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A genuine trek in Northern Thailand

Posted by ruzickaf on 1/9/2008 at 18:41

Hi all,
I'm still looking for a more difficult trip (3-4 days) off the beaten pathways without superfluous sideshow, such as elephant riding and bamboo rafting and so on, surroundings Chiang Rai/Mae Hong Son in a small group of participants (max. 4 persons).
I just want to walk in the mountains and watch the scenery of nature around me. I don't wanna do any unreasonable things, visit 5 hilltribe villages a day, drink beer every night in a tribal chief's hut... Has anyone got a same view of the trek in Northern Thailand like me? Has anybody executed such trek? Where? Which agency? (or alone, at your own risk?)
We should arrive in Chiang Rai on September 12 with my wife. It would be fine to join with like-minded people.

Your advice is appreciated!

Filip. Czech Rep.

#1 ruzickaf has been a member since 27/5/2008. Posts: 4

Posted by travelrock on 1/9/2008 at 19:18

you might have better luck going to Nan or Loei for such a trek. Places like Rai and Mai have all the touristy ones.

#2 travelrock has been a member since 19/4/2008. Posts: 209

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Posted by apsetours on 2/9/2008 at 12:25

-certainly agreed with comment #2, Nan is a place to be and proprably easy access from Chiang Rai or anohter option Doi Ang Khang National Park, 4 hrs away from Chiang Mai. The good thing about Nan is apart of treking its also worth to pay visit to mlabri village. traveling from Chiang Rai to Nan on public bus leaving CR in the morning around 9-10am to
- Thoeng - nan - Thawangpaa - Pua( Access to Phuka Naitonal Park) - Nan or in Thai เชียงราย - เทิง -เชียงคำ-ท่าวังผา-ปัว-น่าน. all travel arrangement with Nan can be made direct thru any local agency in town... hope this help... and enjoy your stay in thailand...

#3 apsetours has been a member since 1/9/2008. Posts: 7

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