Ha Giang 3-day itinerary is less than 2 million VND

With friends, make a dust trip to Ha Giang in the first 3 days of the year with a cost of about 1.8 million VND.

Winter in Ha Giang is the season for canola flowers, peach blossoms, and clouds to come more often in the mountains. 3 days is enough for you to explore the most beautiful roads of the rocky plateau.

Move

Tourists pick up sleeper cars like Quang Nghi, Bang Phan… from Hanoi to Ha Giang city, to save time and spend the next few days conquering the beautiful passes.

Upon arrival, rent a motorbike to move around for 3 days. Motorcycle rental locations will have rooms for guests to rest. If you come to the city around 3 am – 4 am, you rest and wait for the morning, then pick up the car and explore. Car rental points often prepare raincoats, rain boots, elastic bands, packing bags, tourist maps. Some reputable motorbike rental points are Hong Hao, Hang Thuong…

Stay

If you are someone who likes to explore and learn about the unique cultural features of ethnic minorities such as Lo-Lo, H’Mong, Dao…, you should choose homestays of indigenous people.

Tourists often choose to stay overnight at some places such as Dong Van, Lung Cu, Meo Vac, Du Gia towns because of the beautiful homestays and indigenous culture. In which, Lo Lo Chai village is right at the foot. Lung Cu flagpole is the main residence of the Lo Lo and H’Mong ethnic groups. The homestays here are all traditional houses, roofed with yin and yang tiles, typically Homie Homestay, Homie Sound, Homie Love… If you have a chance, try Lo Lo Chai to experience sleeping in a homestay. Wall. There is also the North Pole Cafe with a story about preserving the culture of the Lo Lo people.

In addition, there are many homestays in Dong Van old town, suitable for walking in the evening to explore the old town, eating local specialties, walking the night market…

Eating

Come to Ha Giang, try dishes such as black chicken, buckwheat cake, Banh Cuon, grilled chicken with DOI seeds, Ban Pig…And especially corn wine. Because of Ha Giang’s rugged terrain and distant locations, food is limited, so the price of food is also high compared to other tourist destinations.

Lunch at homestay in Du Gia.  Photo: Tran Thu Hien
Lunch at homestay in Du Gia. Photo: Tran Thu Hien

Schedule

Day 1: Ha Giang City – Quan Ba ​​- Yen Minh – Lung Cu

On the first day, visitors check-in at points such as landmark zero in Ha Giang city, the top of Bac Sum slope, followed by Quan Ba ​​heaven gate and Co Tien twin mountains. Going to the viewing point at the sky gate, you can zoom in on the valley below with the outstanding twin mountains.

From Quan Ba ​​to Yen Minh, there are 2 directions, in which the 44 km road will be more beautiful than the 22.6 km direction. Although the road is 22.6 km, the road is worse, but the scene is very beautiful for you to check-in.

Next is the Tham Ma slope, tourists often stop and take photos with the legendary slope and H’Mong children selling New Year’s wreaths made of mustard flowers and buckwheat flowers.

Then you go to Lung Cam cultural village in Sung La village, visit the earthen-walled houses, which were used as the setting for the filming of the 2006 movie “Pao’s Story” Here, you remember to reward buckwheat cake, baked egg, baked potato…

The next place is the Palace of the Vuong family, also known as the Meo King’s Palace, located in a valley of Sa Phin commune. Here, you can see the architecture, history and culture of the once rich Vuong family.

In the afternoon, to Lung Cu, you can take a walk around Lo Lo Chai village, enjoy the North Pole Cafe , watch the flagpole from afar. If you have time, you should climb the flagpole, watch the peach blossoms bloom early, trek the border landmarks and the “Northernmost point” of Vietnam, about 3 km from Lo Lo Chai village. In the evening, stay in the village, eat local dishes, build a campfire.

Day 2: Lung Cu – Dong Van town – Ma Pi Leng – Nho Que river – Meo Vac – Mau Due – Du Gia

Clouds drift by the road to Ma Pi Leng.  Photo: Tran Thu Hien
Clouds drift by the road to Ma Pi Leng. Photo: Tran Thu Hien

After breakfast, you move down to Dong Van town, walk around the market, eat delicious dishes, sip coffee in the old town, buy souvenirs as gifts or buy local products such as mac Khen, nuts Raisins, Walnuts, Shiitake…

The next destination is one of the ” Four Great Passes ” of Vietnam is Ma Pi Leng, the most majestic and dangerous pass. On the way to the pass, guests can see the scene of clouds flying over the majestic rocky mountains, below is the poetic emerald green Nho Que stream.

There are 3 ways to get down to Nho Que River: ride a motorbike by yourself, rent a motorbike taxi from the locals, or walk. This stretch of road is steep, winding slopes that are very dangerous, you should walk for safety. The road is also quite difficult but in return, the scenery is very beautiful. In Nho Que River, visitors can choose to go boating and kayaking.

In the early afternoon, you move from Meo Vac to Du Gia in the direction of Mau Due – Du Gia, so go quickly because it is early evening in the mountains and the pass is very dangerous. If you don’t book a homestay in Du Gia like Du Gia Homestay, Du Gia Panorama… choose to stay in Meo Vac, there is a very beautiful Pa Vi Homestay.

Day 3: Du Gia – Bac Me – Ha Giang city

Not as majestic as Ma Pi Leng or the slopes of Bac Sum, Tham Ma, Du Gia have a more peaceful beauty with streams flowing around the village, the Tay and H’Mong houses. Here, the whole morning can be spent visiting the waterfall and walking around the villages to feel like time is going slower. In the afternoon, you should move from Du Gia to Ha Giang city because the long and rough road is very bad, it will take time. That night, get on the bus back to Hanoi.

Note

Ha Giang is currently still welcoming tourists as usual. You should pre-download the Covid PC application for a medical declaration. Before departure and after returning, you should also have a quick test to ensure safety.

The weather at the end of the year in the rocky plateau usually has light rain, cold weather, high humidity, and cloudy weather. You need to follow the schedule, avoid stopping for too long at places, avoid traveling at night, in dense blindness because it is easy to be in danger. The evening temperature here drops below 10 degrees Celsius, so bring warm clothes, hats, and heat-retaining patches. Follow (vnexpress)

Cost

2-way bus: 400,000 VND
Homestay 2 nights: 300,000 VND
Motorbike 3 days: 450,000 VND
Meals: 550,000 VND
Gasoline: 100,000 VND

The average cost per person when traveling in a self-sufficient group.