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Chiang Mai Trekking

We create memories

Our trekking tours cover different areas northwest of Chiang Mai on the way to Pai in the Mae Hong Son Province. You will delve into the lush green jungles far away from paved roads and the hustle and bustle of city life. Along the way you will get the chance to visit up to three different hill tribe villages in that area to get a glimpse of the simple life of the villagers.

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Trekking - for any age

You and your children will love it

Our trekking tours are suitable for almost any age and fitness level. You do not have to be an athlete or a very sporty person to enjoy the beauty of Northern Thailands jungles with us.
Families with children will have a lot of fun as well as adults at higher ages - as long as you can handle walking about 5-7 km (or approx. 4-5 hours) a day with some uphill/downhill you will enjoy all the differente impressions that our trekking tours offer. Feel it with all your senses: see all this green, hear all this different sounds, smell the jungle, taste authentic and amazingly delicious Thai Food and feel the nature under your feet and all around.

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Individual tours

Tailored to your wishes

We suggest to do a 3-days/2-nights trekking tour with us.
This tour is picked by most of our valued guests and lets you explore quite a bit of the beauty of the jungles with two nights at hill tribe villages in the middle of the jungle.
We do of course also offer shorter trekking tours (1-day, 2-days/1-night) as well as longer tours (e.g. 5-days/4-nights or longer) if you are really interested in some serious trekking and exploring the nature.
We will tailor your perfect trekking tour exactly to your wishes.

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3 days

Our most booked tour

Delve deep into some of mother natures finest art with us. Experience breathtaking views in the stunning lush nature and rest your head to sleep in authentic tribe villages in the jungles.

We recommend this tour for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

Read more...

2 days

Ideal with small children

Enjoy hiking through the amazing nature of Northern Thailand with us and let your senses be inspired by the surroundings. With an overnight stay in a charming and authentic hill tribe village.

We recommend this tour if you are travelling with small children.

Read more...

Daytrip

A day into the nature

Take a day off enjoying hiking through the lush green nature of Northern Thailand. Get away from city live and into one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand during your daytrip with us.

For anyone whose schedule does not allow for an overnight tour.

Read more...


3-days/2-nights

What you will experience during a trekking tour with Chiang Mai Trekking

First Day

08:30 AM we will be pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai and after a one hour drive to a domestic market we spend 25 minutes to gather provisions for the tour.

A 30 minute drive on the domestic route along a steep road takes us to the waterfall where you can swim in this relaxing place with wonderful views.

You will have lunch and some time to rest alongside the road in a small restaurant. We will do the cooking and you can enjoy your first authentic Thai-Food prepared for you by us as we will also do for the next days.

After lunch we will drive another short distance to the drop-off and here the trekking part of your tour will begin and you will enter the dense jungle with us.

About 2-3 hours later we will reach a village of the Karen hill tribe at an altitude of about 1,400 meters above sea level. You will spend the night in a simple wooden hut at the edge of the small village.

You will have the chance to take a shower and refresh yourself and we will prepare dinner for you.
Before it gets dark, you can visit the village and enjoy the evening scene of the surrounding mountains. Among other things you can see the top of Thailands 3rd highest mountain, Doi Chiang Dao (2,175 meters above sea level).

Sit on the deck in front of your hut near the small creek and enjoy the first evening, listen to the sounds of the nightly jungle and zip a soft drink or a beer if you wish.

Second Day

After breakfast you will be trekking through the beautiful nature and along rice fields for about three hours to visit the small elephant family living with a Lahu tribe in the jungles.

Here you will have time to relax and enjoy your lunch and after that you can get in touch with the elephants or have a refreshing swim in the river.

You will see the elephants also take a bath and maybe you want to join them and wash them a little bit - it is a truly unforgettable experience to dabble with a pachyderm. You can also feed the elephants and walk among them.

After your meeting with the elephants we will continue our way to bring you to your next destination: the mountain village.

Here you might want to take a swim in the shallow river, take a shower and sit on the large deck above the river and let all the impressions of your trip so far touch your heart and soul.

We will prepare your dinner and then spend the evening on the deck. Maybe you want to fly a wish lantern or sing next to the camp fire with us and enjoy the last night of your amazing jungle adventure.

