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Experience Tribal Culture in Chiang Dao

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Why you should visit Chiang Dao

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Chiang Dao is an area about 60kms north of Chiang Mai. It has been a popular trekking area for decades due to the variety of tribal people who inhabit Chiang Dao and environs. You can Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Karen and Palong people there. Chiang Dao is the best place to experience the traditional lifestyle of the tribal people and for those who are interested in tribal textiles.

GO TREKKING on DOI INTHANON

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Doi Inthanon National Park is the most popular national park in North Thailand. Within the park Thailand’s highest mountain is located: Doi Inthanon. The park boasts prolific birdlife as well as spectacular waterfalls. There are Hmong and Karen villages in the park. Doi Inthanon National Park can get very busy, especially in December and January, the cool months in North Thailand. We will do our best to avoid the crowds.

EXPLORE DOI SUTHEP NATIONAL PARK

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Why you should explore Doi Suthep

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For Chiang Mai natives Doi Suthep is a sacred mountain. Wat Doi Suthep, the temple on the mountain, is one of the most popular attractions of North Thailand. The Doi Pui-Doi Suthep National Park offers great trekking, magnificent views and interesting tribal culture. The park is right on our doorstep and very easily accessible. Don’t miss out! We love Doi Suthep!

treks for the whole family

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Family treks are our specialty

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From the early we have done trekking with families which has been very special to us. Trekking to the tribal areas can be a life changing experience for children. We have standard programs but will adjust these to your needs as every family is different and deserves special attention.

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CHIANG MAI TREKKING STARTS WITH US

ALL OUR TOURS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED

Do you have special requirements, Is there a place that you would really like to see? Let us know what you want to see and do during your excursion and we will make sure it is included in the itinerary.

Explore Authentic Northern Thailand

We want you to discover the authentic beauty of North Thailand. Tourism has had its impact over the past decades but we are still able to find unspoiled and authentic forests, landscapes and villages. We do our utmost to help preserve these for future generations.

Book your trip with confidence.

Your personal safety is of paramount importance to us. We offer small group tours and private treks. Our small group tours have fixed departure days. Departure guaranteed from two persons up. Maximum group size is 10 persons. Private tours and trekking programs can be tailored to your own personal wishes.

We respect nature and traditions

Green Trails is the traditional trekking and outdoor company of Chiang Mai. We respect nature, local traditions and local culture. We promote outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, rafting and cycling. We try to conserve natural biodiversity, local cultural traditions and values. We love tribal culture and traditional tribal dress.  We are about meaningful encounters with nature and people.

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Trekking in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

We have been involved in trekking and outdoor activities in Northern Thailand for more than 25 years. In the early days trekking was one of the most popular activities for tourists. Trekking is about nature and people. It is about conservation and tradition. Our tours are as much about enjoying being in the outdoors as about meaningful encounters with the people who live in a natural environment. We believe that trekking is a rewarding and fascinating experience for everyone who is open to learn about different cultures and a lifestyle close to nature.

Akha hilltribe trekking

National Parks Jungle Trekking

Northern Thailand is a stunningly beautiful area with national parks, beautiful forests, sparkling rivers and thundering waterfalls. Our jungle and tribal treks focus as much on the natural environment as on local culture. We try to let you enjoy the wonderful nature in Northern Thailand without leaving footsteps as much as possible.

Palong Tribal experience

Chiang Mai Hilltribe Trekking

A variety of tribal groups inhabit the mountains of Northern Thailand. In many cases these people were nomadic. They have their own interesting customs, traditions, and dress. Some tribes have their own language. Although modernization has eroded this heritage it is still there but slightly under the surface. We will show you this heritage. We try to make your encounter with local culture and tradition as meaningful as possible.

Meet your guides

Pornchai Singchai Guide of Green Trails

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Guide Taksin with guests

Taksin
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Narong Green Trails

Narong
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Inchai Thummanoon aka George

George
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Meet your Team

Frans
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TREKKING IN CHIANG MAI IS FOR EVERYONE

You don't need to be an Athlete

It is not easy to apply a scale of difficulty to our tours. Your own fitness is of importance but there are also outside influences that determine the difficulty of an activity. The weather is one. Rain can make an easy trail very difficult. It will also depend on your ability to handle the heat and humidity. Finally, wearing good shoes is essential.

1 Day trek, 2-Day trek or more. Up to you!

In one day you can get a glimpse of the beauty of Northern Thailand. A day trip usually includes considerable time in a vehicle. Most trekking areas are a bit outside of Chiang Mai.
For a more in-depth experience you should spend a night in the forest or in a village. For the diehards who want real adventure there are remote areas where you really have a back to nature feeling.

We take you trekking in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai has some fantastic trekking and we can take you there. There are a large variety of tribal people in the mountains of Chiang Rai. Historically the trekking industry in Chiang Rai has attracted fewer tourists than in Chiang Mai but there are some fantastic off the beaten track trekkings in the mountains of Chiang Rai.