Sapa trekking guide

Sapa trekking tour
Trekking has long been a favorite kind of tourism activities in the world. In Vietnam, trekking is currently more and more developing for nature lovers, who are fond of having experiences on their own feet. Especially, for those who want to travel combining with exercising, the terrain and climate in Sapa making it an ideal place. You can click: Indochina tours Vietnam to get more informationIf you are planning for your first trekking trip in Sapa, surely that some tips on what to pack for trekking and some notes for trekking in Sapa are necessary for you. Let’s check out and create your own stunning trekking guide!

What to pack for trekking in Sapa

Clothes and shoes

Trekking in Sapa

Trekking in Sapa- source: internet

Tourists are advised to be well-prepared before setting off to enjoy the trip and having the best experience in Sapa. Sapa’s mean temperature is much lower than that of other regions in Vietnam, and it requires specialized tools to conquer the mountainous terrain. To prepare for a safe trekking trip in Sapa, you need to have more things inside your luggage: a walking pole, rubber boots or good walking shoes, windbreaker, raincoat, drinking water, flashlight, insect repellant, etc.


In case you will be faced with the weather entirely different from your country’s weather, it is wise to bring with you some medicines for: fever, antibiotics, antipyretic, diarrhea and cold. In case of injuring, don’t forget red medicines and bandages.


Medium backpacking

Medium backpacking- source: internet

A medium backpack is the best choice for choosing to contain your belonging as you have to bring your luggage by yourself during your journey. Not only the belt to tighten, its strap also should be soft to make you feel smooth and relax for the whole journey.

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Foods and drinks

It is highly recommended to prepare enough foods and drinks to supplement when needed as trekking journey makes you to be consumed a lot of energy and sweat a lot. Some foods should be brought are: water, canned food, sausages, snacks and bread.

Some notes for trekking in Sapa

What to pack for trekking tour in Sapa

What to pack for trekking tour in Sapa- source: internet

When paying a visit to one of some ethnic villages in Sapa, such as Ta Phin, Cat Cat-Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai – Ta Van, which are home of Dzao, Hmong, Black Hmong, do not sit in the middle room of middle of the house. Follow the direction of the owner when visiting their houses.

If you see a very clean and nice place, because it can be the place of common worship of that whole village and very sacred for them, do not take a rest immediately and eat there. When visiting, whistling is the taboo because that sound is thought to call the devil to come to their villages.

Sapa trekking tour

Sapa trekking tour- source: internet

When communicating with you, the owners may invite you to drink wine or water. You should bluntly refuse so that the owners will understand and sympathize if you do not want to drink. Turning the bowl upside down is also prohibited as only shamans are permitted to do like that to dismiss the evil. Moreover, you also should not point your fingers to the front when talking to owners. Such action is said to mean dissatisfaction and to scorn the other by Hmong people.

Hire a guide

It is highly recommended to hire a local guide who is familiar with the terrain, the changes in weather, and the best lookout spots if you want to spend a few days experiencing the hillside even though there are many full-day hikes and even half-day hikes (like Cat Cat Village) which you may want to attempt on your own.

Trekking with a tour guide

Trekking with a tour guide- source: internet

Once arriving in Sapa, you can easily arrange a trekking tour. Since it will be cheaper to do so in person, don’t bother making bookings in advance. It is completely possible for you to book your guided tour through your hotel in Sapa, through the main tourism office or a number of tour operators found in town. Know that you are giving back to the local community when you book a trekking guide as most of the guides are local and they speak great English.

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