Third Day

After breakfast you will start the rafting part of your tour and we will raft your bamboo along the river for about 2-3 hours (depending on the season) from the Lahu village along the Mae Tang River towards a Shan village.

Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.

Once we reach the Shan village, you can refresh yourself and will then again experience an authentic Thai cuisine lunch. Following lunch you can take a little time to wander around the small village and across a long wooden hanging bridge and bid farewell to the rain forest.

From here we will leave the rain forest and drive back to Chiang Mai in our truck. Arrival in Chiang Mai will be approx. 5:00 PM.

3-days/2-nights

Rates for this trekking tour

Group tour

Private tour

There might be other guests with you in a group tour
2-3 persons: 5,000 Baht per person
4 persons: 4,500 Baht per person
5 persons: 4,000 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 3,500 Baht per person
You and your friends will be the only ones in a private tour
2-3 persons: 6,000 Baht per person
4-5 persons: 5,000 Baht per person
more then 5 persons: 4,000 Baht per person

Transportation will usually be done with our own Songthaew. If you are doing a private tour and wish for a more luxury vehicle, we can rent a car but this will raise the price of your booked tour.
Please contact us in advance.

Good to know

  • Do not ask your hotel or other tour operators to call us and make a booking for you.
    Hotels or tour companies will demand very high commission payments from us for just making a phone call.
  • You can leave any luggage you do not need on the trekking tour with us.
  • Last Minute Shopping - you can buy basic toiletries, insect repellent, flash light or a simple rain cape at the local market where we will also get the food for the trekking tour from.
  • Slippery when wet: in the rainy season (June - September) or after heavy rain the way through the jungle can be slippery here and there - we will do our very best to pick the safest route possible.
  • If you have special wishes (vegetarian, no fish, ...) for the food we prepare for you, please let us know when booking the tour - we will make sure to prepare the most yummy Thai Food possible for your personal bias.
  • Take care of your belongings: We are not responsible for your personal belongings. Any loss of personal belongings during the trekking is at your own risk.
  • During very hot & dry months the bamboo rafting might not be possible due to the water-level of the Mae Tang river being too low.
  • Important things to know about how good the elephants are treated you can find here.
  • Read our flyer about Elephants in Thailand - What tourists need to know (PDF, 450 KB).

Equipment provided from us

  • Life Jacket (rainy season June - September)
  • Blanket (winter season December - March)
  • Mosquito Net (rainy season June - September)
  • Mattress

Things you need for your trekking tour

  • Copy of your passport
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag (lined during winter season December - March)
  • Long and short pants
  • T-Shirts
  • Shoes (with profile) and socks
  • Pullover (winter season December - March)
  • Raincoat (rainy season June - September)
  • Sandals, if need be
  • Hat or cap
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Bathing togs
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent (best with leech protection)

3 days

Our most booked tour

Delve deep into some of mother natures finest art with us. Experience breathtaking views in the stunning lush nature and rest your head to sleep in authentic tribe villages in the jungles.

We recommend this tour for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

Read more...

2 days

Ideal with small children

Enjoy hiking through the amazing nature of Northern Thailand with us and let your senses be inspired by the surroundings. With an overnight stay in a charming and authentic hill tribe village.

We recommend this tour if you are travelling with small children.

Read more...

Daytrip

A day into the nature

Take a day off enjoying hiking through the lush green nature of Northern Thailand. Get away from city live and into one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand during your daytrip with us.

For anyone whose schedule does not allow for an overnight tour.

Read more...

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2-days/1-night

What you will experience during a trekking tour with Chiang Mai Trekking

First Day

08:30 AM we will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and will then do a 40 minute drive to a domestic market where we spend approx. 20 minutes to gather provisions for the tour.

Another 30 minute drive on the domestic route along a steep road will bring us to Mork Fa waterfall where you can swim in this relaxing place with wonderful views.

After visiting the waterfall and a short drive later you will have lunch and some time to rest alongside the road in a small restaurant. We will do the cooking for you and you can enjoy your first authentic Thai-Food prepared by us.

After lunch and another 45-60 minutes drive by car we will reach the drop-off and here the trekking part of your tour will begin and you will enter the dense jungle with us.

Your guide will lead the way and you will now be hiking through the amazing nature and experience all the different impressions along your way.

