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  • Is adventure your thing? Mark your footprints at the bewildering trails of Chiang Mai. With its stunning mountain landscapes and lush green jungles, this quaint town owns one of the best trek routes in Thailand. Famed as one of the most arduous trekking trails, it is quite popular amongst the adventure buffs.Here, you can also wander in the streets of Kalare market, visit the prominent attractions, experience the ultimate Thai spa, and witness the trekking trails of the region which will make your vacation even more enticing.

    Ranging from easy to extreme level of trails, here one can find all types of pathways. From nature walks to extreme terrain trails, the city welcomes all the adventure buffs with open arms. With a vast bucket of things to do in here like white water rafting, mountain biking, exploring the serenity of waterfalls, trekking stands out in the list of exciting adventures.

    Mae Taeng district in the city province provides you with an excellent base for exploring the sights of Chiang Mai in-depth while offering options like elephant trekking, family fun,
    and sightseeing. Explore the forests and the sights of the beautiful Mae Tang River while being here and also explore the traditional lifestyle and customs of Akha Hill tribe villagers. 

    Coming to Samoeng trek, it starts from the Samoeng area and ends at the Mae Wang area. You can stay overnight at the Karen hill tribe village, where you will love the lifestyle of the people living there. Scroll down to know more about trekking in Chiang Mai.
  • 01Muang Kurt to Huay Kukap

    Muang Kurt to Huay Kukap
    Marking their place in the impressive tourist attractions, Chiang Mai treks are toured by revelers across the globe primarily by the adventure lovers. Amongst several trekking trails available, one of the most striking ones is the Muang Kurt to Huay Kukap trek, which renders outstanding glimpses of hill tribe culture and charismatic beauty!

    Also here one can witness the scenic excellence clubbed with enchanting mountains, lush greenery, and cascading water slides. Springing from the town of Muang Kurt, it is a 600m meter trek up the mountains through the rambling trail which includes the natural water slide to Huay Kukap.

    At this place, you can explore the calm and pleasant lifestyle of the inhabitants. For the explorers taking a dip in the cool waters of the creek can be an entertaining experience, while coming down cross through rich rainforested areas to Lahu farmland. "This route extends a deep look into the urban life of the region!"

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate.

    Best season for trekking
    : November to March.
  • 02Baan Pha Dang to Huay Kukap

    Baan Pha Dang to Huay Kukap
    Trace the bizarre trails of Baan Pha Dang to Huay Kukap which exhibit eye-opening vistas of the scenic wonders. With this experience, you can taste the culture of hill tribes and this is the primary reason for the trail's popularity.

    The 3 hours trekking trail commences from the meditation cliffs and traverses through the exotic mountain cliffs, meandering streams and several local villages holding of Hill tribes. Being a prominent part of panoramic Northern Thailand, it crosses several eye-catching destinations on its way like Mae Taman and finally touches Huay Kukap which is noted for the impressive hill tribe settlement.

    The best element of this trekking excursion is experiencing the lifestyle of the villagers and knowing more about their heydays in this area. The trekking can be done by trekkers with minimal knowledge or by amateurs by keeping up with the guidelines of the authorisations.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate.

    Best season for trekking: During cooler days of December to February.
  • 03Huay Kukap to Doi Sam Liam

    Huay Kukap to Doi Sam Liam
    For the expert professionals, the ideal trekking tour in Chiang Mai is the ever beautiful Huay Kukap to Doi Sam Liam trek where one can explore the best of nature and also experience the thrill of the challenging trek. Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this beautiful peak has an elevation of 1388 meters above the sea level.

    The best part of exploring the peak is that it provides a 360-degree visual pleasure of the scenic vistas which is quite attractive and puts you under a spell. With an exquisite range of popular peaks in this region, Doi Pha Daeng, Doi Khun Mae Mae and Doi Pa Kia are one of them.

    Once you embark the trek, it is pretty easy in beginning, but later it gets a little steep making it quite challenging. However, the beauty is so mesmerizing from the above, that the journey is worth trying!

    Difficulty Level
    : Hard.

    Best season for trekking: November to February.
  • 04Huay Kukap to & Tadmok Waterfall, Mae Taeng River

    Huay Kukap to & Tadmok Waterfall, Mae Taeng River
    One of the most exhilarating and exciting trekking tours in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, is the Huay Kukap To & Tadmok Waterfall, Mae Taeng River. This adventurous trip commences from Huay Kukap losing much of its height in the first 2 km and then proceeding through dense jungle environments.

    Thick-skulled vegetation and lush greenery is the true essence of this trek. Crisscrossing the jungle one reaches the refreshing Tadmok waterfall, where one can experience swimming in the pool, which is absolute bliss after the steep descent.

    From here to the stream bed its a hike down of 1.6 km, where the trail reaches the Mae Taeng River. At this place, one can pump up the adrenaline with white water rafting and feel the spine-chilling thrill.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate

    Best season for trekking: Almost throughout the year.

