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5Days - EXTRAORDINARY HILLTRIBE TRAIL TREKKING
  • Hilltribe Trail Trekking
  • Family Friendly Trekking
  • Special Trails in Mae Hong Son
  • Karen Tribe Village Homestay
  • Karen Weaving
  • Local Way of Life
  • Group of friends trekking
  • Hilltribe Trail Trekking
  • Family Friendly Trekking
  • Special Trails in Mae Hong Son
  • Karen Tribe Village Homestay
  • Karen Weaving
  • Local Way of Life
  • Group of friends trekking

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 5Days - EXTRAORDINARY HILLTRIBE TRAIL TREKKING

Huay Puling Village is located in Mae Hong Son Province, North of Thailand where is the place of nature, mountain and there have rich natural resources. You will get the good experience of trekking through 4 villages by the first stop is Ban Nam Hoo Village where is the small village which is the place surrounded by a beautiful mountain! And the next stop is Hauy Hee Village where is the place of Karen which is the age around 200 years! Next, you will see the highlight at Huay Tong Kaw Village is the waterfall about 150 meters high!

 

 

This type of trekking or hiking is very special, we are organizing for those people who have these experience only, because we do a lot of hiking approximately 5-7hours per-day, on the steep terrain/mountain approximate 45-55 degree.
 

 Activities and Experiences:

DAY1: Hike to Huai Hee Village (L,D)

Trek Distance: 5 kilometers | Duration: 5-6 hours trek

We will pick you up in the early morning at your hotel transfer to the trails head by 4wd truck. Then you have to hike up and down into the valley of Ban Nam Hoo which is some path of the trails is very steep terrain and narrow path, you have to be concentrate while walk through the different layers of forest with the Karen peoples and learning about the hill evergreen forest and mixed deciduas forest where is the villagers try to preserve them, you will hike up on the steep mountain 1,650 meters above the sea level, there are variety of wild orchids along the trail up to mountaintop and beautiful scenery on the top.

Huai Hee Village is reachable by road yet the first Karen village to successfully set up community-based tourism (CBT) to promote their relationship with the surrounding ecosystem to the outsiders and supplement their income and their livelihood remains primarily based on rotational farming on surrounded mountain slopes with more than 200 years of settlement history, the population of the village is less than 150 people.

Dinner and stay overnight at Huai Hee Village Homestay
 

DAY2: Hike to Doi Pui the highest summit in Mae Hong Son (B,L,D)

Trek Distance: 9-10 kilometers | Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Enjoy breakfast at the homestay and after that meet your local guide for prepare to exploring more nature along the beautiful reserved forest area, during your trek you can take this opportunity to learn how the Karen live and take the wise use of natural resources. Then reach your destination at the highest point in Mae Hong Son “Doi Pui” at 1,722 meters above the sea level.

Local Karen jungle lunch (prepares by your host family)
After lunch, you will enjoy trekking through the wild orchid reserved area. Then we will return to the village. You will see how the Karen cooking their rice in the village, this is a full process of Karen rice cooking.

Dinner and relax at your homestay, enjoy your talking with family/then good night.

 

DAY3: Hike to Ban Huai Tong Kaw(B,L,D)

Trek Distance: 11 kilometers | Duration: 7-8 hours trek

After breakfast, say goodbye to the villagers and start walking along the gravel road for 2 kilometers and for 9 kilometers along the trails walk to Ban Huai Tong Kaw descend into a river valley and back up into the steep mountains. Ban Huai Tong Kaw is a good place for visitors to explore the Karen culture. Huai Tong Kaw is reachable by road yet, the village has tried to preserve their traditional knowledge and they are still home to blacksmiths, herbal gurus, spiritual leaders, ritual singers, Sword dance. Highlight to attract the tourist in this village is waterfall about 150 meters high.

Dinner at your homestay and after dinner you could have an optional activity is Sword Dance at the village center. 

Overnight at Haui Tong Kaw village homestay.

Day4: Hike to Huai Kung Village (B,L,D)

Trek Distance: 10-11 kilometers | Duration: 6-7 hours trek

Hike down into the Valley of Mae Samad River, visit the biggest waterfall in Mae Hong Son. Many river crossing and steep terrain and you just wet with your shoes/boots, the water level is about 1 meter deep. The village of Huai Kung is a small Buddhist village that consists of approximate households with no direct road access, the village situated nearby Mae Samad River 380 meters above sea level, they called this village is “Baan Lek Nai Pa-Yai” it’s means small village situated in the ancient or primary forest which limits the amount of tourists and money in the village. The villagers are dependant on the freshwater fish in addition to hunting game, paddy rice farming and gathering forest products for their food security. Huai Kung Village is a very good place for swimming and they will serve you a lot of fish!
 

Day5: Hike down to Pa-Bong Village (B,L)

Trek Distance: 9-10 kilometers | Duration: 5-6 hours trek

More relax hike down into the valley of Mae Samad River, many river crossing and steep terrain and you just get wet with your shoes/boots again! We are walking into primary of mixed deciduas forest which is a lot of teak wood, bamboos, and redwoods. It takes about 4-5 hours to hike to Pa-Bong Village and after that drive to the Fern Resort in about 30 minutes

Noted: During June – November trail from Ban Huai Goong will be switched to the trail that read to Ban Nam Hoo Hai Jai because of the water level is too high.

 Be Responsible:

This program will be a part that could be generated community development fund of CBT Ban Huay Hee Village, Ban Huai Tong Kaw Village, Ban Huai Kung Village, and Ban Pa-Bong Village to ensure that every traveler’s spending goes to support local people and reducing rural-urban migration.
 

 Prices: Private Tour

  • 2 persons: 16,380THB per person

  • 3 persons: 12,750THB per person

  • 4 persons: 10,910THB per person

  • 5 persons: 9,820THB per person

  • 6 persons: 9,080THB per person

Rates are quoted in THB per person

 Inclusion:

  • English speaking tour leader 1 pax

  • National Park Entrance fees

  • 4 nights homestay with Karen family (2-4 pax per family)

- mattress, pillow, warm blanket and mosquito net

- Toilet (squat toilet) and shower usually outside (warm water not available)

  • Meals Plan (B,L,D) total of 13 meals 

  • The local guide from community

  • Tour activities; trekking to the summit of Doi Pui, visit rotational farming, observe local culture such as Karen hand weaving cloth natural color dye

  • VAT 7%

 Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses

  • Accommodation in Mae Hong Son

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