is the best place to put in bucket lists. The region is home to Hmong and Red Yao people who have long lived by cultivating on rice terraces that stretch from the top to the bottom of mountains. The best time to see the rice is from August to October.
III. Trekking In Ha Giang
The best way to explore Ha Giang to the fullest is by doing a trekking in Ha Giang tour. Ha Giang offers the most unique and untouched trekking trails where you can get the deepest of the region. The trek will lead you up and down the mountains, winding the rice terraces and rocky path mountain. On the way, you will have the chance to visit some local villages to mingle with their culture and tradition.
There are a lot of choices for you which range from 5 days to 10 days. But if you are in short of time and don’t want to get bored with the mountainous area only, the Trekking In Ha Giang Tour 5 Days would meet your demand. The tour takes you to trek the Tay Con Linh range from Tay community area to Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark including Ma Pi Leng pass. The most special thing is that you will see very few tourists, which gives you the feeling of being the very first person to visit the region. If you are looking for an authentic adventure off the beaten track, why wait?