  • 05Huay Kukap to Huaysatan Waterfall & Tadmok Mae Taeng River

    Huay Kukap to Huaysatan Waterfall & Tadmok Mae Taeng River
    When it comes to nature’s beauty in Thailand, Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand provides the best options with its pictorial and awe-striking scenic beauty. Trekking in Chiang Mai is an exceptional attraction of which a trekking trip from Huay Kukap To Huaysatan Waterfall & Tadmok Mae Taeng River is quite prevalent.

    This adventurous excursion originates from Huay Kukap, and the trekking trail twines within the thick jungles. After a gentle 2 km walk, one reaches the outlying hamlets where you can experience wonderful hospitality and imposing sight of the traditional lifestyle of villagers. Seated 1 km away from this position its the Huaysatan Waterfall which is considered as the best waterfall of this region.

    Further 1 km down one can savour the sight of Tadmok Waterfall which is an idyllic place for swimming. Descending 1.6km down the stream bed its the lovely Mae Taeng River, which is well-suited for water pleasures like rafting.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate

    Best season for trekking
    : November to February
  • 06Trek to Mountain Doi Inthanon

    Trek to Mountain Doi Inthanon
    If you are an adventure lover then Doi Inthanon hike must definitely be a part of your bucket list! This is the highest mountain peak seated at an elevation 2565 meters at about 100km south-west of Chiang Mai.

    The hiking trail springs from road 1009 and incorporates a distance of 4.5 km which takes about 3-5 hours time, depending on the hikers to the summit of Doi Inthanon. Immense natural beauty sprawls all over the trail with dark evergreen forest and sight of colourful birds.

    Well, it is advised to take a guide at the base of the trekking trail, as they have a reliable idea about the roads within the forests and they can share the knowledge about the expanse too. The guides are usually from the local villages and charge approximately 200 Baht for the trip. With this trekking, you can explore the picturesque vistas of the region and create everlasting memories.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate.

    Best season for trekking
    : Almost throughout the year.
  • 07Trek to Mae Tang

    Trek to Mae Tang
    Marking its place in one of the best trekking sites in Northern Thailand, trek in Mae Tang is a pioneer and attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year. Rich forested areas, beautiful nature, cascading waterfall, and pleasant ambiance is the true essence of this trekking trail.

    The trekking trip spans of a nature walk, forest explores, enjoying the displays of stunning Mae Tang River and several recreation activities like swimming, bamboo rafting, water rafting and a whole lot more. Comprising of a visit to Akha hill tribe village, where its ultimate pleasure to explore the mythical lifestyle and customs of the villagers.

    Tracing the trekking trail is all in your hands as it can be stretched from 1 day to 3 days depending upon your preference.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.

    Best season for trekking: Almost throughout the year.
  • 08Trek to Mae Wang

    Trek to Mae Wang
    Nature gets its best at Mae Wang in Chiang Mai and one can experience the best of nature through the several trekking trips offered in this part of Thailand. The trekking trip basically covers the natural wonders available at Mae Wang National Park which begins from the attractive Shan village.

    One can opt for the service of travel guides who can explain the customs and rituals along with the lifestyle maintained by the villagers of this region. As the trek begins, one can explore the natural wonders of the countryside which leads to waterfalls and rain forest areas which are equally beautiful.

    While tracing the trek one can visit other hill tribe villages like Karen village and know more about the life of the locals! Feed your nature lust with the bewitching artistry of Mae Wang!

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.

    Best season for trekking
    : Almost throughout the year.
  • 09Trek to Samoeng Area

    Trek to Samoeng Area
    Seated beautifully at a distance of about 45 km south-west of Chiang Mai, the Samoeng trek rises from Samoeng area and terminates at Mae Wang area. One can experience immense natural wonders, dense vegetation and wide array of flora and fauna while traversing the bewildering trails. The Samoeng area is usually not very crowded for its complex trails but the Mae Wang area remains packed with tourists. Karen and Hmong tribes are the dominant inhabitants of this quarter and the visitors can embrace the rural life to know more about them. The trekking trail is not a simplistic one,  so a little knowledge about trekking and its edicts is always preferable in this trip. Moreover, one can explore all the verticals of it, in a span of two days!

    Difficulty Level
    : Hard.

    Best season for trekking
    : November to March.

  • 10Trek to Lisu Tribe

    Trek to Lisu Tribe
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    Are you an adventure buff? Hike up the enticing trail of Lisu Tribe. Embark your journey with a walk of about 1.5 hours which will lead you to the remote village of Hmong Pha Mieng where you can take a deep look in the verticals of the rural life and their culture.

    Further, proceed towards the Red Lahu Village of Pha Daeng which is the topmost point of the hillock and extends scenic wonders of the segment. One this tour you will also witness Lahu Outpost, Rice paddies, Himmapaan nursery, Vegetable garden and numerous other marvels of the region. This trek is well-suited for the nature lovers as it extends eye-opening vistas of natural wonders

    Difficulty level:
    Moderate.

    Best season for trekking
    : Almost throughout the year.


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