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on Sapa Valley Trail

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private property
23 days ago

When we were trying to do this trail yesterday we were stopped on the muong hoa road as they wanted us to pay 70 000 per person. So we choose not to do the recommended trail, also they wanted to charge us a fee for entering cat cat village from below the valley. We decided to therefore walk down sapa through the rice fields on the way down and up the valley, to avoid the fees. So we did some parts of this trail and the rest we did on our own, which was no problem, but I would never recommend anyone doing it if it has just rained, as the path is very narrow and muddy. The Sa pa valley is however one of the best hikes we have ever done.

You have to pay 70,000 to do the loop nice waterfall though.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

great trail and amazing experience. we managed to make it under 5 hours. which was an unbelievable feet for ourselves. it was exhausting getting to the top but so worth it.

very good

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike to see the village. Watch out for locals who will try to get you to hire them to be your guide. We ended up stopping our hike and pausing for about 15 minutes to get them to move along and stop trying to “guide” us. Very nice tour of the village.

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2 months ago

Truly stunning!!

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2 months ago

Stunning views of Sapa, rice fields, valleys and villages. We were staying in Ta Van so followed the route down into the valley and continued on to Ta Van. Can imagine a fair portion of the route would be very slippery in the rain as lots of mud and small streams.

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3 months ago

nice

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bridge out
bugs
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
3 months ago

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bugs
over grown
3 months ago

I am on Fansipan Trail almost every week but I am amazed at the number of people that go through huge efforts to avoid the VND 70,000 entrance fee (USD 3.00) and a few Dollars for a guide. First of all, this is stealing revenue from the local communities. Secondly, people have died on this trail. The weather can turn in minutes and people have been lost. Where it becomes ridiculous is when I find a group of hikers lost near the beginning of the trail heading to the top with no water, food, or spare clothing. Do yourselves a favour: pay the entrance fee and get a guide.

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4 months ago

Ended up hiking with a late start (11 AM). I DO NOT ADVISE THIS TIME TO START ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON BUSHWHACKING. The plan was to hike up and take the cable car down. I would have been fine on time if not for the 1.5 hour I spent bushwhacking through the jungle in order to avoid the people at camps and avoid going through the entrance to the hike (I started on the love waterfall trail and made my way to the Fansipan trail). Following my trace on this app is how I hiked Fansipan without a guide. I ran into a few people on the trail and a group of 5 but they didn’t ask me any questions thankfully but I was prepared to make up a story. The trail itself is easy to follow but it is a ton of elevation and a ton of up and down. Don’t underestimate it. If I had gotten to the trailhead around 8 or 9 I would have made it to the very top and would have been way less stressed on making it to the top before the cables closed down (they close at 5.30). I made it to the cables with 20 minutes to spare. I was so out of breath and obviously did not have time for the last 600 steps to the true summit. A year ago I was in great hiking shape and could have knocked this out but today I was ill-prepared and probably less than moderately out of shape. I just felt lucky enough to make it before the cables closed so I didn’t have to hike down.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is definitely worth a visit if you are in Sapa, and we did It without a guide. Its a bit hard to find.. but if you walk to the location that is specified on the all trials map you will see a building under construction. Walk up that driveway and go to the right side of the fence and you will see the trail. At many points it became difficult to tell where the trail went. For example after the short bamboo bridge we went to the left but had to double back as that trail ended, we found the proper trail to the right. It is incredibly muddy and slippery and we fell countless times. Do not wear good clothing as you will be completely covered in mud. It looked like we just soaked in a mud bath. The first part was difficult and steep and another group past us with three guides helping people through the steep and muddy sections. Would not recommend to do in the rain or right after rainfall. I would pack snacks and water as the hike took us approximately 4hrs. We also took a shortcut through some dirt roads up hill which cut about 1km off the hike. Definitely doable without a guide. At times you may become confused because it seems as though you are walking through people’s farms and rice fields but if you don’t know which way to go simply as a worker and they will point in the direction.

hiking
4 months ago

We did it it one day. Started at 630 and finished around 345. We stopped for lunch on the way down. Pretty tough hike overall so I wouldn’t try to do it in one day unless your in really good shape. Also some people say you can go without a guide. I don’t think this is true. We were basically extorted when we tried to go without a guide, so we just went with a cheap guide at Sapa Original Trek for ~70 bucks

hiking
5 months ago

We took a guide that was ok but he wasn’t very helpful. So next time I’d do the trail without a guide. The path is easy to find. There are a few blogs that explain how to go about it on your own. There’s only one path so it’s close to impossible to get lost. The walk is strenuous but worthwhile. If you like a challenge. You will likely not see that much if you’re here in April or May because there mountains are very misty and covered in fog. We got rained on, on the way there and took the cable car back to town. We departed the parking lot around 6.30 and arrived at the peak at 1pm.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is definitely more on the tough side of moderate I would say. The map on here currently shows the route up to Radar Base, rather than Lang Biang peak, and the Jeeps take a paved road all the way to the top. There is a nicer unpaved route up if you take the dirt road to the right of the entrance, rather than going into the parking lot. And to climb to Lang Biang, take the road to the right - you can see on the map where the red route jags off to the left to take you to Radar Base. There are some helpful notes on TripAdvisor to keep you from getting lost. But it's a good hike! Quite steep in parts, with nice views and good breezes at the top :)

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muddy
7 months ago

Absolutely incredible hike through the rice fields of Sapa! It was really foggy so sadly, we missed a lot of the views. It was still worth it to get a private local guide to show you around the rice fields and quaint villages.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Great trail! Walked from the bottom parking lot and followed the trails all the way up. The view is so worth it and the trail is well maintained!

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