Budget Hotels

Bakeroom1 Hostel

Bakeroom1 Hostel
Rates from:
297 THB
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Royal Panerai Hotel Chiangmai

Royal Panerai Hotel Chiangmai
Rates from:
336 THB
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Royal Panerai Hotel, conveniently located in downtown in Chiang Mai - A budget hotel that delivers comfort and a relaxed feel while offering everything you need for your perfect holiday.

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Basic Line Hotel @ LoiKroh

Basic Line Hotel @ LoiKroh
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381 THB
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R.C.N. Court & Inn

R.C.N. Court & Inn
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344 THB
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7days Hotel Patan

7days Hotel Patan
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425 THB
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Trekking in Chiang Mai

Trekking is a great way to explore Chiang Mai's mountainous jungles and has long been regarded as one of the "must do" activities when visiting Chiang Mai. The beautiful and mountainous nature, the many hilltribes and the pleasant climate attract travelers from all over the world to come trekking in Chiang Mai.
Trekking in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trekking in Chiang Mai is a memorable experience not to be missed.

Trekking in Chiang Mai is a memorable experience not to be missed during your holiday here. Chiang Mai has numerous tour companies offering a variety of trekking programs, normally lasting 1-3 days, but longer treks are also available. Sometimes it can be hard to choose which tour company to go with, so the best way is to ask other travelers about their trekking experience and if they can recommend the company they went with.

The typical trekking itinerary consists of hiking (of course), elephant riding, visiting a few hilltribe villages, one or more waterfalls, traditional Thai meals and floating down the river in a bamboo raft. Most tour companies will have their own itinerary, so ask around to find one that offers the activities you’re looking for.

Visiting hilltribe villages is for many the highlight of their trekking adventure. There are many hilltribes living in the mountainous districts surrounding Chiang Mai, with the major tribes being Karen, Lahu (Musur), Hmong (Meo), Lisu, Akha and Mien (Yao). The hilltribe people are agricultural; planting fields, raising animals, and hunting for a living. Each tribe has its own culture and language.

What to bring
Your tour company will inform you of the necessary items, but here is a list of the typical recommendations:

  • T-shirt
  • Pants or trousers
  • Short pants
  • Sport shoes or hiking boots
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money

Most tour companies will provide luggage storage and a safetybox, so you don't need to bring your valuables.