Category: Before You Go

How do you define: easy trekking, intermediate & hard trekking?

Trekking: Is a category of adventure travel, typically involving visits to remote areas, with overnight lodging in tents or other minimal accommodation. It is less strenuous than hiking but more strenuous then walking. In comparison to trekking in Nepal or India, the trekking in Sapa is easy. But, because of the rapid weather changes, and Read more

Is there anywhere in Sapa or Lao Cai, that we can get changed, have a shower, and leave luggage before our trekking?

Yes, for your comfort, we have arranged a clean place at a Sapa hotel for you to shower (not for sleep). Breakfast is at the restaurant in the same place. For your convienience you may also store your bags at the hotel. There is also a good place in Lao Cai for shower and breakfast Read more

Is your local guide waiting for us at the train station of Lao Cai?

Yes, your guide will be waiting outside the train station with a Sapa-Travel sign and with your name. Together with your driver they will take you safely to Sapa. The guide that we use is a local guide from the Sapa area. We provide telephone numbers of our local guides and tour operators in advance, Read more

How far is that from Lao Cai to Sapa and mean of transport?

It is 38 km from Lao Cai to Sapa, the road is constantly zigzag with steep up hills. As we approach Will gain about 1000m in elevation and reach Sapa town at 1600m. The views are spectacular. It is comfortable by AC can or car, our driver will bring you to Sapa in about one Read more

Any other means of travel to Sapa except train?

The best mean of transport to Lao Cai and Sapa is still the train, however, car or van can be also good to reach to this beautiful mountain town. It will take about 10 hours (not including possible traffic jams) in a distance of 400 km from Hanoi. Although, there is not much of sightseeing Read more

Is there a day train to Lao Cai (Sapa)?

There is one train that journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vise-versa in the day, but there is no sleeper train during the day. It only has seats and no air-conditioning. We recommend you not take this train, Tip: We highly recommend taking the night train to save you time, visit more places in Read more

When is the best time to visit Sapa?

The best time to visit is from April to September. Although, each season has its own special qualities and surprises. During this period the temperature is ranging from 15 – 25 Degree Celsius, it is not a raining season in Sapa so the trekking routes are dry and bear great opportunity to do longer treks Read more

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