How to choose your trekking in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai Trekking are among the top activities when you come to the Rose of the North as Thai people call it.

But how to choose the best trek around Chiang Mai that suit you?

Here is our recommendations:

1 day or 2 days 1 night trek? (or more…)

In both case you will have at least an hour transportation go and another hour back.

Only one day can be a bit frustrated experience and we will recommend you to do a private trek or a multiple activities in group can also be fun.

 

Do I have to book a long time in advance ?

We can guarantee you availabilities if you book a minimum of 3 days before departure date. For less, please contact us at phone number : +6653222582

 

2 days 1 night or more days in trekking is synonyms to Live the Life at the Fullest !

Sleeping in the hut and spending the dinner with a tribal family or in group with others participants is a genuine experience that will let you a very good souvenir. Watching the sun raising on the mountain is also a good picture to remember. It also create personals links with others, share good moments, get new friends.

Trek in group or private?

This choice is easy.

Trek in group also called join group:

If you want multiple activities, including rafting on bamboo and white water raft, Orchid and butterfly farm, enjoy meeting others people, have a beer (or more…) on the night you will enjoy in a bamboo dormitory, have fun: go in group !

If you are in good physical condition, not afraid to trek 2 to 3 hours a day with hot weather and sun: go in group !

If you don’t have young children and you will follow the group even if you are a bit tired (yes the group doesn’t follow you !!!), so go in group.

If you are budget minded, it’s undeniable the trekking in group have transportation shared cost and it’s reflected in the price that made it a best seller. (Transportation is a high cost in Thailand with a gas price almost the same as westerner countries despite a different incoming level).

Click here to book a one day trekking or here for a two days trekking or here for a 3 days 2 night trek.

Private trek:

It’s must focused on non touristy area and nature.

You can also have some activities but the big advantage is the private trek is fully customizable.

If you have children you must go with the private trek because the trail is following the effort you decide with the guide before to start. We have family with very young kids, 2 years old that choose this trek because they will walk less than a kilometer, also to go to the start until the finish with a private trek you have multiple options from very easy to challenging.

If you can not walk too much, please read just above !

If you want to give priority to ecology, eco-trekking, nature and authenticity, choose the private trek. It’s also the one where you will be closer to the guide and his relatives. So exchange here can be very good.

Click here to book a private one day private trekking or here for a two days private trekking

Hope we answer to some of your question.

Feel free to comment below.

how to choose your trekking in Chiang Mai

 

 

What to Bring Trekking in Chiang Mai

Wanna do a trek, so what to bring trekking in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is well-known all around the world for the trekking opportunity that it provides to its visitors. Tourist visiting region make sure to do Chiang Mai trekking. Usually trekking takes one day to several days and gives you a great chance to enjoy the flora and fauna of the region. However, it is important that you must prepare yourself for trekking, before you reach there. This preparation includes taking a list of things that you might need when trekking in Chiang Mai. The number of items you would need depends on the amount of time you would be spending in your trekking trip.

What to Bring Trekking in Chiang Mai

When you are making a list of things to take for Chiang Mai trekking, you should know that the items would differ according to the season when you would be visiting the region. Those special items are also mention below, but first the list of things that you must bring no matter what is the season.

Trekking in all Seasons

· Clothing

1. T-shirt
2. Short and Long pants
3. Long Sleeve
4. Towel
5. Swim suit
6. Socks

· Footwear

1. Shoes
2. Slipper

· Sanitation

1. Soap
2. Tooth brush and paste
3. Toilet paper

· For Skin

1. Deodorant
2. Sun cream

· Medical

1. First aid kit
2. Pain killer
3. Stomach-ache medicine
4. Bandage
5. Plaster
6. Antiseptic

· Other Things

1. Small back pack
2. Flash light
3. Mosquito spray

Trek in Hot Season

Hot season in Chiang Mai region starts in the month of March and ends in the month of May and if you are visiting during this time then you must additionally carry the items listed below:

1. Hat
2. Handkerchief

Trek during Raining Season

Rainy season in Chiang Mai region starts in the month of June and ends in the month of October and if you are visiting during this time then you must additionally carry the items listed below:

1. Rain coat

2. Hiking boots

Trek in Cold Season

Cold season in Chiang Mai region starts in the month of November and ends in the month of February and if you are visiting during this time then you must additionally carry the items listed below:

1. Jacket
2. Sleeping bag

How much money You Must Have for a trek

It is must that you should carry some cash to take care of the expenses during the trekking trip in Chiang Mai. Currency of Thailand is “Baht” and you should take nearly one thousand baht per person in the trip. However, you must make sure that the money is not in a single note and in lesser denomination. You would need the money for buying drinks and handicrafts of the hill tribe.