We offer a softer route with less hiking (for families with smaller children) and a harder route with some more serious hiking through the jungles.

If you choose the softer route, we will reach a village of the Lahu hill tribe after about 2.5 hours of trekking and at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level.

If you choose the harder route, we will reach a village of the Karen hill tribe after about 3.5 hours of trekking and at an altitude of about 1,400 meters above sea level.

You will spend the night in a simple wooden hut at the edge of the small village.

You will have the chance to take a shower and refresh yourself and we will prepare dinner for you.
Before it gets dark, you can visit the village and enjoy the evening scene of the surrounding mountains. Among other things you can see the top of Thailands 3rd highest mountain, Doi Chiang Dao (2,175 meters above sea level).

Sit on the deck in front of your hut near the small creek and enjoy the evening, listen to the sounds of the nightly jungle and zip a soft drink or a beer if you wish.

Second Day

If you have chosen the softer route, then you can spend some time exploring the small Lahu village after breakfast and get a glimpse of the simple life of the hill tribes, while we prepare your bamboo raft and then you will start the rafting part of your tour.

If you have chosen the harder route, after breakfast we will be leaving the Karen village and do some more hiking through the lush nature for about 1 hour until we reach the starting point of the next adventure on your tour: the bamboo rafting.

Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.

On the selfmade bamboo raft you will have time to enjoy the amazing green left and right while the raft floats down the creek and if you want you can try and help steering the bamboo raft through the water. We will raft along the Mae Tang river for about 2 hours (depending on the season) towards a Shan village.

Once we reach the Shan village, you can refresh yourself and will have lunch and if there is time, you can wander around the small village and across a long wooden hanging bridge and bid farewell to the rain forest.

From the Shan village it is a 10 minute drive to the elephant camp where you have a chance to get in touch with the elephants - it is a truly unforgettable experience to get that close to a pachyderm. You can also feed the elephants and walk among them.

After your meeting with the elephants we will leave the rain forest and drive back to Chiang Mai (approx. 1.5 hours). Arrival in Chiang Mai will be around 5:00 PM.

2-days/1-night

Rates for this trekking tour

Group tour

Private tour

There might be other guests with you in a group tour
2-3 persons: 4,500 Baht per person
4 persons: 4,000 Baht per person
5 persons: 3,500 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 3,000 Baht per person
You and your friends will be the only ones in a private tour
2-3 persons: 5,000 Baht per person
4 persons: 4,500 Baht per person
5 persons: 4,000 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 3,500 Baht per person

Transportation will usually be done with our own Songthaew. If you are doing a private tour and wish for a more luxury vehicle, we can rent a car but this will raise the price of your booked tour.
Please contact us in advance.

Good to know

  • Do not ask your hotel or other tour operators to call us and make a booking for you.
    Hotels or tour companies will demand very high commission payments from us for just making a phone call.
  • You can leave any luggage you do not need on the trekking tour with us.
  • Last Minute Shopping - you can buy basic toiletries, insect repellent, flash light or a simple rain cape at the local market where we will also get the food for the trekking tour from.
  • Slippery when wet: in the rainy season (June - September) or after heavy rain the way through the jungle can be slippery here and there - we will do our very best to pick the safest route possible.
  • If you have special wishes (vegetarian, no fish, ...) for the food we prepare for you, please let us know when booking the tour - we will make sure to prepare the most yummy Thai Food possible for your personal bias.
  • Take care of your belongings: We are not responsible for your personal belongings. Any loss of personal belongings during the trekking is at your own risk.
  • During very hot & dry months the bamboo rafting might not be possible due to the water-level of the Mae Tang river being too low.
  • Important things to know about how good the elephants are treated you can find here.
  • Read our flyer about Elephants in Thailand - What tourists need to know (PDF, 450 KB).

Equipment provided from us

  • Life Jacket (rainy season June - September)
  • Blanket (winter season December - March)
  • Mosquito Net (rainy season June - September)
  • Mattress

Things you need for your trekking tour

  • Copy of your passport
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag (lined during winter season December - March)
  • Long and short pants
  • T-Shirts
  • Shoes (with profile) and socks
  • Pullover (winter season December - March)
  • Raincoat (rainy season June - September)
  • Sandals, if need be
  • Hat or cap
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Bathing togs
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent (best with leech protection)

3 days

Our most booked tour

Delve deep into some of mother natures finest art with us. Experience breathtaking views in the stunning lush nature and rest your head to sleep in authentic tribe villages in the jungles.

