This tour is for tourists who enjoy long hikes. Along the journey, you will have the chance to meet ethnic minorities, experience the unique natural surroundings, and learn about herbal medicine production.
What to Expect
Pick-up from the office of the local tour operator at No. 79 Nguyen Trai Street, Ha Giang City. Transfer to Nam Dam village, Quan Ba District (by public transportation/ motorbike/ private car upon request and price).
12:00pm: Arrive in Nam Dam village and have lunch with a local family. You will be welcomed by the Cham Dzao family of Ms. Ly Thi with local dishes customized for non-local tastes.
2:00pm: Accompanied by your local guide, you will hike up to Truc Son village located 1.5 kilometers away.
Truc Son is the brother village of Nam Dam village previously inhabited by Dao people in Nam Dam village before the 1990s. After a large fire that burned down most of the houses in Truc Son, a majority of the Dao people moved down to Nam Dam valley to settle, taking advantage of more favorable natural and water resources in this valley for farming and living. A part of Dao people continued to stay in Truc Son and rebuilt their homes and lives. Since then, the Dao communities in the two villages have united to create intimate relations.
Along the way, you'll have the chance to see beautiful rural settings of the stone plateau surrounded by high mountains, terraced fields, hays, and also observe the daily life of the local people. In Truc Son, you will visit an ancient house over 200-years-old, the only one surviving through the large fires and remains intact until today. You will also learn more about the traditional architectural character of the Dao houses.
After visiting Truc Son village, continue your journey through the villages of the Mong people in Ban Ho village, the villages of high Hoang Lan, low Hoang Lan. This is a fairly challenging journey through rugged hills and mountains, along small roads that can be slippery in wet weather. Along the way, enjoy the unique natural surroundings and interact with ethnic minorities to learn more about the lives of the people in this remote area.
Coming to Quyet Tien commune, visit the Binh Minh Herbal Medicine Production Cooperative which plants and produces a variety of herbal medicine. Quan Ba district is a good place for herbal medicine production thanks to its suitable land and climate conditions. Those interested in geology can visit the Thach Son Than rock group, a unique natural heritage of the Dong Van Plateau which includes seven columns of limestone standing in a strange stance. This rock group was formed about 400 million years ago at the bottom of the sea over millions of years of tectonic movement and still remains today.
- Lunch with the Cham Dzao family
- Local tour guide
- Herbal medicine bath
- Ly Quoc Thang's homestay located in Nam Dam Village
What's Not Included
- Transportation from Hanoi - Ha Giang - Hanoi
- Personal Expenses
Know Before You Go
• Remember to bring your passport
• Simple, cotton clothes are recommended