Each season in Sapa owns its specific beauty. In summer, the sunlight is quite gentle and the atmosphere is extremely fresh, thus making most tourists pleasant and comfortable in their Sapa tours. On the contrary, the weather is severely cold and even snowy in winter but it still creates an attractive scenery to admire. Despite how attractive it is, trekking in Sapa in winter requires you to deal with a lot of difficulties in the preparation, directions to go and health problems. Here are the 4 prominent difficulties when trekking in Sapa in winter 2018.
1/ You have to bring a bulky luggage
When traveling to Sapa in winter, one of the most important things that you should prepare carefully is clothes. It is not only fashionable but also able to keep your body warm during your Sapa tours. It means that you have to prepare a lot of thick clothes like a coat, a leather jacket or life jacket, cotton pants and some essential accessories including a woolly hat, a woolly scarf, a pair of furry shoes and so on. Therefore, your luggage will be bulky and not easy to move, which is a big problem when trekking in a highland town like Sapa.
2/ Your visibility will be limited
In winter, the whole view of Sapa seems to be immersed in a dense fog. Everything will be vaporous and mysterious, creating an impressive beauty for Sapa. However, it will prevent you from having a perfect trip and you may even be in danger if trekking by motorbikes. In fact, you can hardly see the road in a clear way through a dense fog so you can be easily lost and visit the wrong places without any correct directions.
3/ You will easily slip and fall
Commonly, Sapa in winter has a lot of severe snowfalls in a continuous way. Whether you go on a flat land or on a high mountain, you will easily slip and fall if being careless for a while. As a result, this accident will cause your body pain and even some other serious problems. It certainly makes you feel unhappy and turns a wonderful trip in your mind into the worst memory in your life.
4/ You will easily get sick
The temperature in Sapa tends to change suddenly in winter. Sometimes, it can go down to minus degrees and constantly change. Therefore, if you do not get used to with this weather, it is unavoidable to get some common diseases such as cold, fever, cough, headache and so on. Consequently, you will not be able to visit anywhere or enjoy the diverse cuisine of Sapa. It is not happy, is it?
All in all, trekking in Sapa in winter will not be a good choice because it seems to be more difficult to do anything. However, if you still want to admire the striking beauty of Sapa in winter, let’s be well-prepared to avoid these above problems as much as you can.