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Reliable trekking companies for Chang Mai

  • westphd

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    I am taking my family, 2 adults and two kids 6 and 8) in April to Chang Mai and have heard so many horrible expierences on three day treks - does anyone have company they can recommend?

    #1 Posted: 28/1/2006 - 21:07

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi westphd,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    We don't recommend individual companies on the site as the trekking situation is so changeable and so much depends on the guide -- many of whom are freelancers and work for many companies.

    If you haven't already read it, you may want to take a look at our story on how to select a good trek.

    Perhaps others will have a specific recommendation.

    #2 Posted: 29/1/2006 - 08:29

  • rkungel

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    30th January, 2006
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    Have just spent a fantastic month in Thailand. Four adults in their late 50's went on a 3 day trek with a company called Trekking Collective. This was not an ordinary "do 10 things in 2 days" trek and was very ecologically and environmentally aware of the people, flora, fauna and nature in general.
    Our guide, Chang, is one of the owners of the company and was very sensitive to our needs, spoke good English and was a great storyteller in a very subtle way. He is the only guide who visits the villages we went to and we actually slept in the home of the village headman. His knowledge of birds, plants and history/customs of the tribespeople was excellent and I feel confident that he could custom a trip to a family with children.
    Compared to many treks advertised, this trip was quite expensive, about 6,000 PP, was we were completely satisfied with our trek.

    This company also maintains projects which help these struggling tribespeople in many ways. One current project is to buy cattle for the people so that they can breed and raise more cattle to help with their sustainability.


    If you have questions, please e-mail me.
    Rita Kungel

    #3 Posted: 30/1/2006 - 12:32

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