Sapa trekking – An exhilarating experience

Sapa, located in the mountainous area of the northwestern Vietnam is an absolutely ideal place for trekking. Sapa’s nature is endowed with breathtaking scenery associated with uneven terrain which is not too dangerous to explore but challenging enough to amaze you.

 Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

What makes Sapa among the best sites through the country for trekking is its stunning natural beauty featured by hills and terraced field. However, your trekking journey is not only about going from hills to hills to see how tough some of the terrain in Sapa turns out to be, it, in fact, is an attractive combination of exploring nature and people with their traditions and customs. Visit Sapa with Tours in Vietnam

 Cultivating on terraced rice fields

Cultivating on terraced rice fields

You will start your trek from either Sapa town or a local village with a local guide who understands the terrain like the back of his hand. Your trekking itinerary mostly includes trials leading you up and down, up and down hills which curve and cut through many farmhouses, paddy fields and villages. At some points, you may stop for a short while to take in Sapa’s picturesque scenery of the many mountains which dominate the entire area and take some photos of nature and yourself. All of the local villages in Sapa are interleaved with hills and mountains and lie along the paths you are following, so it is not a bad idea to pay them a visit. Visit Northwest Vietnam with Indochina travel Vietnam

 Sapa trekking

Sapa trekking

After an arduous trekking time, you will want to stay here for a while. The locals living in Sapa are ethnic minorities whose lifestyle and tradition are, undoubtedly, strange to you, and their daily activities cannot be seen in anywhere else all over the world. You may be astonished by traditional methods of weaving and dying clothes or sharpening knives. If you are interested in staying at their home for one night, you are always welcomed and treated with lavish hospitality. And if fortune, you may get a chance to drink homemade rice wine, a specialty of the minorities in the northwest of Vietnam. You may bump into some locals working in fields or encounter numerous obstacles on your trek like fallen trees, boulders and quite a few water buffalos…

 A familiar scene in Sapa

A familiar scene in Sapa

There is a number of trekking tour Sapa choices for travellers to choose which vary level. Sapa easy trekking and medium trekking just differing from each other in terms of length are particularly suitable for travellers whose time is limited, but still offers them a unique chance to witness Fansipan Peak – “The roof of Indochina”. In case you can stay here as long as you want, do not hesitate to opt for Sapa hard trekking which includes trekking to the top of Fansipan for three days. This is the most radical challenge confronting every travellers.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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