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Equipment for hiking in northern Thailand

  • ruzickaf

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    Hi all,
    I'm gonna spend my vacantion in Thailand between Sep. 7 and Sep. 21 with my wife and I've decided I'd cover a trek to the mountains (Chiang Mai/ Chiang Rai surroundings) in northern Thailand in my plans. However, recently I deal with a question about outdoor equipment, such as appropriate shoes, clothing, backpack, gps and so on. I've read some travel guides (for example Rough Guides, Student Agency Travel Guide...) and the information are offen quite different and I'm a little confused. Should I've high-low boots or (hybrid)sandals? Shall I need soft-shell/fleece jacket, sweater or T-shirt? Long trousers or shorts? Is there risk of snakebite?
    And last but not least, does anybody know about reliable, time-tested agency in Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai which provides 2-3 days treks to the hill tribes for a small groups (2-3 participants)?

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    Filip.

    #1 Posted: 15/7/2008 - 14:40

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    Hi Filip,

    Should I've high-low boots or (hybrid)sandals?
    Hybrid sandals

    Shall I need soft-shell/fleece jacket, sweater or T-shirt?
    T-shirts and a fleece for the evening.

    Long trousers or shorts?
    Personally I'd go with trousers, but personal choice here.

    Is there risk of snakebite?
    About the same risk as walking in the woods anywhere in the world.

    And last but not least, does anybody know about reliable, time-tested agency in Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai which provides 2-3 days treks to the hill tribes for a small groups (2-3 participants)?

    Not really. Best to give our Trekking in Thailand story a read.

    #2 Posted: 16/7/2008 - 09:33

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