1 Night Trek #2

From: The Mirror Foundation, Chiang Rai
For those who wish to homestay with a hilltribe family, but would prefer slightly less trekking in their programme, we offer our second 1 night homestay option.

After a stop off at our foundation to receive the homestay orientation, we will drive to an Akha village to learn about their traditions and culture whilst walking around the community. Lunch is also usually eaten here. From the village, a short walk through the forest brings us to a Lahu village situated at the bottom of the hill where your homestay lies. The trek up the hill to the village is relatively steep in places, but it is not too far and much of it is in the shade of the forest. The treks on day two, to the viewpoint and back, then the trek down, are both quite straightforward.

Rising on day two, after breakfast, we will walk to a viewpoint which looks over the valley below. Taking time to relax, and enjoy the scenery, we will also cook lunch using traiditional methods. The meal will put us in got stead for the trek down to the river, where you will visit a Karen village which runs a community based tourism project.

Day 1

  • Pickup from hotel
  • Visit our foundation
  • Visit our eBannok Handicrafts shop (Open Mon-Fri)
    • Chat about the programme
  • Drive to an Akha village
    • Walk around learning about the history and culture
  • Lunch
  • Trek to the local waterfall (40-60mins)
  • Trek up the hill to a remote Lahu village (approx 1.5 hours)
  • Homestay

    Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Walk to a view point (approx 30 minutes)
    • Relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch using bamboo
  • Trek down the hill to a Karen village (1.5 hrs)
  • Send back to hotel

Although we recommend a minimum of two people in a group - to reduce costs, but also so you have someone to share the experience with - we occasionally have requests from solo travellers who wish to book a tour. As our tours are private, the group would consist of the individual and our guide. We no longer offer to add a solo traveller to an existing group.
Solo travellers unfortunately have to pay a higher price as we have a number of set costs which we cannot reduce. This means that the per person fee is higher than the per person fee of a booking for 2 people.

  • Select the date you wish to begin your programme
  • Select the number of adults in your group
    • If there are children, check the box and then select the number of children by age
  • Once completed, the total price will appear at the top of the box
  • Click 'Book Now' button
  • Fill in the information fields
  • Only required fields are necessary - First name, Last name, Email
  • Add a username and password to access your private details
  • Fill in the personal information for every group member, including children
    • All fields are required
  • Check the 'I confirm to read...' box
  • Click 'Book Now' button
  • Choose your payment method - check to see when the deposit must be paid by

Please note, we do not confirm any bookings without a deposit payment.

All our treks and tours require a deposit payment
The balance must be paid in cash on the day of the programme (Thai Baht only)

Below is some basic information to assist preparation for your overnight tour. For more comprehensive information, please visit our main 'preparation' articles.

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Important information
Price includes
  • Pickup and drop off in Chiang Rai town*
  • Meals
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Tribal dance
  • Filtered water
  • Tools and materials
  • Emergency medical insurance

*Accommodation outside town may incur an extra charge

Please have the following details ready when booking (for each person in your group)

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Diet (Meat, vegetarian, or vegan)
  • Passport number
  • Email a copy of each passport information page
Price excludes
  • Surcharge for Pickup/drop off outside Chiang Rai town
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra options added to the basic tour
  • Tips and gratuities
Cancellation policy

Please not we do not book a guide until the deposit has been paid.If a guide is unavailable, we refund the deposit in full.

If a group cancels within 24 hours of the trek start, the deposit is lost.

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