THAILAND – Chiang Mai – An Encounter with the Akha Culture

Theme

Art & Culture, Classic, Sustainable

Country - City

Thailand - Chiang Mai

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$$$$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 1

Max pax

15

Seasonality

Possible all year round. Best period November - January

Arrival city

Chiang Mai / Phrao

Departure city

Chiang Mai / Phrao

Description

The mountains around the Phrao district in northern Thailand are home to various hill tribe minorities, one of them being the Akha. This ethnic minority has a very distinct culture, history, and way of living, which is under pressure and danger by modernization and social influence. A trip to this area gives guests the opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of the Akha first-hand while contributing to the preservation of their ethnic heritage in a sustainable way. Life in the villages is simple, and revolves primarily around agriculture. Depending on the season, it may even be possible to participate in some activities in and around the villages to get a truly hands-on experience of northern Thai life!

Level 1
Distance and duration of the trek: 5 Kilometers – 2 hours
Total Elevation gain : – 500 meters

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

  • Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai from a Different Perspective
  • Chiang Mai – Experience the Traditional Lanna Lifestyle with a Local Family

Active

Selling points

  • To offer a glimpse of life in the mountains in a region rarely visited by tourists.
  • An excursion for people with a basic level of fitness who love to travel off the beaten track
  • An authentic interaction with Akha people in local villages
  • To participate in a traditional activity like coffee roasting, coffee picking, or the preparation of a meal with local ingredients
  • A stunningly beautiful 2-hour walk in the mountains around Phrao
  • A sustainable Easia Travel project

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Chiang Mai city Phrao town center 100 kilometers Car. 1 hr 45 min Good
Phrao town center Doi Mon Lan 40 kilometers Car 1 hr 30 min Narrow and mountainous
Doi Mon Lan Walking point 15 kilometers Local truck 40 minutes Unpaved, some parts rough

Duration

Full-day activity
7:00-17:30.

Recommended to start either in Chiang Mai or Phrao, with the end in the other city respectively.
If the trip starts in Chiang Mai – overnight in Phrao
If the trip starts in Phrao – overnight in Chiang Mai
It is also possible, but not recommended, as a day trip from starting and returning in Chiang Mai, but the departure will be earlier and the return will be later.

Min pax

1

Max pax

15

How to sell it

  • Opportunity to visit an authentic and “undeveloped” area of northern Thailand
  • Good for people who are looking for something different and are ok with a light level of adventure and activity
  • A mix of walking in nature and visiting villages and local places
  • An Easia Signature activity
  • Accessible to a wider public, but still off-the-beaten track
  • An Easia sustainable project that offers the remote Akha villages a second income in addition to their coffee

Why this activity

  • Developed out of a lead from Philippe – a good recommendation
  • Development of a real Easia Signature product, suitable for different segments and brands (Active leisure, Sustainable, etc.)
  • First Easia project in Thailand for sustainable and Active segments

Good to combine with

  • Overnights or packages by Khum Lanna
  • Connection between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai via Fang – Thaton route
  • Before or after a stay in Chiang Mai

Do not combine with

  • Akha Outpost Trekking by Khum Lanna

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Competitor comparison

None of our competitors organize this excursion. The only one with a similar concept in the area is the 2D1N Akha Outpost Trekking, offered by Khum Lanna.

Pros

  • It is organized directly with the community and no supplier is involved, so the community benefits directly
  • Can be customized based on travelers’ needs; plenty of flexibility

Cons

  • Too far as a day trip from Chiang Mai; at least 1 overnight stay in Phrao is always needed (day before or after)
  • Locals don’t have experience with tourism, and service level may not be consistent in the beginning
  • Although accessible all year, the accessibility is reduced a bit in the rainy season (June – October)
  • Visibility can be a problem during the hot season (March – May) due to smoke

Information

  • An vernighto stay in Phrao at Khum Lanna is recommended (overnight only, or can be combined with their packages)
  • Since we pay for all services provided by local people (local guide, food, activities, accommodation, etc.), we directly support members of the local community. In addition, there is a contribution per person to a fund, which is managed by a committee representing the different villages.

