For those are planning to go trekking in Sapa

It is advisable to hire a guide

Once planning your trip all the way to Northern Vietnam, trekking in Sapa is what you should not miss. After all, Sapa is one of the most gorgeous destinations of Northern Vietnam, and it is rice terraces with sweeping mountain vistas is what the frontier town of Sapa is famous for. Tours Indochina Vietnam

Hire a guide

It is advisable to hire a guide

It is advisable to hire a guide – source: jameswoo.net

What you may want to attempt on your own are full-day hikes and even half-day hikes (such as Cat Cat Village). However, if you want to spend a few days exploring the hillside, hiring a local guide who knows well the unique terrain, the sudden changes in weather as well as the best lookout spots is highly recommended.

Once arriving in Sapa, treks are easy to arrange. Therefore, do not hesitate to make bookings in advance because it will be much cheaper to do so in person. You will not only be able to book guided tour through your hotel in Sapa, but you can also book interesting tours through the big tourism agency or a wide variety of tour operators available in town. The majority of tourist guides is local who can speak English pretty well, so you will undoubtedly know more about the local community when you book a trekking guide. Travel to Vietnam

Pack light

Do not bring too much luggage

Do not bring too much luggage – source: handspan.com

You may be surprised but it is not necessary to bring with you towels and bedding. Your accommodations will be arranged by your tour. You may stay at a rather small family-run guesthouse in a bit of an open-air concept with many mattresses standing side by side together with a mosquito net over top, but you will have all you need from warm blankets for the night, clean bed sheets and fresh towels. You can see a few people go trekking with their own sleeping bags and such heavy packs but you really do not need to bother.

Bear in mind that, the guide is not a carrier. He or she will not help you bring luggage, so only bring what you absolutely need. Do not forget that when you wear trekking, your bag will even be heavier. When first trying it out in your room, you may not feel it heavy, but it can get heavier after long time of your trekking tour.

Bring what you need and wear sturdy shoes

Raincoat and sturdy shoes are necessary

Raincoat and sturdy shoes are necessary – source: livingthedreamrtw.com

Before setting off, it is advisable for tourists to be well-prepared to enjoy the trip and having the best experience here. Sapa has a lower average temperature than that of other regions in Vietnam, and specialized tools are required when going to the mountainous terrain. A walking pole, good trekking shoes or rubber boots, drinking water, insect repellant, raincoat, windbreaker and flashlight are some things you need to have inside your luggage when taking part in a trekking trip in Sapa.

Travelers can also find a lot of shops both renting and selling trekking gear in Sapa. If prior to your visit to Sapa, you have done some travels around Southeast Asia and you do not feel like carrying luggage around your boots and hiking poles, you can also find those things in the town at reasonable rates.

Once planning your trip all the way to Northern Vietnam, trekking in Sapa is what you should not miss. After all, Sapa is one of the most gorgeous destinations of Northern Vietnam, and it is rice terraces with sweeping mountain vistas is what the frontier town of Sapa is famous for. Hire a guide, pack light and bring what you need as well as wear sturdy shoes are some tips to make your trekking tour in Sapa unforgettable.

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