1. Doi Inthanon National Park
Take a trip to the Roof of Thailand, Doi Inthanon, and the beautifully preserved forests surrounding the mountain. Not only will you climb the highest peak in all of Thailand, but the tour also offers a host of other exciting activities.
2. Whitewater Rafting Adventure
If you're an adrenalin-starved thrill seeker, you should try a whitewater rafting adventure in Chiang Mai. You'll get to tackle some of Thailand's best whitewater rapids during this adrenaline-pumping adventure.
3. Flight of the Gibbon Adventure
Get ready with one forest-full of adrenaline-pumping adventure with the Flight of the Gibbon Adventure. During this tour, you'll zipline through the lush rainforest of the beautiful Mae Kampong Village.
4. Hike and Bike Tour in Mae Sa Valley
If there's one tour you shouldn't miss while you're in Chiang Mai, it's hiking and biking through Mae Sa Valley. The tour starts with a 2-hour morning hike through the scenic jungle.
5. Climb Sticky Waterfalls of Bua Tong
Bua Tong or the Sticky Waterfalls is possibly one of the most unique places you'll visit in Thailand. The waterfalls aren't only impressive and breathtaking but also "sticky." Unlike other waterfalls, Bua Tong is not slippery at all. The rocks of the waterfalls felt like a hardened sponge, allowing you to climb directly up the rocks without slipping.
While Chiang Mai is the ideal destination for trekking and trekking enthusiasts to explore the wilderness and get a chance to experience a slice of nature, it's best to know the perfect time to visit the adventure capital of northern Thailand for trekking and indulging in this exuberant activity.
1. Dry Season
The dry season begins around October and lasts until March and is usually the best time of the year to go trekking in Chiang Mai as the climate is moderate with no extreme temperatures. The gentle breeze during this time makes it easier to do the climb and enjoy the breathtaking views.
The hot season begins around April and lasts until june. This is the hot and humid weather that trekkers usually try to avoid. The temperatures might shoot up to 40 degrees, and trekking can get challenging. It's generally best advised to avoid trekking during this weather.
Lastly, the wet season which is the peak monsoon season begins in June and lasts until halfway through September. It can be a daunting task to trek during this time, but at the same time it's not impossible. Some trails get really beautiful and the weather becomes nice and breezy making it ideal for a trek.
Above all, the safety and well-being of our clients is of paramount importance to us on all our trips. Our team and local staff constantly reviews every aspect of your adventure, and our expert tour leaders and tour guides are fully conversant with the requirements of traveling in remote and isolated regions. As long as one exercises common sense, there should be no problems beyond those one would encounter in any country.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all participants in any tour. Our travel insurance will cover your hospital and medical expenses, due to accidents or unforeseen illnesses.
Always taking into consideration the season that you will be trekking in, you will need to wear/bring:
Trekking Shoes – Good hiking or sports shoes with good grip, best worn with socks to prevent blisters.
Comfortable Cool Clothing – Cotton t-shirts and long pants are always best. (This is especially important in the rainy season so you can tuck your pants into your socks to avoid leeches.)
A filtered water bottle – Avoid using throwaway plastic bottles and help the environment.
Insect Repellant – Especially if you are jungle trekking. We recommend Jungle Formula.
Sun Cream – You should wear factor 30+ in Thailand at all times.
A Small Travel First Aid Kit – It's best to be prepared for accidents.
Swiss Army Knife – Great for slicing open fruit you might pick on the trail!
Swimsuit – for dipping in waterfalls and hot springs.
Microfibre Travel Towel – A lightweight travel towel is a great idea.
Rain jacket – Important for the rainy season to keep your clothes dry.
Warm clothing – Although it can be hard to believe, it can get really cold in the mountains around Chiang Mai, particularly November-February, so it's a good idea to pack some warm clothing (a wooly jumper or a fleece) especially if you are staying overnight in a homestay or a jungle hut.
Sleeping bag liner – If you are doing an overnight, it can be a good idea to take a sleeping bag liner.
Phone camera / camera – You'll want to make sure you can take photos of your adventure! Don't forget your charger.
Wet wipes – Always a good idea for cleaning hands/faces.
Hand sanitiser – Good anti-bacterial gel if you can't find a place to wash your hands.
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