Well-known not only for breathtaking landscapes, winding roads, but also for warm-hearted people, Ha Giang Tour would bring for tourists many interesting experiences. Endowed with agreeable climate by nature, similar to Sapa, Ha Giang is one of ideal stopovers of many tourists on mountain paths in the Northwest Vietnam. This article will give you 3 best useful tips before your trip to Ha Giang.
1. Best time to visit Ha Giang
Located in the highest latitude of Vietnam, the Ha Giang climate is mild and generally warm and temperate. August is the hottest month and January has the lowest average temperature of the year. However, it’s no exaggeration to say that Ha Giang is beautiful in all year round. Because only endless winding roads and majestic terraces on stone mountains are enough to glamour many tourists. The best time to visit Ha Giang is in October and November when the weather is cool and dry.
2. Best way to get there
Over 300 km from Hanoi capital, the roads to Ha Giang are quite narrow and steep. The main means of transport to get there are by motorbike or by local bus (or coach). However, traveling by local bus is always highly recommended for first-time visitors.
You should move by overnight bus to reach Ha Giang city in next morning, the fair is about $10. Some reputed buses are from Hanoi to Ha Giang city:
- Khai Huyen bus – start at 9 PM – from My Dinh bus station
- Thinh My – start at 5 AM – from My Dinh bus station
- Ngoc Son – start at 12:30 PM – from My Dinh bus station
- Bang Phan – start at 9 PM – from Giap Bat bus station
(The schedule and price of bus lines can be changed depending on seasons)
3. Inside your luggage during your Ha Giang Tour
In spite of going with travel agency or independently traveling, you’ll have to bring something by yourselves. Similar to best tips in Sapa trekking travel guides, besides of having a good health, you’re going to carry essentials like rain gear, trekking shoes, camera, flashlight, mosquito spray, medicine, snacks and double water if you can.
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One more thing to pay attention is that Ha Giang is a mountainous region fulled of obstacles, lacks of medical facilities, therefore, it’s quite difficult for the aid of rescuers. Do not be solo travelers. It would be better if you experience group travel with your friends or with a guide.