Conclusion

The items mentioned above are the ones you that usually most of the tourists need during this trekking trip. The quantity of the each item you need to take would depend on the duration of your trip. Additionally, if you have any allergies or any other type of medical issues, you must take the medicines for those with you. You should know that when trekking in the terrains of the jungle, you need to be fully prepared to make sure that you enjoy the trip and make a memorable part of your life.

Elephant Trekking Chiang Mai

Eddy Elephant Trekking Chiang Mai

The Eddy Elephant Chiang Mai Tour is a popular elephant tour program that caters to both locals and tourists who want to enjoy a closer relationship with elephants. Elephants represent royalty and hard work in Thailand and they can be seen everywhere, helping Thais with everyday work. Elephants played an important role in the history of Thailand, where it was used in times of war and peace. Today, about two thousand elephants remain all over Thailand, with most of them living in camps like these, where elephants are cared for, fed, and allowed to roam freely just like they did back in the old days. Tours like the Eddy Elephant Chiang Mai tours are very affordable and offer flexible schedules. Participants can choose between longer trips consisting of two days and longer time spent with their new elephant friends, or they can opt for the one day tour where they can feed, bathe and ride elephants before returning back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Activities at Eddy Elephant Trekking Chiang Mai:

Guests will be treated to a day of caring for and bonding with their elephants, starting with a short trip to the market straight from the hotel to buy bananas for the elephants. They will be taken to the camp for a short orientation on how to communicate with the animals. Afterwards they will be taught how to ride the elephant.

Lunch, coffee and tea breaks are given through the day. However, the main event is when the tour participants ride their elephants into the jungle for a fun, elephant trekking exercise. They will be also taught the basics of elephant bathing and essentially mahout training. Elephant bathing is a great training experience for guests, and one that the Thais do with reverence and respect, as if they are doing the same thing for a dear old friend. Participants will have to don the traditional garb for elephant trainers since they are essentially be performing basic mahout training. This is one of the highlights of the tour, with participants allowed to feel how it is like living like a traditional elephant trainer in Thailand.

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The camp can last for one night and two days but there is a shorter one day tour, where instead of staying overnight, they will be returned to their hotels at the end of the day. The one day tour is cheaper although the activities are essentially the same. For guests who have a short time to stay in Chiang Mai, the one day tour is a better option if they want to spend time with elephants and visit other tourist spots in Chiang Mai as well.
There is no better way to commune with nature than to develop a close friendship with one of the most gentle creatures on earth. The elephant is a kind yet strong and powerful beast, and there is so much that humans can learn from it. Tours like the Eddy Elephant Care Chiang Mai offer guests a unique nature experience that they cannot get anywhere else.

Trekking in Mae Taeng

Located in Northern Thailand, Mae Taeng, in the province of Chiang Mai is fast becoming a hiking hotspot with scores of routes forging through the surrounding hills and mountains. Having been in the province for a few months, now enjoying another stay in Mae Rim, the ease with which it is possible to escape into the surrounding wilderness still blows me away.

trekking in Mae TaengFor any of you that might have been, you may know that the northwest of the province is well famed for its areas of outstandng natural beauty so on our latest sojourn we decided to book a two day excursion with a tour operator in the city of Chiang Mai. This was something quite different from our own short hikes over the hills, so it was with some excitement that we set off. Sleeping on the trail was going to be a little adventure.

One particular route took our interest and this was the Trekking in Mae Taeng, a two day extravaganza of hill trekking throuh the gorgeous vistas located 50km northwest of Chiang Mai city.

This Trekking in Mae Taeng is particularly interesting because it includes a visit to the Shan people, a remote tribal group as well as Lahu village, another mountainous hilltribe setting.