Alerts

  • Only possible with English-speaking guide! In case of other language needs, always check with Operations first!
  • During the rainy season (June – October), the program may need to be adjusted or changed to guarantee guests’ safety. Due to the rain, trails may become dangerous and roads may be damaged. Normally this program is not affected and accessible year-round, but guests need to be aware of this.
  • The activity is in a more rural, off-the-beaten path area, and unforeseen circumstances can always happen; guests need to have an open mind.

Important information

  • We do have a fixed itinerary, but with the concept of the excursion being local immersion. It is possible that we propose alternative activities on spot during the day (for example during harvesting times, local festivals, etc.).
  • Guests should take a raincoat, sunscreen, mosquito spray, and comfortable clothes for walking.
  • The local people guests will meet during the excursion do not speak English at all.
  • Adding a guide for translation purposes is always necessary.

 

 

Price range

$$$$

Quotation guideline

Ref -ERP ACTIVITY –  An encounter with the Akha culture
Including:

From  3,050 THB basis – 2 pax

Inclusion

  • Local hill tribe guide
  • Transportation by local truck
  • Lunch
  • Snacks, coffee/tea
  • Package of coffee to take home
  • Entrance fees and fees for activities
  • Small Show (music and song)
  • Queen’s Project Forest Park entrances and visit
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Fees services

Exclusion

  • Easia Travel national guide, lunch and accommodation
  • Transportation to/from town and accommodation in Phrao and/or Chiang Mai

Important notes

  • Visit the morning market in Phrao
  • Drive to the Forest Department to meet with a representative, who talks about the forest and their preservation efforts
  • Continue to the top of Doi Mon Lan, located on the border of the Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces
  • Visit the Queen’s Project, learn about their work (and have lunch here in case of starting the tour from Chiang Mai)
  • Go to Abolacha village for a village tour and some cultural activities
  • Continue to Abone village to learn about their hand-roasted coffee (and have lunch here in case of starting the tour from Phrao)
  • Walk down to Huay Kon village along a single track used by farmers (approx. 5 kilometers – 2 hours)

Map of the program and routing (access needs to be requested): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z_eaqX-MVm_ZkgSsuUoXlaOMV9hD7PzD&usp=sharing

Special Guide notes

  • Guides need to be briefed and updated at the office: this is a new product and being properly informed is very important.
  • Guide needs to help the villagers run the program (timing, encourage to give info, etc.), as the local people don’t have experience with tourism at all.

Different Choicess

No alternatives available.

Contact

Ms. Sutthiporn  Mayoe
125 M.1 A. Phrao, T. Pa Tum, Chiang Mai, 50190
Tel. 090-463-5530  E-mail: pawn5587@gmail.com

Special Information

  • Local truck is a pick-up truck in which guests sit, in the back, on wooden “benches”, with no roof
  • Roads between the villages and from the end of the hike to town are double-track dirt roads.
  • Although muddy during the rainy season, they are accessible all year round.
  • Guests will get a package of coffee as a souvenir to take home.

English

Full-Day – An encounter with the Akha culture-TH-N-CHIANGMAI-AL-139-FD-$$$$

You will start the day with a short visit to the market in Phrao, a quiet town located about 100 kilometers north of Chiang Mai, and then you will continue by local truck to the top of Doi Mon Lan. There, on a clear day, the views stretch far to the beautiful surrounding valleys. Then, continue onward to visit the Queen’s Project, where a guide will explain the history of the area and their effort to provide a sustainable livelihood to the surrounding communities. You will then continue to an authentic Akha village, where you will learn more about their distinctive culture and customs. In another Akha village, you will have the opportunity to taste some locally-grown coffee, before starting a leisurely hike down the mountain back towards the valley.
A local truck will pick you up and bring you to the town center of Phrao before continuing your trip to your next destination.

Meals included: lunch
Level: 1
Distance and duration of the trek: 5 kilometers – 2 hours
Transportation one way: 40 kilometers by car – 1h 30min Phrao- Doi Mon Lan + 15 kilometers by truck – 40 minutes

 

Module 2D1N Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – Phrao 

Day 1- Chiang Mai – Phrao 

In the morning, leave Chiang Mai and drive to Phrao, a quiet town located about 100 kilometers north of Chiang Mai. After a short visit to the market, continue by local truck to the top of Doi Mon Lan, where on a clear day, there are views stretching far to the beautiful surrounding valleys. You will then visit the Queen’s Project, where a guide will explain the history of the area and their effort to provide a sustainable livelihood to the surrounding communities. You will then continue to an authentic Akha village, where you will learn more about their distinctive culture and customs. In another Akha village, you will have the opportunity to taste some locally-grown coffee, before starting a leisurely hike down the mountain back towards the valley.
A local truck will pick you up and bring you to the town center of Phrao before continuing your trip to reach your hotel by car.

