Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The two day Mae Kam Pong Trekking, Homestay Tour starts from Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, taking you to Mae Kam Pong village where you enjoy walking, hiking. You will spend the night at local home (homestay).
DAY 1: CHIANG MAI -> MAE KAM PONG
Your guide will meet you at the hotel. It’s a beautiful drive to Mae Orn. We will stop at the San Kampaeng market to buy the ingredients for our lunch and fruit of the season. We will continue to Mae Kam Pong. Upon arrival in Mae Kam Pong we will be met by some of the villagers. You will learn about the history of this remarkable village and make a beautiful trek around the village. Most villagers are engaged in growing bai miang, a kind of plant that can be processed into tea. Apart from bai miang, they also grow coffee and aromatic mushrooms. Other villagers are making handicrafts such as decorated pillows filled with tealeaves, rattan baskets and bamboo furniture. Various short walks are possible around Mae Kam Pong. Our program is flexible and will be adjusted according to your wishes. Lunch will be either in a homestay in the village or a picnic lunch along the way, depending on the program. A traditional massage is available. Dinner and overnight will be at the village homestay.
DAY 2: MAE KAM PONG -> CHIANG MAI
We rise early to visit the local temple and give alms to the monks. After this we drive the short distance to the ranger station of the Chaesorn National Park. We start the climb to the highest mountain in this area. It is a fairly easy hike to the summit from where you have a 360 degrees view over four provinces: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun and Lampang. We take our time at the top to enjoy the majestic views. When we have had enough we start the descent along a forest trail all the way down to Mae Kam Pong. We will enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. In the early afternoon we will reach Mae Kampong waterfall. We rest here and bathe our tired feet in the crystal clear water of the falls. It’s a short walk back to the village. Drive back to Chiang Mai.