The adventure starts at 10 AM when you are picked up from the hotel. The first stage involves a leisurely boat ride in a longtail boat up the Kok river for about 50 minutes. We come ashore at Karen village and the adjacent elephant camp where you can explore the village or see and feed elephants bananas and sugarcane (½ hour)
After lunch in the village, we will begin the trek which will pass through different scenic locations like Karen village, rice fields, mountainous plantations, bamboo forest and a great viewpoint.
Next, we hike through the mountains to reach the Yafu village where the Lahu Hill Tribe resides. We will enjoy the authentic experience of staying with a Lahu Family in a bamboo house. Dinner will be prepared for you in the village itself.
Distance: 8-11 km
We start the day early with breakfast at 8.30 AM. We then trek through the mountain rice fields and the adjoining plantations. We will then arrive at the Huay Mae Sai waterfall where we can relax, enjoy the picnic lunch and swim for a while. Then we continue our trek upstream past the rice terrace plantations. Enjoy the sights from a viewpoint on your way to the camping area where we spend the night in a bamboo hut on top of the rice terrace. Dinner is cooked traditionally on bamboo, enjoyed with a great view of Chiang Rai. We will also demonstrate the collection of vegetables from the mountain, fishing and cooking using bamboo.
Distance: 10-14 km
After breakfast at 9, we will trek for about 1½ hours to return to Karen village from where we drive to the nearby hot springs, where you can enjoy a luxurious soaking to celebrate your trek. We then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the city after dropping by Wat Huay Plakang before finally getting dropped off at your hotel in the city.
WHAT TO BRING
Flashlight, towel, rain coat (May-Nov), jacket(Dec-Feb), trekking shoes, slippers, mosquito spray, swimming suit, and any personal items.
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