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When is the best time to visit Sapa?

The best time to visit Sapa is from April to September. Although, each season has its own special qualities and surprises.

During this period the temperature ranges from 15 – 25 degree Celsius. It is not rainy season in Sapa so the trekking routes are dry and bear which means added opportunity to do longer treks, and possibly conquer Mount Fansipan.  During the winter months, the temperature is much cooler and it is advised to bring a some warmer clothing (good waterproof jacket, sweater, wool socks). Also, during the winter months there are periods of light rain and heavy fog. This puts Sapa in the clouds and allows for some fantastic photo opportunities.

Tip: If you can't visit Sapa during the optimum months, Footprint does have some alternatives near Hanoi, such as our trekking and homestay tours in Mai Chau, offering the same excellent value.

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