Chiang Mai Trekking
Meet our trekking guides
Piroon & Jit Nantaya
We are running our trekking tour business together for more than 20 years now.
We were both born north of Chiang Mai and with our combined experienc we are offering truly unique and authentic trekking in Northern Thailand.
We focus on delivering non-touristic trekking adventures to our guests and take them away into one of the most beautiful areas in all of Thailand where they will get in touch with the simple life of the hill tribes we spend the nights at with our participants.
Our tours will lead you off the beaten tourist paths and into the jungles and rural areas so that you can delve deep into the local culture and way of life in this remote areas.
One of our main goals is that we want our guests to feel like good friends from the very first minute on.
Det is not just another Karen guide, Det is a natural. Thanks to his peaceful charisma, his quiet manner and his extensive knowledge of the customs of the hill tribes, he has earned great recognition from our guests. Det speaks fluent English and our guests always have a great time with him and they have a lot of fun together. Det loves to spend his free time caring for his family, and he is very gifted at bamboo carving.
Dino was born in 1974 in a village near the Myanmar border and since childhood he dreamed of working in the tourism industry and realized this dream after graduating from high school in 1993: he started working as a trekking guide in the Golden Triangle area and around Chiang Rai. After more than 15 years as a trekking guiide he started working in the Elephant Nature Park since 2011 and spent seven years in Cambodia – both in the field of animal and nature conservation. Since he's back in Chiang Mai, he works weekly with volunteers to help villagers or for reforestation and wildlife. It is obvious that nature is a major part of his life and family.
Dong was born 1976 in a small Karen village he is working as a tourist guide since 2002. Dong is very flexible and open minded and of course he also is very frienldy. Dong likes to keep on learning about the many different cultures and languages in order to exchange and share experiences with tourists. One of Dongs mottos is "An open mind makes a common sense".
Jackie Chan was born into a Karen tribe family in 1984 and has four brothers and one sister - which might be why he's such a great and funny entertainer is. He has been working as a tour guide for Chiangmai Trekking for many, many years and is always telling funny jokes and stories. There doesn't seem to be any stress at all when touring with him. He knows a lot about local cultural life and to go on adventure trips with him, is an enriching experience.
Jojo was born into a Karen tribe family in 1992 and has been working as a trekking guide for Chiangmai Trekking since 2019. His motivation for all his tours is to always enrich the experience of travelers from all over the world as their tour guide. He is a very patient and calm person with a truly extensive knowledge of local medicinal plants and he's also a pretty good cook.
Kan was born in the Pare province within a Karen tribe and spent almost nine years as a novice monk in a temple before he started to study for a BA in Tourism Industry Management where he has specialized in the ethnic minority knowledge. He also additionally applied for his license as a tour guide in 2002 and has been working as a tour guide since that time. He has a deep knowledge of the buddhism and is very skilled in cooking yummy Thai dishes. Kan is living in Chiang Mai and enjoys trips through the countryside in his time off.
Ae was born in the Mae Tang province and he spent almost five years in a temple as a novice monk before he started to study Tourism Industry Management (BA) and after that he additionally did the training to become a tour guide and got his license in 2006. Meeting many different people from all over the globe and sharing each others thoughts about the different cultures and habits is something Ae really enjoys a lot.
Mr. Cha was born in the Chiang Dao district in Mueang Khong and besides being a very funny and skilled trekking guide, he also is a very good guide for our sightseeing tours like Doi Suthep, Wat Phalat and the Monk Trail, Doi Inthanon, for daytrips to Chiangrai or Pai or for a roundtrip to Mae Hong Son. Mr. Cha has lived in Denmark for several years and - besides speaking english - he also speaks pretty good Danish.
Meet Kae, who is descended from a Karen hill tribe and formerly served in the army, and - that is probably no surprise when looking at his career: He loves to move freely in the jungle, using all sorts of survival techniques. In 2009, Kae began working as a sightseeing tour guide in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Nowadays he loves to cook and entertain his guests and friends with vocals and guitar.
Rit was born into a Karen family and is working as a tour guide since 2021. In his youth, Rit has been a buddhist monk for twelve years to get a good education. He is always taking good care of his participants during a trrekking tour and he loves to share all kind of stories with his guests. His calm manner is as peaceful as the nature in the jungle. His motto is "Being humble gains noble thinking".
"So" belongs to the Lahu hilltribe. He has been Piroon's sidekick since 2003 and has finally gained his license as a tour guide in 2016. "So" knows the jungle like his back pocket and he spends a lot of his free time hunting and fishing. On top of his outdoor survival skills, Sos specialties when it comes to trekking tours in the jungle are bamboo rafting and crafting children's toys.
Song was born within a Lahu tribe village in the Mae Tang area with more then 22 years of experiences as a licenced tour guide. He is a thoughtful and informative guide and as his guest you are in extremely capable hands. He also is an expert at fishing and Thai cooking and enjoys playing the guitar. Song likes long trekking tours into the mountains and bamboo rafting.
Sunny is from Baan Mae Jok, a Karen hilltribe vilage. He is doing a lot of studying & training to become a licensed tour guide, meanwhile he is getting the practical experience while working for us as guide & assistance. Sun is a pretty good expert about the nature, he prepares delicious Thai meals and he has some experience in climbing.
Wan was born in a farmer family from a Karen tribe and has started working in the tourist branch in 2007 at an elephant camp where he took care of the pachyderms before he switched to become a tour guide a few years later. Wan is an easy going, very friendly and often funny guy with a wide knowledge of the local culture and nature and he is a very good cook as well. Wan enjoys to meeting new poeple and learning about their different cultures from all around the world.
The best promotion: what our guests say about us
2022-07-27, 3:55 AM
1 day trekking tour
What a great experience! The walk was magnificent ( but kind of tough!), thé lunch unbelievable, the bamboo rafting very funny ( especially after a few days of rain) and the elephants quite funny. Our guide was really nice and helpful, explaining many things about Thailand. We did this tour with Our ... [More...]
2022-06-30, 2:18 PM
Wonderful and exciting experience
I?ve booked a trekking tour with a group, quite spontaneously. Without any problems I joined a nice group with our guide Dat at the wished date. Dat was very hilarious, entertaining and also professional at the same time. He was always courteous and safety was his first priority.
2022-02-03, 6:37 AM
Départ de chiang mai, pour un trek de 3 jours et 2 nuits avec un groupe de 4 personnes accompagnées par Piroon notre super guide, nous avons vécu des journées et nuits extraordinaires inimaginables. Traversé de la jungle, descente en bambou rafting sur la rivière , repas et nuit chez les villageois ... [More...]
2022-01-21, 6:33 AM
An amazing travel agency in Chiang Mai
Sanja Knezevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
We booked a day trip to Phu Chee Fah mountain/viewpoint, a one-day trekking tour with the rafting and the elephant camp visit, a day trip to see the Floating Pagodas and Wat Chaloem and half-a-day trip around Chiang Mai, to see Doi Suthep and check out a silk factory. Everything was perfect and I can ... [More...]
2020-12-16, 4:59 AM
The perfect day with Kae
Jayne Mellor, Thailand
3 of us on the day trek during December 2020. The company were very understanding when we had to delay the trip by one day, even though they had already purchased provisions for the trip. Kae made it very relaxed, interesting and fun. As it was during the Covid time we didn't meet any other tourists ... [More...]
Reviews and recommendations
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If you are German speaking you can also find many reports of participants
of my tours on the website of Stefan Loose
(publisher of a very popular German travel guide for Thailand).
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