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    Chiang Mai Trekking Information

    There are currently three main trekking routes: Chiang Mai Jom Thong route into the

    mountainous northern areas, especially home of hill tribes, Chiang Mai offers unique opportunities for

    the adventures. Lush hills and virgin forests are scenic backdrops that will make your trekking by

    foot or Trek on elephant back truly memorable. The most popular trails are in Doi Inthanon National

    Park where over 300 bird species and a wide variety of orchids and other flowers can be seen. ;

    the Chiang Mai - Mae Taeng Driving from Chiangmai city to Maetang fantastic nature area about 1 hour.

    On trek program would walk through the forest, touch the nature is pure on top the hill , and learn way

    of life, culture tradition of a hill tribes, have a dinner and stay overnight at hill tribe village. The trip

    usually includes a raft trip down the Mae Taeng River, Elephant Riding,White water rafting, Bamboo

    rafting, Hill Tribe Village, orchid farm ; and the Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Song is the great experience and,

    many of tourist visiting the north enquiries. Driving from Chiangmai city to Mae Hong Son around 6

    hours, youll stun with scenery along the way. About hill tribe trekking you will see the real different life

    style of hill tribe, house, beautiful, scenery, landscape, green jungle, waterfall, cave and etc. stay

    overnight and cooking with the tribe family, hiking through the green jungle, have an experience

    with elephant riding andbamboo rafting for unforgettable for the lifetime.

    Get the most out of your holiday with an unforgettable Adventure Holiday in Chiang Mai.

    Trekking Areas

    Trekking in Chiang MaiSouthwestern Route Doi Inthanon Nation Park Area and Mae Wang Area

    Doi Inthanon Nation Park Area

    Doi Inthanon is Thailand's highest mountain, 2,599 metres above sea level. Doi Inthanon Peak has a cool

    climate all year round. The Air Force Radar Station and King Inthawichayanon's stupa located on the

    mountaintop. King Inthawichayanon, the last king of Chiang Mai, was concerned about the importance

    of forests and wanted to preserve the forests for future generations. He was so familia with Doi

    Inthanon that he asked that part of his ashes be kept here.

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    Maaeya Waterfall

    Nam Tok MaeYa waterfall is with 280 meters the highest waterfall of the Doi Inthanon national

    park nearChiang Mai in Thailand. This place is one of my favorites at the national park in Thailand's

    Chiang Mai province. Here you can relax and listen to the sound of the huge Mae Ya waterfall. The

    distance from the parking place is about 600 meter through the tight jungle here in north Thailand. Thesmall hiking path is easy to take.

    On the foot of the MaeYa is a small place to rest and watch the might of the nature. We were visiting

    the fall in September 2009, and we were the onliest tourists on this peaceful place near Chiangmai. The

    best way to come here is by motorbike or car because than you can take your time and stay a while on

    the Nam Tok Maeya. If you come with a tour you have mostly many people around you and less time.

    We really can recommend to come here if you traveling in north Thailand and want to see the beautiful

    nature here at Doi Inthanon in this part of Asia.

    Mae Klang Waterfall

    The Mae Klang Waterfall (Namtok Mae Klang) is the first waterfall you might encounter on the road

    going up to the top of Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest peak. This often-photographed waterfall

    cascades in a main maybe 25-30m or so tier before casscading further downstream in several drops.

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    The falls is actually on a spur road branching left from the road up to Doi Inthanon as you leave from

    Chom Thong (66km southwest of Chiang Mai). It's a pretty popular picnic spot, but like I said earlier, the

    falls here is certainly no slouch.

    Mae Wang Area

    Located in the area. Mae Wang National Park. A one-storey high waterfall about 20 meters, 10 meters

    wide with water throughout the year as the most beautiful place of the river water. Forest surrounding

    the waterfalls dipterocarp forest, mixed deciduous, dry dipterocarp forest and mixed pine rainforest.

    Along the path to the point of natural water basins under waterfall Suitable for activities such as

    swimming, swimming.

    Northern Route Mae Rim and Mae Tang

    Mae Rim Area

    Mae Sa Waterfall

    Mae Sa Waterfall is another image of Chiang Mai, although it is somewhat less famous than some other

    sites. The waterfall has 8 tiers and set against a backdrop of huge trees it is very impressive. The climate

    around the waterfall is cool throughout the year and it is a very popular meeting place for locals.

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    For foreigners, the trip is often combined with a visit to theMae Sa Elephant Training Centre. How to get

    there: Mae Sa Waterfall is about 25 kilometers north of Chiang Mai on the Mae Rim-Samoeng Road. A

    number Songtaews are available from the city to the waterfall.

    Eco-Agricultural Hill Tribes Village

    Mae Taeng Area

    Mae Teang River

    The Mae Tang River is Thailand's most famous and fastest white water river, Mae Teang River.

    Experience a unique and unforgettable journey through winding gorges, luscious jungles, and

    magnificent terraced rice fields. Paddle through breathtaking canyon for unparalleled fun on the river.

    For this trip, apart from white water rafting down the Mae Tang River. You will also be trekking on an

    elephant along the Mae Tang River and through the tropical monsoon rainforest jungle

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    Hilltribes of Northern Thailand

    Hilltribe peoples migrated over 100 years ago from the southern part of China into Laos, Myanmar

    (Burma), Vietnam and Thailand. They have preserved their way of life with little change for over

    thousand years.Comprising seven major tribes, KAREN, HMONG (MEO), YAO, LISU, LAHU, LAWA and AKHA, each has its

    own distinct culture, religion, language, art and colourful style of dress, these people make their homes

    in the highlands. The main profession of all these tribes is farming. All the tribes are hospitable and

    welcome visitors to their villages, providing them with the opportunity to see and experience their way

    of life.

    Trekking in Mae Hong Son - Pai

    Trekking from Mae Hong Song

    Being one of the remotest provincial towns in Thailand trekking from Mae Hong Song trekking in thehills in this province can be very rewarding. The trekking industry is not so well developed here but local

    guides and agents can arrange overnight trips into the hills.

    Trekking from Pai

    There are plenty of hilltribe villages in the hills around Pai. and with the popularity ofPai as a

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    destination itself you will find plenty of agents and guides offering their services to take you on a hill

    tribe trek. Ask t your guest house or at an agent in town.

    Trekking what to bring?

    Insect repellant

    Walking shoes

    Sandals for evening in the village/camp

    Swim suit for swimming and rafting

    Small amount of money (drinks, hill tribe crafts)

    Small towel

    Essential toiletries

    Shorts and t shirt for trekking (or long trousers if you prefer)

    Change of clothes (optional but recommended for the rainy season if you get wet through)

    Personal medicines

    Clean underwear (optional)

    Warm jumper/jacket

    Small day sack

    One bottle of water (you can buy further supplies from hill tribe villages

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