Sapa trekking, culture and homestay.
Trekking Tour Sapa is comprised of a local team of expert guides representative of the ethnic minority group of the Black H’mong tribe based in the beautiful northern mountainous highlands of Sapa, Vietnam.
We are so proud to share our trekking in Sapa vibrant culture, unique ecology, and stunning landscapes so that we may preserve it for generations to come.
Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. The total population of 36,000 consists mostly of minority groups.
Besides the Kinh (Viet) people (15 percent) there are mainly five ethnic groups in Sa Pa: Hmong 52 percent, Dao 25 percent, Tay five percent, Giay two percent, and a small number of Xa Pho.
Approximately 7,000 live in Sa Pa, the other 36,000 being scattered in small communes throughout the district. wikipedia
Sa Pa has cool weather. It not too hot and not too cold. Sapa is in northern Vietnam.
It can have 4 seasons in one day! Sapa has stunning mountain views of “Fansipan 3.143m (the highest peak in the Indochina peninsula), Hoang Lien and Dragon” and traditional villages such as Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, and Cat Cat.
The best time to visit Sapa and do trekking Sapa is in August and September when the green and yellow terraced rice fields are in full splendor, and many families are harvesting.
Trekking Sapa is the best way to see the countryside of this town. During a trek, you will navigate the hills and mountains to see the beautiful landscape of rice paddies and the traditional villages in Sapa.
Sapa Trekking Vietnam, you will descend to villages to discover the daily life, customs, cultures, and traditions. Book a tour with us! Our professional guides will take you on a trek of a lifetime.
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Well, it depends on what type of treks you are looking for, how many days you want to do a tour; and how many people do you have?
I will explain here:
We offer different trekking tours in Sapa for the different levels, which dissimilar prices, there is a challenge, moderate and easy. It also depends you would like to join a private tour or a group tour; I think any company does a bit the same price:
If you are excellent trekking Sapa trips, there are some tour recommend for you:
If you are moderate and natural level, here are these tours we would love to recommend:
If you are a motorbike rider, there are two tours as follows:
If you like to do something a little challenge, please join us here – Hmong Trip Culture and Adventure. We also offer Fansipan tours in Sapa for one day and two days; they do more multiple days tours in Sapa like four days, five days, and more.
This is the question everyone asks before they come to Sapa, so my answer is it depends on your level.
Let me explain:
In summer (June to August): I would say everyone can do trekking in Sapa, you can choose a tour as your level because this time it’s sunny, the temperature at about 25 – 30 Degree C, therefore the trail is dry, that makes you step strong. This is a good time to visit Sapa.
In Winter (December to February): It did not rain much but someday it’s misty, so it will make the rout slippery and muddy, so this time is difficult to trek in Sapa, but if you book a tour with us, we will make sure to take you to the easy trail and safe.
In Autumn (September to November): It offers a dry terrain in Sapa; you can easily see the green nature of the rice fields. This season is also a good time for you trekking in Sapa.
In Spring (March to June): This period is one of the best times to trek in Sapa, it comes with cool weather, sunny days, a period that precedes the blossoming nature of flowers and plants, so you will easily to walking through rice fields.
We brought a lot of people came to all Sapa Trekking destination; they are trekker, some routs it still a hard for them, but it is straightforward for some people as well. So if you afraid trekking, there are only some things (keys) you should have during trekking in Sapa as the next answer.
As I suggest above, you know what type of tours you want to take and which season is going to be, so this is the key to do Sapa Trekking, it depends what season you come to Sapa, you should wear
Comfortable clothes – in summer (strongly recommend)
Waterproof jacket – in winter (strongly recommend)
A Jacket – in Winter (strongly recommend)
Trekking shoes or boots (strongly recommend)
Waterproof jacket (strongly recommend)
Other things to bring:
Here are somethings you have to bear while doing the Sapa Trekking:
a. March to June is spring season in Sapa Vietnam, this period is one of the best times to do Sapa trekking, it comes with cool weather, sunny days, a period that precedes the blossoming nature of flowers and plants. This period also gives you an opportunity to learn how they plant their beautiful rice that cumulates into the best rice fields that everyone loves to see.
b. July to August is the summer season that is a rainy season. You can trek comfortably trek in this season, just that you have to come with your raincoat, and boot. Because it will definitely rain, and the ground might likely be muddy. There is the possibility of experiencing four seasons within a day. There are few visitors during this period.
c. September to November is Autumn. It offers a dry terrain in Sapa; you can easily see the green nature of the rice fields. This season is dry compared to the summer season.
d. December to February is winter months; this is a magical period in Sapa, Vietnam. You can easily see frost all over.
=> Whichever case, the best time to trek in Sapa is all-around seasons, it all depends on the time and season you like to embark on your Sapa trekking. Also, ensure you pack the right things for the right reason and for the perfect season.
Combining both culture and natural beauty into one enticing package, Sapa is definitely worth visiting if you have the chance. While its remote location does make it a bit of a pain to get to, it’s also what has preserved the scenic beauty, paddy fields and rich cultural heritage for so long!
Two days in Sapa should be the bare minimum, but most people agree that 3 days and 2 nights is perfect for a trip to Sapa
The trains are way more comfortable! They depart from Tran Quy Cap (Hanoi Station B), and the whole journey takes around eight hours. The end station is also not at Sapa, but rather at Lao Cai, a town 24 miles (38 kilometers) away
Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam (rice paddy fields)
You should plan to spend around d714,560 ($31) per day on your vacation in Sapa, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, d324,933 ($14) on meals for one day and d188,517 ($8.25) on local transportation.
Sapa has no airport, so travel by plane is not possible. Another popular option is to travel by tourist bus (seats or sleeper berths).
The travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa in Lao Cai province is about 2050 km by land (by train, bus). The best and fastest way is to take a direct flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi and in Hanoi, you can travel by bus to Sapa or train to Lao Cai. Travel by plane+bus (with a stop in Hanoi) takes about 10 hours.
The best way to get from Hanoi Airport to Sapa is to bus which takes 5h and costs $11 – $18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $18 – $35 and takes 8h 44m. Where does the Hanoi Airport to Sapa bus arrive? Hanoi Airport to Sapa bus services, operated by Interbus Line, arrive at Sapa station.
From Hanoi, you could book a bus or train to Sapa:
+ Bus: if you need cheaper and faster transport also comfortable, a bus is for you. It’s cost about 250.000vnd – 300.000vnd/ per way/per person. You could check with Green Bus company. From Hanoi to Sapa.
+ Train: If you need more comfortable transport, the train is for you, it’s cost about US$30/per way. But for the train, you have 2 stops. Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai train station and then take a shared bus from Lao Cai train station to Sapa (it’s cost about US$3/per way). Total about US$33/per way/per person. You could check with King Express company.
You can choose from Hanoi to Sapa or From Sapa back Hanoi.
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