Trekking Vietnam Sapa October

Monday, August 27, 2012

Trekking Vietnam Sapa October

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.

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.

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. 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 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.

October is the best to do a trek in Sapa area since it is cool, dry and sunshine almost every day. The sky is clear without much fog.  If you already plan a trekking tour in Sapa in October then try to find out the trek which fit your needs as much as possible.

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 October. 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.

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. Sapa mountain bike tours and Lai Chau river rafting are also some great option tours which can be arranged in October.

If you are about to travel to Sapa in October, you should have your trip booked as soon as possible since October is the peak of the high travel season in the northern Vietnam. There are many tourists traveling to Sapa including both Vietnamese people and foreign tourist. Although there are about dozen of trains running between Hanoi and Laocai, but these night trains are usually full at weekends.

For more details either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

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