Y Ty is not a familiar destination in Sapa tours. Visiting this place, you will discover a lot of uniquely interesting things and contemplate its pristine beauty which other places seldom own. Let’s get some experiences below for your next trip to Y Ty!
1/ The best time to go trekking to Y Ty
Depending on your individual time, you can plan for your trip to Y Ty at any time that suits you. However, to have a wonderful trip, you can refer to some great times to go. To be specific, the season of hunting cloud in Y Ty is from September to April next year. At that time, the weather is cold and quite dry so it is the ideal time to take the most beautiful photos of clouds in your Sapa tours. In late March and early April in particular, the water rail flower will bloom, which can make Y Ty immerse in the bright pinkish color mixed with the green color from a wide range of forests. In addition, if you desire to participate in the largest festival of Ha Nhi people, you should visit Y Ty on the first Dragon day of the sixth lunar month. Usually, it may be corresponding to a day in July or August.
2/ The means of transportation
From Hanoi, you have two popular options to go to Lao Cai including going by train or by coach. If you go by train, it will take you about 8 hours to arrive in Lao Cai while it will be about 5 hours if going by coach. After that, you have to find the way to Y Ty. Although it is only 80 kilometers far from Lao Cai, it will take you about 5 to 6 hours to go there. The most suitable way to visit Y Ty is to rent a motorbike in Lao Cai or in Sa Pa. If you do not want to rent a car, you can send your motorbike from Hanoi to Lao Cai by train.
3/ The accommodation
Although the tourism of Y Ty has been developing for a long time, there are still not so many hotels or homestays there. Therefore, you can consult some well-liked hotels like Minh Thuong and A Ho or some homestays such as Thao Nguyen Xanh, Thai Bao and Ly Co So. Actually, these places are the most popular accommodation for tourists when visiting Y Ty in Sapa tours. However, if you want to completely ensure your place to stay in Y Ty, you should bring a tent in case of lacking rooms in hotels on some famous occasions.
4/ The beautiful tourist destinations
The route from A Lu to Ngai Thau can be known as one of the most beautiful routes in the journey of exploring Y Ty. This is one of the most beautiful places to view the beauty of terraced rice fields and hunt clouds in your Sapa tours.
The Pa Valley is the second suggestion for you. It belongs to Y Ty Commune with thousands of winding terraced rice fields stretching over 5 kilometers from Choon Then to Thien Sinh Bridge. In fact, according to the local language, The Pa means the rice field at the foot of the mountain. It is mainly cultivated by Ha Nhi and Mong people in Y Ty Commune. The most prominent characteristic of this place is that it is recognized as a national monument, making it become an attractive destination to tourists when visiting Y Ty.
Lao Than Mountain is located in Phin Ho Village, Y Ty Commune. Being at an elevation of 2,860 meters, it is considered to be the roof of Y Ty with the shape like a pyramid rising up on the clouds. With the fairy scenery thanks to a plenty of clouds and sunshine blending in a spectacular way, it has become an indispensable destination when you go trekking to Y Ty in your Sapa tours.
Besides the natural landscapes, you should visit Y Ty fair market. It usually takes place every Saturday and sells a large number of vegetables and fruits grown by the ethnic people here. Not only is it a place to exchange goods but it also gives a chance for the boys and girls to wear their best costumes and meet one another. Therefore, this market is considered to be a distinctive cultural feature of Y Ty.