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The Dong Van Karst Plateau is a unique limestone region in Vietnam, displaying extraordinary marks of the Earth’s crust development. This magnificent area, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts impressive mountain passes such as Ma Pi Leng Pass, alongside rivers and ethnic villages. Home to 17 ethnic groups, the Dong Van Geopark offers a rich and distinctive cultural heritage that is truly worth experiencing.

  • Departure
    Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Real shoes (hike shoes), comfy clothes, hat, socks, small bag
  • Included
    All Entrance fees
    English Guide
  • Not Included
    Motorbike & gasoline
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Typical Souvenir
Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang - Nam Dam
  • 7:00 am The driver will pick you up at your hotel by limousine and transfer to Ha Giang. You will dropped off at my office.
  • 1:00 pm Coming Ha giang. The guide will pick you up at the office. After that, you will transfer by car to the Quan Ba heaven gate, located 40km far from Ha Giang city. We start hiking from here to the Nam Dam village – the inhabited by Dao ethnic people (long dress Dao group). The locals still keep their traditional customs, habits & culture from ancient times. Beautiful hiking trails through the verdant and hill, seasonal farmlands, the vista view of villages and lake. You will have a chance to see the local traditional house made of compacted soil which protects people from the extreme weather in the high mountain. You are welcomed to visit the houses whose owners are very friendly and hospitable. As you walk in the village, you will have the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Dao people.
Day 2: Nam Dam - Lung Phin market - trekking to La Ta
This morning drive three hours from Ha Giang to Lung Phin, the starting point of your trek. Meet your team of porters who will carry the camping equipment and set out as a group for today's hike. Trek through the White H'Mong area and in total pass through 2-3 villages as you cross landscape consisting mostly of rocks, corn fields, and bamboo bushes. Foreigners in this area are quite a rarity, and your presence in various villages is sure to spark some local interest. Enjoy lunch en route. Spend the night in one of the La Ta village, Trekking Distance: 3 hours, 5. miles / 7.1 km Elevation: 3500ft / 1080m gain and 3100ft / 955m loss
Day 3: Dense Forests of Co Lao Villages
Start out for a half hour today towards a tiny village called Ca Ha with traditional dark yellow mud homes of the H'Mong dotting a black rock valley. Descend to the village for some time to explore here before making an ascent through rock mountains and dense forests. Within an hour the view changes to a vast green area and another village belonging to the Co Lao group. Visit this village and continue on the path as you ascend on stone trails again through rock fields to H'Mong villages. The last part of today's long trek is a long cross on a rock ridge dotted by two corn-shaped mountains in the middle of the valley below. The crossing is at its lowest point but the trail offers breathtaking views over the valleys and villages. At the top there are spacious spots besides local corn fields for a short break. Descend down the other side of the mountain to the more secluded H'Mong village Ha Sung where you spend the night. Trekking Distance: 5-9 hours, 7 miles / 11.2 km Elevation: 5280ft / 1610m gain and 4670ft / 1424m loss
Day 4: Trekking through Landscapes
Over the next few days, you will find your trekking landscape changes significantly. Your views once dominated by rock valleys and limited water supply are now replaced with open landscape and fertile fields that receive abundant water in the form of streams and rivers. Trek in the morning through the remaining rocky landscape and enjoy a long descent after lunch on dirt paths, rice terraces and along rivers and green forests. From Ma Pi Leng Pass, you enjoy an excellent view towards China in the North and Nho Que River in the valley floor. Arrive to the Tay village located by the river with lush gardens and bountiful fruit orchards. In late afternoon arrive to a village of the Giay minority group where you spend the night in a local house. Trekking Distance: 5-9 hours, 8.9 miles / 14.4 km Elevation: 7644ft / 2330m gain and 6,000ft / 1849m loss
Day 4: Tay and Giay Communities
Today trek through Tay and Giay villages where you enjoy more opportunities to experience local life here. Explore the beauty of the rice terraces, mountains and fruit gardens. The hike today has some big ascents to villages located on the mountain's side, as well as a descent through a banyan tree jungle and spot the largest banyans which have become a source of great pride for the locals. Walk through the forest here and descend along trails to Thien Huong village for the night, whose corn wine as become well-known nationwide. The local Giay family welcomes you into their home and take special pride in offering you an introductory look into how they produce corn wine and other vegetables. Trekking Distance: 5-7 hours, 7.4 miles / 11.9 km Elevation: 3976ft / 1212m gain and 2470ft / 753m loss
Day 5: trekking passing Nho Que river - god cliff - Dong Van Ancient town
Today we'll embark on a 4km hike along the beautiful Nho Que River, passing through villages inhabited by the Giay and Hmong people, with rice flowers lining the riverbanks all the way to the Vietnamese border. Lunch at the local homestay, After that, we continue to hike the White Cliffs. The route takes you through climbing villages and offers panoramic views of the scenic Ma Pi Leng Pass and Nho Que River, with seas of floating clouds below. Trekking Distance: 8 hours, 7.4 miles / 13.9km Elevation: 3976ft / 1212m gain and 2470ft / 753m loss
Day 6: Return Hanoi
Explore Dong Van town early this morning if you like. Here you will find an ancient market with old houses that have existed for hundreds of years. In the morning you start your long drive back to Hanoi, driving for 4 hours on rough winding road from Dong Van to Ha Giang city, and then the remaining 8-9 hours to Hanoi that you traveled on Day 2. You may wake up early today to explore Dong Van town where there is an ancient market with old houses having existed for hundreds of years. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant on the way and arrive to Hanoi after dark. Approximate 22:30, you will arrive in Hanoi.

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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.
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