Travel experience in Ha Giang 3 days 2 nights

by Lam Pham

Traveling to Ha Giang for 3 days and 2 nights will be the ideal time to fully experience this poetic land. Making a plan with a clear, affordable schedule will make your trip more complete. Let Karst Plateau help you have a perfect 3 days 2 nights Ha Giang travel schedule!

1. Instructions for traveling to Ha Giang

1.1 Move to Ha Giang

Ha Giang is located about 300km north of the capital Hanoi

Ha Giang is located about 300km north of the capital Hanoi. If you are coming from Hanoi, you have a lot of choices of means to travel to Ha Giang such as motorbikes or cars.

If you are not confident in your steering wheel and are more comfortable when moving, you can go to the bus station to take a passenger car or limousine. Currently, car companies have also professionalized to have many trips and suitable time frames at very affordable prices.

1.2 Means and ways to move in Ha Giang

You can rent a motorbike for convenient transportation

For the convenience of traveling to Ha Giang for 3 days and 2 nights, visitors should rent a motorbike. Motorbike rental prices in the city range from 150,000 to 300,000 VND/day, including helmets, luggage ties, and plastic backpacks.

If the group has a large number of members, you can consider renting a 7-16 seater car.

2. When Should You Travel to Ha Giang 3 Days 2 Nights?

From October to November, yellow mustard flowers bloom on the rocky plateau

Ha Giang is beautiful in every season, each time has its own beauty, so you can come to Ha Giang at any time of the year and Ha Giang will never disappoint you. You can come in the spring of January when peach and plum blossoms bloom. May – June when the golden rice season stretches along the mountain slopes. If you love buckwheat flower fields and yellow mustard flowers, you should not miss Ha Giang in October – November.

3. Ha Giang Travel Itinerary 3 Days 2 Nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang City – Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate – Tham Ma Slope – Pao’s House – Vuong Family Mansion (Cat King) – Dong Van Town

After moving from Hanoi to Ha Giang City, get ready for the 140km trip from Ha Giang City to Dong Van Town. A small note to you, because it gets dark very quickly in Ha Giang, so remember to adjust your schedule so that you arrive in Dong Van Town before 5 pm to be safe.

Quan Ba Heaven Gate

This is one of the ideal places to hunt clouds and watch the sunrise in Ha Giang

Quan Ba Heaven Gate is located between two twin peaks with an altitude of 1500m, the whole beauty of Ha Giang will be in your sight. Looking far away, you will see the Co Tien Twin Mountains hovering among the clouds and fog, through which the rays of sunshine create a very charming scene. If you go early in the morning, you can also hunt for clouds and catch the sunrise at the Heaven Gate. Surely the scenery here will recharge your energy for a new day on your journey.

Tham Ma Slope

Tham Ma Slope – a route that challenges backpackers

This is a slope located on the road that must be traversed if you want to reach the beautiful Dong Van Town. This slope consists of 9 very beautiful winding sections but at the same time is a challenge for “backpackers” because it requires a solid spirit and a hard driver. In return, the scenery on both sides of the road will delight you with endless flower fields, surely the landscape here will not disappoint you when passing by Tham Ma Slope.

Vuong Family Mansion

The mansion is a unique combination of three cultures: Mong – France – China and is the hottest check-in coordinates in Ha Giang

The Vuong family mansion (Cat King mansion) is located on the road to Dong Van town, 15km away, so it is still very convenient if you visit it. It is a famous architectural work in the late 19th century with a unique combination of 3 different cultures: the Mong, French, and Chinese peoples. In addition, the house is also associated with the life and career stories of the two Mong fathers and sons, Vuong Chinh Duc and Vuong Chi Sinh, and other interesting anecdotes revolved. If possible, please stop by and visit!

Dong Van Town

This place is known to contain all the beautiful culture of the highland people

This is a special Karst plateau of our country. The place where the traces of the earth’s crust are stored, formed, and developed hundreds of millions of years ago. When you arrive in town, check in to the hotel to rest and when night falls, immerse yourself in the beautiful little Dong Van Ancient Town, the whole street will be lit up with bright lanterns at night, along with other unique cultural activities.

