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Trekking Ha Giang Loop

Exploring Ha Giang: A Walking Tour of Dong Van Stone Plateau

The Ha Giang loop is a renowned route spanning 450 kilometers through northern Vietnam, offering breathtaking landscapes and cultural insights. While walking the entire loop isn’t feasible due to its length and road conditions, exploring the Dong Van Stone Plateau on foot provides a more immersive experience.

Why Explore Dong Van Stone Plateau?
Nestled within Meo Vac and Dong Van districts, the Dong Van Stone Plateau boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the UNESCO-recognized red belt region. Here, visitors can marvel at expansive stone plateaus and encounter diverse ethnic communities like the Giay, Tay, Dao, Co Lao, and Mong.

Planning Your Walking Tour
To fully appreciate the Dong Van Stone Plateau, allow at least 5 days for exploration. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Ha Giang and Nam Dam Trek
    Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang, followed by a trek to Nam Dam, a Redzao village known for its traditional charm.
  • Day 2: Trekking from Van Chai to H’mong Village
    Embark on a trek from Van Chai to a H’mong village, immersing yourself in the local culture and picturesque landscapes.
  • Day 3: Explore Tia Sung and Overnight in Ha Sung
    Continue your trek to Tia Sung, where you can visit local homes and spend the night in Ha Sung, enjoying authentic Tay hospitality.
  • Day 4: Thien Huong Ancient Village
    Trek through scenic villages to Thien Huong Ancient Village, where you can delve into Tay culture and history, staying overnight to soak in the atmosphere.
  • Day 5: Visit Dong Van Ancient Town and Return to Hanoi. Conclude your journey with a visit to Dong Van Ancient Town, a cultural gem, before heading back to Hanoi.

Extend Your Adventure
For those with extra time, consider extending your stay to explore more walking trails along the Nho Que River and Ma Pi Leng Pass. These routes offer stunning vistas and further insights into the region’s natural beauty.

Final Thoughts
Exploring Ha Giang on foot is a rewarding experience, allowing you to connect deeply with its landscapes and communities. Whether you’re captivated by ancient villages or drawn to panoramic views, a walking tour of Dong Van Stone Plateau promises unforgettable memories of northern Vietnam’s rugged beauty.

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Hi dear ❤❤❤ how are you? I'm Phuong (Phoebe) from Ha Giang Expeditions here, thank you for interesting to visit Ha Giang.
May I ask if you have your whatsapps number so I can advise better? My whatsapp number is +84 397679889