Luggage and bags: Most trekking tour agents in Ha Giang have temporary room for trekkers to wash up on arrival or departing from/to Ha Giang. Most trekkers leave their main luggages in the room and take a lighter backpack for the trek. To avoid missing out on important items, it will be a good idea to prepack your backpack ready-to-go in Ha Giang as you have only about 2 hours upon arrival from the train station before you start trekking. Bring spare locks for your main lauggages and your backpack. Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sleepers can be a common hall or private room, comprising foam bedding and mosquitoes net. The bedding seems clean enough, but if you are concern about bugs, a good idea is to have a silk sleep-sack to keep any crawling bugs away. I had a poncho, but did not see the need to use it. I brought mosquitoes repellant and anti-bacteria gel but didn’t notice any mosquitoes (perhaps was too cold in winter). Essential items to have for the trek are some layers of warm & light clothing (morning can be cold but get pretty warm during the day as you trek), a torchlight, hand towel & toiletries, spare clothing and socks (I ran out of socks & clothing to change on my 3rd day as my washings couldn’t get dry in the cold and damp air. A pair of sturdy trekking shoe is essential but trekking stick is optional. Toiletries and Medical Supplies: December is cool and dry, which is great for trekking. Drinking water and food are widely available in villages. Homestays that I stayed have clean but basic hot shower, flush toilet with toilet roll and power socket for recharging your phone and camera. Photo Equipment: Bring your chargers for camera, handphone, Ipod etc, but
Luggage and bags: Most trekking tour agents in Ha Giang have temporary room for trekkers to wash up on arrival or departing from/to Ha Giang. Most trekkers leave their main luggages in the room and take a lighter backpack for the trek.