Meet our Guides

Guide Pornchai with unknown fruit

Pornchai Singchai

Pornchai Singchai aka “Chai” is our senior trekking guide. He was born 60 years ago in Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Province. After finishing school he learned English from a teacher who worked at Chiang Mai University. He got his guide license and started working as a trekking guide more than 30 years ago. He knows more trekking areas than any of our guides, worked for numerous companies and is a legend in his lifetime. Pornchai feels at home in the mountains. He says his job is stress free and keeps him healthy. Pornchai has two children.

To list all the companies, schools and universities that Pornchai has guided trekking for is difficult. That list is endless. He has done trekkings for group adventure tour companies such as Baobab, Monkey King, Shoestring and Cross Country Travels from the Netherlands. He has guided trekkings for Tanglin Trust School from Singapore, for Antipodeans from Australia and for Moondance Adventures from the UnIted States. He has guided trekkings for thousands of individual guests and for small groups from Rikjsa Travel, Asia Transpacific Journes (US) as well for guests of Tiger Trail Thailand and Green Trails. He has also guided treks for school and university groups of Ground Asia.

Guide Taksin with guests

Taksin Phisan Akarabut

Taksin Phisan Akarabut has no nickname. He comes from Ubon Ratchanthani in North East Thailand and lives in Chiang Mai with his wife and two sons. He has been a guide for 32 years and knows the trekking industry inside out. He has never been an office person. He loves to be outside and to be active. He loves to share his knowledge and experience to show visitors the beauty and tradition of North Thailand. We are very happy to work with Taksin and hope it never stops!

Taksin has guided treks for groups for companies such as Shoestring and Monkey King. He has guided treks for individual guests from a variety of Destination Management Companies such as Khiri Travel and for guests of Tiger Trail Thailand and Green Trails.

Narong Green Trails

Narong Podjanathamrongpong

Narong Podjanathamrongpong was born in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai province. Narong is Karen.

Narong went to primary school in Chiang Dao. He attended high school in Lampang. He is christian like many Karen people. Upon recommendation of friends he did the guide course at Chiang Mai University in 1992. After having obtained his guide license he started working as a porter on trekking trips until he was confident enough to be a guide on trekkings. He worked for many companies in Chiang Mai. His favorite trekking area is Mae Taeng. He feels at home in the mountains and enjoys the outdoors. Narong is a very relaxed person and a pleasure to be with. He is married and has two sons.

Young guide working

Inchai Thummanoon (George)

We know Inchai Thummanoon as George. He is the young talent in the company. George learned a lot from our senior guides but has become very much his own man. He hails from Fang, Chiang Mai province. George loves football and cycling. He has been a guide for more than three years. He obtained his guide licence from Rajabhat University in Chiang Mai. Before he started to work for Green Trails he worked for several other companies in ChIang Mai. He loves family treks. His lighthearted fun nature is always inspiring. He enjoys guiding people into the mountains and let them exchange experiences with tribal people with an entirely different culture.