Catch the first snow in Sapa

06/12/2019   279  4.5/5 trong 3 rates 
Catch the first snow in Sapa
As a famous tourist destination in Vietnam, Sapa attracts a large number of tourists all year round thanks to its cool weather and beautiful mountainous scenery. In particular, it is the only place to has snow in Vietnam in the winter. This characteristic interests a lot of people choosing Sapa to discover in their Vietnam tours.

 Sapa District is located in Lao Cai Province, north-west Vietnam, and 380 km north-west of Ha Noi, close to the border with China. The Hoang Lien Son range of mountains dominates the district. This range includes Vietnam’s highest mountain, Fansipan, at a height of 3143 m above sea level. 

  • 1. Best Time to see Snow in Sapa

    1. Best Time to see Snow in Sapa1. Best Time to see Snow in Sapa

    Snow is a typical weather phenomenon occurring when the temperature is too low. It is inherently considered to be a disaster for farmers. However, it is an ideal opportunity for tourists in Sapa tours to watch the snowfall in Vietnam – a tropical country. When the sky is clear without rain and fog and extremely cold at about -1 degrees Celsius, it will snow. Depending on the weather condition each year, the snow usually falls between December 15 and January 1, which is the coldest period of the year in Sapa. The snowfall often lasts a few days.

  • 2. Where are the Snowiest Places in Sapa?

    2. Where are the Snowiest Places in Sapa?2. Where are the Snowiest Places in Sapa?

    Not everywhere in Sapa has snowfall so you have to keep in mind some snowiest places in Sapa to get the best view. According to the reviews of some experienced tourists, Hoang Lien Son Mountain, O Quy Ho Pass, Heaven Gate, Silver Fall or Bat Xat Commune are some typical places where has the largest amount of snow in Sapa. From the center of Sapa Town, you will easily find the way to these destinations because the nearest one is far about 20 kilometers and the furthest one is 40 kilometers away. If you have enough time, you should make the effort to go to Y Ty Pass where snowfalls more and more beautifully than other places. Especially, terraced fields are an ideal place to watch snowing in an interesting way. While the terraced fields have a bright green color in the summer, it will completely become white in the winter, creating a wonderfully eye-catching scenery from above. While it would be a magical sight to see the rolling hills and mountains covered in a blanket of fresh white snow, you can imagine hiking in this weather could be challenging.

    Coming to Sapa in the winter, the greatest thing is tasting grill food in here, the smell feels good and it makes you warm. They have many dishes so you can choose and you can never forget that experience. Ethnic minority people in here have to get along with the terrible cold so the markets still open as usual. People overcome the harshness of the weather; the more difficult they get, the stronger they are. Sapa’s famous for not only the landscape but also the beauty of people. You can see the rusticity, sincerity and hospitality of ethnic minority people in Sapa.

  • 3. What to Prepare?

    3. What to Prepare? 3. What to Prepare?

    When it snows, the temperature can drop down to -1 degrees Celsius. Therefore, you should make sure that you prepare enough suitable clothes and some necessary accessories such as a scarf, wool hat, gloves, jacket, fur shoes and so on. As for clothes, you should choose the most convenient one that can not only prevent wind and water in case of having dense fog or snowfall but also help you move easily. More importantly, some kinds of medicines must be taken with you to treat some common diseases, especially the cold. Also, you should bring a bottle of wine and use it when the weather is too cold in order to keep your body warm, and a raincoat will help you fight with snow and wind better.

    If it doesn’t get cold enough to snow, you will probably get some light rains which again will make trails and streets muddy. Winter is also a time of heavy fog. If you’re lucky you can catch the clouds gliding in to wrap around the mountains and beautifully reflect the light, but chances are your views of Sapa’s unique landscape will be obstructed by fog and all you’ll see around you as you hike is a grey wall.

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