Death Cliff in Ha Giang: An Exciting Adventure Trekking Journey

by Lam Pham

Death Cliff in Ha Giang, also known as the White Cliff. This is not only a challenging craggy cliff for adventurers who love adventure and conquest but is also associated with the romantic legend of husband and wife’s love. Exploring Ha Giang, the Trekking route at Ha Giang Death Cliff is an expensive bright spot.

1. Introduction to Death Cliff

1.1 Where is Death Cliff

The trekking route at the magical cliffs of Ha Giang is immersed in the green of cool trees

Ha Giang Death Cliff is a steep and challenging location. Therefore, this place has attracted a lot of love from backpackers who like adventure and conquest. This cliff belongs to Pai Lung commune, Meo Vac district, right on Ma Pi Leng pass, and it is only 2km from Dong Van ancient town or Meo Vac town, so it will be very convenient to arrange a sightseeing and entertainment schedule.

This place is located at an altitude of 1700m above sea level, so it has charming natural scenery, overlooking the mountains, the winding road of Ma Pi Leng Pass, and the poetic Nho Que River.

1.2 Legend is associated with the Ha Giang death cliff

Every year, local people come here to hold worship ceremonies.

In the ancient land of Meo Vac, there was a great mountain surrounded by clouds and mist year-round, which could only be seen from below without climbing. On this mountain lives a beautiful, wonderful, and very kind fairy. Every day, the fairy sits on the cliff watching the Nho Que River and sings songs that captivate people’s hearts. Thanks to the protection of fairies and cliffs, the life of the people here is always warm, it rains evenly, the wind is harmonious, and the crops are prosperous. To commemorate the fairy, the H’Mong people call this mountain “Chua Lanh Gau”, which means Co Tien Mountain.

The story begins when there is a woman in the village who suffers from an incurable disease. Out of love for his wife, the husband decided to climb the cliff to find medicine to save his wife, despite all obstacles. Carrying hundreds of wooden stakes to drive into the cliff, the husband overcame many difficulties to bring back precious medicinal plants and cure his wife’s diseases. The wooden stakes then naturally disappeared, and no one could climb the cliff to find the medicinal plant again.

On the top of the mountain, a pair of white cliffs then appear – the big side is called the Husband Cliff and the small side is the Wife Cliff. Every year, locals come here to hold a worship ceremony to commemorate the legendary story and the protection of the fairy and the cliff of the village.

2. Detailed instructions on the way to the death cliff

The magical cliff of Ha Giang is a road section of Ma Pi Leng B, extremely narrow

Starting from Ha Giang city, you move along National Highway 4C to go straight up to Dong Van, from Dong Van to Meo Vac district. On the way from Dong Van to Meo Vac, you will definitely pass by Ma Pi Leng Pass.

Conquering the top of Ma Pi Leng Pass to the Volunteer Youth Memorial, continue for about a few hundred meters to the Museum of Happy Road. From this location, you will need to travel about 5 more kilometers to reach Death Rock. However, you can’t ride a motorbike all the way inside Death Cliff, so you’ll need to walk for a while.

From the section with the sign of Death Rock, you will continue 3km inward to the section with the gate of the Great Peak of Ma Pi Leng Pass.

From this greeting gate, you will need to travel another 2km to reach Death Rock. The walking path of Death Cliff is quite easy to walk, with not many rocks, and not as steep as Death Cliff, so you just need to prepare for good health.

3. Why Choose Death Cliff?

3.1 Majestic Landscape

After conquering the cliff of death in Ha Giang, you will definitely be amazed by the beauty of the mountain as well as the majesty of nature here.

Trekking at Death Cliff, you will be able to admire the beautiful natural panorama of Ha Giang from above. The overlapping mountain ranges, winding roads, and the green Nho Que River are like a soft silk strip stretching under your feet. All create a beautiful picture of nature.

3.2 Challenge and Adventure

This is truly a memorable and emotional experience for those who love adventure

Death Cliff is not only a scenic destination but also a place to challenge yourself. The trekking trails here are full of trekking paths, requiring skill and patience. This is truly a memorable and emotional experience for those who love adventure.

3.3 Culture and People

During the trekking journey, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with local people, learn about their lives and culture

Not only for its majestic nature, Ha Giang is also famous for the diverse and rich culture of ethnic minorities. During the trekking journey, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the locals and learn about their life and culture. This is a great opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and experience new things.

4. Death Cliff Trekking Journey

4.1 Prepare before you go

You need to prepare carefully in terms of equipment and health

Before starting your trekking journey, you need to be well-prepared in terms of equipment and health. Please make sure you have quality hiking shoes, a windbreaker, drinking water, and snacks. In addition, you should also bring some basic medical equipment to prevent unexpected situations.

4.2 Trekking Schedule

You should make an itinerary before going

The trekking journey at Death Cliff usually lasts between 2-3 days, depending on your health and speed of travel. You can start from Pai Lung commune, then follow the trails to the top of Death Cliff. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes and capture memorable moments.

4.3 Rest and enjoy the specialties

This place has many attractive specialties that you should not miss

After a tiring day of trekking, you can rest at local homestays or motels. This is an opportunity for you to enjoy Ha Giang’s specialties such as thang co, black chicken, dried buffalo meat, Au Tau porridge, etc. At the same time, you can also exchange and learn more about the culture and customs of the people here.

Trekking Death Cliff in Ha Giang is an exciting and challenging experience. This is your chance to explore the majestic nature, challenge yourself, and learn about the diverse cultures of ethnic minorities. Pack your bags and set off to explore Death Cliff today for the most memorable and fulfilling memories. Karst Plateau wishes you a happy trip.

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