Hoang Su Phi - Off the Beaten Track Treks

Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

4 days 3 nights
5 days 4 nights
8 days 7 nights

Culture & Religion
Active & Fit


Booking in advance

About this experience

Trekking in Hoang Su Phi is estimated to range between medium to hard depending on the individual’s level of fitness.

It is located at an average altitude of 750m above sea level with the average inclination of 8%, sometimes up to 30%. You will have approximately 5h-7hrs walk every day (10km-18km per day), with local guide, transportation by motorbike on more adventurous roads. Modest services are prepared in accordance with our standards.

During the challenging yet rewarding journey over winding trail, you have the opportunity to witness cultural life, farming practices and activities of the ethnic minorities in mountainous areas to the north. This is a great opportunity for you to experience the warm and friendly space of the locals by staying at their homestays. Admire the terraced rice fields that looks like silk scarves flying over in the wind above mountain slopes-a wonder built over hundreds of years.

  • Enjoy the amazing landscapes as you trek through the mountainside.
  • Get to closely observe the daily life of the locals in this region.
  • Meet and interact with locals from different minority groups.

Your positive contribution

Livelihood Improvement

This community-based tourism program contributes to improving the quality of life for local residences. The aim is to provide the most authentic experience possible for visitors while ensuring the positive benefits to the local people. This is directly achieved through offering homestay accommodation options and other tourism-related services.

Your itinerary


*Price: from $415/pax (for a group of 4 people). For your group price, please contact us.

Day 1: Ha Noi – Bac Quang – Thong Nguyen (L/D)

Morning to afternoon:

You will be picked up from your hotel at 6 a.m and experience a change of scenery as you enter the mountainous northern regions.

On arrival at the town of Tuyen Quang, you will enjoy a local style lunch and then continue to Hoang Su Phi, a remote and stunning area where you will stay in a lodge accommodation for the night.


Have dinner and overnight stay at Nam Hong Homestay

Day 2: Nam Hong – Giang Thuong – Giang Ha – Phin Ho (B/L/D)

*Walking duration: 6 hours

Morning to afternoon:

You will have a breakfast served by the homestay owner before embarking on a 16-km trek to the local hill tribe village of Phin Ho, an area known for its special herbal teas.

You will have lunch at a Red Dao hill tribe village in Giang Ha and learn about the local cultures. After lunch, you then continue through lush valleys, passing through remote villages and hill tribes as you make your way to Phin Ho.


Have dinner and stay overnight at a homestay in the village of Phin Ho.

Day 3: Phin Ho – Hoang Su Phi (B/L/D)

*Walking duration: 3 hours

Morning to afternoon:

You will have breakfast before trekking back towards Hoang Su Phi and Nam Hong Homestay , passing through Black Tay hill tribe villages.

Your lunch and the rest of your day are spent at your leisure.


Your dinner will be at a local restaurant and overnight at the Nam Hong Homestay.

Day 4: Hoang Su Phi – Ha Noi (B/L)

Morning to afternoon:

You will have your breakfast before the return drive to Hanoi and arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon.


✓ Qualified private car

✓ Meals as mentioned

✓ Professional and enthusiastic guide

✓ Entrance fees

✓ Travel Insurance

✓ Fresh water on the car: 01 bottle / person/ day

✓ Border fee for foreigners.

✓ 3 nights in qualified homestays (Dormitory)

Not included

✘ Personal expense

✘ Tips for driver and tour guide 2 USD/ person/ day

✘ VAT Tax (10%)

✘ Others not mentioned in the tour

Logistical Information

  • Meeting point: Your hotel (6 a.m)
  • What to bring:
    • Walking shoes, trekking shoes are always recommended
    • Anti-mosquito cream, anti-insect cream
    • Sunscreen
    • Raincoat
    • Warm clothes in winter

What's the weather like?

  • Depending on the altitude, climate will change. The province is good to visit throughout the year. September to November and March to May are when the temperature is most pleasurable, in their mid 20’s.
  • December and a bit into February the temperature falls, especially in the mountains so carry some good clothing.
  • October and November is peak season for local Vietnamese tourists.

Where is Hoang Su Phi?