Ha Giang hiking

Trekking in Ha Giang – 5 best places & tips

While most travelers venture to Sapa for their trekking experience, between the rice fields and villages of Muong Hoa valley, many don’t know that you can also do great trekking in Ha Giang. In fact, it is one of the best destinations for trekking in Vietnam. This province is mainly visited in the form of the Ha Giang loop, by motorbike or private car, but these same mountains offer great hiking opportunities.

Ha Giang trekking tips

Where to book your Ha Giang trekking

Most of our Ha Giang tours here have optional ad-dons to make a trekking for a day in Dong Van. Though we also do trekking of multiple days and in different areas in Ha Giang province. For this, you can just contact us and let us know what you would like to see and do, so we can arrange the perfect trekking experience.

What to bring

Pack as light as possible to make your trekking comfortable. In the winter it can gets a bit colder, but it is better to wear layers that you can easily add or take off, then to bring warm sweaters. Proper hiking shoes or walking shoes are highly recommended. A tin jacket against the rain and as a windstopper is very useful too. Meals are provided in local homestays and restaurants along the way, but bring snacks if you easily get hungry, because there are not many shops on the way.

Best time for trekking in Ha Giang

  • You can do trekking in Ha Giang all year, though in the summer months there is a lot more rain, especially in July and August. This can make trekking less comfortable and there is more chance at landslides.
  • December and January can be a bit colder, although this cool weather could be perfect for a longer trekking. In addition, in January it is flower season and in October to December it is Buckwheat flower season.
  • If you want to see the rice fields in Hoang Su Phi in full glory, you should visit at harvest season from September to begin October.

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