We recommend this tour for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

Read more...

2 days

Ideal with small children

Enjoy hiking through the amazing nature of Northern Thailand with us and let your senses be inspired by the surroundings. With an overnight stay in a charming and authentic hill tribe village.

We recommend this tour if you are travelling with small children.

Read more...

Daytrip

A day into the nature

Take a day off enjoying hiking through the lush green nature of Northern Thailand. Get away from city live and into one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand during your daytrip with us.

For anyone whose schedule does not allow for an overnight tour.

Read more...

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Daytrip

What you will experience during a trekking tour with Chiang Mai Trekking

We offer two options for daytrips:

Softer daytrip

A good choice if you are travelling with small children.

08:00 AM we will be pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and will then do a one hour drive to the Mae Wang region (south of Chiang Mai).

Our first stop will be at a small elephant camp where you can meet and feed the elephants.

After another short distance drive of only 10 minutes to a Shan village we will start the hiking through mother natures great work and after approx. 45 minutes we will reach a waterfall where you will have the chance to splash around a little bit in this relaxing place and take many nice pictures.

Another 30 minutes of hiking will then bring us to a village of the Karen where you will have some time to explore the small village while we will prepare your lunch.

After lunch we will take a 15 minute drive to the start of the bamboo rafting part of your trip and we will raft your bamboo along the river for about 1-1.5 hours (depending on the season) along the Mae Wang River.

Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.

Enjoy the wonderful flora & fauna left and right and slowly bid farewell to the amazing nature.

After the bamboo rafting we will drive back to Chiang Mai with an estimated time of arrival around 04:00 PM.

Harder daytrip

If you are some more into hiking through the nature.

07:30 AM we will be pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and drive to the Mae Tang region (north of Chiang Mai).

You will have the choice of either visiting Mork Fa waterfall or make stop at a small elephant camp where you can meet and feed the elephants.

Choosing the waterfall the drive from Chiang Mai will take approx. 2.5 hours to reach Mork Fa Waterfall.
Here will you will have approx. 45 minutes to splash around a little bit in this very relaxing and scenic place and take many nice pictures with you and the pretty high falls of Mork Fa in the back.
After visiting the waterfall we will drive deep into the mountains to a village of the Akha tribe for approx. 60 minutes where the trekking will start.

If you are choosing to see the small elephant camp the drive to the camp from Chiang Mai will take approx. 1.5 hours
Here you will have the chance to meet and feed a small elephant family at the small camp for about 30-45 minutes.
After visiting the elephant camp we will drive deeper into the mountains for about 30 minutes to reach the start of the trekking part of the tour.

You will be trekking through the lush nature for about 2-2.5 hours to a village of the Lahu tribes where you will have some time to explore the small village while we will prepare your lunch.

After lunch we will start the bamboo rafting part of your trip and we will raft your bamboo along the Mae Tang river for about 2-2.5 hours in the sommer season (1-1.5 hours in rainy season) to a Shan village. The duration of the bamboo rafting heavily depends on the water level of the river.

Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.

Enjoy the wonderful flora & fauna to your left and right and slowly bid farewell to the amazing nature.

After the bamboo rafting we will drive back to Chiang Mai with an estimated time of arrival around 06:00 PM.

Please note:
If you choose to visit Mork Fa Waterfall, the total driving time for this trip will be approx. 5 hours.
If you choose to visit the Elephant-Camp, the total driving time for this trip will be approx. 3 hours.

Daytrip

Rates for this trekking tour

Group tour

Private tour

There might be other guests with you in a group tour
2-3 persons: 2,500 Baht per person
4-5 persons: 2,200 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 2,000 Baht per person
You and your friends will be the only ones in a private tour
2-3 persons: 3,000 Baht per person
4-5 persons: 2,500 Baht per person
more than 5 persons: 2,200 Baht per person

Transportation will usually be done with our own Songthaew. If you are doing a private tour and wish for a more luxury vehicle, we can rent a car but this will raise the price of your booked tour.
Please contact us in advance.

