1 to 3 days trekking in cloud forest visiting waterfalls and hill tribe villages away from the normal
There are many things you can do with your guide and villagers during their daily routine. If you wish you can work at the village fish farm, learn how to weave, work in the fields, roast coffee beans and much more.
As this is a private tour with local Karen hill tribe guide, you will have lots of time to discuss with your guide the local hill tribe life and the surrounding forests. You will meet his family and partake in daily life. Your guide will also discuss with you the different trails and their difficulty and you can then decide which trail to hike and for how long. Your guide is also a bird watching expert so seeing colorful rare birds is possible. The bungalows are owned and run by the local village so you will be involved with them during the entire time. This can all be discussed with your guide once you arrive at the bungalows in the park. The itinerary below can be changed to meet your desires.
We will meet in Chiang Mai
and depart by private air conditioned mini van for Doi Inthanon National Park. Here we will travel to your guide's village away from the tourist areas with spectcular mountain and rice field views to pick him up. We then travel
by vehicle to a trail for a beautiful 2 hour easy trek to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim in the cold water if you wish. Your guide will show you
the different edible plants and medicines. You will enjoy a Thai lunch at a restaurant along a beautiful stream. We will visit the summit of the highest mountain in Thailand at 2565 meter (8415 feet).. We then take a short hike through the real cloud forest.
We then return to your guide's Karen Hill Tribe village. home for the evening enjoying local Karen hill tribe life. Here your local guide and his family will make an all you can eat Thai food dinner for you. You can help make, cook and prepare the Thai food with them. Tonight during dinner at your guide's home you will discuss with your guide what you would like to do tomorrow.After dinner you can learn to play the Karen Musical Harp. The Home Stay is very clean with showers. (L,D)
This morning after breakfast at your Guide's home You can then work with your Karen guide picking and roasting coffee, feeding fish at the trout fish farm, learn weaving with a back strap loom, plant or harvest rice in the fields or hike in the forest for 2 to 6 hours with you guide. Return to Chiang Mai visiting a very large waterfall along the way. (B,L)
Transportation by air conditioned van
Park Entrance fees
Local Karen Hill Tribe English Speaking guide who lives in the park
Lunch at a quiiet small restaurant next to a beautiful stream
Breakfast, lunches, Dinner
Accommodation in the home of your Kren hill tribe guide in the park.
Fresh roasted coffee in the Karen hill tribe village
Accommodations if more than 1 day.
Private bungalows with fan (air conditioning not needed because of the cool temperatures), 2 queen sized beds in each room, western style toilet with hot shower, fresh clean large bath towels, shampoo, soap, in room coffee and tea. 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows and triple rooms available.
See the videos below during the Doi Inthnon Chiang Mai Thailand hiking and trekking tour