5 Days With The Long Journey To Ha Giang
Day 1: Sa Pa – Bac Ha (B,)
This morning we will arise early to commence our 3 hour journey to Lung Khau Nhin Market which is one of the most untouched markets in North Vietnam. Here we will observe and photograph Nung, Flower H’Mong, Black Dao and Dzay minority people buying and selling their local produce. After spending the morning casually strolling around and photographing the markets, we make our way to Bac Ha, where we will visit a Flower H’Mong Village.
Day 2: Bac Ha (B)
We will arise early to commence our long journey to Ha Giang, through stunning countryside with valleys and mountains opening up on all sides and then along the remote Chay River Valley. During the trip, we may see Flower H’Mong, Nung, Co Lao, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai, La Chi Pa Then and White H’Mong minority people going about their daily lives. Stops will be provided along the way for photography. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Day 3: Ha Giang – Dong Van (B )
Today we will experience a spectacular day of driving through amazing mountainous landscapes nestled up against the border with China. About 50km’s out of Ha Giang, the road zigzags its way up the amazing Quan Ba Pass eventually providing a spectacular view over Quan Ba town and the surrounding countryside. Opportunities to take photographs will be provided along the way. We end our day’s journey at Dong Van, an isolated town atop a small hill. Dong Van is very beautiful with mountains, forests, hidden grottoes and multi-coloured orchid forests.
Day 4: Dong Van – Meo Vac (B)
To day, the big market in Dong Van and Meo Vac will be our main hight lights. We visit Dong Van market. After a late breakfast we commence our journey down Ma Pi Leng pass, providing us with what is regarded as the most stunning scenery in North Vietnam. We eventually descend into a beautiful valley that encloses Meo Vac where we will visit the local market before having lunch. Overnight in Meo Vac.
Day 5: Meo Vac – Ha Giang (B,)
We arise early to visit and photograph Meo Vac as the town awakens. After breakfast we will enjoy a relaxing drive back to Ha Giang via Yen Minh and Quan Ba. Numerous stops will be provided along the way to photograph the mountainous landscape, the local minority people and the remote towns.