Trekking Vietnam Sapa AugustTuesday, August 28, 2012
August is the peak month of typhoon and rain. It rains very often during the month of August, especially in the mornings. It is warm in August in Sapa while it is quite hot in other places in the northern Vietnam. The average temperature in Sapa is around 19 degree C while it is about 32 – 35 in Hanoi. The sky is clear with much sunshine. But summer shower get more. This is one of the two worst months in the year caused by summer shower. The rainfall is around 670mm. Therefore if your holiday to Sapa falls into August and this is not possible for you to change it, you can do some day tours and short treks in Sapa during this period without much inconvenience.
Sapa is one the most popular destination for trekking in Vietnam since the area offers the wild beauty, beautiful landscapes, terraced rice fields and rich in ethnic traditions. Most of travelers coming to Sapa for a trek, for its local markets, for the fresh, cool temperature and also for spending a night at a local house (homestay). Those who don’t have much time can do a day trek taking them to nearby villages such as Cat Cat village, Ta Phi village, Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Su Pan village. Leisure travelers enjoy a day at the market and an overland tour to classic villages while they spend the night in Sapa at hotel.
Those who have more time can do a multi-day trek taking them to other remote ethnic villages such as Seo My Ty, Thanh Phu, Sin Chai, Ban Ho… These hilltribe villages are located far from the Sapa town. They are indeed less infected by the modernization and civilization. Doing these longer trekking tours, travelers have the opportunity to see the real Vietnam as they will meet up with different ethnic groups such as the H’mong, the Xa Pho, the Red Dzao…
If you already plan a trekking tour in Sapa in August then try to find out your trek that best fits your needs and budget. August is the high season of domestic travelers. Most of Vietnamese travelers take the overnight train departing Hanoi on Friday night and arriving Lao Cai train station on Saturday morning. They spend the weekend either doing a trek or visit a highland market. If your time frame is flexible, we recommend you coming to Sapa on week days. It is much easier to get travel services arranged on weekdays than in weekend. Budget hotels are usually full since Vietnamese travelers used to travel in very big group size. Think about spending a night at local home or booking the tour months in advance. Hotel discounts and packaged tour promotions can be found in some travel agents who specialized in inbound market.
There are different trekking tours are arranged by Lotussia Travel in Sapa area ranging from easy day tours, short walks to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of the overnight trekking tours are provided in full packaged including English-speaking tour guide, homestay accommodation, meals, and support car with driver, local porters, and trekking equipments. As the weather is quite hot in August especially at noon time, we highly recommend you taking some day tours and short hiking tours which offers you the opportunity to spend one night or two in a local house.
Having years of operations in the area we always have some alternative options as a backup. These optional tours are proposed when it is rainy in August – Ethnic market tours; River boat trips; Mountain bike tours... We tailor-make these options for individuals, small group tours, student travel, holiday with kids since the level of difficulty is diverse and you surely find one tour or activity which exactly fits your needs and budget.
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