Taking the Sapa tours in winter will bring you a very interesting experience when you will not only be able to admire the beautiful scenery of Sapa, enjoy the snow in the beautiful land of Vietnam, but also fall in love with the amazing Sapa weather at this time of the year.
For a Trekking Sapa tour in the wonderful winter, in this article, I would like to share with you some valuable experiences when traveling to Sapa in winter:
1. Sapa Winter costume to bring
When you come to Sapa in winter you can not lack necessary accessories such as socks, gloves, warm clothes, and scarves. For those who don’t get used to the cold, preparing yourself a sticky patch of heat to prevent from getting a cold is definitely a must. When traveling to Sapa in the winter you should also bring some ginger tea and junk food along to keep warm when the body is cold. In the winter Sapa is very dry so you should bring a lotion, lipstick to prevent your lips from cracking.
Although Sapa’s weather in winter is quite cold, this is also the favorite season of visitors who want to find the opportunity to watch the snow or experience the white and romantic scenery of Sapa. In recent years, the Sapa tours have attracted a lot of tourists, especially young tourists, from December to February every year.
2. How to get to Sapa
From Hanoi to Sapa, you can go by train, or by car. However, in the winter, when the Northwest covered with fog and cold weather, traveling by train is still the most chosen method.
- By car: To get to Sapa, there are many bus companies that you can easily choose and catch one from My Dinh bus station, Hanoi Opera House or Hanoi Old Quarter every morning and evening. The ticket price ranges from 180,000-250,000 VND / ticket / way.
- By train: There are many trains from Hanoi to Sapa departing every evening such as 20:20; 21:40; 22:00 from Tran Quoc Cap station (Hanoi) with the price ranging from 200,000 VND / ticket for soft seats and 550,000 VND / ticket for soft sleeper tickets.
- Traveling in Sapa: When you come to Sapa, you can rent a motorbike to explore the beautiful streets of Sapa. However, in the winter, there is often thick snow layer, visibility is obscured and limited you should be careful when driving. If you are not a good driver, then you should take the tour to have a driver who will not only drive you to everywhere or you can hire the local guide here to explore Sapa safely.
3. Hotels in Sapa
In winter, the temperature in Sapa is very low in the evening. With large air-conditioned hotels, you won’t have to worry about the cold, but if you rent 2-star hotels or motels, you usually do not have air conditioning so you need to prepare warm clothes to prevent yourself from the cold. You can also rent heating lamps, heating pads, electric blankets or firewood from the hotel to make sure your room is warm.
4. Eating in Sapa
Sapa is a tourist destination which develops pretty fast, so the restaurant system here is also very diverse, from high-end to affordable to serve customers. When you come to Sapa in the winter, you can enjoy the barbecue or enjoy the specialties such as salmon, sturgeon, or sit beside the hot pot of Thang Co and sip a cup of corn wine. You will feel there is nothing more wonderful.
5. Buying Sapa specialties as gifts
If you travel to Sapa in winter, you can choose scarves to weave brocade with colorful colors as gifts for relatives. In addition, the winter is also the harvest of bamboo shoots, cucumber, and mushrooms, so you can also choose to buy the mushrooms, delicious bamboo shoots as a gift to parents or acquaintances.