Meals included: lunch
Level: 1
Distance and duration of the trek: 5 kilometers – 2 hours
Transportation: 140 kilometers: Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – 3h 30min + 15 kilometers by truck – 40 minutes from Doi Mon Lan to the villages

Note: Hotel Khum Lanna in Phrao

Day 2 – Phrao – (next destination)
Today, you will drive to (next destination)

Meals included:
Transportation :

Module 2D1N – Phrao – Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai 

Day 1 – (starting destination) – Phrao 

Arrive in Phrao, a quiet town located about 100 kilometers north of Chiang Mai.

Meals included:
Accommodation: Khum Lanna in Phrao
Transportation :

Note : Hotel Khum Lanna in Phrao

Day 2 – Phrao – Chiang Mai 

You will start the day with a short visit to the market in Phrao, and then you will continue by local truck to the top of Doi Mon Lan, where on a clear day, the views stretch far to the beautiful surrounding valleys. You will then visit the Queen’s Project, where an employee will explain the history of the area and their effort to provide a sustainable livelihood to the surrounding communities. You will then continue to an authentic Akha village where you will learn more about their distinctive culture and customs. In another Akha village, you will have the opportunity to taste some locally-grown coffee, before starting a leisurely hike down the mountain back towards the valley.
A local truck will pick you up and bring you to the town center of Phrao before continuing your trip to Chiang Mai.

Meals included: lunch
Level: 1
Distance and duration of the trek: 5 kilometers – 2 hours
Transportation : Phrao- Doi Mon Lan : 40 kilometers by car – 1h 30min + 15 kilometers by truck – 45 minutes
15 kilometers by truck – 45 minutes  +  Doi Mon Lan  – Chiang Mai – 140 kilometers – 3h 30min

 

French

Journée complète – A la rencontre de la culture Akha -TH-N-CHIANGMAI-AL-139-FD-$$$$

La journée commencera par une visite rapide du marché de Phrao, une ville paisible située à environ 100 kilomètres au nord de Chiang Mai. Vous continuerez ensuite votre route dans un pick-up local qui vous conduira au sommet de Doi Mon Lan d’où vous pourrez admirer le paysage qui s’étire sur les splendides vallées aux alentours quand il fait beau. Vous visiterez ensuite le Queen’s Project, où un guide vous expliquera l’histoire de la région et les moyens mis en œuvre afin de fournir aux communautés des alentours des revenus durables. Vous poursuivrez votre route vers un authentique village Ahka où vous découvrirez cette culture et ses coutumes bien particulières. Dans un autre village Ahka vous aurez l’opportunité de goûter du café issu des plantations locales avant de participer à une randonnée sur un sentier qui descend la montagne en direction de la vallée. Un pick-up local viendra ensuite vous récupérer pour vous ramener au centre ville de Phrao avant de vous laisser continuer votre aventure vers votre prochaine destination.

Repas inclus: déjeuner
Niveau: 1
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 5 kilomètres – 2 heures
Transport à l’aller: 40 kilomètres en voiture – 1h 30min Phrao- Doi Mon Lan + 15 kilomètres en pick-up – 40 minutes

Module 2J1N Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – Phrao 

Jour 1- Chiang Mai – Phrao 

Vous quitterez Chiang Mai dans la matinée et une voiture vous conduira à Phrao, une ville paisible située à environ 100 kilomètres au nord de Chiang Mai. Après une rapide visite du marché, pour prendrez un pick-up local qui vous conduira au sommet de Doi Mon Lan d’où vous pourrez admirer le paysage qui s’étire sur les splendides vallées aux alentours quand il fait beau. Vous visiterez ensuite le Queen’s Project, où un guide vous expliquera l’histoire de la région et les moyens mis en œuvre afin de fournir aux communautés des alentours des revenus durables. Vous poursuivrez votre route vers un authentique village Ahka où vous découvrirez cette culture et ses coutumes bien particulières. Dans un autre village Ahka vous aurez l’opportunité de goûter du café issu des plantations locales avant de participer à une randonnée sur un sentier qui descend la montagne en direction de la vallée. Un pick-up local viendra ensuite vous récupérer pour vous ramener au centre ville de Phrao, vous rejoindrez ensuite votre hôtel en voiture.

