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Hotel pickup included
All necessary equipment included
Get inside tips from a local
Day 1: Mountain trek and overnight at homestay (L, D)
Pass By: Active Thailand Day Trips, Chiang Mai Pick up at your hotel in Chiang Mai city (within the second ring road radius)
Pass By: Mae Taeng District Office Pickup (8:30am) from your accommodation in Chiang Mai before driving north to escape the city and experience the beautiful Chiang Dao area. Along the way we will stop at a local market where your local guide can introduce the ingredients they will use for cooking delicious Thai meals over the next few days. Our next destination is a peaceful valley further north and the start of the trek. After a short briefing, we’ll set off on an hour’s trek and you will have your first close encounter with Northern Thailand’s natural environment. Next we make a lunch stop at a peaceful fruit orchard before continuing our hike, gaining altitude and a noticeable change of flora. We will cross a large tea plantation under the shade of tall mature trees and eventually arrive at a local homestay to spend the night. Your guides will cook a tasty Thai dinner for tonight, then you have the evening to relax and soak up your new surroundings. Today’s hike is approximately 4 to 5 hours, mostly ascending.
Meals included: • Lunch: Pack lunch or local restaurant • Dinner: Thai food dinner prepared by your guides in the village Accommodation included: Stay in a Lahu village perched on the mountain top. Rustic dormitory with shared toilet facilities.
Day 2: Our longest trekking day (approximately 6 hour's walk) through scenic landscape
Pass By: Mae Taeng District Office Wake up to the mountain melodies and enjoy breakfast with locally grown tea or coffee from the surrounding plantation. Today you are in for a challenging day through a variety of jungle and criss-crossing trails. We will follow mountain ridges under the jungle canopy, with occasional clearings offering breathtaking panoramic views of the lower valley. Around noon, refuel with a packed lunch in a nice spot along the trail. The afternoon trek will bring more bamboo forest, shade under tall jungle trees and a refreshing river crossing. The last climb for the day will take us to our overnight destination, a tiny Lahu village where you can interact with local people and learn a bit about their way of life. Once again, your guide will prepare Thai cuisine for your dinner while you put your feet up after a long day! Tonight you will be staying in basic accommodation (dormitory house) and be able to get a feel for village life. Today’s hike is approximately 5 to 6 hours, mountain trails with mix of ascents and descents.
Meals included: • Breakfast: Basic breakfast with bread and jam • Lunch: Basic pack lunch taken enroute • Dinner: Dinner Thai meal prepared by your guides Accommodation included: Basic homestay in a small village. Rustic rooms and basic toilet facilities.
Day 3: Morning trek, followed by lunch and drive back to Chiang Mai
Pass By: Mae Taeng District Office Enjoy breakfast on the mountain before we start our final leg of the trek. Today is a three-hour descent to the Maetang River valley below where you will notice a change in scenery. Once you arrive at our riverside camp, you can enjoy a succulent Thai lunch in a tranquil setting. Relax at the camp, or take an optional activity before saying goodbye to the Northern jungle and driving back to Chiang Mai where we drop you off at your city accommodation. Today’s hike is approximately 3 hours, mostly downhill.
Meals included: • Breakfast: Basic breakfast with fresh local coffee, and bread and jam • Lunch: Basic Thai food lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Accommodation included: 2 nights
2 nights basic yet comfortable accommodation (both homestays provide you with clean bedding, mosquito net and 3-inch mattress)
Experienced trekking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by private vehicle
All necessary equipment included
Drinks and beverages
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Trek not suitable for children under 10 years old, unless they are used to multiple hours of hiking
Vegetarian and other dietary need can be organized, please advise at time of booking if required
Wear suitable outdoor clothing; hiking boots or runners; bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Limit your personal effects to fit in a 45L backpack, which you will need to carry. Travel light!
We can provide a suggested packing list, according to the season, on request
Participants should be able to hike 5 to 6 hours on undulating landscape
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Traveler pickup is offered
8:30am - 8:45am: Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
We will take you back to your hotel at the end of the trek.