The vast limestone plateau of Dong Van, inhabited by the Blue Hmong ethnic group, will be our first landscape to see. On the way let your breath be taken by picturesque and dramatic mountainous scenery with colorful hills of orchid flower, unlimited local houses and innumerable caves. The most impressive part of the trip is 30km of winding road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac. This part will lead you through one of the 4 greatest passes of the Northern of Vietnam, which provide a breathtaking views of the landscapes and Nho Que karst river flowing far under the foot of the mountains. If good fortune meets, upon arrival at Dong Van Town, you can observe a more excited sight of the famous Dong Van local market (only organised weekly on Sundays).
Afterwards, Leave Dong Van town behind to head towards Pho Bang. This old district holds a lot of stone houses, as well as the famous villa of Vuong Chi Sinh Royal family. Built in its most prosperous period, its architecture shows the amazing creativity of H’Mong people in their constructive art with a combined between European and traditional Chinese styles. Continue our trip through landscapes of Yen Minh, Quan Ba district with sugar fields and stone forests holding towering limestone peaks that seem touching the skies, until we reach "Heaven Gate" – the peak of the highest mountain in the area.
Having lived for hundred years in this wild and far-flung region, the H’Mong people are clearly influenced by their tough living environment, but they have also learned to adapt. Their vehement vitality would not be possible to fit in any where else. It is such harsh climatic conditions: extremely hot in summer and piercingly cold in winter. But from generation to generation, no matter how harsh the climate is, people have still lived and turned gray barren rocks hills into invigorating cornfields. There are a culture of rice cultivation in the Red River Delta, but here they actually founded a culture and civilization of maize cultivation. In the late afternoon you will arrive Ha Giang. Dinner and overnight in the village Me.
Note: The Dong Van market is weekly held on every Sunday morning. Meo Vac, Dong Van, Yen Minh and Ha Giang are remote areas and not many tourists come to here. So local restaurants in this region has a lower standard than restaurants in big cities. Tourist's meals have to be like local resident‘s only..