Karen Hill Tribe World Trekking Adventure Tours
Karen Hill Tribe World Trekking Adventure Tours in Chiang Mai
This new trek has the luxury of a Mountain Lodge with your private chalet located next to a crystal clear river with a sand bank we call “The sunbathing Beach”. The chalets come with first class bedding and bathrooms with hot and cold water. From the Lodge you hike to visit hill tribe mountain villagers going about their daily lives. This is the “Real Deal”- Here there are no hill tribe shops selling trinkets. This trek boasts evening entertainment with an emotional hill tribe show providing you insight to traditional dress and a short explanation of Karen songs. Traditional musical instruments accompany the songs of the young hill tribe people. On completion of this tour you will have experienced an enriching and emotional experience with a good knowledge of the Karen hill tribe life. Overnight at a Karen Hill Tribe village with a stunning location over looking a rice field valley with mountain stream filled with glittering fish.
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS KAREN HILL TRIBE WORLD TREKKING ADVENTURE TOURS
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Samoeng – Wat Chan – Musikee Eco-Lodge (L/D)
Moring pick up from your Chiang Mai hotel and head northwest (approx 140 kms to Wat Chan) Stop at a local market and see local Thai people selling their goods. Continue to the mountains until you reach Baan Wat Chan the home of the Karen Tribe people for over a century. You visit Baan Chan Temple then enjoy lunch in scenery of fragrant natural pine forest. From here you head into the mountains trekking for an hour to Musikee Eco Lodge . The Eco Lodge is completely surrounded by forest, mountains and the sound of birds and mountain streams. In the afternoon you explore rice fields, hills and rivers and the pristine nature surrounding the Lodge. You can swim in the crystal clear mountain water or relax at the “sunbathing beach” in the middle of the jungle. At 18.30 Dinner is served at the Lodge restaurant followed by a fascinating cultural show with musical instruments and lively performances of proud young hill tribe people. This emotional show gives the audience an insight into the lifestyle of the hill tribe people. The evening is rounded off chatting around a log fire before retiring to the comfort of your private chalet.
Day 2: Karen Hill Tribe Lodge (B/L/D)
Morning start around 07.30am with breakfast at the lodge. Around 09.00am you commence a 3 hour trek through jungle and along streams to the elephant camp. During the trek your guide will show you many edible fruit, herbs, and medicinal plants. Special Lunch will be Provided ( Jungle
Style using all natural utensils - bamboo, Banana Leaves. After Lunch swim at a crystal clear mountain waterfall pool. In the afternoon enjoy 1 ½ hours riding your elephant through jungle, over mountains and along streams. Continue with a short walk to Karen Hill Tribe Lodge. Here you relax at the village and enjoy a delicious barbeque afterwards enjoy chatting around the camp fire or at the bar until you retire in the comfort of your private room.
Day 3: Karen Hill Tribe Lodge (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Lodge, commence a 1 hour trek though the jungle and rice fields to Baan Houy Ya-Nai a Karen hill tribe village where an ancient traditional Karen Hill Tribe ceremony welcomes you. At the village you observe traditional daily activities such as rice pounding, weaving, and have
the opportunity to see traditional hunting equipment. Visit Baan Sao Dang, a Lisu hill tribe village where you witness Lisu daily activities then continue to the Royal Project Baan Sao Dang specializing in indigenous and non-indigenous fruit and vegetables Picnic lunch is served at the
village or the Royal Project. Here you can taste the delicious coffee grown at the Royal Project. Afternoon, return to Karen Hill Tribe Lodge with a short visit to a hill tribe school. Dinner is preceded with a cooking demonstration using fresh vegetables grown at the Royal Project. Afterwards enjoy sitting around the campfire chatting with friends enjoying fresh fragrances of the jungle in brilliant moonlight, before retiring to your room.
Day 4: Karen Hill Tribe Lodge – Mae Taeng – Chiang Mai (B/L)
Breakfast at 08:00 and relax until 09.00. A one-hour journey to Houy Nam Duang National Park where you visit Thailand’s largest geyser Pong Duat. After lunch, continue along mountain scenery to visit Mok Fha waterfall where you can swim in the natural surroundings. Around 16.30 arrive
in Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel. —End of Services.