|Q. What are some of the “do’s” and “don’ts” to take note of when visiting the hilltribe villages?
A. When visiting hilltribe communities, do be sensitive and respectful of their culture. For more information on what to note, visit this link.
|Q. Is the trek suitable for children or the elderly?
A. No. Certain routes are challenging and are not recommended for the very young or elderly.
|Q. Are there any travel agents that we can contact to arrange for guides and lodging?
A. Visit this link for more details.
|Q. What are some travelling gear that I should bring on this trip?
A. We recommend a sleeping bag in the winter-time and warm clothes at night as it does get quite chilly in the hills. Bring your hiking boots or any suitable footwear you have for walking and make sure they are worn in before the trek. You would also need flip flops/slippers/sandals to wear in the evening and if we are walking through water. A trekking pole is highly recommended for long treks.
|Q. When is the best time to make the trip?
A. The best time to trek in Northern Thailand is from October to March, during the cold and dry season. The weather in the Northern part of Thailand is easy to predict. Thailand has three main seasons per year. The temperature from December through February is nice and cool and can get really cold in the mountains with little rain. Starting in late May, the monsoon rains will start. This might last until mid November. Generally northern temperatures are between 3-5 oC lower than the rest of the country. Mountain temperatures are a few degrees lower than Chiang Mai city and clients should bring suitable clothing; during the cool season it may even be considered cold with night temperatures dropping as low as 2 oC over the cold season.
|Q. How long would I have to trek each day?
A. Expect to put in about 2-6 hours of trekking each day, depending on which route you are taking.
|Q. Do I need a good command of the Thai language?
A. You do not need a high level of fluency in the Thai language as you will be accompanied by guides who speak English. However, learning simple greetings and phrases in Thai are recommended. Get a head start through this link.
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