Sapa lies at altitude of 1500-1650m, it has invaluable resources with cool and fresh air, the climate is moderate and rainy in summer (May-August) and foggy with occasional snowfalls in winter. Sapa has temperate climate; weather in town has four seasons: the morning likes spring; the afternoon likes summer with sunny; the evening has fog as the autumn and the cold of winter. It is highly seasonal, with a subtropical climate in the summer and a temperate climate during the winter. Mean annual temperature for Sapa town is 15.4°C, with a maximum of 29.4°C and a minimum of 1°C.
Sapa has Fan Si Pan at a height of 3142m above sea level that is the highest mountain in Vietnam. Join Sapa tours, tourists can visit Ham Rong mountain, any visitors can also see the whole town from here along with Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin that hidden in the mist. Sapa tour also has old church in town and goes from to the northeast on the road to Ta Phin. From Sapa town to the west about 12 kilometers on the road to Lai Chau, we will see Silver Waterfall with water rushing down from a height of 200m. In addition, Sapa is the "kingdom" of fruit such as purple plum, peach, peach blossom with small and big yellow size. Sapa's fair starts on Sunday at the district capital. People must go to fair on Saturday. On Saturday evening, everyone can enjoy the folk songs of the Mong, Dao.
Sapa is far from Lao Cai about 38 kilometers and 376 kilometers from Hanoi. To travel to Sa Pa, tourists can choose many types of vehicles such as car, motorcycles or train. The most popular way to go to Sapa is by train that operates at night form Hanoi to Lao Cai station. Train runs from about 7p.m to 10’30p.m. You can go by Victoria Express, Livitrans Express, Royal cruise with air-conditioning system and soft bed. You will take about 8 and half hours to Lao Cai station. Then, you have to use cars, mini truck to go from Lao Cai to Sapa.
Bus to Sapa