Travelling to Sapa in this autumn either in Sapa tours or by yourself, you all can witness the gorgeous beauty here. Sapa in autumn is very beautiful, sunshine like silk, dry air, average cold atmosphere, in the evening, wearing a light jacket then strolling around the town with friends, how warm is it! During daytime, sightseeing Muong Hoa valley, watching the yellow terraces layer by layer and trekking to Ta Phin village, how wonderful is it? Yes, Sapa in autumn is Sapa in grain season, when the terraced rice fields all around Lao Cai province gleam a bright yellow color. Yellow color covers all the mountain slopes where hundreds hectares of terraced rice fields grown in Ta Van, Lao Chai, Ban Den, Trung Chai, Ta Phin creating a giant painting landscapes with winding lines of talented ‘barefoot artists’.
How to reach from Hanoi to Sapa? Most visitors choose to get from Hanoi to Sapa by overnight train; it’s more comfortable and safer than a bus or motorbike, and a lot cheaper than hiring a car. The sleeper trains leave Hanoi’s Main Station each evening, at around 9pm to 10 pm and arrive Lao Cai train station at the next morning, around 5-6 am. Arrive Lao Cai train station, you can take the shuttle bus to Sapa, have a rest before discovering Sapa by renting a motorbike. Another convenient way is simple reserving a Sapa tour, they will take care everything for you.
In the autumn in Sapa, as mentioned above, terraced fields have a beautiful yellow flower and precious medicinal plants like “tam that” (a kind of bulbous aralia), amomum, anise, and goldthread enter their season. Especially, the scenery of sunlight and cloud covering the hills and trees makes Sapa more attractive to travelers. Therefore, the most suitable tour in Sapa is go trekking to ethnic minority villages. You can choose the common route toward the south-east of Sapa town, to Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Ho village. The paddy fields all turn successive golden waves that kept expanding forever down from the mountaintops, likening valleys to huge melting gold spots. It looks like that you are in a dreamy kingdom where everything is natural & tranquil with yellow, green color, mist and you do not want to escape. If you just have limited time, wandering around the town to the lake, the cathedral, enjoying street foods or finding a lovely coffee shop to stay is also interesting things to do in Sapa in autumn.
Because the weather in Sapa in autumn is a little bit cold so be sure that you bring a thin jacket to deal with the cold air at night. Many other necessary things for your trip in Sapa include casual clothes, camera, your identification papers and snacks also.
Once again, Sapa is most beautiful during autumn (September, October) so let’s prepare and visit Sapa now. A Sapa tour is also a convenient way if you don’t have much time to search information. You can see some tour options here. Let’s have a wonderful time here!