Sapa is the home of trek lovers. They are the fantastic mountains, windy green fields, lovely wood houses, and the colorful local markets that impress tourists. Guides are great, especially for a safe trip. However, trekking in Sapa without a guide is also an ideal Sapa tours. Read more about this topic.
Goods and bads of trekking in Sapa without a guide?
– Full of unexpected things – even though you have read thousands of reviews about Sapa, you can not be sure about what you will meet, will see in Sapa.
– No schedule. Go anywhere, free to stay longer or leave earlier.
– Save the extra fee for the travel agency
– Say bye bye to the comfortable services like TV, hotels, and other sweet things.
– The unexpected things also mean the risky things as robbers, bad quality of foods, homestays.
– It’s difficult to join with the local lifestyle in villages without a guide because of the language barriers
– While enjoying the trip, you have to manage other stuff as avoid robbers, sicks, or bad people.
FAQs when trekking in Sapa without a guide
Then, when you already know about the risks when trekking in Sapa without a guide but still want it so bad. You are ready for this kind of travel. Read the below FAQs to prepare in advance.
– What are the easy trek places and the difficult ones?
– Can we safely walk around without offending anyone if we pop into their village for a look?
You are safe. You can go anywhere for a look.
– Is there any suggested trek roads?
The good place to start your trek from Sapa is Cat Cat- Sin chai for a half day. and Y Linh Ho- Lao Chai – Ta Van for 1 day. You can trek there and take a bus back to the hotel.
– Will the tourist info office in Sapa be able to provide us with a track/circuit to follow (hopefully with a map)?
You can take the free Sapa trekking map in Cau May Street, Xuan Vien Street, or any travel agencies.
– What if I get lost?
Yes, Sapa roads are easy to get lost. However, you can find and follow a tour guide near you, or you can ask local people for help.
Notes when trekking in Sapa without a guide
There are some notes that we say, again and again, please keep in mind when traveling in Sapa:
– Be careful: make copies of all your documentation in case you lost the original ones.
– In some cases, you must pay money for taking photos of local people, ask them before doing.
– Do not hesitate to ask a local for assistance, they are very friendly.
– Do not leave your wallet, don’t wear jewelry and be back at your hotel early
– In Ta Phin village, there may have children sell something here, if you don’t want what they’re selling, don’t buy and say “no”.
– Bargain half prices for anything
Still, need more information for trekking in Sapa without a guide or more advice from experts? Feel free to contact TrekkingSapa right away!