I've looked at several trips that include various markets and some trekking to small local villages. These all sound very appealing, but we'll be travelling right after the 1st of the year, and I'm wondering if the weather will be just too miserable to be enjoyable. I know to expect quite cool with the possibility of fog and mist in Sapa, so I'm wondering if we should just skip the area since it sounds much nicer in the spring. But, on the othrr hand, this might be my onlyopportunity ever to do these areas. If you know anything about this area in winter, I'd appreciate your comments.