Repas inclus: déjeuner
Niveau: 1
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 5 kilomètres – 2 heures

Transport: 140 kilomètres: Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – 3h 30min + 15 kilomètres en pick-up – 40 minutes de Doi Mon Lan jusqu’aux villages

Remarque: Hotel Khum Lanna à Phrao

Jour 2 – Phrao – (destination suivante)
Vous vous rendrez aujourd’hui à (destination suivante) en voiture.

Repas inclus:

Transport:

Module 2J1N – Phrao – Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai 

Jour 1 – (destination de départ) – Phrao 

Vous arriverez à Phrao, une ville paisible située à environ 100 kilomètres au nord de Chiang Mai.

Repas inclus:

Hébergement: Khum Lanna à Phrao

Transport:

Jour 2 – Phrao – Chiang Mai 

La journée commencera par une visite rapide du marché de Phrao, puis vous continuerez votre route dans un pick-up local qui vous conduira au sommet de Doi Mon Lan d’où vous pourrez admirer le paysage qui s’étire sur les splendides vallées aux alentours quand il fait beau. Vous visiterez ensuite le Queen’s Project, où on vous expliquera l’histoire de la région et les moyens mis en œuvre afin de fournir aux communautés des alentours des revenus durables. Vous poursuivrez votre route vers un authentique village Ahka où vous découvrirez cette culture et ses coutumes bien particulières. Dans un autre village Ahka vous aurez l’opportunité de goûter du café issu des plantations locales avant de participer à une randonnée sur un sentier qui descend la montagne en direction de la vallée

Un pick-up local viendra ensuite vous récupérer pour vous ramener au centre ville de Phrao, et  vous continuerez votre voyage vers Chiang Mai.

Repas inclus: déjeuner
Niveau: 1
Distance et durée de la randonnée: 5 kilomètres – 2 heures

Transport: Phrao – Doi Mon Lan : 40 kilomètres en voiture – 1h 30min + 15 kilomètres en pick-up – 45 minutes

15 kilomètres en pick-up – 45 kilomètres + Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai – 140 kilomètres – 3h 30min

 

Spanish

Día completo – Un encuentro con la cultura Akha   – TH-N-CHIANGMAI-AL-139-FD-$$$$

Comenzará su día con una breve visita al mercado de Phrao, una tranquila ciudad ubicada a unos 100 kilómetros al norte de Chiang Mai, para más adelante continuar en una camioneta local hasta la cima de Doi Mon Lan. Allí, en un día despejado, las vistas se extienden hasta más allá de los preciosos valles circundantes. Posteriormente, continuará con la visita a Queen’s Project, donde un guía le explicará la historia de la zona y los esfuerzos realizados para ofrecer unos medios de vida sostenibles a las comunidades vecinas. Más tarde, avanzará hasta llegar a un auténtico pueblo Akha, donde aprenderá más sobre su cultura y costumbres distintivas. En otro pueblo Akha tendrá la oportunidad de probar el café que cultivan de forma local antes de comenzar una entretenida excursión por la montaña abajo, en dirección al valle.
Una camioneta local le recogerá y le llevará al centro de la ciudad de Phrao antes de continuar su viaje hasta el siguiente destino.

Comidas incluidas: almuerzo.
Nivel: 1.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 5 kilómetros – 2 horas.
Transporte de trayecto individual: 40 kilómetros en coche – 1 hora y 30 minutos – Phrao- Doi Mon Lan + 15 kilómetros en camioneta – 40 minutos.

Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – Phrao (Módulo de 2 días y 1 noche) 

Día 1- Chiang Mai – Phrao 

Por la mañana, dejará Chiang Mai y conducirá hasta Phrao, una tranquila ciudad a unos 100 kilómetros al norte de Chiang Mai. Después de una breve visita al mercado, continuará en camioneta local hasta la cima de Doi Mon Lan, donde, en un día despejado, las vistas se extienden hasta más allá de los preciosos valles circundantes. Posteriormente, continuará con la visita a Queen’s Project, donde un guía le explicará la historia de la zona y los esfuerzos realizados para ofrecer unos medios de vida sostenibles a las comunidades vecinas. Más tarde, avanzará hasta llegar a un auténtico pueblo Akha, donde aprenderá más sobre su cultura y costumbres distintivas. En otro pueblo Akha tendrá la oportunidad de probar el café que cultivan de forma local antes de comenzar una entretenida excursión por la montaña abajo, en dirección al valle.
Una camioneta local le recogerá y le llevará al centro de la ciudad de Phrao antes de continuar su viaje hasta el hotel en coche.

Comidas incluidas: almuerzo.
Nivel: 1.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 5 kilómetros – 2 horas.

Transporte: 140 kilómetros: de Chiang Mai a Doi Mon Lan – 3 horas y 30 minutos + 15 kilómetros en camioneta – 40 minutos desde Doi Mon Lam a los pueblos.

Nota: hotel Khum Lanna en Phrao.

Día 2 – Phrao – (siguiente destino)
Hoy, conducirá hasta (siguiente destino)

Comidas incluidas:

Nivel:

Phrao – Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai (Módulo de 2 días y 1 noche) 

Día 1 – (destino de partida) – Phrao 

Llegará a Phrao, una tranquila ciudad ubicada a unos 100 kilómetros al norte de Chiang Mai.

Alojamiento: Khum Lanna in Phrao.

Día 2 – Phrao – Chiang Mai 

Comenzará el día con una breve visita al mercado de Phrao, para más tarde continuar en camioneta local hasta la cima de Doi Mon Lan, donde, en un día despejado, las vistas se extienden hasta más allá de los preciosos valles circundantes. Posteriormente, continuará con la visita a Queen’s Project, donde un empleado le explicará la historia de la zona y los esfuerzos realizados para ofrecer unos medios de vida sostenibles a las comunidades vecinas. Más tarde, avanzará hasta llegar a un auténtico pueblo Akha, donde aprenderá más sobre su cultura y costumbres distintivas. En otro pueblo Akha tendrá la oportunidad de probar el café que cultivan de forma local antes de comenzar una entretenida excursión por la montaña abajo, en dirección al valle.

Una camioneta local le recogerá y le llevará al centro de la ciudad de Phrao antes de continuar su viaje hasta Chiang Mai.

Comidas incluidas: almuerzo.
Nivel: 1.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 5 kilómetros – 2 horas.

Transporte: Phrao – Doi Mon Lan: 40 kilómetros en coche – 1 hora y 30 minutos + 15 kilómetros en camioneta – 45 minutos

15 kilómetros en camioneta – 45 minutos + Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai – 140 kilómetros – 3 horas y 30 minutos

 

 

 

 

Italian

Giornata intera – Un incontro con la cultura Akha- TH-N-CHIANGMAI-AL-139-FD-$$$$

Inizierete la giornata con una breve visita al mercato di Phrao, una tranquilla cittadina situata a circa 100 chilometri a nord di Chiang Mai, e poi proseguirete con il camion locale fino alla cima di Doi Mon Lan. Lì, in una giornata limpida, i panorami si estendono fino alle bellissime vallate circostanti. Quindi, proseguite per visitare il Queen’s Project, dove una guida spiegherà la storia dell’area e il loro impegno per fornire mezzi di sussistenza sostenibili alle comunità circostanti. Continuerete quindi verso un autentico villaggio Akha, dove imparerete di più sulla loro cultura e abitudini distintive. In un altro villaggio di Akha, avrete l’opportunità di assaggiare un caffè coltivato localmente, prima di iniziare una piacevole escursione giù per la montagna verso la valle.

Un camion locale vi verrà a prendere e vi porterà nel centro della città di Phrao prima di continuare il vostro viaggio verso la vostra prossima destinazione.

