Sapa is a very unique tourist destination and different from other destinations, if you have to say the best time to travel to Sapa, it will be difficult to give the correct answer, because Xuan – Summer – Fall – Winter all four seasons of Sapa have its own beauty and attraction to visitors.
Sapa is a tourist destination in the northern mountainous region, if you have the opportunity to come to Sapa you will have the opportunity to conquer the top of Phan Xi Pang, the highest mountain of the Indochinese peninsula (3,143 m), admire the beauty. majestic terraced fields, climbing Ham Rong Mountain, participating in ethnic markets, enjoying mountainous specialties, sleeping in homestay …
The time from April to the end of August every year is the time when Sapa is most crowded because during this time the climate in Sapa Lao Cai is very suitable for the summer vacation of individuals, families or agencies (besides At that time, the students and students were on vacation, so this also explains why Sapa welcomes many tourists at this time. Besides, at this time, Sapa was filled with blooming flowers. and green fields.
Time to Travel Sapa
Traveling to Sapa in late August and early September, this is the time when the rice in Sapa is ripe, then the terraced fields become very beautiful. Many tourists like to go to Sapa most during this time, because during this time Sapa is wearing a new shirt – golden yellow all over the hills. But you should go in mid or late September, to October many places have finished reaping.
During the period from November to March each year, it gets very cold, especially in the northeast at night. But in return, you will be able to watch the sunrise over the high valley in the early morning. Especially in recent years, Sapa often appears ice and snow and sometimes snow. If you come here on this occasion, you will definitely witness quite a romantic scene. However, that is why at this time, Sapa is very touristy. So if you do not like noisy, crowded, you should not travel to Sapa at this time.
1. Conquering Mount Phanxipang
Conquering the summit of Phan Xi Pang becomes a burning desire for all who love adventure and adventure. Only a while longer the cable car to Phanxipang will be put into operation. If you like to challenge and win yourself, then why not hesitate to go. On the way to conquer the top of Phan Xi Pang, visitors also have the opportunity to explore the wonderful nature of the Hoang Lien range, admire the magnificent terraced fields.
2. Admire the magnificent beauty of the terraced fields
Terraced fields in Sapa are honored as one of the most beautiful terraced fields in the world. Nature not only endows the people in this land with ideal landscape and climate. But also gave them skillful hands. For hundreds of years, they weave a masterpiece – those are the steps leading up to the sky. September is the harvest time of rice, when the green fields are replaced by golden yellow. This is a very attractive time to come to Sapa.
3. Climb Ham Rong mountain, go to short May yard with panoramic view of Sapa town
Observing the town from the 1800m high hut on top of Ham Rong Mountain is an enjoyable experience that anyone coming to Sapa should try. Town in a different perspective. Suddenly small roads, hotels, resorts at your feet. Not only that, on Ham Rong mountain you can also see colorful flower gardens and weave through small rocky ravines in Thach Lam rock garden.
4. Immerse yourself in the upland markets
If you go to Sapa on weekends, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural community of ethnic minorities through the Northwest highland markets, you will witness first-hand the scenes of trade and exchange. Exchange very own goods and interesting exiles, buy ethnic goods as gifts. Currently, there are 2 very famous markets, Can Cau Market and Bac Ha Market, which are held on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, you can also go to other markets such as Coc Ly market, Cao Son market, Muong Hum market, Lung Khau Nhin market …
5. Sleeping homestay in the villages
Arrive in Sapa, sleep a homestay in the house of an ethnic minority. Eat typical and novel folk dishes. Waking up in a village far from the town center will be a wonderful experience that you cannot forget when coming to this land. The homestay service in Sapa is very developed, you can be completely assured of house and food hygiene.
6. Go to Silver Falls and Love Falls
Silver Waterfall and Love Waterfall are about 12km from the town center, located on the way to Lai Chau. Visiting these two waterfalls, you will not only feel refreshed in the direction of the cool steam. But also heard the legend of Love waterfall, where the seventh heavenly fairy girl met the woodcutter. Because she was in love with his flute sound, but was forbidden by the heavenly house, she turned into a bird of yellow feathers flying around the top of the mountain and always cried out three words of O Qui Ho.
7. Enjoy the majestic landscape at the top of O Quy Ho
Along the way to Lai Chau, through Silver waterfall and Love waterfall, you will visit the top of O Qui Ho Pass. One of the four great passes of the northern forest and mountains. Standing on the top of the pass you will see the drinking routes connecting the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Next to that is the majestic Hoang Lien Son range.
8. Enjoy Sapa specialties
It will be a pity if you miss the fascinating specialties such as stone sprouts, salmon – spring fish, Ban Pig … and the fragrant barbecue stalls at night in the town center. Sapa’s weather is very suitable to enjoy hot pot or grilled capital together with a cup of corn wine.
9. Discover a Sapa without tourists
If climbing Phan Xi Pang, walking around the town center and tourist villages does not give you a new feeling when coming to Sapa. There is a place in Sapa without tourists, no noise, no dust, no commercial … those are the villages in Thanh Kim, Nam Sai, Nam Cang … There will be only you, the sound of the forest stream, the leaves ringing, the terraced fields and majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range. A peaceful Sapa, only 2-30km from the town center along the way to the ancient rock beach, Muong Hoa valley.