Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Best 5 Day Ha Giang Bac Ha Hiking Tour takes you to some of the less traveled places of northern Vietnam where you visit remote hilltribe villages, colorful highland market.
DAY 1: ARRIVE LAO CAI -> BAC HA
Upon your arrival at Lao Cai station, you will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast and a short rest. Then start your drive to Bac Ha. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, you begin your journey uphill offering beautiful views over the valleys. Arrive to the market place at about 09.30am, right at the most crowded hours. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the market activities and festive atmosphere. All peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Sunday for shopping, but socializing is of great importance. The cattle and clothing sections are the most interesting until 11.00 and then comes the food section where peoples meet, talk, enjoy food and especially drink a kind of locally made corn-wine. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a short easy walk to a H’mong village near Bac Ha town. After visiting the H’mong village, you walk to to Bac Ha town. Check into a local hotel for overnight (free dinner).
DAY 2: BAC HA TREKKING
After breakfast, you will leave Bac Ha town travelling to Lung Phin commune where you will begin your trek. You hike along a narrow trail on steep hillsides to Lu Suoi Tung village. Lunch will be provided in a local village (picnic). After lunch, continue trekking through the forest to the top of Ta Cu Ty mountain range (hard trek) and then downhill to a Red Dzao village. Dinner and overnight in a local stilt house (homestay).
DAY 3: BAC HA -> HA GIANG
Leaving Ta Cu Ty village, you will spend the whole morning trekking along a large path that offers great view over a Nung village. You will make a stop en route for lunch, provided in a local hill tribe village (picnic). After lunch, you will follow a narrow footpath trekking for about 3 hours (hard trek). You hike up and downhill through the thick forest. Visit the rock-field with scripts carved by ancient peoples. Arrive in the village around late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in a local house (homestay).
DAY 4: HA GIANG TREKKING
After breakfast, you will be transferred along a paved road to the southern side of the mountain. Then enjoy 3 hours easy trekking through Tay and Dzao villages along the narrow valley of the Nam Ty River. Lunch will be provided in a local house (picnic). After lunch, continue your trek crossing the river to the southern bank, then hike uphill, downhill to a Dzao village, set on the bank of Nam Ty river, endowed with a mineral hot spring. Dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.
DAY 5: HA GIANG -> HANOI
Travel the dirt road to Na Chi. Then have quite a full day drive to Hanoi. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant en route. Arrive Hanoi around late afternoon. Trip ends.