3 day Chiangdao Mountain Trek

Tour ref: CT401
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights, departing from Chiang Mai
Departure: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Start/ending place: Chiang-Mai
Activity: Trekking (strenuous)

Trip Overview

Doi Chiangdao mountain range lies North of Chiangmai. The area is home of many ethnic hill-tribe villages, down to the west of the mountain where flows the Mae Tang river through scenic forest and valley. This adventurous and strenuous mountain will take participants across the mountain range, down to the Maetang River valley on trails that are regularly used by villagers. Trekkers will enjoy scenic views from the mountain as a long part of the hike is on the mountain ridges.

Itinerary

DAY 1: DRIVE TO THE COUNTRYSIDE AND START OUR TREK
08h30 Meeting at your hotel in Chiang Mai city. Departure by covered truck to Maetaman valley. We make our first stop at the elephant camp to watch the demonstration of elephant at work. After the show, enjoy an elephant-back ride around the valley (45 min.) before driving up the mountain to reach our trek starting point. We begin our hike with a first hour mostly uphill, to a village. We make a lunch break there. Pack lunch. Continue for another two hours hike on forested trails to reach our overnight destination. Overnight as guests of a village family in their traditional wooden house. A Thai dinner will be cooked by your guide.
[Meals: Lunch, Dinner]
DAY 2: LONGEST TREKKING DAY WITH APPROXIMATELY 6-7 HOUR’S WALK
After breakfast, we will begin today’s hike. We walk the mountain ridges on well-marked trails with some scenic views. Picnic lunch on the way. Eventually reach a tiny Lahu village on the top of the mountain overlooking the valley. Simple bamboo hut accommodation. Your guide will cook an excellent Thai dinner tonight. Participants should be ready to walk for about 6 hours on undulating terrain.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
DAY 3: EASIER TREK DOWN THE MAETANG RIVER VALLEY CAMP; BAMBOO RAFTING
After breakfast, walk through the forest around two hours, mostly downhill to reach the Maetang river valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river’s bank at Mae-Tang River Camp. After lunch, we experience bamboo rafting on a peaceful river before transfer back to Chiangmai and drop off at your hotel.
[Meals: Breakfast, Lunch]

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Pricing

Rates per person in Thai Baht. Valid from NOW till end of October 2015

tour CT401 Rate / person Departure
Join Tour, minimum 2 participants 7,200 monday, wednesday, friday
Private Tour 2 – 3 persons 8,200 Every day
4 – 6 persons 6,800
single room supplement N/A -

Including:

  • All transfer by covered pick up truck.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • All visits/excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary.
  • Two nights accommodation in village hut with toilet shower outside.
  • Sleeping bags, foam mats and mosquito nets are supplied.
  • Meals as mentioned

Not including:

Personal expenses, beverages, tips and optional excursions.

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