Situated in Northern Thailand are several remaining hill tribes. They live their life based on subsistence farming and rearing their own live stock. Life is basic and hard for the tribes people and the money from your experience goes directly to the villagers to support their education, facilities and well being.
You will trek through lush countrside with some great views for approximately 3-5 hours on both days. At certain times of the year it can be very hot and tiring. There are shorter routes if it becomes too much and the guide is happy to work with you to make it as enjoyable as possible. You will spend time in two traditional hill tribe villages, mix with the locals, eat some amazing food and take part in a traditional Lahu tribe dance.
You will be reminded just how simple life can be and yet the tribes folk are incredibly happy individuals working in harmony with the local environment.
Please be aware that you will be staying in a traditional bamboo home - our homestays are based with a family with children or a married couple. We have set standards for our homestays, covering cleanliness, accommodation and food... but these are real homes in traditional communities and they do not have the same standards that you are accustomed to and we don't want them to.
This is an unforgettable experience.
A word of caution. They are called 'hill' tribes because it is hilly. At times it is quite steep and hazardous underfoot.
We also offer a single day package as well as 2, 3, 5 and 6 night tours if that would be more suitable. Please get in touch.
We aim to be as competitive as possible. Pricing is flexible and influenced by the itinerary as a whole. As a guide please find the pricing below.
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We ask our guests to understand that while we endeavour to follow the itineraries of each programme as closely as possible, sometimes circumstances make this difficult. For example the weather conditions vary during the seasons which may mean altering the routes and times. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary with little or no warning.
Although an average level of fitness is required this is not for the elderly, anyone with arthritis, back or joint pain or heart conditions among other medical considerations.
The villages are remote and several hours from the nearest medical assistance. We recommend you consult your doctor if you are in any doubt about your fitness or medical condition.
* Families with children over 4 years old are welcome at the project. Younger children will be considered but please get in touch for more information.
Adults and accompanied children over 4 years old may also book the 5 Day 4 Night Trek.
This project is open all year round.
This is as real as it gets. No electricity, the shower is a bucket, the food was superb and one one occasion we ate what we collected from the forest and fields during the day cooked in a banana leaf. Would do it again. Susanna G
The guide gave me a machete to start with!! I was puzzled until later when I made my own cooking equipment, pots, plates and cutlery from bamboo!!! I then cooked the food on an open fire over looking the valley. Awesome Oliver W