4 Night Trek #1

From: The Mirror Foundation, Chiang Rai
4 nights, 3 villages, 2 ethnic groups, 1 amazing experience!

The 4-night programme is similar to our 3-night tour, but we have added a night at an Akha village at the end of the programme. This final evening will give you an insight into just how different the tribes can be - we don't expect you to learn everything in a day or two, but you should be able to distinguish between traditional clothing, language possibly, and certainly the nature of the people. You will also notice that location is very important to the development of a community - the more remote it is, the more traditional and rudimentary it remains. We have included visits to a local waterfall, traditional dancing with both the Lahu and Akha, and a trip in a long-tailed boat. 

This programme is relatively tough. Participants need to be fairly fit, wear suitable trek attire, and be well prepared for plenty of uphill trekking. The hike up to the second village is the toughest section. It meanders up the hill, and will take at least 6-8 hours to complete.

Please note that the deposit for this programme must be received at least 3 days in advance.

Day 1

  • Pickup from hotel
  • Orientation about our organization and hilltribe cultural traditions
  • Trek to a Lahu hilltribe village
  • Walk to the local waterfall
  • Enjoy banana-leaf packed lunch
  • Trek uphill to a Lahu hilltribe village
  • Rest and relax
  • Tour the village
  • Dinner
  • Homestay

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Trek to a remote Lahu hilltribe (6-8 hours)
  • Rest and relax
  • Tour the village
  • Dinner
  • Homestay

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Activities with the villagers
  • Varies: from working in the fields, learning traditional weaving, bamboo crafts - farm work is seasonal, we cannot specify which activities will be available in advance. These activities are optional
  • Dinner
  • Traditional Lahu dancing
  • Homestay
  • Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Watch and learn some Lahu weaving
  • Lunch & say goodbye
  • Trek down to a Karen tribe village
  • Cross footbridge to an Akha village
  • Dinner
  • Traditional Akha dancing
  • Homestay

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Trek through tea plantations
  • Visit Huay Kaew waterfall
  • Walk down to the river, board a longtailed boat
  • Ride to a mixed Karen/Akha/Mien/Lahu mixed village
  • 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.

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  • Select the number of adults in your group
    • If there are children, check the box and then select the number of children by age
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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
  • 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
  • Surcharge for Pickup/drop off outside Chiang Rai town
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra options added to the basic tour
  • Tips and gratuities

Deposits must be paid at time of booking; and at least a minimum of 3 days before tour date; and are non-refundable unless we are unable to take the booking. Cancellations by guests do not incur any penalty other than loss of deposit.