You can either choose bus or motorbike to travel to Ha Giang. If you want to admire all the scenery and landscape of the stone highland more freely, you should choose the later choice. Otherwise, in case you are afraid of long dangerous loop, you can travel to Ha Giang city by bus and then hire a motorbike to start the venturesome trail then. For those who take the adventurous choice, you need to prepare a repair kit including tire and tube in case something wrong happen.
From Hanoi, you can catch buses from the My Dinh bus station. There are two shifts of Ha Giang buses a day. The first shift starts at 5.30AM till 12.30, the other one departs from 6.00PM till 9.30PM. Relatively, all buses to Ha Giang are sleeping couches with no toilets inside. It will take you roughly 6 hours with one mid-way stop. You are can sleep inside the bus till dawn if the bus reaches Ha Giang in the early morning.
Whether it is in the winter or in the summer, the weather in Ha Giang would turn extremely frosty at night and in the early morning. Hence, preparing warm jackets is strongly recommended. Especially, it is considerably chilly during buckwheat season with cold winds, then you should keep yourself warm to have the best experiences there.
You should book your hotel or homestay early in case they run out of rooms. The prices for some services in Ha Giang are usually higher than those in other places. You can have a look at the list of local hostels in Ha Giang here.
Some delicacies that you should not miss are: men men, corn cake, corn wine, thang co, etc. Remember to try all those buckwheat delicacies!
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