Sapa Lao Cai attractions
The district is located in the west of Lao Cai Province; in the north is Bat Xat District, in the west is Phong Tho District, Than Uyen District (Lai Chau), in the south, is Van Ban District, in the east is Bao Thang District and Lao Cai City.
Coming to Sapa, tourists cannot ignore the trekking tour traversing mountains to discover nature as well as the life of indigenous people, exploring the majestic beauty of the terraced fields, mountains or waterfalls. The itinerary often includes homestay rest. If you go for the first time, you will feel unfamiliar. We would like to share some information as well as the trekking experience in the article below
Sapa trekking guidelines
1. Baggage preparation:
Knowledge: Trekking is a kind of experience and exploration the cultural space of the ethnic minorities that live here so for a fun and impressive trekking then you should find out the information. About the village, customs – habits, things to do and should not do when visiting the village.
Along the way, you also have to study the cadastral map and the terrain of the destination area to plan suitable for the trip, calculate the distance to be reasonable with the human and prevent the fall. in dangerous situations. Preview weather forecasts for preparation options. Prepare a referral form if the trekking area is a border or protected area managed by specialized agencies.
Clothes: Because the trip is mainly a walk, you need to prepare neat, sweat and cool clothing. (One suggestion is: Clothes should have plenty of compartments – pockets to put on)
Walking shoes: You should prepare a pair of shoes, bata shoes or sports shoes, this is a very necessary tool and it decided to trip is convenient or not (absolutely not use: high heels New shoes for this walk will be very uncomfortable.) The material of the shoes is also airy, cool, waterproof and fast drying.
Backpack: You will have to carry your luggage yourself during your trekking journey so choose one for yourself. Should be prepared waist belt to tighten on the back, back straps must have a mattress to feel comfortable and comfortable for the journey to wear backpack.
Food: A walk that consumes a lot of energy and sweat causes you to lose water so you need to prepare enough food – drink to replenish the body when needed. Some foods should bring: bread, canned meat, sausage, snacks, confectionery of all kinds (note to bring a few more candies to be distributed to the children on the tour. )
Medications: Cold medicines, fever, diarrhea, fever, antibiotics, ice cream, red pill, vitamin, tonic and Snicker candy (a very high energy candy) are indispensable. Vaseline is also necessary.
2. Bans on visiting villages in Sapa
When visiting the villages in Sapa such as Lao Chai – Ta Van, Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho, Ta Phin …you are absolutely not allowed to sit in the middle of the house. You must visit the instructions of the host.
When visiting the village of Lao Chai – Ta Van, Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho, Ta Phin … you must see the black Hmong. Red robes are worshiping God or exorcism, you can not voluntarily participate because they do not want to let people participate (identity identification of the ceremony is: the front gate usually have a bunch of green leaves hanging on the high tree where solemnly so that everyone can spot and avoid it.)
When visiting children, it is absolutely not allowed to rub the head or kiss on the head of children because the ethnicity that the action will make children panic and easily sick.
When visiting the village, there is a nice clean place, but there is no stalls and eateries there because it is probably the sacred place considered by the whole of the village. The dark side is not whistling when watching the scenery. The child whispered that the sound of the whistling sound is called demonic.
Ethnic houses are often divided into different rooms, in which there is always a place of worship and guests are not allowed to sit there. The house has the largest pillar, the highest known as the pillar where ghosts stay, visitors, do not hang clothes, sit back on those “soul pillars”.
When communicating with local people who are invited to drink water or alcohol, if you do not want to drink, skillfully refuse to host. It is prohibited to put down your bowl because only the new worshipers are doing so to evict evil. Besides, when talking to your landlord you are not talking and just pointing your finger forward. Mong people think that the behavior is to express the attitude of not content or despise talk.
Dresses to visit the village do not wear white linen yet dyed, it is the color of the funeral.
3. Some reference trekking routes in Sapa
– Cat Cat – Linh Ho (ethnic group: H’mong)
– Lao Chai – Ta Van (ethnic group: Hmong – Dzay)
– Ta Phin – Ma Tra (Red Dao ethnic group)
– Climbing Fansipan (majestic nature)
Other ways to enjoy during Sapa tours
Bathing in herbal leaves of Red Dao people at Ta Phin village – home of the Red Dao people or at the massage shop in Sapa town.
Karaoke singing: Adam, Long Long, Vuon Hong …
Bar: No big bar to dance, only a few small bars to some cups of soft drink, coffee football, etc.
Paragliding: Go paragliding above the breathtaking view fo golden rice fields.