Topography & Climate
Ha Giang is the northernmost province of Vietnam and located around 300km away from Hanoi. The province is bordered by Yunnan province of southern China to the north (270 km long border), Cao Bang to the east, Lao Cai to the west and Yen Bai province to the south. Ha Giang has one of the most spectacular sceneries in Vietnam: limestone pinnacles, green mountains, steep slopes, winding rivers and terraced rice fields make the pure beauty of this authentic and remote province. Due to its remoteness and proximity to the Chinese border only a handful of travellers have visited this exciting destination. The 17 different ethnic groups in Ha Giang have unique customs and traditions and are very friendly and welcoming to visitors.
Ha Giang province has a complex rugged topography with the highest peak being Tay Con Linh at 2419 m. Limestone peaks and mountains covered with lush tropical forest dominate the landscape. Forests are rich in flora and fauna, especially rare woods and over 1000 valuable species of medicinal plants. A place if special geological interest ist Dong Van Karst Plateau, one of Vietnam’s most outstanding limestone areas and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The climate in Ha Giang is tropical with two distinct seasons, rainy season from May to October and dry season from November to April. Annual average temperature varies between 24°C and 28°C but may sometimes drop down to -5°C in winter. The province is good to visit all year round. September to November and March to May temperature is most comfortable around 25 degrees. In summer months it is often over 30 degrees and quite rainy. Lowest temperatures are recorded from December until beginning February so you will need warm clothing especially in the mountains. As typical for a mountainous region weather patterns can vary considerably depending on altitude.
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5 days venturing into pristine remote villages to discover the local cultur...