TREKKING IN CHIANGMAI
Chiangmai is a city built on the roots of a traditional heritage that digs deep into the soil of time. For tourists, the name Chiangmai brings to mind a tranquil and fascinating land with beautiful ladies and colorful flowers plus a rich culture and diverse tradition.
Named "Rose of the North" for the abundance of flowers that thrive in its cooler mountain climate, Chiangmai has grown from its origin as a small northern Lanna capital to become a city representative of modern Thai culture. The people themselves are an unforgettable part of Chiangmai.
Handicrafts made from silk, silver and wood are timeless souvenirs for visitors to take home. Along with all this, a wide variety of accommodations, restaurants and entertainment establishments helps make Chiangmai one of Thailand's prime tourist attractions.
Chiangmai is 700 kilometers north of Bangkok and is nestled in a valley 310 meters (1,027 feet) above sea level. There are mountains all around the valley rising to heights of more than 2,500 meters. The highest mountain is Doi Inthanon which, at 2,565 meters, is Thailand's highest peak.
Chiangmai has a cooler and drier climate than other parts of Thailand. It has three main seasons : cool (late October to mid-February); summer (late February to May) and rainy (June to October). Average temperatures are 21 degrees Centigrade during the cool season; 30 degrees Centigrade during summer; and 25 degrees Centigrade during the rainy season.
Just to the north of Chiangmai lies the sleepy town of Pai surrounded by mountains, jungles and hill tribes and this is where our trekking tours take place.
THE 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS TREKKING TOUR IN PAI …
TREKKING IN CHIANGMAI
For 3 days and 2 nights we will walk you around the beautiful Pai area with a local guide who will educate you all about the northern flora and fauna.
You will sleep in the villages of the local hill tribes and observe and learn about their traditions whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the jungle.
Our local guide will cook traditional northern Thai food for you in the evenings whilst you recover from the days exertions and will explain anything you need to know about hill tribe life and culture.
Day 1 - (Up the mountain day)
You will depart from Chiang Mai at 9AM and drive about 2 hours to the PAI area where you are surrounded by jungle and mountains.
The first day is the most physical as you will be trekking to high elevation through the jungle, crossing local streams and stopping at waterfalls.
Your first night will be spent in a local Lahu hill tribe village where your tour guide will cook you supper and tell you all about hill tribe life.
Day 2 - (Down the mountain day)
After breakfast, more trekking but this time downhill, crossing more rivers, more waterfalls and more jungle. Watch out for the bamboo forests!
Your second night will be spent in another Lahu hill tribe village and your
guide will cook more food for you whilst you drink a cheeky beer and rest those weary legs.
Day 3 - (The activity day)
After breakfast just a little trekking is in order to get you to the local elephant camp where you will ride elephants for an hour. After the elephants, it's time for an hour of bamboo rafting and then we get the zodiacs out for an hour of white water rafting. Superb! After the days activities you will be taken back to Chiang Mai to arrive around 5PM.
Each Chiangmai trekking tour INCLUDES -
1. All meals (first day lunch to the last day lunch)
2. Elephant riding
3. Bamboo rafting
4. White water rafting (in the rainy season )
5. 2 nights accommodation in hill tribe villages
7. Local guide
8. Return transport from Chiangmai to Pai
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