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Sapa weather in November: Climate & Things to Do

May 10, 2023 - 3314 views

Located on the spectacular valley of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains in the North West region of Vietnam, Sapa is a stunning place to visit. This place surrounded by forest and vegetation offers cool and fresh air all time during the year.

Each year, Sapa welcomes millions of tourists coming to experience the village life, as well as enjoy the beauty of natural scenery. The peak time of travel in Sapa is November when the town starts to fall in the winter. It can be said that this is the time Sapa put on the most beautiful and wonderful jacket. Find more detail about Sapa in November with our below article: Sapa weather in November: climate & temperature

Sapa weather in November overview

November is the time when winter approaches in Sapa, the temperature continues falling. Generally, the Sapa weather in November is considered nice and comfortable, the ambiance is dry and clear with the low figure of rainfall. At the end of the month, it gets cloudier and foggy, however, Sapa is still good to travel and remains the most popular destination for tourists, especially international tourists.

Temperature: The daily average temperature for Sapa in November is approximately 14°C. The maximum temperature lies around 17°C.

Rainfall: Tourists to the area can expect rainfall with an average of 56mm precipitation during the month. As winter approaches, the weather starts to become milder. However, it's generally slightly warmer than the weather in other parts of the globe.

Humidity: Humidity for the town can reach 82%, but visitors shouldn't expect any discomfort due to the cooler temperatures.

Sunshine hour per day: 4 hours

The average day length is 11 hours.

Rainy days in the month: 5 days

Sapa weather in November


Pros: It is a good idea to travel in the winter when the weather does not affect your trek much, and you can fully enjoy the beauty of Sapa.

Cons: Some tourists avoid visiting Sapa this month as they think it is too cold for traveling. However, the temperature decreases mainly at night when you are at the hotel, and it does not affect your trip much. You can still enjoy a lot of sunshine during day time.


Things to do in Sapa in November

Trek to the local villages

Sapa is home to many hidden villages which are only reachable on foot, therefore trekking is always among the best things to do in Sapa. On the way to the local villages, you will pass many absolutely gorgeous sceneries. On arriving at the villages, tourists will be immersed in the hill tribes’ culture and customs, see how the local villagers farm the valley and produce handmade textiles…


Hunt clouds

November is Cloud hunting season in Sapa when you have a chance to take a picture of the cloud in Sapa. Ham Rong Mountain ecotourism area is nearly 2,000 meters above sea level, O Quy Ho Pass crossing the majestic Hoang Lien mountain range, Hang Da Hau Thao village of Hmong people, and Mount Fansipan... are among the best places for cloud hunting. Hunting cloud in Sapa is not easy as it appears suddenly and disappears quickly. Cloud photography is like a fisherman, talent is not enough, you will need some luck.

Hunt clouds

Hunt clouds


Enjoy Red Dao herbal bath.

Cold winter evenings in the north of Vietnam are the perfect time to try a Red Dao bath which is believed to be good for your health, such as increasing blood circulation, calming the mind, and reducing pain in the body. Red Dao baths contain 10 or more ingredients, including rare plants chopped, dried in the sun, and boiled for hours over a fire to produce a sweet-smelling, wine-red mixture. After a long trekking day in Sapa, the herbal bath is definitely the thing you should never miss.

Enjoy Red Dao herbal bath

Enjoy Red Dao herbal bath


There is no annual festival in Sapa in November. Each year, the authority will hold one or some occasional festivals to attract tourists visiting this city, honor intangible cultural heritages, and promote sustainable tourism. The festival is normally held in the main streets of Sapa town, where the dances and songs of ethnic Tay, Hmong, Dao, Giay peoples in the themes of Sapa – wine, flower forest, panpipe, Hmong pan-pie festivals, and terrace field culture will be performed. Many artists and actors can also participate in the festival. If you have a chance to visit Sapa in November, check the news of tourism in Sapa or contact Bestprice travel consultant to have more detail.


Tips for traveling Sapa in November

To avoid the cold weather in Sapa in November, you had better take the trip to Sapa in the early part of the month. Some days this month, the temperature can drop significantly. It is best to see the weather forecast before taking the trip to Sapa to rearrange it. This can be easily done if you book a package tour where the travel consultant can switch the date and destination for you. Visiting Sapa, Halong Bay, and Hanoi is a popular package tour for the north of Vietnam. Do not hesitate to contact us for more detail and assistance.


The temperature in Sapa is often lower than in other parts of Vietnam, especially in the winter. Therefore, you should carefully pack for the Sapa trip. Below are things you should pack for winter traveling to Sapa in November.

  • Jacket, Warm hats, socks, shawl, gloves: As November is the beginning of winter in Sapa, you need these things to cover your whole body and keep it warm.
  • Personal medical equipment: You had better bring a medical kit when traveling in Sapa, as cold weather can make you easily get cold. The medical kit should include wind oil, cold medicine, allergy medicine, digestive enzymes, urgo, masks, ...
  • Technological things: Technological things such as cameras, camcorders, phones ... not only help you keep in touch with everyone, especially in an emergency, but also helps you to save beautiful scenery while in this town. Do not forget to bring a backup charger as well.
  • Snacks and necessary food: If you join a trek to the remote village, it is highly recommended to bring some snacks. Trekking makes you feel empty quickly, and you can also give the children in the villages snacks as a gift.


Many people agree that the ideal time to visit Sapa is the beginning time of winter is beautiful in a special way. The mountain, weather, clouds, fog in Sapa will surely help you have unforgettable memories with your friends and family. Let's find Best Sapa Tours now.

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