The mountain scenery changes frequently throughout the trek. The mist rolls in, clouds clear away and the sun comes and goes. The most impressive mountain is Mount Fansipan which at 3143 meters is Vietnam's highest mountain. It is often obscured by cloud and is a fairly challenging climb. The coldest and foggiest months are January and February.. The best time to visit is between March and May which is the dry season. The weather warms up in summer but can be quite rainy. It is usually cool at night and the humidity is much less noticable then in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh.

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Sapa Vietnam: Lorraine with our guide and very muddy tracks. Sapa Vietnam: The paths are steep and slippery. Sapa Vietnam: John takes a tumble need the end of the walk. Sapa Vietnam: We arrive at a Red Zao Village Sapa Vietnam: The Red Zao people are easily identified by their distinctive head dress. Sapa Vietnam: Curious child close to her mother. Sapa Vietnam: Mother with baby on her back. Sapa Vietnam: Lorraine get the hard sell with cheerful smiles all round. Sapa Vietnam: Other trekkers come down the slippery slope. Sapa Vietnam: Mercifully this suspension bridge is no longer in use. Sapa Vietnam: Lorraine examines her muddy slacks. Sapa Vietnam: Don't wear your best clothes into the mountains!! Sapa Vietnam: Waterfall above the village. Sapa Vietnam: Crops of marijuana grow everywhere. Sapa Vietnam: Children wait to meet us at the end of the trek.
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