Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Ha Giang

Encircled to the north by the Chinese border, the towering peaks, terraced hillsides and stilted villages of Ha Giang were long out of bounds to visitors. The construction of a new highway linking Hanoi to China has brought the region closer to the modern world - we recommend getting here soon!

Ha Giang Map

“If, like me, you don't mind basic facilities in order to discover a truly special experience, then this dramatic and mountainous part of Vietnam is for you. I'd urge you to go before the crowds catch on”

Tyler Palma, Head Tour Leader

The beautiful mountainous region around Ha Giang is one of the newest additions to the Vietnamese travel scene, and although tourism is slowly increasing, the colours and traditions of this minority stronghold remain much as they have over the preceding decades. For those happy to don hiking boots and strike out into the terraced hills this is a fabulous part of the world. The scenery of sculpted rice terraces through which you trek en route between traditional wooden-housed villages is truly stunning, and the markets that play host to the colourful Flower H'mong, Nung, Dzao and Tay minority groups are a photographer's dream. Accommodation is basic, as might be expected in this remote part of the country, but staying in a local homestay is part of the experience; making a visit to Ha Giang an unforgettable adventure.

Recommended Accommodation in Ha Giang

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Ha Giang.

Experiences in Ha Giang

Ha Giang offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Ha Giang

The Climate Guide for Ha Giang is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 18 20 25 28 31 31 32 31 30 27 23 20
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 11 12 16 19 23 24 24 23 22 19 15 12
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 3 3 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None Moderate High Very High Very High Very High High Moderate None None
Days with some Rainfall 9 9 10 13 15 18 20 20 15 12 9 7
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 18 24 39 84 161 214 240 267 174 92 46 19
UV Index (Maximum) 7 9 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7