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Trekking in Luang Nam Tha - A Must-Do?

Posted by yuvalritt on 25/2/2016 at 18:29

Without shopping around that much (But noting in mind that "You get what you pay for"), the impression I am getting is that the trekking services offered are fairly expensive (Around 65$ for a two days trek).
I have done before trekking in Myanmar (Kalaw-Inle lake and around Hsipaw) which were significantly cheaper.
And so my question is: Is trekking here a must-do thing here? Is it a unique experience that is much different from other places?

Thank you

#1 yuvalritt has been a member since 25/2/2016. Posts: 1

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/2/2016 at 03:10 admin

I've trekked both areas (the Kalaw-Inle trek) and from Luang Nam Tha and found them to be quite different experiences. Both are written up.

Kalaw-Inle trek (this was about year and half ago)
LNT eco-trek (though this was a very long time ago - 5 years maybe)

They're different in that the LNT one felt more like a typical Thailand trek in that you're visiting minority villages in a way you don't really on the Shan State walks. In case you haven't seen it we have a write up what is happening in LNT trekking here.

You're paying more, but you will be getting a different experience. The landscape is quite different and if they take you through some of the good forest it will most likely be better than what you see on the Kalaw-Inle walk.

Hope that helps.

#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,093

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