THAILAND – Chiang Mai – Hiking and hill tribe immersion in Akha Culture 2D1N

Head out to the remote mountain villages north of Chiang Mai for exciting hikes, amazing views, and an immersion in the culture of the Akha people.

Theme

Art & Culture, Sustainable

Country - City

Thailand - Chiang Mai

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 3

Price level

$$$$

Seasonality

From October until June - not operated during the rainy season (July - September)

Max number of person(s)

15

Market segment

Arrival City

Chiang Mai

Departure city

Chiang Mai

Number day and night

2 days - 1 night

Day by day description

Day 1: Chiang Mai – Akha Community 

After driving to the Phrao region by minivan, the adventure starts by driving to a village in a local truck. Small forest trails link different areas of the mountains, offering a great opportunity for hikes through the community forests and agricultural areas. Local people are happy to cook up a meal for you along the way, as you learn more about the history and culture of the ethnic peoples in the region. If the weather is favorable, the last, steep ascent to the top of a mountain is rewarded with seemingly-infinite views of the stunningly beautiful surrounding valleys. At night, the villagers will host a dinner, and accommodation is provided in a simple and clean house.

Level: 2
Distance and duration of the trek: 9 kilometers – 5-6 hours including breaks  – Challenging hike – only ascent 
Total Gain elevation:  +1,200 meters 
Transportation: 140 kilometers Chiang Mai – Doi Mon Lan – 3h 30min + 15 kilometers by truck – 40 minutes from Doi Mon Lan to the villages

Day 2:  Akha Village – Chiang Mai 

After breakfast, sipping on a delicious cup of locally grown coffee, the exploration continues. More villages are waiting to be explored, and the locals ready to explain their way of life to all comers. A final walk down a small, agricultural trail towards the valley marks the end of this unforgettable excursion before returning to Chiang Mai.
Level: 1
Distance and duration of the trek: 5 kilometers – 2 hours including breaks
Total Gain elevation : – 500 meters
Transportation :15 kilometers by truck – 45 minutes  +  Doi Mon Lan  – Chiang Mai – 140 kilometers – 3h 30min

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Selling points

  • A private excursion, into an amazing undeveloped region still not on the map of mass tourism
  • A sustainable Easia Product  in direct cooperation with the local communities
  • Exciting hikes combined with authentic cultural experiences in local Akha villages
  • A remote area for adventure lovers
  • Simplicity of accommodation but great human experience
  • A challenging hike of 9 kilometers with 1200 meters elevation

Activities

There is a choice between a “big” and “small” cultural performance in the evening:

  • Big performance: the whole village will gather in a common area and there will be cultural performances like dances and songs by approximately 10-15 people in traditional dress. Recommended for bookings of more than 5 people. Cost is relatively high (2100THB) for smaller groups, and may be a “too big” event.
  • Small performance: more intimate performance with songs and traditional music. Can be held at one of the local houses only 2-3 people will perform. Cost friendly (500THB) and more suitable for small groups up to 5 pax

During the first day of the module, travelers will have the choice to do the last part of the hike or not as the last part is quite steep. For real “active” people there shouldn’t be a problem, but people who are more into Active leisure may have difficulties with the last steep part. This choice can be made on spot, and the guide and local people can advise on the choice, depending on the fitness of the travelers and the timing of the day.

Extensions

Selling points

  • Opportunity to visit an authentic and “undeveloped” area of Northern Thailand
  • Our own private active program, not passing by a supplier and benefiting the local communities directly
  • A mix of exciting hikes (9 kilometers uphill, approx. 5-6 hours including breaks, +1200 meters ascent) in nature and visiting villages/local places with a stay in the villages
  • An Easia Signature activity
  • A real “Active” program in Thailand
  • For good hikers in good physical conditions
  • Very simple accommodation in the village
  • No road , the transportation is with local truck with no bench on the back
  • Active guide from Chiang Mai compulsory

Pros

  • Our own program, no supplier involved
  • It’s Easia Signature, no competitors offer anything similar in the region
  • Indirectly linked to an NGO whose owner is the brother of ATTA, which is a very important connection on the North-American Market
  • We can set us apart from competition with this product

Cons

  • There are a lot of trekkings in other areas offered by competitors/local agencies. It may be difficult to convince clients why this one is different.
  • We can not offer it with 3rd language guides currently
  • Locals don’t have experience with tourism, service level may not be consistent in the beginning
  • Although usually accessible all year, the National Park is sometimes closed to visitors in periods of heavy rain. To assure consistency, we dont operate it during July – September.
  • Visibility can be a problem during the hot season (March – May) due to smoke
  • Only possible with English speaking guide! We currently don’t have other language guides available who can do Active segment.

