DAY 1 LISU LODGE – LAHU OUTPOST (-/Lunch/Dinner)
Arrive at Lisu Lodge. A traditional welcome drink will be served.
Then we drive in a local open-air truck to the area near Pha Mieng. Here we begin to walk along jungle trails to the remote village of Hmong Pha Mieng (1 hour and 30 min.). Meet the inhabitants of this small hill tribe village in the jungle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle.
After lunch we will trek to the top of the mountain (1 hour and 30 min.) where the Red Lahu Village of Pha Daeng is.
We continue to trek along a mountain ridge to the Lahu village of Kup Kap (1 hour) where you have a spectacular view of the Mae Taeng district and Chiang Mai city. Behind the mountain peaks to the west is Myanmar (Burma).
Dinner and accommodation at the Lahu outpost, built as a typical Lahu house. Basic amenities are: mattress, pillow, bed linen, blankets, towels, mosquito nets, etc. Two Western-style toilets and a shared shower is available.
DAY 2 LAHU OUTPOST – LISU LODGE (Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner)
After an early breakfast, we go on a one and a half hour walk down a steep jungle path passing by the Huay Sadharn Waterfall. Transfer by local truck to the Rafting Station. Enjoy rafting down the river for about 45 minutes. Return to Lisu Lodge by local truck with stop en route at a tea plantation. Relax and enjoy a magnificent landscape at our tea plantation where you will be led by an experienced guide who will introduce you to the process of growing and harvesting tea as well as vegetation propagation to produce tea seedlings at the nursery, whilst teaching you how to pluck tea leaves and enjoy a cup of fresh-roasted tea. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.
Upon arrival, a welcome drink will be served.
Guided by a Lisu villager, walk from Ton Lung temple to visit the herbal garden. Then continue through the village with a stop for a cup of tea at the village shaman’s house. Chat with the Lisu shaman and learn about his life, beliefs, curing rites and Lisu traditions.
Enjoy your visit to:
Rice paddies - Walk with our guide through rice paddies where we work together with the villagers to grow rice without the use of pesticide and insecticide. Besides strolling through the green or the golden carpet of the paddy fields, depending on the season, you will learn and participate in the various stages of rice cultivation in northern Thai style.
Himmapaan nursery - Learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how we restore the forest ecosystem at a tree nursery of the Himmapaan Foundation whose goal is to support and implement environmental and social projects by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism.
Vegetable garden - Visit the vegetable garden where we produce organic fertilizer from leftover organic waste and grow a variety of vegetables and fruits that are used in several dishes served at Lisu Lodge.
Time at leisure until Thai dinner with a traditional Lisu dance show
Overnight at Lisu Lodge.
DAY 3 LISU LODGE (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the Lodge.
In the morning you have a choice of activities:
- Guided bike tour around the Lisu Lodge area
- Steam bath
- Ox-cart ride through farmlands and orchards to the Thai village of Baan Pang Mai Daeng -
about an hour ending up back at Lisu Lodge
NB. A second additional 1-hour activity can be booked at a nominal charge but as a free activity you are welcome to go cycling by yourself and we will give you a road book of recommended itineraries.
Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch.
End of Program
01.11 to 31.03
01.04 to 31.10
Price per person
Minimum 2 persons
Single supplement: 1650 THB
Children between the age of 2 and 12 sharing a room with their parents with matress get 25% discount.
(We recommend a minimum age of 10 years)
- Good health and good physical condition is necessary
- Weather conditions may affect the excursion
Chiang Mai Airport or hotel to Lisu Lodge