Every year Sapa attracts countless visitors from Vietnam and the rest of the world. The hill station’s endless chains of mountains, rice paddies, rocky cliffs, and picturesque towns offer travelers a welcome change from busy cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It’s an ideal destination for nature lovers wanting to see a different side of Vietnam. To make the most of your trip to Sapa, it’s important to know when to go and what to bring. Coming in the middle of the rainy season and having to cancel a trek because of a downpour could be just as a frustrating as having to turn back because you don’t have the right gear. Read on to find out when it’s best to visit Sapa and what to bring to make the very most of your trip without hopelessly overstuffing your pack.