TIME AND TRANSPORTATION

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Chiang Mai city Phrao town center 100 Km Car 1h 45min  Good
Phrao town center Hiking  starting point (Day 1) 15 Km Local Truck 30 min Partly unpaved, may be closed during rainy season
Hiking  end point (Day 2) Phrao Town center 15 Km Local truck 30 min Partly unpaved, rough during rainy season

Notes

ALERT: The activity is seasonal, not possible to operate during the rainy season (July-September)

ALERT: Only possible with English speaking guide! We currently don’t have other language guides available who can do Active segment.

ALERT: Clients have to carry their own backpack with their belongings needed during the 2 days. Their main luggage can be left in storage at their hotel, or otherwise with the transportation supplier.

ALERT: As this activity takes place in a National Park, we are subject to the official guidelines, rules and limitations. In case the program is not possible due to official restrictions or safety issues, we adapt and we will operate an alternative program. This may include less hiking and focus more on the village experiences, depending on what is possible.

Notes: As all we pay for all services provided by local people (local guide, food, activities, accommodation, …) we directly support members of the local community.
Besides that there is a contribution per pax to a fund which is managed by a committee representing the different villages.

  • Important information : 
    • Understand the client and travelers’ needs and expectations before proposing an itinerary
    • Understand the Hiking level of the travelers – (0. Accessible for everybody, 1. Accessible for everybody who like walking, 2. For people who practice hiking occasionally, 3. For people in good shape, 4. For experienced people, 5. For professionals)
    • The first day the hike is not long but only ascent  int but we cannot  reduce the Hike
    • This Module is recommended for adventurous and advanced hikers with good physical conditions and adaptation
    • The sales must inform the client about the difficulty of the hike in remote area and they have request to the TO/TA to verify the insurance of the Travelers
  • Luggage:
    • A backpack 20-35L (for with supplies for 2 days) + rain cover
  • Clothing:
    • Long top
    • Shorts, t-shirts
    • Underwear
    • Swimsuit
    • Polar (for the evening)
    • Flip flops or slippers for the evening
  • Hiking equipment:
    • Good hiking shoes
    • K-way
    • Headlamp
    • Earplugs
    • Laundry bag
    • Toilet kit
    • Towel (microfiber if possible)
    • Flask
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
  • Individual pharmacy
    • Personal Drugs
    • Anti – diarrhea
    • Medication against motion sickness
    • Anti-mosquito and insect repellent
    • Solar cream
    • Preventative dressings against blisters
    • Aspirin
    • Biafine
  • Client Profile Form + Insurance and Health Information : Sales send the Form “XXXXXXXX” to collect the information about the travellers and send this document to operation teams  (Name & surname, any specific allergy, Insurance details + Remark about hiking levels)
    + reference of their Insurance

Inclusions:

  • Local hill tribe guide
  • Transportation by local truck
  • Lunch (day 1), dinner (day 1), breakfast (day 2)
  • Water, snacks, coffee/tea
  • Package of coffee to take home
  • Entrance fees and fees for activities
  • Cultural performance (music and song)
  • Queen’s Project Forest Park entrances and visit
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Fees services

Exclusions:

  • Easia Travel national guide
  • Transportation to/from town and accommodation in Phrao and/or Chiang Mai
  • Lunch on Day 2

 

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Important notes

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Program with approximate timings:

  • 7.00 am: Leave from Chiang Mai. Drive about 1 h 30 min (101.4 km), meeting point Phrao Market
  • 9.00 am: leave from Phrao by local truck to Pa Ya Sai village, arrive around 10.00 am, visit the village (weaving / broom making can usually be observed)
  • 10.30 am: start walking up to the waterfall, on the way to A-ye village (2 km, about 1 hour 15 minutes walking including breaks). Learn about herbs etc. on the way
  • 11.30am -12.00pm: arrive at the waterfall, (depending on the season it is possible to swim at the waterfall)
  • 12.30pm: outdoor picnic lunch cooked with bamboo etc
  • 13.30pm: continue walking to A-ye village (3,5 km. about about 2 hours 15 minutes walk including breaks)
  • 14.30pm: arrive at A-ye village, drink herbal juices. continue go to Huay sai village by local truck
  • 15.00pm: arrive at Huay sai village (have a coffee, tea, fruit, some local customs will be shown like music, clothes dyeing, bird traps, …).
  • Continue walking to top of Doi Mon Lan (2 km. about 2 hours walk)
  • 17.30am: arrive at top of Doi Mon Lan, visit Queen’s project, and see sunset (if weather permits)
  • Transfer by local truck to Abolocha village
  • 20.00pm: dinner at Abolocha village
  • After dinner, Akha traditional dance,

