Hill Tribe Trekking
Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Cost: 7,490 Baht per person (based on two persons travelling together)
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Accessible to all in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. Trails can be rough or slippery depending on weather conditions. Long ascents/descents. 2-3 hours walk per day, without much carrying.
Trek in a jungle trail and enjoy a fun ride on bamboo rafting. Stay overnight at Lisu Lodge in a hill tribe village.
Day 1: Lisu Lodge - Full Day Trekking with Bamboo Rafting
You should arrive at Lisu Lodge about 9:30 am. After a welcome drink and an orientation, you will drive in a local truck to a starting point. Start walking along the jungle trails to the remote village of Pong Ngan (2 - 2 1/2 hrs). You will stop here for refreshment and picnic lunch.
After that, start the bamboo rafting down the Mae Tang river (2 hrs) to the village of Ban Sop Kai, where you will be transferred back to Lisu Lodge.
Relax at your leisure until dinner time. Enjoy delicious Thai dinner and watch hill tribe cultural dance. Overnight at Lisu Lodge.
Day 2: Lisu Lodge - Half Day Trek & Tea Garden Tour
After breakfast, start a guided half-day trek (about 3 hrs) through a Lisu hill tribe village. You will walk uphill passing forested mountains and enjoy a magnificent view of natural surroundings along the way. Reaching the top, your downhill walk begins. It will take you through the same splendid scenery on the other side of the mountain.
Stop at a hill tribe community where you will be transferred by a local truck to Araksa Tea Garden for delicious Thai lunch.
After lunch, join a tea garden tour to learn about tea farming and a history of tea in Thailand. Also get hands-on experience in plucking tea leaves with local tea pickers and watch how tea is made in both traditional and modern ways. In the end, you will enjoy a glass of iced tea and hot tea together with a Thai snack.
Return to Lisu Lodge and enjoy your visit to:
Rice paddies - Walk with our guide through rice paddies where we work together with the villagers to grow rice without the use of pesticide and insecticide. Besides strolling through the green or the golden carpet of the paddy fields, depending on the season, you will learn and participate in the various stages of rice cultivation in northern Thai style.
Himmapaan nursery - Learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how we restore the forest ecosystem at a tree nursery of the Himmapaan Foundation whose goal is to support and implement
environmental and social projects by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism.
Vegetable garden - Visit the vegetable garden where we produce organic fertilizer from leftover organic waste
The activity ends about 17:00 hrs.
Note: Bamboo rafting and trekking are not recommended for children under 10 years old.