Ba Be Lake, in Bac Kan province, is recognized as one of the world’s 20 special freshwater lakes that need to be protected. At the end of 2004, Ba Be National Park was recognized as an ASEAN Heritage Park. Therefore, traveling to Ba Be is a worthwhile experience. Then, when is the best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours? Let’s find out with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert in the blog below.
Ba Be Lake weather overview
Ba Be Lake is located in the Southeast Asia “humid subtropical, dry winter” climate. So, when you come here, you will feel the distinct weather difference.
Ba Be Lake is divided into 2 main seasons: dry season and wet one, with an average annual temperature of about 21.1°C (69.98°F). In the wet season, the weather is relatively hot, oppressive, and overcast. The hot weather lasts for about 5 months from May to October and the hottest month is July. In the dry season, the temperature drops lower and the weather becomes quite pleasant. Rainfall is also reduced, so you can see Ba Be Lake with clear water. January is the coldest month of the year and it could be around 3-5 degree C at some days!
Many travelers consider late February to mid-April and from mid-October to early December because it must be the best time to join Ba Be Lake Motorbike Tours with clear and rainless days. The lake is almost calm and the air is dry, so sitting on a boat around the lake, you can fully enjoy the wild beauty of this place. Also, around this period, other locations in Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tours are also in ideal travel times. Ban Gioc Waterfall, Thac Ba Lake, Dong Van Karst Plateau,… are all desirable places on this tour.
Does the weather affect the best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours?
Each season, Ba Be Lake brings a different look with its own charm. There are days when the lake is calm and quiet without ripples. White clouds and blue sky reflect on the lake’s surface. At times, its surface is fierce, waves come crashing to the shore. As a result, depending on the weather, you will be able to admire different scenes.
Plus, without the right gear, the best time to travel can turn out to be the worst. In the last months of the year, you definitely need to bring a thick coat because it is very cold in the northern mountains at this time. In the rainy season, it is necessary to prepare light clothes, raincoats, or umbrellas in case of sudden rains. During the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tours, we will remind you to prepare appropriate packages.
What is the best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours?
Tourists said that Ba Be Lake welcomes people to visit almost all year round. You can choose any time that suits your schedule.
Wet season (from May to October)
This is a great time to avoid the sweltering heat of summer. The temperature on Ba Be Lake is always 1-2 degrees Celsius lower, so it feels cool when sitting on a boat and surfing on the lake. In addition, around this time, a lot of rain makes the lake water rise. The waterfalls and flowing rivers create a magnificent natural scene.
Dry season (from November to April)
It gets colder, so when sitting on a boat early in the morning, you can see the mist above the lake. The scene of white mist spreading over the mountains makes Ba Be mysterious and magical. When the mist has cleared, you can view the clear blue water gently lapping against the side of the boat. Dry weather and less rain are very suitable for you to experience outdoor activities by yourself such as climbing, camping, and exploring the road in the park. Besides, if lucky, you can catch the scene of the forest of flowers in full bloom.
Festival season (from January to February of the lunar calendar)
Major festivals of ethnic minorities around Ba Be are usually held in the first months of the year. The bustling festive atmosphere and unique traditional games will leave you with an unforgettable impression.
Time you should not join Ba Be Lake Tours
Although Ba Be Lake can be visited all year round, you also need to pay attention to the period of rainstorms and landslides. Bad weather affects your driving, causing unexpected or life-threatening incidents. We will advise you in more detail on these issues if you plan to go on tours at this time.
In addition, many people think that the peak hot time (around July) is also not the best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours. The weather is so hot that it will quickly cause dehydration and exhaustion when moving between attractions. The heat makes tourists accustomed to pleasant weather uncomfortable and difficult to fully enjoy the beauty of this place.
Is the rainy season worthy to join Ba Be Lake Tours?
For many people who are passionate about new sensations, going to Ba Be Lake in the rainy season is a unique experience. The rushing water pours down, splashing white foam. The lake with fierce waves is like a miniature beach in the mountains of the Northeast. These things can make you exclaim in awe at the majesty of nature.
You can also choose to go for a walk on the trail and watch the rain fall. The smell of wet earth rising up makes you feel like you are really one with the scenery here. However, moving in the rainy season is also very dangerous. So, make sure you have enough experience and health to make the trip.
Best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours to enjoy most festivals
As mentioned above, the festivals of the people around the area are usually held in January and February of the lunar calendar. If you love learning about the cultural diversity of different lands, you should choose to visit Ba Be in the January lunar month, from the 9th to the 11th. This time, the Long Tong festival, the biggest festival of the locals, is held. This festival belongs to the Tay ethnic group, as well as the culture of the Nung, Dao, San Chi, etc. The festival is organized to pray for favorable weather and good harvests.
Before the festival, the family cleans the house and prepares food. On holidays, each family prepares a tray according to their ability. This is to show off the ingenuity of the woman in housework.
During the festival, there is also a throwing cotton ball game activity. A 30-cm-apricot tree is built. The top of it is a circle with a diameter of 50-60cm, pasted with Nhat-Nguyen (sun-moon) theme paper. People believe that if the paper is torn, the crop next year will be bountiful.
Another festival also held in January is “ruoc dat ruoc nuoc” festival. It is held on January 15. The purpose is to pray for the land to always be fertile and the water to never run out. During the festival, there is a palanquin procession, a sacred organization and the same scale as the Long Tong festival.
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During our Vietnam Motorbike Tours, Ba Be Lake is a place worth visiting at any time of the year. In addition, you will also be able to explore the pristine lands of other northern provinces such as Mai Chau, Sa Pa, Ha Giang,… Our motorbikes are regularly maintained, so we can guarantee that you can go anywhere in Vietnam safely. Our guides are all knowledgeable and skilled, so can assist you in the best way to enjoy the journey. With us, you will be consulted and supported from A to Z wholeheartedly. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert is proud to be the leading quality service today.
Above is the information about the best time to join Ba Be Lake Tours. If you are still wondering whether to travel this or not, you can contact us for more advice.