Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Active, Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai
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Tour description

Trek up into the mountains to meet Thailand's remote hilltribe communities on a five-day adventure. Head out from wondrous Chiang Mai and through a national park to Lahu and Karen villages, spend time with a shaman, explore deep caves by bamboo raft, and marvel at the lush jungle scenery before arriving at the hilltop village of Ban Jabo and the warmest of welcomes.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ban Pha Mon Homestay, Ban Pha Mon Your G for Good Moment: Ban Muang Pam Homestay, Ban Muang Pam Your G for Good Moment: Ban Jabo Homestay, Ban Jabo Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Trek to remote hilltribe villages (4 days)
  • Lod Cave visit and bamboo rafting
  • Prehistoric coffin cave visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Trek through teak forests
  • Learn about medicinal plants
  • Help cook a traditional lahu dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Chiang 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, or check out a local Lahu massage.

Day 3: Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam Trek between villages, over farmlands and grasslands, and ascend to the ridge line. Learn about bush medicine and seasonal fruits as you make your way to the lunch stop. Go for a swim and help the local guides prepare lunch. Continue on to the Karen village and spend the night. Opt to learn about medicine from a shaman or play football with the locals.

Day 4: Ban Muang Pam/Ban Jabo 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. Following the cave visit and lunch travel to Ban Jabo, a Black Lahu village. Learn about the Lahu culture, try out some traditional activities, and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and cooking methods.

Day 5: Ban Jabo/Chiang Mai Following breakfast, bid farewell to your hosts and return by private van to Chiang Mai, arriving at approximately 3pm. Tour ends on arrival.