Day 2

(optional: 5.30am go to top of Doi Mon Lan to see sunrise)

  • 8.00am: breakfast with fresh coffee
  • 8.45am: tour in the village with Akha swing,
  • 9.15am: go to Abone village by local truck, do artisan coffee roasting, option to play with go-carts
  • 10.00am: start walk down from Abone – Huay khon
  • arrive at Huay Khon around 12.00pm and receive drinking water/snack in Huay Khon.
  • Return to Phrao by local truck, end of program

Services for Hiking Tour 

  • Water can be taken from the minivan, and will be available in each village. Snacks and/or fruit will be provided along the way.
  • Food should be verified by the guide (clean plates – cutlery – avoid use of plastic as much as possible)

Security :

  • Guide trained on First Aid
  • Local guide with knowledge of the route
  • Easia Travel  emergency number, available 24/7
  • Easia Travel Liability Insurance
  • First Aid Kit
  • Verify the back up with the local community for emergency. A back-up vehicle needs to be stand by in each village travelers will arrive, in order to anticipate unforeseen circumstances.
  • Special National guide notes:
  • Guides need to be briefed and updated at the office, this is a new product and being properly informed is super 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
  • Should prepare and check the list of the travelers in order to be ready to welcome them.
  • Hiking guide must be flexible on the spot: adapt the speed and the length of the trails to the needs of the clients
  • Detailed timing: Departure early morning from accommodation in order to have enough time to reach the final destination
  • Guide must be strict on the departure time to avoid late arrival at night
  • During the tour and according to the level of the clients, guide must choose the most suitable place to picnic
  • Should have lunch together with the Active clients.
  • Guide must stop and inform the travelers about the nature, ethnics minorities that are surrounding to make travelers experience local life and traditions of the country.
  • Should check the climate conditions before the tour to avoid risks (for example; bring rain coats) and be careful during the tour not to put the lives of the clients in danger. At the end of the day, he needs to debrief and inform the group about the itinerary for the next day and give them the information about the time departure schedule.
  • Languages – use polite language and adapt the behavior depending on the clients’ character and behavior
  • Shoes – proper shoes –  no sandals or flip flops
  • Active wear or T-Shirt

 

 

Contact

Ms. Sutthiporn  Mayoe
125 M.1 A. Phrao, T. Pa Tum, Chiang Mai, 50190
Tel. 090-463-5530  E-mail: [email protected]

Special information

In case of bad road conditions due to rain, the regular program may need to be adjusted. The guide can check with the local contact person in advance so clients can be informed before arriving. To assure clients’ safety, in case that the program needs to be adapted there will be less hiking, and focus will be more on cultural exchange.

Backup Plan for 2D1N program (approximate timings):

 

Day 1

  • 7.00 am: Leave from Chiang Mai. Drive about 1 h 30 min (101.4 km), meeting point Phrao Market
  • 9.00am: Leave by local truck from Phrao. Go to the way of Ban Khun Chae  20min (23.5 km) continue by local truck Abone village (25min (21km). Car will be parked on the roadside and start walking a short walk (1.5 km) to Abone village
  • 10.00am: arrive at Abone village, coffee roasting and tasting workshop
  • 11.00am: Continue to Forest Park, meet with staff learn about Forest Park.
  • 11.45am: Continue to the top of Doi Mon Lan (last has to be done by walking because of road conditions)
  • 12.15pm: Walk to Queen’s project,
  • 13.00pm-15.00pm: Lunch at the Queen’s project. After lunch meet staff at the Queen’s project learn about the history and tour
  • 15.30pm-17.00pm: drive (or walk depending on road condition) to home stay at Abolocha. Participate in a cultural workshop for approximately 1,5 hour.
  • 18.00pm: make some dinner together, have dinner together.
  • after dinner, Akha traditional dance, Leaf blower,

Day 2

          – 8.00am: breakfast at homestay (Abolocha)

– 9.00am: tour Abolocha village and learn about Ahka swing.

