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Weather in Hanoi Area & Sapa in January

Posted by vvish on 23/11/2008 at 21:59


I'm planning a trip to Vietnam on January - I am starting at HCMC and traveling up north.
Does the weather up north allow traveling & trekking at this time of year? I am especially interested in trekking in the Sapa area


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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/11/2008 at 19:15 admin

Hi Vita,
Yes trekking will still be operating, but it will be very cold and oft pretty misty.

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Posted by keenontravel2009 on 3/12/2008 at 21:31

Posted from within Vietnam.


This is a good link for the weather forecast in Sapaảng_Trị/Sa_Pá/long.html. You may know what it will be 9days in advande. in general, Sapa will be cold in JAN

Enjoy your trip

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Posted by crisaniaf on 3/12/2008 at 21:38

Posted from within Vietnam.

I am currently in Sapa and intend to leave on Saturday morning, stay overnight in DBP and catch the 5.30am Sunday bus to cross into Laos via Tay Trang. What I am having real problems finding out about here are the local buses to DBP from Sapa , where they leave from, on which days and times and how much I should pay for the trip. Please if anyone has made this trip recently avoiding the tour offices prices for "minibuses" to DBP let me know any information you have. So far I think I have established that the bus leaves from the petrol station which is about 2 km out of Sapa , but I don't want to wait around there like a lemon for days on end waiting for a bus that never comes!! Thanks in advance to anyone with uselful tips.

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Posted by veloasia on 10/12/2009 at 05:51

January through March can be cold. Sapa is at over 4,000 feet and is much cooler than other places in Vietnam, and possibly clouded in.

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Posted by saso on 10/12/2009 at 17:18

crisaniaf, the bus to Dien Bien Phu goes every morning from the *bus station* in Sapa. That's in the center of Sapa. You can buy the ticket at the station, I think the price is 170.000 dong.

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