Pasti inclusi: pranzo

Livello 1

Distanza e durata del percorso: 5 chilometri – 2 ore

Trasporto solo andata: 40 chilometri in auto – 1 ora e 30 minuti Phrao- Doi Mon Lan + 15 chilometri in camion – 40 minuti

Modulo 2D1N Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – Phrao

1 ° giorno – Chiang Mai – Phrao

Al mattino, partenza da Chiang Mai e proseguimento per Phrao, una cittadina tranquilla situata a circa 100 chilometri a nord di Chiang Mai. Dopo una breve visita al mercato, proseguite con il camion locale fino alla cima di Doi Mon Lan, dove in una giornata limpida, ci sono viste che si estendono fino alle bellissime valli circostanti. Visiterete quindi il Queen’s Project, dove una guida spiegherà la storia dell’area e il loro impegno per fornire mezzi di sussistenza sostenibili alle comunità circostanti. Continuerete quindi verso un autentico villaggio Akha, dove imparerete di più sulla loro cultura e abitudini distintive. In un altro villaggio di Akha, avrete l’opportunità di assaggiare un caffè coltivato localmente, prima di iniziare una piacevole camminata giù per la montagna verso la valle.

Un camion locale vi verrà a prendere e vi porterà nel centro della città di Phrao prima di continuare il vostro viaggio per raggiungere il vostro hotel in auto.

Pasti inclusi: pranzo

Livello 1

Distanza e durata del percorso: 5 chilometri – 2 ore

Trasporto: 140 chilometri: Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – 3 ore e 30 minuti + 15 chilometri in camion – 40 minuti da Doi Mon Lan ai villaggi

Nota: Hotel Khum Lanna a Phrao

2 ° giorno – Phrao – (prossima destinazione) 

Oggi viaggerete verso (prossima destinazione)

Pasti inclusi:

Trasporto: 

Modulo 2D1N – Phrao – Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai 1 ° giorno – (destinazione iniziale) – Phrao 

Arrivo a Phrao, una città tranquilla situata a circa 100 chilometri a nord di Chiang Mai.

Pasti inclusi:

Sistemazione: Khum Lanna a Phrao

Trasporto:

Nota: Hotel Khum Lanna a Phrao

2 ° giorno – Phrao – Chiang Mai

Inizierete la giornata con una breve visita al mercato di Phrao, e poi proseguirete con un camion locale fino alla cima di Doi Mon Lan, dove in una giornata limpida i panorami si estendono fino alle bellissime vallate circostanti. Visiterete quindi il Queen’s Project, in cui un addetto spiegherà la storia dell’area e il loro impegno per fornire mezzi di sussistenza sostenibili alle comunità circostanti. Continuerete quindi verso un autentico villaggio Akha, dove imparerete di più sulla loro cultura e abitudini distintive. In un altro villaggio di Akha, avrete l’opportunità di assaggiare un caffè coltivato localmente, prima di iniziare una piacevole escursione giù per la montagna verso la valle.

Un camion locale vi verrà a prendere e vi porterà nel centro della città di Phrao prima di continuare il vostro viaggio a Chiang Mai.

Pasti inclusi: pranzo

Livello 1

Distanza e durata del percorso: 5 chilometri – 2 ore

Trasporto Phrao – Doi Mon Lan: 40 chilometri in auto – 1 ora e 30 minuti  + 15 chilometri in camion – 45 minuti

15 chilometri in camion – 45 minuti + Doi Mon Lan – Chiang mai – 140 chilometri – 3 ore e 30 minuti

German

Ganztägige Tour – Begegnung mit der Akha-Kultur – TH-N-CHIANGMAI-AL-139-FD-$$$$

Sie starten den Tag mit einem kurzen Besuch des Marktes in Phrao, eine ruhige Stadt, die rund 100 Kilometer nördlich von Chiang Mai entfernt liegt. Weiter geht es mit einem Truck zur Spitze des Berges Doi Mon Lan. An klaren Tagen reicht der Blick von dort aus bis weit in die schönen umliegenden Täler. Danach besuchen Sie das Queen’s-Projekt; ein Reiseleiter wird Ihnen die Geschichte dieser Region erläutern sowie die Bemühungen nahebringen, die den umliegenden Gemeinden, einen nachhaltigen Lebensunterhalt ermöglichen. Anschließend begeben Sie sich zu einem authentischen Akha-Dorf, in welchem Sie mehr über die andersartige Kultur und die dazugehörigen Bräuche erfahren werden. In einer anderen Akha-Gemeinde haben Sie zudem die Möglichkeit, etwas lokal angebauten Kaffee zu probieren, bevor Sie eine gemächliche Wanderung bergabwärts in Richtung des Tals machen.
Ein Truck wird Sie abholen und ins Stadtzentrum von Phrao bringen. Dann können Sie Ihre Reise zum nächsten Ziel fortsetzen.