– 10.00am: leave from Abolocha village by local truck on the way back to Phrao (1 h 50 min)

– 12.00am: arrive at Phrao and continue to next destination

 

Product launch package

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English

Hiking and hill tribe immersion in Akha Culture – 2D1N- TH-N-CHIANGMAI-A-19-MO-$$$$

Day 1 Chiang Mai – Akha Community

After breakfast, head towards Phrao, a quiet town located about 100 kilometers north of Chiang Mai. Here, you’ll meet your local guide who will take you to explore the remote Akha villages in the nearby mountains. A local truck will take you to the first village, which is inhabited by a mix of different ethnic groups. This is where you will start your trek, taking a small trail along agricultural areas, through community forests, and dense, lush jungle, on to the next village. About half way there, you will pass a small waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip in its delightfully cool waters, while your host cooks up a simple but delicious “jungle meal”. After exploring the village and meeting some curious locals, you will be taken to another Akha community. This last hike takes you to the top of the mountain, where the trail is steep, but the views are more than worth the trek.

Your final destination of the day is a village near the top of the mountain, where you will spend the night in a local house. The villagers will cook up a local meal for you and afterward will showcase some of their traditional songs and dances

 

Meals included: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in a local house
Level: 2
Distance and duration of the trek: 9 kilometers – 5-6 hours including breaks – Challenging hike only ascent
Total Gain elevation:  +1,200 meters
Transportation: 140 kilometers Chiang Mai – Akha Community – 3 to 3h 30min + 15 kilometers by truck – 40 minutes from Doi Mon Lan to the villages

 

Day 2 – Akha Community  – Chiang Mai
After breakfast, over a cup of locally grown coffee, the exploration continues. More villages are waiting to be explored, and the locals ready to explain their way of life to all comers. A final walk down a small agricultural trail towards the valley marks the end of this unforgettable excursion before you return to Chiang Mai.

 

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel
Level: 1
Distance and duration of the hike: 5 kilometers – 2 hours including breaks
Total Gain elevation : – 500 meters
Transportation :15 kilometers by truck – 45 minutes  +  Akha Community – Chiang Mai – 140 kilometers – 3h 30min

French

Randonnée et immersion dans la culture Akha dans des tribus de montagne – 2J1N

Jour 1 : Chiang Mai – Communauté Akha

Après le petit-déjeuner, vous vous dirigerez vers Phrao, une ville tranquille située à 100 kilomètres au nord de Chiang Mai. C’est là que vous rencontrerez le guide local qui vous emmènera explorer les villages Akha isolés dans les montagnes aux alentours. Un pick-up local vous conduira au premier village habité par plusieurs groupes ethniques. Vous commencerez la randonnée en empruntant un petit sentier qui longera les zones agricoles et traversera les forêts et la jungle dense et luxuriante avant d’arriver au village suivant. A la moitié du trajet environ, vous rencontrerez une petite cascade aux eaux délicieusement fraîches où vous pourrez vous plonger pendant que votre guide préparera un simple mais succulent « repas de la jungle ». Vous explorerez ensuite le village et rencontrerez des locaux avant de vous rendre dans une autre communauté Akha. Cette dernière randonnée vous guidera jusqu’au sommet de la montagne où le chemin est très abrupte mais la vue en vaut la peine.

Vous vous dirigerez finalement vers un village proche du sommet de la montagne et passerez la nuit dans une maison locale. Les villageois vous prépareront un repas local avant de vous faire découvrir leurs chants et danses traditionnels.

 

Repas inclus: déjeuner, dîner
Hébergement: Nuit dans une maison locale
Niveau: 2
Distance et durée de la randonnée : 9 kilomètres – 5 à 6 heures, pauses incluses – Randonnée difficile, uniquement en montée
Dénivelé total: + 1 200 mètres
Moyen de transport : 140 kilomètres Chiang Mai – Communauté Akha – 3h à 3h 30min + 15 kilomètres en pick-up – 40 minutes de Doi Mon Lan aux villages

 

Jour 2 – Communauté Akha – Chiang Mai
Vous poursuivrez votre exploration après un petit-déjeuner autour d’une tasse de café local. Vous découvrirez ainsi d’autres villages et des locaux impatients de vous expliquer leur mode de vie. Pour finir cette inoubliable excursion, vous emprunterez un dernier sentier rural vers la vallée avant de regagner Chiant Mai.

