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!
“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.
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.
|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|
Featured trips including Ha Giang
- Ha Giang
- Phong Nha National Park
- Hoi An
- Ho Chi Minh City
This itinerary is the perfect mix of both rural and urban adventure for those seeking an active, exciting introduction to Vietnam.
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