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Road conditions DBP to sapa

Posted by zipi on 15/9/2009 at 21:18

I intend to travell with 4wd from DBP to Sapa on November 2009.
Does any one knows the road condition there? I heard that large parts of the road is under construction and very dusty and bumpy. Is it so?

Thank You,
Zipi

#1 zipi has been a member since 15/9/2009. Posts: 1

Posted by violets on 16/9/2009 at 06:43

I went by bus from Son La to DBP by bus when they were rebuilding the road and it was a sea of mud in places because it had been rained for a few days (it was April, not the wet season). Most of the 4 wheel drives turned back but the bus got through, with some help from mechanical diggers. It was very slow. I was tols at the time that the next section, toward Sapa, was a lot better, but it wasn't being rebuilt then.

Really, it will depend on rainfall I think. I wouldn't be so concerned by dust and bumps.

#2 violets has been a member since 6/7/2009. Posts: 151



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