What to bring for trekking in Sapa
Trekking in Sapa is one of the most interesting activities that most tourists want to enjoy. To make successful for your Sapa tours, the below recommendations are so helpful.
What to bring for trekking in Sapa?
- You should take drinking water or you can buy it along the way.
- Good shoes are necessary for trekking in Sapa. Besides that, please bring a raincoat because of the changing weather. When it rains the trekking road will be muddy, you’d better have a walking pole.
- Having knives is quite convenient when you cut something. Bringing a map or books of the area so you can note the places where you already lay your feet. Having a camera is very useful so you can record your trips.
- Sapa is close to the sun so you need to take sun cream, insect repellant and a change of clothes.
- The temperature gets cooler in the evening so you should have a jacket with you.
- To carry everything above you ought to choose a suitable backpack.
- You don’t need to bring a sleeping bag or food because in the hill tribe people’s house you would be provided with a lot of food, and there are good conditions for bathing and warm places for sleeping. You need a flashlight when going out at night.
- For the people who would like to do homestay tours, apart from the things above you should have more warm clothes for changing in winter and normal clothes in summer.
- For the people who do the tour by themselves, you need to bring some food such as bread, snacks and soft drink for lunch. When arriving in the village you will see some houses with eye-catching signs like a homestay, local house for staying; you can go in and ask them if it is okay to stay with them. They will prepare food, and a place for sleeping and of course you have to pay for everything.
How to go trekking in sapa
Trekking: A form of adventure travel that usually involves visits to remote areas and overnight camping in tents or other basic accommodations. It is less difficult than climbing but more difficult than cycling.
Trekking in Sapa is simple in contrast to trekking in Nepal or India. However, due to the sudden weather changes and the steep ascents and descents on some of the routes, we would grade the trekking as mild. Please be mindful of the time required to reach and destination so that you can ensure that it is appropriate for your skills.
Easy trekking: While more difficult than walking, the trekking trail is not steep and has some ups and downs, which occur often in a brief period of time.
Trekking trail with moderate ups and downs: The trekking trail has ups and downs but is not too steep. In bad weather, the trail can get more challenging.
Intermediate to challenging trekking: The trekking path has a steep incline and is mostly off-road in remote areas, making it very difficult during rainy seasons.
Every situation is affected by the weather, particularly in Sapa.