Indeed the first day was rather serene, before we even began the trek we were soothed by a tour of a nearby orchid farm complete with its adjoined butterfly sanctuary. The perk of the day for me was the campfire dinner at the end, a magnificent feast to follow a good days trekking. Sleep eventually came that night, the stars were out and quite a distraction! Thankfully we didn’t have to be up too early, a nice relaxed Thai schedule, with plenty of rest.

Just as well because the next day was far more adrenaline driven! Whilst there was no hot shower in the morning it was more than tolerable to begin with a waterfall instead. Once we’d dried off we were more than ready to start some elephant trekking, proceeding through the jungle atop this mighty beast, an appreciation for their strength and good-temper really began to grow in me. Perhaps my aunty wasn’t so crazy for collecting little statues of them…

Trekking in Mae Taeng

Getting wet seemed to be a recurrent theme and returned in the shape of a highly charged white water rafting session. Over the 40 minute journey you encounter a wide variety of scenery not to mention local flora and fauna, there was also a switch in boats at the end. Following the navigation of the fast tempo river in a white water raft the more relaxed session shortly followed. Drifting alongside the jungle on the traditional bamboo raft was a nice ending to the day, both my wife and I thought it was a great two days. We are thinking now of going on one of the more adventurous 5 day trips but whether we will find a route as inspiring as the trekking in Mae Taeng one is unknown at this point. I would like to spend some more time in the remoter regions of the northwest though.

Check our programs in join-group in the Mae Taeng area : 3 days trekking, 2 days trekking and 1 day trekking

Trekking Chiang Mai

Enjoy a Trekking in Chiang Mai, Thailand…

Thailand is a popular destination most especially for eco-adventure travellers. With all its beautiful sceneries and places to see, it basically offers a wide choice of eco-adventure activities from all over the place. Visiting Thailand, particularly northern Thailand is not complete without getting to visit and explore the beautiful city of Chiang Mai which is among the most visited destination therein. Showing off both modern and traditional Thai culture, Chiang Mai being Thailand’s provincial capital is proud to brag about their many tourists attractions from temples, markets, shopping malls, parks, zoos, museums, and hotels.
Situated 700 kilometres north of Bangkok, Thailand, Chiang Mai is indeed a must see destination and among the fantastic location for best trekking northern Thailand.

trekking Chiang MaiNonetheless, for whatever reasons you have for visiting such wonderful city, your will surely enjoy touring the whole city of Chiang Mai thus making your trip worthwhile. All the while such experience can be very memorable, tours beyond the city can also offer you a world of amazing adventures. When trekking Chiang Mai, you will discover spectacular caves, golden temples in mountains, fertile forest trekking trails, thundering waterfalls, luxuriant valleys which are filled of so many plants and flowers, and many colorful birds. All these and more are what you can actually explore at Chiang Mai by foot, through river raft, or even by riding an elephant.

Discovering and exploring isolated and daring trekking trails in Chiang Mai can be totally full of fun but may seem a little difficult, since some of the paths are slanting and there would be times that you need to walk up by the hill.

And since this place in Chiang Mai has many types of greeneries, you will likely find long stretched vegetation and trees which you will not generally find in other places. So if you are planning to experience the best trekking northern Thailand, particularly in Chiang Mai make sure to wear strong durable shoes to keep your feet safe and less tiring. Also, bring with you the necessary pain killers in case you’ll have headaches and body aches. You shouldn’t forget to bring with you a first aid kit if ever untoward incidents happen. Now, when it’s time for you to book a trekking adventure to Chiang Mai, Thailand be sure to plan it ahead of time. List all the things you need to bring with you especially a camera with video to capture and document your one of a kind trekking adventure. Booking 2 days and 1 night trekking Thailand is somehow enough for a great trekking experience.trekking Chiang Mai

This package features many different experiences such as visiting beautiful orchids and butterfly farm, checking out Shan and the lively local market, arriving at Lahu Village, interacting with local hill tribe in some remote areas, waterfall and swimming, elephant riding which usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, enjoy white water rafting and bamboo rafting. This 2 days and 1 night booking may include breakfast, lunch, and dinner depending on your choice as well as comfortable room accommodations and full transportation service.

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