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Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Hiking
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Start: Chiang Mai
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End: Chiang Mai

Once upon a time, Northern Thailand was off-the-radar...

Activity
Hiking
LocationNorthern Thailand
Duration5 days
Start / EndChiang Mai / Chiang Mai
Tour operatorG Adventures

Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Hiking·
5 days·G Adventures
Start: Chiang Mai
·
End: Chiang Mai

Description

Once upon a time, Northern Thailand was off-the-radar; the sort of place only true-blue adventurers knew about. But now that the secret is out, its once-isolated hilltribe villages are swamped with tourists. For the real thing, though, you’ve gotta go deeper. Join us as we trek further into the hills to rice fields and lush valleys far from the crowds, learn about traditional medicine from a vi...

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Itinerary

Day 1Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon

Drive from Chiang Mai to the trailhead. Trek through farmland and bamboo and teak forests. Learn about bush food and medicinal plants. Enjoy lunch en route before continuing through rice fields and valleys to reach the first village of a Lahu tribe. Assist with food prep and cooking, learn about weaving and embroidery or check out a local Lahu massage.


Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your CEO and local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies.

Day 3Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam

Trek for about six hours and between villages, over farmlands and grasslands and acend to the ridgeline. Learn about bush medicine, seasonal fruits and plants and seeds. Slip on your wet shoes and descend to the Huew Hin Poon Creek for lunch. Here, go for a swim and help the local guides make a friction fire and prepare lunch. Continue another hour and a half to the jungle Buddhist temple outside the second village. Spend the night in the Karen village learn about wood carving, weaving and cooking. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.

Day 4Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai

After breakfast, leave the village and continue on, trekking beside the Pam River through lush jungle. Arrive at Tham Lod, a 1666m deep cave. Enter by bamboo raft and move to different chambers - a truly unique experience. After lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore.

Day 5Chiang Mai

Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels (2 nts), basic huts (2 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Trek to remote hilltribe villages (3 days). Lod Cave visit and bamboo rafting. Free time to explore Chiang Mai. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. Be sure to check weather conditions online before you depart. We recommend you bring sun protecti... Read more
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