Enjoy trekking off the beaten track and visiting hill tribe village and school.
08:00 - 17:30
One Day Trek – Chiang Dao
Take a walk on the wild side with this private group one day trek into the largely untouched rain forests and bamboo jungles high in the mountains of the golden triangle. Rarely do any trekkers venture into the areas we visit, so you’ll be treated to a very unique and exclusive trekking experience when partaking in this adventure. Meet Lahu and Shan Hill Tribe villagers, men women and children who in many cases have never met anyone from further away than Chiang Mai. Smell the aromas and taste the traditional staple foods and delicacies of these ancient cultures. Do it all in the only way these hidden sanctuaries nestled in the hills and mountains surrounding Chiang Mai have been visited for centuries, which is on foot.
Starting at 8 am we drive out of Chiang Mai city towards Doi Chiang Dao which is the third largest mountain in Thailand. After we have been travelling for about one hour Doi Chiang Dao’s majestic heights can be seen poking through the surrounding clouds from the highway. This is where we turn off and head to our trek starting point, which is a Shan Village. The Shan people are an ethnic group said to have migrated around the 12th or 13th century from Yunnan in China, and now populate parts of southern Laos, Northern Thailand and Burma or Myanmar. We will pay a visit to the local school if it is during the school term and meet the children who attend it from various tribes in the area. After this, we’ll start our trek in earnest heading straight into the surrounding wilderness and begin heading up into the mountains, passing through bamboo forests and vine entangled jungle. We will reach a cool and refreshing waterfall around lunchtime. Here we’ll stop to take a break in the shade, relax, have a swim if you feel like it, and of course eat the lunch we have provided.
The next and final leg of our journey will find us trekking higher into the largely unexplored and rarely visited jungle clad mountains. Noting the huge variety of sights, sounds, and smells provided by the native flora and fauna, you will know that you are walking on rarely travelled ground. After a few hours trekking, we reach our final destination which is a remote Lahu Hill Tribe Village rarely visited by tourists or any other outsiders. The Lahu are an ethnic group often referred to by Thai people as “Muso” meaning “Hunter”. From here we drive back to Chiang Mai to complete the day of adventure into the wild side of Thailand.
Rest assured that all care and attention is been taken not to have any adverse effects on the local eco-system, we donate a percentage of our profits towards local reforestation projects and other environmental and educational programs throughout the region. Your safety is taken care of by your English speaking and TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) trained and certified trekking guide. This trek is offered on a privately escorted basis only, meaning individuals, family or corporate groups. All participants should have a reasonably good level of health and fitness as this is an all-day trek.
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