Rice terraces on the trek at Thong Nguyen, Hoang Su Phi

Trekking in Hoang Su Phi - 3 Days

Hoang Su Phi District of Ha Giang Province is little known for most travellers to Vietnam. It is little known that there are quite a few hidden gems in the land that await the adventurers to explore. With recent upgrade in the road system and with aids from community-based tourism projects, visiting Hoang Su Phi now is getting a much better experience...

 

Captivating landscape in front of our homestay at Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang
Captivating landscape in front of our homestay at Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

On this trekking adventure, Paradissa would like to show you the untouched beauty of Thong Nguyen Commune which is inhabited mostly by the Dao ethnic group. The trek is moderate. The scenes include mountains, tea plantations, terraced fields and forests.

All meals on the trip and drinking water on the trek are included. Accommodation is at a Dao family overlooking a spectacular landscape of scenic valleys, mountain peaks, and rice terraces. You may have the impression that homestay is quite rudimentary in facilities and we are pretty sure that your perception may change a bit after the trip with Paradissa to Hoang Su Phi...

Scenic mountains on our trek around Thong Nguyen, Hoang Su Phi
Scenic mountains on our trek around Thong Nguyen, Hoang Su Phi

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi – Thong Nguyen (L/D)
Day2    Full Day Trekking at Thong Nguyen (6-7 hours) (B/L/D)
Day3    Thong Nguyen – Hanoi (B/L)

Inclusions
English-speaking guide;
Homestay as per itinerary;
Transport with private car with air-conditioning as per itinerary;
All meals included as indicated in the program: B=Breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
2 bottles of water for a trekking day;
All fees for admission to the program;

Exclusions
Insurance of any type;
Accommodation in Hanoi;
Drinks (except for drinking water as aforementioned) or personal expenses;
All others not specified in inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1    Hanoi – Thong Nguyen (L/D)
0800 A.M Depart Hanoi on Route 2 heading north-west. We'll pass through scenic areas with photo opportunities at Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc) and at Tuyen Quang. After Tuyen Quang City, we'll be traveling along the Lo River with plantations of grapefruits, tangerines and oranges all the way to Viet Quang Township.
Lunch en route.
In the afternoon, turn into a small road (provincial road 177) which goes up and up offering stunning mountainscapes. We arrive at the homestay in mid afternoon. Free time walking around the village enjoying the peaceful and fresh atmosphere.
Overnight at Thong Nguyen.

Adventure amid breathtaking beauty of Thong Nguyen
Adventure amid breathtaking beauty of Thong Nguyen

Day2    Full Day Trekking at Thong Nguyen (6-7 hours) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the homestay.
0800 A.M Depart for 6-7 hour trek to explore the villages on high altitudes around Thong Nguyen. The path goes up slightly for half an hour and we'll find ourselves hiking through a forest, tea plantations, terraced rice fields, scenic mountain slopes… Our lunch is at a local ethnic family. There are possible nice encounters with locals going about their daily work on the trek.

We arrive back at our homestay in mid afternoon. Have free time for refreshment.
Overnight at Thong Nguyen.

A Red Dao lady at work on a golden terraced rice field
A Red Dao lady at work on a golden terraced rice field

Day3    Thong Nguyen – Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast at the homestay.
Free time in the morning.
Have early lunch at the homestay before the return trip to Hanoi. We arrive back in Hanoi in early evening. We trust you had a wonderful adventure to Hoang Su Phi with Paradissa.

Water buffalos in on a trekking path at Thong Nguyen
Water buffalos in on a trekking path at Thong Nguyen