The Karen Experience
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Karen Village
Your guide will meet you at the hotel for your two day Karen Experience. Our first stop will be at a beautiful typical Northern Thai local market where your guide will do his shopping for the coming days and will explain about some of the local specialties that are for sale here. Continue after this, drive to the start point of the trek. Today we will walk mostly uphill. We will follow a great mountain trail along a sparkling stream with crystal clear water until we reach a camp besides a waterfall. Here we will stay for a while, enjoying a swim in the cool water. Your guide will prepare lunch. After lunch we will trek further up the mountain to a first Karen village. Here we will stop for a chat and say hello to the many pigs…Then we are set for the final stage to the Karen village where we will spend the night. We will first reach the Royal Project of the village. Your guide will explain about this interesting agricultural project. The last part of our hike leads us through dense forest.
After arrival in the Karen village where we will spend the night your guide will introduce you to your host for tonight. You can explore the village while he starts to prepare dinner. You are welcome to help him with cooking. We also encourage you to practice some Karen language with your host after dinner while your guide.
Overnight will be in a house in the Karen village.
Day 2: Karen Village – Chiang Mai
Rise with the roosters. Your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we will start our descent back to civilization, the second and last day of your hilltribe trekking. We pass ricefields and trek through beautiful dipterocarp forest before we reach a pretty waterfall where we will spend some time relaxing, swimming and enjoying nature. After a short walk we will see our trekking truck parked along the road. Drive to the private house where we will have lunch.
After lunch, we will drive to a small rafting camp. Our bamboo rafts will be waiting for us. Enjoy a relaxing and, at times, exciting bamboo raft trip for about 45 minutes on the Wang River. After this we board our trekking truck for the drive back to Chiang Mai.
On the way back we will stop at a beautiful market before we drop you off at your hotel or guesthouse.
End of your hilltribe trekking.