 

Repas inclus: petit-déjeuner
Hébergement:
Niveau: 1
Distance et durée de la randonnée : 5 kilomètres – 2 heures, pauses incluses
Dénivelé total : – 500 mètres
Moyen de transport : 15 kilomètres en pick-up – 45 minutes  +  Communauté Akha – Chiang Mai – 140 kilomètres – 3h 30min

Spanish

Excursión e inmersión en las tribus de las montañas pertenecientes a la cultura Akha – (2 días y 1 noche)

Día 1: Chiang Mai – Comunidad Akha

Después del desayuno, se dirigirá en dirección a Phrao, una tranquila ciudad ubicada a unos 100 kilómetros al norte de Chiang Mai. Aquí conocerá a su guía local, quien le llevará a explorar remotos poblados Akha en las montañas cercanas. Se trasladará en camioneta hasta el primer pueblo, que está habitado por una combinación de diferentes grupos étnicos. Aquí es donde comenzará la excursión, caminando por un pequeño sendero entre las zonas agrícolas, a través de bosques comunitarios y densa y frondosa selva, hasta llegar al siguiente pueblo. A mitad de camino, pasará por delante de una cascada donde podrá darse un chapuzón refrescante en sus deliciosas aguas mientras su anfitrión cocina una «cocina de selva» sencilla pero deliciosa. Después de explorar el pueblo y conocer a algunos locales curiosos, le llevarán hasta otra comunidad Akha. Esta última excursión le llevará hasta la cima de la montaña, donde la pendiente del camino es realmente pronunciada pero las vistas merecen la pena por completo.

Su destino final del día es un pueblo al lado de la cima de la montaña, donde pasará la noche en una residencia local. Los habitantes prepararán una comida local para usted y, después, exhibirán algunas de sus canciones y bailes tradicionales.

 

Comidas incluidas: almuerzo, cena.
Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en residencia local.
Nivel: 2.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 9 kilómetros – 5-6 horas, incluidas las pausas – Excursión exigente, solamente subida.
Elevación total:  +1200 metros.
Transporte: 140 kilómetros de Chiang Mai a Comunidad Akha – de 3 a 3 horas y 30 minutos + 15 kilómetros en camioneta – 40 minutos de Doi Mon Lan a los pueblos.

 

Día 2 – Comunidad Akha – Chiang Mai
Después del desayuno, continuará la exploración mientras disfruta de una deliciosa taza de café cultivado a nivel local. Le esperan más pueblos que explorar y los locales están deseosos de contarle cómo es su forma de vida a todos los recién llegados. Un paseo final por un pequeño sendero agrícola hacia el valle marcará el final de esta excursión inolvidable antes de que regrese a Chiang Mai.

 

Comidas incluidas: desayuno
Alojamiento: estancia nocturna en el hotel.
Nivel: 1.
Distancia y duración de la excursión: 5 kilómetros – 2 horas, incluidas las pausas.
Elevación total: – 500 metros.
Transporte: 15 kilómetros en camioneta- 45 minutos + Comunidad Akha – Chiang Mai – 140 kilómetros – 3 horas y 30 minutos.

Italian

Escursionismo e immersione nelle tribù della cultura Akha nelle colline – 2D1N-TH-N-CHIANGMAI-A-19-MO-$$$$

1 ° giorno Chiang Mai – Comunità Akha

Dopo la prima colazione, dirigetevi verso Phrao, una tranquilla cittadina situata a circa 100 chilometri a nord di Chiang Mai. Qui incontrerete la vostra guida locale che vi porterà ad esplorare i remoti villaggi Akha nelle montagne vicine. Un camion locale vi porterà nel primo villaggio, che è abitato da un mix di diversi gruppi etnici. È qui che inizierete il vostro trekking, percorrendo un piccolo sentiero lungo le aree agricole, attraverso foreste comunitarie e una fitta e rigogliosa giungla, fino al seguente villaggio. Circa a metà strada, si passa una piccola cascata dove si può fare un tuffo rinfrescante nelle sue acque deliziosamente fresche, mentre il padrone di casa prepara un semplice ma delizioso “pasto della giungla”. Dopo aver esplorato il villaggio e incontrato alcuni curiosi locali, sarete portati in un’altra comunità Akha. Quest’ultima escursione porta alla cima della montagna, dove il sentiero è ripido, ma i panorami valgono il viaggio.

