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Sapa weather - Time for best Sa Pa tours in Vietnam

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Sapa-Travel Tips

Thanks to its geographic condition, Sapa has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam: not very hot in comparison with Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City in summer, but chillier in winter. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year which makes Sapa tour packages get most interested from tourists.

What is the weather in Sapa (Lao Cai) in northern Vietnam?

Sapa weather features highly seasonal, with extremely cold, wet, cloudy and foggy climate during the winter and a subtropical climate in the summer. The average temperature for Sapa town is often15.4ºC, with a maximum of 29.4ºC and a minimum of 1ºC.


As well as, Sapa is a marked wet season from May to September, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in July and August. The weather is always notorious for changing quickly and frequently. Thus, people say that coming to Sapa, we can experience 4 different seasons within only one day. That’s why as booking a Sapa tour package, it’s better to have at least 2 days in Sapa.


Sapa weather summary by month

What is the best time to visit Sapa in Vietnam? 

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With the prominent features, the best time to visit Sapa is from March to May and from September to early December and it is entirely possible to enjoy a trekking tour to Sapa and the surrounding mountain ranges all year round. September is the harvesting season in Sapa so get your camera charged in full or else you will regret every single step you walk. 

What should to bring for a Sapa tour Vietnam?

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Trekking, cultural travelling, home stay, biking, conquering Fansipan peak are the most favorite activities in a Sapa tour. Make sure to get well prepared for you adventure with these recommended things to bring along: 
•    Trekking shoes or boots.
•    Rain-wear.
•    Warm fleece jacket in winter.
•    Cap or hat, sunglasses and sun lotion.
•    Torch.
•    Medicine for personal use.
•    Earplugs.

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