3-Day Lisu Lodge Mountain Trek: Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Chat with a Lisu shaman & learn about his life, beliefs and traditions
  • Enjoy a traditional dance performance
  • Learn how to pluck tea leaves in an expert fashion
  • Indulge in a traditional Thai lunch
  • Explore the tranquil Huay Sadharn Waterfall

tour details

Half a day’s trek from the Lisu Lodge is the much more rustic Lahu Outpost in a Lahu village atop a 1,600 meter mountain. The house, built in traditional Lahu style by the villagers themselves, provides basic facilities for western guests and a fascinating experience of hill tribe culture and stunning views. Afterwards you travel in a combination of trekking and white water rafting to the famous Lisu Lodge.

Pick up from hotel in Chiang Mai and transfer to Lisu Lodge by air-conditioned van. Then, drive by local open-air truck to the area near Pha Mieng. Start walking along the jungle trails to the remote village of Hmong Pha Mieng (1h30min). Meet the inhabitants of this small hill tribe village in the jungle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the forest. After lunch, walk to the top of the mountain (1h30min), where the Red Lahu Village of Pha Daeng is located. Continue walking for about one hour along a mountain ridge to the Lahu village of Kup Kap, from where you have a spectacular view overlooking Mae Taeng district and Chiang Mai town glittering at night in the distance. Beyond the mountain peaks to the west lies Myanmar (Burma). Dinner and overnight at LAHU OUTPOST, modeled on a typical Lahu house. Basic amenities are provided: mattress, pillow, bed linen, blankets, towels, mosquito nets, etc. Two Western-style toilets and a communal shower are provided.
After an early breakfast, embark on a one and a half hour walk down a steep jungle path passing by the Huay Sadharn Waterfall. Transfer by local truck to the Rafting Station. Enjoy rafting down the river for about 45 minutes. Return to Lisu Lodge by local truck with stop en route at tea plantation - Stop off to relax and enjoy a magnificent landscape at our tea plantation where you will be led by an experienced guide who will introduce you to the process of growing and harvesting tea as well as vegetation propagation to produce tea seedlings at the nursery, whilst teaching you how to pluck tea leaves and enjoy a cup of fresh-roasted tea. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.
Upon arrival, a welcome drink will be served. Guided by a Lisu villager, walk from Ton Lung temple to visit the herbal garden. Then continue through the village with a stop for a cup of tea at the village shaman's house. Chat with the Lisu shaman and learn about his life, beliefs, curing rites and Lisu traditions.

Time at leisure and possibility to choose from the following activities:
Rice paddies - Walk with our guide through rice paddies where we work together with the villagers to grow rice without the use of pesticide and insecticide. Besides strolling through the green or the golden carpet of the paddy fields, depending on the season, you will learn and participate in the various stages of rice cultivation in northern Thai style.
Himmapaan nursery - Learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how we restore the forest ecosystem at a tree nursery
of the Himmapaan Foundation whose goal is to support and implement environmental and social projects by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism.
Vegetable garden - Visit the vegetable garden where we produce organic fertilizer from leftover organic waste and grow a variety of vegetables and fruits that are used in several dishes served at Lisu Lodge.

Enjoy a Thai dinner with a traditional Lisu dance show. Overnight at LISU LODGE.
Breakfast at the Lodge. In the morning you have a choice of activities:
- Guided bike tour around the Lisu Lodge area
- Steam bath
- Massage
Notes : A second additional 1-hour activity can be booked at a nominal charge but as a free activity you are welcome to go cycling by yourself and we will give you a road book of recommended itineraries.
After a delicious Thai lunch, transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai town by air-conditioned van.

includes

Our package tour prices are inclusive of -

  • Transfers Chiang Mai town to Lisu Lodge and return by air-conditioned van
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Rafting (1 rubber boat = 4-5 persons)
  • Your choice of one activity: biking or oxcart or steam bath or massage
  • Accommodation in non air-conditioned room at Lahu Outpost and non air-conditioned room with fan at Lisu Lodge, based on half twin-bedded room
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Service charges and VAT

excludes

Not Included -

  • Other meals than mentioned in the program
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, phone calls, souvenirs etc.

notes

Note -

  • Guests should be healthy and in good physical condition.
  • Weather conditions may impose changes in the program or the cancellation of activities.
Tour code: CNXLLLMT

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