On this 3 day Thailand mountain trekking holiday in Chiang Mai, you will discover the secrets of North Thailand's jungle
On this 3 day Thailand mountain trekking holiday in Chiang Mai, you will discover the secrets of North Thailand’s jungle.
Departing from Chiang Mai, capital city of Northern Thailand, you will have an experienced English speaking trekking guide who will lead you through this adventurous journey on little used jungle trails through enchanting mountainous landscapes.
You’ll spend two nights in privates rustic mountain lodges at a 1000 meters altitude and share the experience of mountain people, and get the chance to taste local coffee overlooking the jungle.
Walk through tea and coffee plantation, jungle trails, mountain ridges forest roads and relax at a small waterfall. End the experience on the bank of the Mae Taeng village, and have lunch at a local restaurant, where you’ll meet local people, and perhaps, during the hot season, get to swim or splash in the river.
Thailand Mountain Trekking Holiday Itinerary:
DAY 1: Mountain trek and overnight at homestay
08h30 Meeting at your hotel in Chiang Mai. Drive north with a stop at a local market where your guide can explain about ingredients he will use for cooking. Our next destination is a peaceful valley further north and the start of the trek. After a short briefing, we’ll set off for an hour’s trek until we make a lunch stop at a fruit orchard. We continue our hike gaining altitude and a noticeable change of flora. After a bamboo forest section, we encounter a large tea plantation under the shadow of tall mature trees. The last part of the trail eventually lead to the local homestay where we spend the night. Your guides will cook dinner for tonight and perhaps relax over a campfire.
Today’s hiking is approximately 5 to 6 hours, mostly ascending.
[Meals: lunch and dinner]
DAY 2: Trekking - the longest trekking day
Morning breakfast with locally grown tea or coffee from the plantations. Today you are ready for a challenging day through a variety of jungle and criss crossing trails. We follow the mountain ridges under jungle canopy, with occasional clearings offering panoramic views of the lower valley. A pack lunch will be taken along the trail. The afternoon will bring more bamboo forest, shade of large trees and the crossing of a refreshing stream. Our last climb will lead us to our overnight destination, a tiny Lahu village. Basic accommodation in a simple mountain dormitory lodge, overlooking the valley. Dinner prepared by your guides. Today's hiking is over 6 hours with a mix of descents and ascents.
[Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner].
DAY 3: Morning trek, lunch and drive back to Chiang Mai
Morning breakfast on the mountain before we start our hike. Today the hike is only a three hour’s descent to the Maetang River valley below, where we stop at a refreshing waterfall.
Next is lunch at a local riverside restaurant.
Simply relax or splash on the river bank, observing the locals, or at your convenience, we drive back to Chiang Mai. Drop off at your city hotel. Today’s hiking is approximately 3 hours, mostly descending.
[Meals: breakfast and lunch].
- End of the trip -
This trek program is suitable for participants in good physical condition, and able to walk up to 6 hours on mountain landscape. On the last day, we usually arrive in Chiang Mai city no later than 16:00.