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Thai Mountain Life Eco Trek

Thai Eco Trek Adventure - 2 days

  • Thai Mountain Life Eco Trek
  • 2 days / 1 night
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
What's included
Accommodation
FAQ
Packing List
Safety
Thai Eco Trek Adventure
How to Book

Overview

> Trek to Thajeko Mountain
> Trek through mountain rice terraces and village coffee plantations
> Visit a remote Karen hill tribe village and children nursery school
> Trek through the tropical evergreen jungle to Kerjertae Mountain
> Spend your night at an eco-lodge

On this trek, you will have more time trekking and to immerse yourself with nature. We will follow 2 different trails up to the peaks of Thajeko and Kerjertae mountains. These mountains offer remarkable landscapes. You can also experience the magic of having lunch relaxing in the cool mountain mist. At our nature stay you can rest listening to Serder Twin waterfalls. It’s the perfect location to meditate or do yoga. In the evening you can help your guide to cook healthy Thai meals.

Route

What's the plan?

Day One Highlights:


- Trek to THAJEKO Mountain
- Be surround spectacular Mountain View
- Trek through mountain rice terrace and village coffee plantation
- Visit remote Karen hill tribe village and children nursery school
- Explore unseen nature and visit 2 waterfalls
- Overnight stay at Nature stay

For our 2 days trek, you will stay at our eco-lodge which has been built on an old paddy field between two waterfalls. We have built our lodge from local bamboo and wood. It’s a beautiful peaceful place to relax and get away from city life. Once you have settled in, our tour guide will cook some delicious Thai food for you. If you are interested in food our tour guide will happily tell you more about the ingredients and welcome you to help with the cooking. (If you like hot spicy food please let our tour guide know – extra chilies are free!) Depending on the season most of the ingredients will come from our small organic farm.

After dinner, you can sit around the campfire chatting with the tour guide and group or continue to explore around the eco-lodge. When ready for bed, you can drift off to sleep listening to the soothing waterfall and sounds of nature.

Day Two Highlights:

- Trek through the tropical evergreen jungle to KERJERTAE Mountain
- Visit village water buffalo home, Beautiful mountain pine forest
- Lunch with panoramic views
- Trek through the jungle to HOIKANOON village

In the morning you will wake up to crisp fresh air and full of energy for another trek. Your breakfast will be prepared by your tour guide.  You will be served locally sourced coffee but don’t worry if coffee isn’t your thing we do have tea.

Today’s trek will be about 5-6 hours and will take you through rice fields and a local mountain farm. You then trek up to the top of the mountain to see panoramic views.  From the viewpoint, you will see stunning sceneries. When our group is ready we will stop for lunch which has been prepared and brought to us by our assistant and tour guide. We will then trek to a Karen Hill tribe village to be picked up and taken back to Chiang Mai.

What's included

Included:

√ Transport
All private transport required during the trek is included. Your trekking company will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai and take you to the starting point of the trek. 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. 

√ Meals
All meals during the trek are included in the price. On the trails, your trekking company will also provide you with snacks.

√ Water
During the trek, your trekking company will provide the water.

√ Accommodation
You will spend one night at our Eco-Lodge surrounded by nature and the soothing sound of two waterfalls.

Excluded:

× Airfare
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.

× Tipping
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.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During our 2 days trek, you will stay at our eco-lodge. The Lodge has been built on an old paddy field between two waterfalls. We have built our lodge from local bamboo and wood. It’s a beautiful peaceful place to relax and get away from city life. All necessary bedding items will be provided.

In the afternoon, your guide will prepare traditional Thai food for you to enjoy after the long trek. You are welcome to help him and learn about Thai cuisine. After dinner, you can sit around the campfire chatting with the tour guide and group or continue to explore around the eco-lodge.

FAQ

FAQ

How hard are the trails?

The trails on this trek are not hard, but you will be trekking to the top of Thajeko and Kerjertae 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.

Best season
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
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 List

Packing 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
- Flashlight and personal important medicines
- Money for soft drinks and local souvenirs
- A positive attitude

Safety

Safety

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 Adventure

Thai 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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Cancellation Policy

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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