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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