La vostra destinazione finale della giornata è un villaggio vicino alla cima della montagna, dove trascorrerete la notte in una casa locale. Gli abitanti del villaggio cucineranno un pasto locale per voi e in seguito mostreranno alcune delle loro canzoni e danze tradizionali

 

Pasti inclusi: pranzo, cena

Sistemazione: Pernottamento in una casa locale

Livello 2

Distanza e durata del trekking: 9 chilometri – 5-6 ore comprese le pause – Escursione impegnativa solo salita

Dislivello totale: +1.200 metri

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

 

2 ° giorno – Comunità Akha – Chiang Mai

Dopo la colazione, assieme a una tazza di caffè coltivato localmente, l’esplorazione continua. Altri villaggi stanno aspettando di essere esplorati, e la gente del posto è pronta a spiegare il loro stile di vita a chiunque arrivi. Un’ultima passeggiata lungo un piccolo sentiero agricolo verso la valle segna la fine di questa indimenticabile escursione prima di tornare a Chiang Mai.

 

Pasti inclusi: colazione

Sistemazione: Pernottamento in hotel

Livello 1

Distanza e durata dell’escursione: 5 chilometri – 2 ore comprese le pause

Dislivello totale: – 500 metri

Trasporti: 15 chilometri in camion – 45 minuti + Comunità Akha – Chiang Mai – 140 chilometri – 3 ore e 30 minuti

German

Wanderung und Eintauchen in die Akha-Bergstamm-Kultur – 2T1N-TH-N-CHIANGMAI-A-19-MO-$$$$

Tag 1 Chiang Mai – Akha-Gemeinde

Nach dem Frühstück begeben Sie sich nach Phrao, eine ruhige Stadt, die sich rund 100 Kilometer nördlich von Chiang Mai befindet. Dort werden Sie Ihren lokalen Reiseleiter treffen, welcher Sie mit auf eine Erkundungstour durch die abgelegenen Akha-Dörfer in den nahe gelegenen Bergen nehmen wird.  Ein Truck wird Sie zum ersten Dorf bringen. Dieses wird von verschiedenen ethnischen Gruppen bewohnt. In diesem Dorf beginnt auch Ihre Wanderung; zunächst nehmen Sie auf dem Weg zum nächsten Dorf einen schmalen Pfand, der entlang landwirtschaftlicher Flächen, durch Gemeindewälder und dichten, grünen Dschungel führt. Etwa auf halber Strecke kommen Sie an einem kleinen Wasserfall vorbei, in dem Sie ein erfrischendes Bad im herrlich kühlen Wasser nehmen können, während Ihr Gastgeber ein simples, aber köstliches „Dschungel-Mahl“ zubereitet. Nachdem Sie das Dorf erkundet haben und auf einige neugierige Einheimische getroffen sind, machen Sie sich auf zur nächsten Akha-Gemeinde. Diese letzte Wanderung bringt Sie zur Spitze von der Bergspitze; der Weg dort ist steil, aber der Ausblick ist die Mühe mehr als wert.

Ihr letztes Tagesziel ist ein Dorf in der Nähe der Bergspitze. Dort werden Sie die Nacht in einem lokalen Haus verbringen. Die Dorfbewohner werden Ihnen eine Mahlzeit kochen und Ihnen anschließend einige ihrer traditionellen Lieder und Tänze vorführen.

 

Mahlzeiten inklusive: Mittagessen, Abendessen
Unterbringung: Übernachtung in einem lokalen Haus
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 2
Strecke und Dauer der Wanderung: 9 Kilometer – 5 bis 6 Stunden inklusive Pausen – anspruchsvolle Wanderung, nur Aufstieg
Gesamt-Höhenunterschied:  +1.200 Meter
Transport: 140 Kilometer Chiang Mai – Akha-Gemeinde – 3 bis 3Stunden und 30 Minuten + 15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 40 Minuten von Doi Mon Lan bis zu den Gemeinden

 

Tag 2 Akha-Gemeinde – Chiang Mai

Nach dem Frühstück, bei einer Tasse lokal angebauten Kaffees, geht die Erkundungstour weiter. Es warten noch mehr Dörfer darauf, von Ihnen entdeckt zu werden, und die Einheimischen freuen sich, ihre Art und Weise zu leben allen Besuchern näherzubringen. Ein letzter Spaziergang auf einem kleinen landwirtschaftlichen Weg ins Tal markiert das Ende eines unvergesslichen Ausflugs, bevor Sie nach Chiang Mai zurückkehren.

 

Mahlzeiten inklusive: Frühstück
Unterbringung: Übernachtung im Hotel
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 1
Strecke und Dauer der Wanderung: 5 Kilometer – 2 Stunden inklusive Pausen
Gesamt-Höhenunterschied: -500 Meter
Transport: 15 Kilometer mit dem Truck – 45 Minuten + Akha-Gemeinde – Chiang Mai – 140 Kilometer – 3 Stunden und 30 Minuten