Trekking in Thailand can be filled with wonderful experiences if you
choose the right trekking operator. Many operators in Thailand take trekkers
to villages filled with tourists with little or no hill tribe culture.
All Thailand Experiences is the only one allowed to take visitors into
the hill tribe villages in our area as we respect their customs and traditions.
They are our personal friends that we have known all our lives. You will
be welcomed into their homes as invited guests.
The people of the villages are farmers and do not look to the visitor
as a source of income. The people are shy but friendly and are perhaps
more interested in you then you are in them.
Interaction with the daily life of the villagers is encouraged and
their customs, traditions and lifestyle will be explained to you.
We will educate you about the do's and don'ts in each village so as not
to offend them or their spirits that watch over the village.
This means you will have a richly rewarding experience that is difficult
to find in today's modern Thailand.
Food during your trek is always delicious and there is plenty of it.
Sleeping will be in a clean house with your host family.
During your village trek you will meet Lisu, Lahu, Akha, Karen hill tribe people. You will see these people working their
fields on almost vertical sloops in their colorful costumes.
The views of the surrounding area is spectacular from vistas on mountain
tops we must go over to reach these villages.
Lahu mother with children.
Shan man smoking his pipe
Our village treks are for 4 days/3 nights,
We will meet you at your hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai at 8:00 am with your guide and mini bus.
We then visit a local market then to a quiet elephant camp for a 1/2 hour elephant ride through streams and
over mountains. We will next visit Chiang Dao cave shrine and walk through the caves. We then have lunch and visit rice mill in Fang valley. We then visit a Thai Army outpost on the Burma (Myanmar) border then to a primitive lahu village where we spend the evening. (L,D)
Chiang Dao Cave Video
Thai Army Outpost
The Lahu village
After an all-you-can-eat breakfast consisting of toast, eggs, fruit, coffee
or tea we will hike over the hills to a small Lahu village of only 10 families
for a short rest and lunch. We then hike to a waterfall then through the temple on the mountain top then travel with you guide by local Songteaw to A Karen hill tribe village for the evening. (B,L,D)
Karen going to the fields
After another hearty breakfast your local Karen and Thai guides will lead you to an Akha village for the evening with lunch in a Lahu village. Along the way you will see many different hill tribes working in their fields. Overnight and dinner in the Akha village. (B,L,D)
An Akha House
After breakfast your local Karen and Thai guides will lead you to another Lahu village on the Mae Kok River where we will have lunch and then take the private long tail boat to Chiang Rai stopping at hill tribe villages and hot springs along the way. Transfer to the bus station, hotel or guest house. (B,L) End Trek, this is a private trek.
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