One Day (Thai Mountain Eco Trek)

You will trek through lush ever green 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 with information about local flora and fauna as well as local life.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Trek to THAJEKO Mountain
  • Be surround by spectacular Mountain Views
  • Trek through mountain rice terraces and hill tribe coffee plantation
  • Visit remote Karen hill tribe village and kindergarten
  • Explore unseen nature and visit 2 waterfalls

We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30-8.00am 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 colourful foods and flavours. Our guide will be happy to answer any questions and explain about 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 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 say hello 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.

Price:  1500 baht per person (minimum 2 people maximum 8 people)

Private group available on request

Price includes:  pick up and drop off from your hotel (only around city), Drinking water, 1 meal, snack, Tour guide and local assistance, accident insurance.

Trail type: Mountain trail  (Up and down mountain)

Difficulty: Medium

Total trekking distance: 10-12km (approx.)

Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)

What to bring on a trek.

  • 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
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