According to the forecast of Lao Cai Hydro-meteorological station, the temperature on December 4 and 5 will drop to a record low, only about 5-7 degrees Celsius. Particularly, the area on the top of Fansipan will drop below 0 degrees C. Therefore, in the coming days, it is predicted that some areas in Sa Pa will appear icy and snowy. Many young people have started to schedule and prepare their belongings to come to Sapa in the hope of seeing the first snowfalls of the season just like in the TV series.
However, not every place in Sapa has snow. The “hunting” of snow depends a lot on your luck. If you don’t want to leave empty-handed, refer to the 3 easiest and most beautiful snow “hunting” places below.
Located at an altitude of 3,143m above sea level, Fansipan is known as the roof of Indochina and is the most popular “hunting” spot for snow. If in the past, it would take visitors 2 days and 1 night to conquer the top of the mountain and reach the Fansipan landmark, today it is much easier to move.
Seen from above, this place is like a fairyland in the world with snow covered the ground, fog covered the way. On snowy days, the weather will be very cold, so to ensure your health, you should prepare warm clothes, keep heat well and wear anti-slip sports shoes!
O Quy Ho Pass
O Quy Ho pass crosses the Hoang Lien Son range, connecting the two provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai. This is one of the most famous “four great mountain passes” in the North with the most dangerous and majestic level. Besides the top of Fansipan mountain, this pass in recent years has also become a favorite “hunting” place for snow enthusiasts.
One hundred hearing is not equal to one seeing, one hundred seeing is not equal to one feeling. Come to O Quy Ho pass to enjoy the first snow days of the season and admire the majestic natural scenery of the Northwest mountains.
Y Ty, Bat Xat commune
About 80km from the center of Sa Pa town is Y Ty, in Bat Xat commune, Lao Cai province. When commercialization has covered tourist destinations, Y Ty still retains its peaceful and rustic features. Many tourists combine “hunting” for snow in Y Ty during their trip to Sapa to both save time and visit different places.
If you are familiar with the golden terraced fields, now the scene becomes completely different. The roofs are covered with white, the budding cherry blossoms have been covered by a thin layer of ice… Y Ty is full of newness as if she has just put on a beautiful new outfit. This year, when the temperature drops to a record low, it promises a new snow hunting season here.
Frost and snow often appear when the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius. However, because the air changes erratically, you should monitor the weather forecast to have the most reasonable plan to “hunt” Sapa snow.