Hiking Sapa Vietnam is a Lotussia Travel article offering the most comprehensive information about hiking tours, hiking trails, hiking trips…in Sapa Vietnam.
Sapa is the place where a large number of both Vietnamese and foreign tourists go to for hiking through the beautiful scenery of North Vietnam’s mountains.
Most of travelers go to Sapa by train. There is a train to Lao Cai almost every day. The train departure is usually at about 20:00 pm and the arrival time at Lao Cai train station at about 5:00 am the next day. For those travelling by road can reach Sapa from either Bac Ha, Yen Bai, Ha Giang or Lai Chau, Dien Bien Phu.
While the town itself is not without charm, most people are drawn to the landscape surrounding it – high mountains, numerous rice paddies, bamboo forests, wild rivers and of course the large number of ethnic minority people inhabiting this area. Most of them belong to the H’mong people, but Dzao and other minorities are found as well.
Sapa is quite high in the mountains – thus the climate is much cooler than in the lowlands. In winter, Sapa is one of the only places in Vietnam where it actually snows from time to time. Also, the weather can be quite unpredictable – a clear and warm day may well be followed by a foggy and damp day.
Sapa offers a wide selection of hiking tours ranging from half day easy hike to multi-day challenging tours. Most of hiking tours start in Sapa town and end up in the town itself.
Easy half day and one day hiking tours can be arranged without support vehicle. The most popular hiking trails for these day hiking tours are Sapa – Cat Cat village, Sapa – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village; Sapa – Ta Phin village.
Those who look for more challenging hiking tours in Sapa can book a 3, 4, 5 or even longer tours that are available at either Lotussia Travel. These hard hiking tours are provided on private basis with support vehicle and trekking support team. Local H’mong porters and cook are necessary for big group size while small group only need porters.
Although Sapa town is a very popular tourist place, many hiking trails are still wild and untouched. Booking a multi-day hiking tour offers you the opportunity to visit Sapa most untouched villages where you will experience the real life of the local people. You will discover interesting facts about the local traditions and culture.
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