Thai Mountain Eco Trek
Thai Eco Trek Adventure - 1 day
- Thai Mountain Eco Trek
- 1 day / 0 nights
- Max. group: 10 Persons
- Difficulty: Medium
Overview> Trek to THAJEKO Mountain
> Be surround by spectacular Mountain Views
> Trek through mountain rice terraces and hill tribe coffee plantation
> Visit a remote Karen hill tribe village and kindergarten
> Explore unseen nature and visit 2 waterfalls
You will trek through the lush evergreen jungle and breathe fresh crisp air. Trek up to Thajeko mountain and enjoy spectacular panoramic views. After lunch at the top, we will continue our trek along mountainous terrain and on through a valley of rice terraces. Enjoy a cultural exchange as we stop off at Karen Hill Tribe village and visit a remote hill tribe kindergarten. Our guides will be happy to share information about local flora and fauna as well as local life.
RouteWhat's the plan?
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30-8.00 am and drive to Chom Tong district. First, we will stop at Chom Tong’s biggest fresh food market where local people come to sell their produce. You will enjoy wandering through the many stalls taking in the colorful foods and flavors. Our guide will be happy to answer any questions and explain the market life.
Then we will drive to Hoi Som Poi Karen Hill Tribe village. To get to the village you pass beautiful rural countryside, fruit farms, rice fields, and magical mountain views.
From the village, we will start to trek for 1 half hours up to the top of Thajeko Mountain. As you trek our tour guide will show you different local flora and fauna and share information about the area. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. This part of the trek will be through the lush evergreen tropical forest. When you arrive at the top of Thajeko mountain you will see wonderful panoramic views and the top of the highest mountain of Thailand Doi Inthanon. About 25 years ago this land was used mainly by the Karen people to grow opium before it became illegal. At the top of the mountain, you will be given plenty of time to rest, enjoy lunch and take pictures.
Then we’ll trek down through rice paddy fields where you can learn about rice and hill tribe farming. The next village you will visit is Hoi Ma Naw, here we will visit the kindergarten school. At the school, you are welcome to say hello to the kids and visit them in class. If you want to, you can bring small gifts for the children.
For the final part of this trek, we will visit a waterfall where you can swim and relax before our drive back to Chiang Mai.
All private transport required during the trek is included. Your trekking company will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 7:30-8.00 am and drive to Chom Tong district. At the end of the trek, you will be taken back to Chiang Mai.
√ Professional guide
You will be accompanied at all times by a professional English speaking guide.
Lunch is included in the price of the trek. On the trails, your trekking company will also provide you with a snack.
During the trek, your trekking company will provide the water.
You have to make your way to Chiang Mai. The total amount is exclusive of flights to and from Thailand.
× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
× Extra snacks and drinks
Your trekking company will provide lunch and water during the trek. If you want some extra snacks or drinks during the hike, these are on your own account.
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.
How hard are the trails?
The trails on this trek are not hard, but you will be trekking to the top of Thajeko mountain, which involves some up-and-down trekking. Always bear in mind that you will be trekking for several hours and that these are mountain trails. If you are in good shape, this trek shouldn't be a problem for you. However, if you are worried that it might be too much, you can always train in advance, walking a few hours a day and climbing some stairs.
Karen Hilltribe Communities
The Karen Hill Tribes are the largest ethnic minority group in Thailand. These tribes live in mountain villages in northern Thailand and practice agriculture. The indigenous Karen people of Thailand are Thai citizens even though they speak a different language and their culture differs from Thai Culture in some ways. They still can speak Thai and have Thai ID’s. Chiang Dao is home to the largest population of ethnic minorities “hilltribe villages” in Thailand.
You can trek in northern Thailand all year round. However, there are some recommendations when it comes to choosing your dates. Temperatures can drop down to 7°C in winter, and go up to 27°C in summer. Make sure you dress accordingly depending on the season. If you are trekking in winter, from November to March, be prepared and bring some warm clothes. May to November is Monsoon season, and although the temperatures are more temperate, the region sees a lot of rain and clouds tend to obscure the views.
Tipping is 100% common in Thailand, it is 100% expected. If you got a good service from your guide and you want to thank him, it will always be much appreciated. How much to tip your guide is up to you. If you had a good time, 300 Baht/USD 10 for a full-day tour is a good tip.
Packing ListPacking List
Although this trek in northern Thailand is not a hard trek, it is always important to have the right equipment with you. Thay way, you can just enjoy the trek without any unpleasant surprises. If you are planning on doing this trek, Thai Eco Trek Adventure has some recommendations for you:
- 2 T-shirts, 2 pairs of socks and 2 pairs of short pants
- A swimming suit and towel
- Sandals and trekking shoes (trainers or closed shoes are acceptable)
- Rainy Season: a waterproof jacket
- Cold Season: a long sleeve top or warm jacket
- Money for soft drinks and local souvenirs
- A positive attitude
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. Our guides are well trained and hold their Tourism Authority of Thailand license (TAT).
Thai Eco Trek AdventureThai Eco Trek Adventure
Thai Eco Trek Adventure is an outdoor adventure company. We offer quality tours and programs to guarantee our customers have memorable holidays with high customer satisfaction. All our trips are designed to give a glimpse of true Thai hill tribe culture and experience real adventure. Our trips include exploring nature, meeting local people and seeing their daily folklife. Our experienced guides are proud to take you on an awesome journey and are always willing to share information and answer your questions. You will be in safe hands with our guides who are well trained and hold their Tourism Authority of Thailand license (TAT).
The trekking company was founded by Karen Hill Tribe tour guides and friends. All Thai Eco Trek staff are from Chom Tong and the surrounding Karen Hill Tribe villages. Our tours have been designed from our spirit of adventure and our expert knowledge of the local areas. We want you to experience the authentic culture and the way of life of the Karen Hill Tribe. Our treks promise you striking mountainous nature and stunning agricultural landscapes in remote areas meaning you will truly be trekking off the beaten track. Come join us at Thai Eco Trek Adventure for a unique and memorable experience.
How to Book
How does it work?
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After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.
You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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