What should be prepared for backpacking in Ha Giang?

If you prepare well, check your vehicle carefully, go slowly, it is possible to backpack Ha Giang by motorcycle. Ha Giang is a tourist destination which can not be ignored in the rice season in September and the blooming season of buckwheat flower in October. And motorcycles are the means most young people choose when they want to backpack in the plateau. Here is the notes the blogger Tran Viet Anh shared when backpacking in Ha Giang by motorcycle.

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Is motorbike the most suitable vehicle?

The most convenient way to travel self-sufficient in Ha Giang is by motorbike. Only a motorbike can bring you the full experience in the mountainous region. Riding a motorbike allows you to stop at any place you like at the same time you can slip and where the car cannot reach.

The best road for motorcycle trips starts from Ha Giang – Quan Ba ​​- Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Thuong – Quan Ba ​​- Ha Giang. It is a circle with a distance of about 390 km.

Is Ha Giang afraid of being robbed?

Viet Anh has been to Ha Giang many times since 2013, never met and heard about the robbery in Ha Giang so you do not worry when exploring Ha Giang.

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The girl going to Ha Giang alone is safe?

Safe! However, to make the trip more fun and have support people in trouble you should go with some friends and avoid going late at night.

Things need to notice

There are 4 gas stations to fill your tank: Ha Giang, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Mau Due. Just fill up in these places you are comfortable running without needing to buy gasoline reserves.

When you rent a motorbike you will get a list of repair shops along the way, you can call them whenever you have a problem. You should avoid going in the evening because of the dangerous slope.

  • Check the brake (depth, sensitivity) before you go, if the brakes are not good you can ask the motorbike owner to check and repair before leaving.
  • Should be borrowed under the repair kit to carry with you.
  • Wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
  • If there is armor and arm protection you should wear.
  • Go slowly.

What is interesting in Ha Giang?

Ha Giang is beautiful all year round, however, in each season, Ha Giang has a private beauty. Someone said that, Sung La is a place where stone must bloom. It sounds exaggerated but totally true. Ha Giang rocky plateau, especially in the area of ​​the Sung La. The sharp and jagged rocks looks like the spearhead pitch back to the blue sky. On daytime, the indigenous people burrow the heavy soil to fill the hollows of cat-ear shape. Just a few grains of land, they can grow the corn. In the spring, they plant the buckwheat flowers into the niche. Not long after the stone niche blossoms again.

January with peach blossom, plum blossom, yellow broccoli

Spring arrives, everywhere from Quan Ba ​​(Quyet Tien, Minh Tan), Yen Minh (Lao Va Chai, Na Khe, Bach Dich), Dong Van (Pho Bang, Pho Cao, Sung La, Sa Phin, Thai Phin Tung), Meo Vac (Sung Tra, Sung Trai, Lung Phin) where the peach and plum flowers bloom along with the black rock of the plateau, with the folds of the walls.

April with Khau Vai market

Every March 27th on lunar calendar, from all the way on the high mountains, the people in the costumes of their own people rush down the market, to participate in Khau Vai love market, every year only once.

May with the flooding season

During the flooding season, most of the rice fields in the northwest were flooded in May-June, few places in July, some plots could accumulate water from April; But the most beautiful one is still implanted from May to June.

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September, October with rice season

The ripening season usually begins in late September and early October. When the terraced rice field glows yellow rice, the magnificent scenery of the mountain forest has once more renovated time.

November with buckwheat flowers

Buckwheat, the flowers typical of the Ha Giang stone plateau with tiny flowers of pink and purple flowers attract tourists who love flowers and love photography. The land of Ha Giang is famous for the gray stone of the mountain and the pink of the triangle flower circuit. The cool gray color of the mind and the magical pink of the dream – the opposite contrast which is absolutely harmony in a whole … create the unparalleled beauty of Ha Giang.

December with the snow

In the area of ​​Meo Vac district, Dong Van stone plateau, many places have snow white in the end of December, curious visitors from many places have been fortunate to enjoy the unique scene in the year.

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