13. Three Days/ Two Nights (Mae Suai “ Khum Korn Waterfall)
This trek takes you to a non-touristy area “ meaning that we are the only operator that goes through this area. You will NOT meet other tourists because other operators do not visit this area.
This is a moderate trek – meaning that you will have to be rather physically fit. We do not recommend this tour if you are traveling with children. Minimum number of passengers is 2 persons.
One the first day, you will be walking approximately 5 hours. There will be a 2,500 ft change in elevation so there is bound to be a lot of uphill climb on the first day. Hiring porters is highly recommended for day 1.
You will stay overnight at a Lisu village where PDA has build a homestay facility that is an income generating center for the Lisu villagers.
Day 2 will be much easier and you will need approximately 2 to 3 hours to reach the next village which is approximately 5 kilometers away. You have an option of taking a much longer (approx. 12 km) but less scenic route. Along the way you may visit an agricultural experiment station. Free coffee served during weekdays. Experiment station is closed weekends and holidays. On the way to your target village, you will pass through the first Lisu settlement in Thailand.
Your second night will be spent at an Akha village.
The third day will be mostly downhill for about 10 kilometers. You may leave the Akha village around 09:00 and reach a Lisu village before noon. After lunch, it will be around another 1.5 hours of walking to the pick up point nearby a waterfall. You will have time to take a dip in the cool waterfall or at the stream below the waterfall. A PDA vehicle will be waiting nearby. Return trip to Chiang Rai will take approximately half an hour.
Trip includes guide and one assistant, homestay, meals, all transfers, accident insurance.
Note: All time durations indicated in our tour programs are ESTIMATES. The actual tour program may be longer or shorter depending on the actual route taken.
Note: Your safety is our concern. If weather conditions make travel to certain destinations dangerous, your itinerary may be changed without prior notice.