Trekking Ha Giang Remote Hilltribe Villages 4 days
This 4 day trekking Ha Giang is one of our few budget treks we arranged for design for those seeking an off the beaten parth adventure trip in Vietnam. Take the public bus from Hanoi to Hoang Su Phi. You walk from one village to another, following narrow roads that are mostly on gravel. Visit less traveled places, remote hill tribe villages and meet up with different ethnic people including the Tay, the Dzao. Staying at local home – homestay offers a chance of local life experience.
Day 1: Hanoi to Hoang Su Phi by local public bus.
Boarding local bus at My Dinh Bus Station at 08.30 AM for 6 hours road transfer to Tan Quan, Ha Giang province.
Arrival in Tan Quan at about 15.00 PM, you will be met up with our local team and brought to Hoang Su Phi. This section offers fascinating scenery of stunning valleys, and terraced fields.
Arrival in Hoang Su Phi, check into a local hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Trekking Hoang Su Phi -> Tun Sang (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out hotel and leave Hoang Su Phi town for a full day trekking the northwest side of Tay Con Linh Mountain Range. The adventure begins with 2 hours trekking along earthen path uphill which offers great panorama of Hoang Su Phi town and late Dane Ven Valley which is surrounded by high cliffs of mountains. Then the hike goes downhill for an hour, to a small village of the Nung ethnic. Explore the village, paying visit to local homes, meeting up with local villagers…
Lunch is provided in a local house.
Afternoon trek is easier as you go along the Tun Sang Valley. You pass by some hamlets of the H’mong peoples, drop in some homes for seeing local way of life.
Arrival at the home-stay at about 16.30. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at local home (homestay).
Day 3: Trekking Tun Sans -> Chun Sun (B/L/D).
Breakfast and say goodbye to your host at 08.30. The trek today gets over Tun Sang Pass, going from northwest side to southeast side of Tay Con Linh, the 2nd highest mountain range in Vietnam. Hiking downhill for a half hour, you cross the stream and then trekking uphill for the whole morning to the top of the pass. The trail winds its way along the stream, passing through a village of the Dzao, H’mong and La Chi before reaching to 1000m elevation. It offers great view of the Tay Con Linh Mt, panorama of Tun Sang Valley. There you see some of the most beautiful terraced fields.
Lunch break at the top of the pass.
After lunch, you follow a narrow trail sneaking on steep mountain side, through tea plantations, forest. The hike last for an hour taking you to a small village of the H’mong. There you explore this village and have a short rest for some local tea. Continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 2 hours to Chun Sun Village of the Tay and Dzao. Paying visit to local homes before you check in a local home-stay at about 17.00. You can take a bath in the warm water of the mineral spring nearby (option).
Dinner served at about 19.30 with home-cooked dishes. Home-stay overnight in house of a Tay family.
Day 4: Trekking Chun Sun -> Cho Vat -> Hanoi.
Breakfast. Departure at 08.30. From the home-stay, the trek follows an earthen trail winding up steep mountains for an hour to a village of the Black Dzao, then gradually sneaking on steep mountain side, terraced rice fields and forest. You arrive another village after about for 2 hours. There you make a stop for lunch.
Continue trekking downhill for 2 hours in the afternoon to the flat valley which is home to the Tay people. The Tay farm wet rice as staple food and live in spacious wooden houses on stilts to form prosperous villages. Enjoy another hour walk along large and flat village path before being picked up by car and transferred to Cho Vat where you take the public night bus for Hanoi.
Day 5: Arrive back in Hanoi.
Arrive back in Hanoi early this morning, at about 5 AM. End.