Mahlzeiten inklusive: Mittagessen
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 1
Strecke und Dauer der Wanderung: 5 Kilometer – 2 Stunden
Fahrt pro Weg: 40 Kilometer mit dem Auto – 1Stunde und 30 Minuten Phrao – Doi Mon Lan + 15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 40 Minuten

Modul 2T1N Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – Phrao 

Tag 1– Chiang Mai – Phrao 

Am Morgen verlassen Sie Chiang Mai und fahren nach Phrao, eine ruhige Stadt, die sich etwa 100 Kilometer nördlich von Chiang Mai befindet. Nach einem kurzen Besuch des Marktes, geht es mit dem Truck weiter zur Spitze des Berges Doi Mon Lan. An klaren Tagen reicht der Blick von dort aus bis weit in die schönen umliegenden Täler. Danach besuchen Sie das Queen’s-Projekt; ein Reiseleiter wird Ihnen die Geschichte dieser Region erläutern sowie die Bemühungen nahebringen, die den umliegenden Gemeinden, einen nachhaltigen Lebensunterhalt ermöglichen.  Anschließend begeben Sie sich zu einem authentischen Akha-Dorf, in welchem Sie mehr über die andersartige Kultur und die dazugehörigen Bräuche erfahren werden. In einer anderen Akha-Gemeinde haben Sie zudem die Möglichkeit, etwas lokal angebauten Kaffee zu probieren, bevor Sie eine gemächliche Wanderung bergabwärts in Richtung des Tals machen.
Ein Truck wird Sie abholen und ins Stadtzentrum von Phrao bringen. Dann können Sie Ihre Reise fortsetzen und mit dem Auto zu Ihrem Hotel fahren.

Mahlzeiten inklusive: Mittagessen
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 1
Strecke und Dauer der Wanderung: 5 Kilometer – 2 Stunden
Transport: 140 Kilometer: Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – 3 Stunden und 30 Minuten + 15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 40 Minuten von Doi Mon Lan zu den Dörfern

Hinweis: Hotel KhumLanna in Phrao

Tag 2 – Phrao – (nächstes Reiseziel)
Sie fahren nach (nächstes Reiseziel)

Mahlzeiten inklusive:

Transport

Modul 2T1N – Phrao – Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai 

Tag 1 – (Anfangsdestination) – Phrao 

Ankunft in Phrao, eine ruhige Stadt, die sich etwa 100 Kilometer nördlich von Chiang Mai befindet.

Mahlzeiten inklusive:

Unterbringung: KhumLanna in Phrao

Transport

Hinweis: Hotel KhumLanna in Phrao

Tag 2 – Phrao – Chiang Mai 

Sie beginnen den Tag mit einem kurzen Besuch des Marktes in Phrao. Dann geht es mit dem Truck weiter zur Spitze des Berges Doi Mon Lan. An klaren Tagen reicht der Blick von dort aus bis weit in die schönen umliegenden Täler. Danach besuchen Sie das Queen’s-Projekt; ein Mitarbeiter wird Ihnen die Geschichte dieser Region erläutern sowie die Bemühungen nahebringen, die den umliegenden Gemeinden, einen nachhaltigen Lebensunterhalt ermöglichen. Anschließend begeben Sie sich zu einem authentischen Akha-Dorf, in welchem Sie mehr über die andersartige Kultur und die dazugehörigen Bräuche erfahren werden. In einer anderen Akha-Gemeinde haben Sie zudem die Möglichkeit, etwas lokal angebauten Kaffee zu probieren, bevor Sie eine gemächliche Wanderung bergabwärts in Richtung des Tals machen.

Ein Truck wird Sie abholen und ins Stadtzentrum von Phrao bringen, bevor Sie Ihre Reise nach Chiang Mai fortsetzen.
Mahlzeiten inklusive: Mittagessen
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 1

Strecke und Dauer der Wanderung: 5 Kilometer – 2 Stunden

Fahrt pro Weg: Phrao – Doi Mon Lan: 40 Kilometer mit dem Auto – 1 Stunden 30 Minuten + 15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 45 minuten

15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 45 minuten + Doi Mon Lan – Chiang Mai – 140 kilometer – 3 Stunden 30 minuten