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TRAVEL TIPS Sapa Friday, 18 November 2016

Top 5 Things to Do for Your Sapa Tour

The overnight train through the darkness takes you to Sapa – the colorful town in Northwest of Vietnam. The land of the spectacular landscape, unique culture of the minority group

Sapa Trekking
Sapa Trekking

 1.Trekking in Sapa

All the trails offer spectacular views of endless rice terraces and lush mountain peaks.  The best hike in Sapa, Vietnam will reward trekkers with beautiful views of rice paddies and unique interactions with the hill tribes.

Trekking is one of the most favorite and interesting activities in Sapa. There are some options for you, including easy trek, medium trek and hard trek. Easy trekking route will help you gain a basic understanding of Sapa and the life of local residents there. The view on your way is also really amazing. If you a really trekking lovers, the hardest trek in Sapa won’t let you down. It is the trek to the top of Fansipan – the Roof of Indochina, the dream of many young Vietnamese. You need to spend three days to complete the hike and should hire a local trustworthy who has the deep understand of the route.

2.Climbing Fansipan

Fansipan 
Fansipan 

Fansipan is one of the most beautiful attractions in Sapa, It is the peak of Indochina with the elevation of 3143m. Climbing Fansipan is great fun and a nice accomplishment. The climb itself can be broken into thirds: the first third (to the first station) is relatively flat - up and down gentle hills. the second third (is considerably more vertical and monotonous, and the last third features a surprising amount of descent (to get off a false summit) before making a final push for the Fansipan summit.The keys to success at Fansipan are:

- Be realistic about your fitness level.

 Don’t just assume that you are fit because you more or less have the body shape of a fit person. if you don't exercise aerobically regularly (run at least 10km every 2 days), don't even think about the 1 day trip and expect the 2 day to be hard

-    Have appropriate shoes.

 You can buy fake climbing shoes at Sapa - probably it is far better to have brought your own from home. Good hiking socks are a plus too. Probably this means starting to think about Fansipan before you get on the plane to Vietnam.

- . Pack light.

There's no point in carrying crap you don't need. Maybe everybody in your group doesn't need their own camera, for example. Take along your flash light, snack, water, sleeping bag, a set of clothe for change, don't bring the full pack of toiletries with you. The lighter you carry, the more chance you have to make it to the top

Dress warmly.

 Bring some warm clothes, woolen hat, and gloves along because it’s cold at the top and at night.

 3.Vistiting Sapa market

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The local markets in the region are unlike anything you're likely to have seen elsewhere in Vietnam. These aren't town and city markets with meat and veggies for sale — these are genuine country markets, with livestock trading and, myriad handcraft. Minority groups come here to exchange and trade goods and products. Market sessions are also a chance for locals to promenade and young men and women in colorful costumes to meet, date or seek sweethearts. The typical market is vibrant and colorful with traditional costume of the black Hmong, Red Dao, Tay and other minorities.

4. Waterfalls in Sapa

Waterfalls in Sapa
Waterfalls in Sapa

5.Ban Ho village trek and hot springs

Ban Ho village
Ban Ho village

There is much to see and explore in and around the city of Sa Pa. One popular excursion with trekkers is the home-stay village of Ban Ho, where the local people are from the Tay ethnic group. The housing here is traditional stilt homes and it makes for an exciting and interesting opportunity to witness and join in, with this way of life. Close by to here are the hot springs, always here a good way to relax your aching muscles after the day’s exertions. They are not open in the rainy season.

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