Photo: Take a stroll.

Hiking and trekking

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There are hiking opportunities around Mae Salong, but bear in mind that most of the surrounding landscape is covered by plantations and orchards rather than wild jungle.

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Furthermore, practically all nearby villages—mostly Akha and Lahu—are connected by sealed roads and municipal electric cables so don’t expect anything too traditional or off the beaten track. Finally, as Mae Salong lies atop a steep ridge, anywhere you hike is likely to involve arduous climbs and descents.

Take a walk in the woods... Photo taken in or around Hiking and trekking, Mae Salong, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Take a walk in the woods... Photo: Mark Ord

There are no trekking agents in town but your guesthouse should be able to offer advice and even provide you with maps, but if you stand on most town cafe terraces you can see all the villages, paths and roads laid out across the valley in front of you anyway. Little Home, Shin Sane and Mr Ho guesthouses would be your best bets for this kind of information.

Alternatively if you’re staying out at Hloyo Village then Akha Mudhouse have some one-day trekking options ready for you but they do cost between 2,500 and 3,000 per person if there’s two of you, with the price dropping to 1,500 and 1,200 per person for three to four or five to six person groups. We didn’t try their trekking, so can’t comment but the prices, like their accommodation rates, strike us as a ... Travelfish members only (Around 400 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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