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 hilltribes 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.
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.
Boon is a gentle spirit who has his roots in a Karen tribe in the mountains but you should not underestimate him for his calm and unobtrusive nature: Boon is an exquisite cook of the jungle cuisine and serves mouth watering dishes with little more than bamboo and banana leaves as cooking utensils and a small fire. Apart from this fascinating skill, Boon also knows many alternative, secret ways and hidden gems in the jungles.
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.
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.
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.
"Not" was born and grew up in the Mae Tang district. Despite his young age, "Not" already gained a lot of experience as he has always enjoyed guiding and extreme outdoor activities since his youth. He began working as an instructor for whitewater rafting, kayak and ATV at the age of fourteen and even in his spare time he looks for the thrills he often finds in motocrossing. "Not" is certified in first aid and CPR by the Red Cross Society and also completed a course for white water rescue techniques. This combination makes him a true all-round guide who knows how to react in any situation.
Born and raised in a Karen village Pieare was serving a few years in the Thai Air Force and after that he decided to start his training and got his official license as a tour guide in 2009. Pieare likes long trekking tours into the mountains along with the easyness during a bamboo rafting through the green nature. He is quite good in playing the guitar and he is a pretty good singer too.
"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 18 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.
Sun 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.
Tom's family background is both Thai and Karen. He's always on the look-out for adventures and has been gaining experience in all sorts of extreme sports such as kayaking, whitewater rafting, ATV and kayurodeo (playboat) since 2006. Tom speaks impeccable English and his cheerful and funny nature as well as his charm make this guy so fascinating.
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.
2019-02-28, 10:49 AM
Great experience with 3days-trekking
Nicolas COMTAT, France
Big thanks to Sunny and Chai, our 2 guides, that were very nice during these 3 days of trekking! We discovered a part of thai culture, very good food and amazing landscapes.
2019-02-26, 5:31 AM
Trekking inoubliable ...
un trekking de 3 jours et 2 nuits ou on a marchés dans la jungle tout au long du parcours les guides vous donne des explications sur la végétation ou les animaux qu'on rencontre, l'arrivée dans les villages et la vie de ces villageois; des endroits magnifiques , dépaysant, une nourriture délicieuse ... [More...]
2019-02-18, 10:53 AM
Nous revenons enchantés de notre 3 jours de trekking avec sadjo. Issus de La Tribue des Lahue, il nous a éclairé quant à leur mode de vie, à leur respect de la nature, des traditions . Son humour et son enthousiasme ont été particulièrement agréables .
2019-02-16, 3:35 PM
Oh, Happy Day!
Jan Loschinski, Germany
What a great fun and experience to travel with your team. With low expectations we booked a one day hike and thought that we will be part of the big tourism stream of the day. But we got blown away! First with the great smile of our guide Peer (? Sorry my friend to not be able to write your Thai name ... [More...]
2019-02-06, 12:23 PM
Une super expérience, le guide était génial, un dépaysement garanti! Tout était très bien! Amazing experience with a nice guide and really nice things to do
You can find us on TripAdvisor and see how many, many other guests have rated their jungle adventure with Chiang Mai Trekking.
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).