Good to know

  • Do not ask your hotel or other tour operators to call us and make a booking for you.
    Hotels or tour companies will demand very high commission payments from us for just making a phone call.
  • You can leave any luggage you do not need on the trekking tour with us.
  • Slippery when wet: in the rainy season (June - September) or after heavy rain the way through the jungle can be slippery here and there - we will do our very best to pick the safest route possible.
  • If you have special wishes (vegetarian, no fish, ...) for the food we prepare for you, please let us know when booking the tour - we will make sure to prepare the most yummy Thai Food possible for your personal bias.
  • Take care of your belongings: We are not responsible for your personal belongings. Any loss of personal belongings during the trekking is at your own risk.
  • During very hot & dry months the bamboo rafting might not be possible due to the water-level of the Mae Tang river being too low.
  • Important things to know about how good the elephants are treated you can find here.
  • Read our flyer about Elephants in Thailand - What tourists need to know (PDF, 450 KB).

Equipment provided from us

  • Life Jacket (rainy season June - September)

Things you need for your trekking tour

  • Copy of your passport
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag (lined during winter season December - March)
  • Long and short pants
  • T-Shirts
  • Shoes (with profile) and socks
  • Pullover (winter season December - March)
  • Raincoat (rainy season June - September)
  • Sandals, if need be
  • Hat or cap
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Bathing togs
  • Insect repellent (best with leech protection)

3 days

Our most booked tour

Delve deep into some of mother natures finest art with us. Experience breathtaking views in the stunning lush nature and rest your head to sleep in authentic tribe villages in the jungles.

We recommend this tour for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

Read more...

2 days

Ideal with small children

Enjoy hiking through the amazing nature of Northern Thailand with us and let your senses be inspired by the surroundings. With an overnight stay in a charming and authentic hill tribe village.

We recommend this tour if you are travelling with small children.

Read more...

Daytrip

A day into the nature

Take a day off enjoying hiking through the lush green nature of Northern Thailand. Get away from city live and into one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand during your daytrip with us.

For anyone whose schedule does not allow for an overnight tour.

Read more...

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2018-10-06, 5:31 AM

Unforgettable ,off the beaten bath, experience

Ursula, Martin & Elias, Switzerland

We and our 15 year old son were very pleased with the 3 days trekking tour with song and song song. Well organized, excellent fresh food incl. breakfast. Very interesting to see, with how little people live in very remote areas and create such wonderful tasty meals. Highlights: Waterfall, bamboo rafting ... [More...]

2018-08-27, 10:20 AM

Three beautiful days

Paolo e Giovanna, Italy

From 20 to 22 august we spent 3 beautiful days with Chang Mai trekking in the Huai Nam Dang Park. Ours guide was "Ollalla'". He is very nice, kind and very professional. We have done trekking, cooked together and eaten a lot, sailed along the river with a bamboo boat!!!! The villages were very welcoming ... [More...]

2018-08-20, 3:20 PM

Une expérience a faire et a vivre!

Frappa Sébastien et Valentine, France

Vraiment ce trekking a marqué notre passage dans le Nord et a Chiang mai. Nous avons beaucoup aimé la prise en charge par notre guide Wan qui a tout fait pour que nous nous sentions a l'aise et que nous en profitions un maximum. On a adoré du début à la fin : la rando, la nuit dans la jungle, le ... [More...]

2018-08-17, 2:13 PM

Super trekking en famille sur 2 jours

Evrard, France

Super trekking en famille, notre bon guide WAN nous a bien accompagné avec sa joie et sa bonne humeur. Il a pris le temps de nous expliquer la faune et la flore et la vie des montagnards. Nous avons apprécié l? hospitalité des Karens. Nous avons bien aimé toutes les activités.

2018-05-13, 10:24 AM

Super Trekking

BIZET Benoit, France

Nous avons effectué un trekk privé (du 2 au 4 mai 2018) de 3 jours et 2 nuits en famille pour 7 personnes (4 Adultes et 3 Ados). Nous souhaitons commencer par remercier Wan (notre quide) pour nous avoir fait visiter sa région avec passion et bonne humeur. Le trekk est bien dimensionné et la nuitée ... [More...]