Trekking Vietnam Sapa MayTuesday, August 28, 2012
Although May is the beginner of the summer, the rainy season May is a very good month to do a trek in Sapa area. There is quick shower occasionally. The sky is clear with more sunshine. The average temperature is around 17 degree C. The rainfall is around 285mm. Indeed May is a very good month to travel to Sapa. The weather, temperature is even wonderful during the early days of the month.
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… 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…
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 get to Sapa is the overnight train leaving daily from Hanoi train station at about 20:00pm and arriving in Laocai train station at about 6:00 am the following day. Arriving in Laocai, they can either take a public bus or hire a car to get to Sapa town. The alternative option is to hire a car from Hanoi and travel through Thai Nguyen, Yen Bai to Sapa. The road transfer from Hanoi to Sapa taking about 8 hours offering you the opportunity to discover beautiful scenery along the way. Those who are on budget can book a public bus ticket at My Dinh bus station. These are big bus where soft sleepers are available.
If you already plan a trekking tour in Sapa in May then try to find out your trek and get it booked as soon as possible since there are lot of Vietnamese travelers traveling to Sapa during this period. 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.
There are different trekking tours are arranged by Lotussia Travel in Sapa area. We highly recommend multi-day treks in Sapa if you travel in May to better enjoy the beautiful scenery and to experience the local culture. These can be 3 days, 4 days, 5 days of even longer. These multi-day trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private A/C vehicle with driver, local H’mong porter, meals and other trekking equipments.
Having years of operations in the area we have some alternative options that you may consider while travelling to Sapa, especially when it is rainy of foggy. We tailor-make these options for individuals, small group tours, student travel, holiday with kids since the level of difficulty is diverse. You surely find one tour or activity which exactly fits your needs and budget. Visit an 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. Sapa mountain bike tours. Cycling to Lai Chau; Tam Duong village treks.
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