Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Classic, Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 village shaman, and explore the deep cave of Tham Lod by bamboo raft. The magic of Northern Thailand is still out there; you just have to know where to find it. Now, you do.

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

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant colours of chiang mai
  • Trek through northern thailand
  • Meet the friendly locals
  • Support tribes in remote locations by experiencing their homestays

Itinerary

Day 1 Chiang Mai Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, it's all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 4 Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L) 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. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 3 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Chiang Mai (1B) Depart at any time.
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