Day 2: Dong Van Town – Lung Cu Flagpole – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Tu San Alley (Boat on Nho Que River) – Meo Vac Town

Lung Cu Flagpole

Standing from the top of the Lung Cu flagpole, every scene seems to be captured in your eyes, incredibly beautiful and majestic

A new day in the Ha Giang travel itinerary of 3 days and 2 nights, starting with visiting the sacred symbol of Vietnam, what could be more meaningful and wonderful? This place is located about 2km from the northernmost point of Vietnam with an altitude of 1470m. Lung Cu Flagpole is a long-standing relic and a testament to the heroic history of the Vietnamese nation. The road to Lung Cu is quite bad because of many potholes, and many big cars passing by, so it is quite dusty, please pay careful attention when driving.

Ma Pi Leng Pass

The pass is steep and dangerous, surrounded by rolling mountains and rolling clouds and fog

Ma Pi Leng is known as one of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam. Because when sitting in the car, you can watch the mountains coincide, the clouds rolling around, and feel the cool atmosphere and the warm golden sun. On this pass you will encounter the Rock of Death, if you are not afraid to climb it, you should stop by to try to check in with this place!

Tu San Alley – Boating on the Nho Que River

Experience a boat ride to see the Nho Que river

Tu San Alley is the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia with cliffs up to 700-800m high along with the jade-green Nho Que River winding along the mountain ranges. All have created a unique natural masterpiece for Ha Giang. Take a boat and go down the stream for about 20 minutes, you will arrive at the peaceful Tu San Alley. The boat ticket price is only 100,000 VND/person, and there is also a kayaking service for those who are passionate about this sport!

When you finish visiting, you should also quickly arrive at Meo Vac Town before 5 p.m. to ensure safety and rest and eat here!

Day 3: Meo Vac Town – Panorama Cafe – Check-in at 0 km Milestone in Ha Giang City – Return to Hanoi

Panorama cafe

Enjoy coffee and check in at Ma Pi Leng Panorama

On the last morning in Ha Giang, go to Panorama café – one of the places with the most beautiful view of the Nho Que River. Let’s enjoy the fresh air with hot cups of coffee and tea, review the fun stories of the past 2 days, and prepare to return to Ha Giang City! There is an additional charge of 20,000 VND/person if you don’t drink water, and the entrance ticket and water are 50,000 VND/person.

0km Milestone In Ha Giang City

End the journey to explore Ha Giang at Milestone 0km

Although it does not have much significance in terms of sightseeing, in terms of meaning and spirit, this milestone can mark the end of a memorable journey with friends to cross the pass or conquer the craggy cliffs of the Dong Van rocky plateau in the direction of National Highway 2C. Here you can stop for check-in, then rest and prepare to return to Hanoi.

Some notes when traveling in Ha Giang

According to the Ha Giang backpacking schedule of 3 days and 2 nights, in order for the trip to be smooth, you should pocket one more of the experiences shared by your previous friends.

– If renting a motorbike in Ha Giang, always remember to check the car before picking it up. The car must have 2 mirrors or at least 1 left mirror for good rear visibility.

-If you go up to Ha Giang around 4-5 pm, at this time, if you continue to Quan Ba. There is a high possibility that you will encounter foggy weather right at the Quyet Tien section. So the best way is to stay in the city center and have fun until the morning when you get drunk and then continue on the road. 

– Use a closed helmet at least 3/4 of the head to ensure safety, absolutely do not use cheap, low-quality helmets.

– You should only drive yourself to travel in Ha Giang if you ride a motorbike quite steadily. It is best to have experience riding a motorbike on mountain roads because in Ha Giang there are many very dangerous corners. You can go with a friend who has a solid steering wheel that you trust to make the trip safer.

– Going in winter, you must bring warm clothes, towels, and gloves to cope with the cold in Ha Giang. Choose hiking shoes or walking shoes for easy mobility.

A trip of discovery with many interesting experiences will make you remember and love this land more

With dreamlike scenery and many interesting experiences, Ha Giang is a name that must be on your travel map. Hopefully, the above information of Karst Plateau will be useful for you in the upcoming 3 days 2 nights trip to Ha Giang.

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