Trekking Sapa in SeptemberMonday, August 27, 2012
Located about 350km Northwest of Hanoi, Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province in Northwest Vietnam. This small, quiet town is home to different ethnic groups such as the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho.
The most popular mean of transport people used to take to travel from Hanoi to Sapa is to take an overnight train leaving from Hanoi train station at about 20:00pm and arriving in Laocai train station at about 6:00 am the following day.
Another option is to hire a private vehicle from Hanoi and travel to Sapa. The road transfer from Hanoi to Sapa taking about 8 hours offers beautiful scenery you have the opportunity to enjoy along the way.
If you combine Sapa with Bien Bien Phu for example you can fly to Dien Bien Phu and from then hire a car to get to Sapa.
Sapa is the most popular place for trekking in Vietnam since the area offers the wild beauty, beautiful landscapes, terrace rice fields and rich in ethnic traditions. Most of travelers coming to Sapa to do a trek and to spend a night at a local house (homestay). Those who don’t have much time can do a day trek that take them to nearby villages such as Cat Cat village, Ta Phi village, Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Su Pan village.
Those who have more time can do a multi-day trek that take them to other remote ethnic villages such as Seo My Ty, Thanh Phu, Sin Chai…Doing these longer trekking tours, they have the opportunity to see the real Vietnam as they will meet up with local villagers, spend the night at their house.
September may not the best time to visit Sapa since the weather is still hot with some rain. But it is hot with sunny. If you already plan a trekking in Sapa in September then try to find out the best treks wich best fit your needs.
There are different trekking tours are arranged by Lotussia Travel in Sapa area. We highly recommend some day treks and short trekking tours in Sapa in September. The longest Sapa treks we recommend are the 3-day treks which can also be divided into two different trekking tours – Easy treks and challenging treks.
If you travel with your kids to Sapa in September, we recommend you taking either a day trekking tours or overnight treks which also offers the opportunity to visit terraced rice paddy fields, to meet up with different ethnic groups and to spend a night in a local house.
There also are some other travel highlights which can be added to your Sapa treks such as visit a ethnic highland market Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Cao Son market on Wednesday, Can Cau market on Saturday, Bac Ha market on Sunday…A two-hour boat trip on Chay river also offers a good experience.
If you are about to plan a trekking tour to Sapa in September, try to avoid to travel to Sapa during the Vietnamese national holiday, the 2nd of September, National Day. Most of Hanoi Laocai train, car and hotels rooms in Sapa used to be full during this period. We highly recommend you begin your trip after this day.
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