The Personalities

Hikers, Mountain lovers, Photographers, Bikers. 


Sitting on a terrace with a cup of tea, drinking in the view. Clean mountain air. Watercolour green and blue hues anywhere you look. Exchanging memories in front of an outdoor fireplace.

Best Visiting Months

March to May is perfect for colourful flowers and green fields. September to November show the most sunshine. Visit after the Lunar New Year to admire the blossoming cherry trees.



Why stay

While taking a scenic train ride along the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, you realize you will be visiting a special place. Topas Ecolodge is a unique, welcoming lodge, built with the environment and the local villages in mind. Choose between 25 rustic chic bungalows, each with a private balcony and an unparalleled view. Overlooking Ban Ho village to the south and with the Hoang Lien mountain range in the background are the 9 Deluxe Bungalows. Overlooking Thanh Kim village to the north, with the Hoang Lien mountain range are the 16 Executive Bungalows. The balcony looks out to mountains, rivers, countryside and rice paddies. The scenery is ever changing - one minute you could see the mountains the next everything is covered in a mysterious mist.

Why wander

The lodge is located inside the Hoang Lien National Park, just outside Sapa town. The Park contains about 30 km2 of beautiful mountainous landscape, including Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan (3142m).  The area is perfect for experiencing untouched nature by foot or on mountain bike, provided by the lodge. Explore the surroundings villages and rice paddy fields. 


Traditional Vietnamese dishes - spring rolls, banana flower salad, morning glory, and steamed rice. Pho. 


Take the Victoria night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Enjoy the magical scenery. 

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