Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek
5 days from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai
From $ 349
Duration5 days

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.

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  • Duration: 5 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Chiang Mai
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Chiang Mai
    Ages: 12+
Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Chiang Mai

Start place: Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.

End place: Chiang Mai

Day 2: Chiang Mai/Ban Pha Mon

Start place: Chiang Mai

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.
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, learn about weaving and embroidery or check out a local Lahu massage. 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!

End place: Ban Pha Mon

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Ban Pha Mon/Ban Muang Pam

Start place: Ban Pha Mon

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.
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.

End place: Ban Yang

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Ban Muang Pam/Chiang Mai

Start place: Ban Yang

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.

End place: Chiang Mai

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Chiang Mai

Start place: Chiang Mai

Depart at any time.

End place: Chiang Mai

Meals: B

Inclusions

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
  • Transport

    Open pickup truck, Van, Trekking, Raft
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (1 nts), Basic huts (3 nts, multi-share)
  • Meals

    4 breakfasts,
    3 lunches,
    2 dinners

Dates & availability: Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Wed, 11/25/2020 Finishing Sun, 11/29/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 11/28/2020 Finishing Wed, 12/02/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 12/05/2020 Finishing Wed, 12/09/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 12/12/2020 Finishing Wed, 12/16/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 12/19/2020 Finishing Wed, 12/23/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Mon, 12/21/2020 Finishing Fri, 12/25/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 12/26/2020 Finishing Wed, 12/30/2020 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Mon, 12/28/2020 Finishing Fri, 01/01/2021 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Sat, 01/02/2021 Finishing Wed, 01/06/2021 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book
Departing Wed, 01/06/2021 Finishing Sun, 01/10/2021 Catalog Price $ 349 Sale Price $ 349 15 Book

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