Trekking Thailand July
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 12:32 PM Last Post By: Brax
Oct 7, 2012 5:46 AM
Trekking Thailand JulyI may have a conference in Thailand next July and am thinking of taking a few extra days to do some trekking in the north.
I have trekked before in Thailand (and many other countries-Peru,Nepal,Tibet,Vietnam etc.).
I would like to know...
1) Are there still any parts of northern Thailand that are (relatively) off the beaten track? Or is it all a stream of tourists walking in and out of 'traditional'tribal villages with satellite tvs?
Even 20 years ago most of the treks around places like Chiang Mai were already like that.........but there were still a few villages that saw very few foreigners.
2) I've never trekked in Thailand in July.What kind of conditions am I likely to find? A lot of rain and very muddy trails?
Oct 7, 2012 6:17 AM
1I did some trekking last year around Mae Salong. Sometimes walked for 3-4 hours without seeing a single person thus definitely no stream of tourists, actually in the forets I met not a single one - neither foreign, nor local. The trekking paths of course cannot be compared Nepal or Tibet. Somtimes that could be used by a truck.
Have been only once in Thailand in July, in North East. It was not raining every day, but nearly every second and quite intensive, especially in the evening.
Oct 7, 2012 8:33 AM
2I trekked up in northern Thailand in July a few years ago, and the weather was great the whole time, except for raining at night. I did not find that the trail was overused at all; our guide repeatedly had to stop to hack through overgrowth, and the villages did not seem as commercialized as in other treks I've done. As Paanwallah said, I also did not see a single other person out there. So yes, you can still find some good trekking in northern Thailand.
Oct 7, 2012 10:42 AM
375% of northern Thailand is untouched by tourists. But, you have to be adventurous and go to those places yourself. Tourist outfitters won't bring you there 99% of the time.
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