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Chiangdao Mountain Trek, Chiang Mai

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Thailand  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 160 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 220 US Dollar (USD)

Doi Chiangdao mountain range lies some 50 miles North of Chiangmai. The region is home of many ethnic hill-tribe villages and lush forest. Trek with us, discovering scenic trails leading to the Maetang river valley.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Chiang Mai countryside. Begin hike to Lahu Village.

08:30 Meeting at your hotel in Chiang Mai city. Departure by covered pick-up truck to the Chiang Dao valley. We make a stop to the Chiang Dao Elephant training center to watch the demonstration of elephants working in the forest, pulling and hauling logs. After the show you'll have the opportunity to ride an elephant's back around the valley, for approximately 1 hour, before driving up the mountain to reach our trek starting point.

We begin our hike with a first section mostly uphill, reaching a small village where we will have a pack lunch. Continue for another two hours hike on forested trails to reach our overnight destination. Overnight as guests of a village family in their traditional wooden house. A Thai dinner will be cooked by your guides. Basic comfort, sleep on floor mattresses under a mosquito net, toilets are outside the rooms. Hot shower. Meals included: Lunch + Dinner.

Day 2: Longest trekking day with approx. 5-6 Hour's hike.

After breakfast, we will begin today’s hike. We walk the mountain ridges on well-marked trails offering scenic views. Picnic lunch on the way. Eventually reach a tiny Lahu village on the top of the mountain overlooking the valley. We will spend the night in a simple bamboo hut dormitory style, under mosquito nets.Your guide will cook an excellent Thai dinner tonight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Easy hike down the Maetang River valley. Bamboo rafting experience.

After breakfast, walk through the forest around two hours, mostly downhill to reach the Mae-Tang river valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river’s bank at Maetang River Camp. After lunch, we experience bamboo rafting on a peaceful river before transfer back to Chiang Mai and drop off at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast + Lunch.

More information:

-Participants should be ready to walk for about 6 hours+ on undulating mountain landscape and jungle trails.
-This trip can depart all year long.
-All inclusive package tour, departing from Chiang Mai city, Thailand. We provide experienced trekking leaders and guides. Sleeping equipment, drinking water, 7 meals (Thai cuisine) are provided. You will stay at local family houses which are part of our rural development program. Shared toilets facilities, but clean. This trip is exclusively operated by our company.

We offer mostly private departures, with your own party, or a small group, and your own trekking guide. The private treks brings more value to experience, being able to communicate with your guide and the locals at your convenience. Also, you can hike at your own pace, which sometime is hard to control with a join group tour.

Join tour departure also available during winter season. For those who travel alone or prefer to join a group, we have some specific dates on which individuals can register. Usually join departure tours runs from November through February, which is the best season to trek in Northern Thailand. Ask for details.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Home stay accommodation (basic dormitory rooms with mosquito nets)
- Home stay meals as mentioned
- Experienced English-speaking tour guide
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private vehicle.

Price Excludes:
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
- Guide tips
- Travel insurance.

- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability
- The price is based on two people minimum.
- Price depends on number of participants.
- We also offer this trip as a "private trekking trip" at additional charges.

About This Supplier
Location: Thailand
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2011

In 1991, Alex extensively traveled all over Thailand in search of the best potential location for a Switzerland based tour-operator. The adventure and outdoor potential of North Thailand was assessed to be excellent. But no established operator was focused on this niche, and quality of the service was low. Alex decided...

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