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Trekking in Thailand – the Experience of a lifetime

By Aanchal Gupta Subscribe to RSS | March 16th 2012 | Views:
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Getting off the ground for mountain trekking can give you an experience full of thrills and joy. Along with a unique feel of achieving something outstanding, it lets you explore enchanting landscapes and amazing destinations on the way. While this world has no dearth of places offering wonderful hiking opportunities, heading to Thailand ensures the trekkers having a memorable getaway. This Southeast Asian nation has long been a favorite hunt for adventure enthusiasts keen to connect with nature and undergo exciting mountain trekking.

About a couple of decades ago, Chiang Mai was the only famous place for trekking in Thailand. But today, over a dozen different locations throughout Thailand offer great hiking opportunities to cater trekkers from across the globe. Here are some of the top-trekking spots in Thailand.

Chiang Mai: Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai is quite famous for hill-tribe-trekking. The region features almost all facets of nature such as mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers, and hence makes a wonderful getaway to the adventure buffs. There are many trekking routes, which lead the trekkers through many exotic landscapes and vibrant tribe villages. Trekking in Chiang Mai is really an experience like never before.

Chiang Rai: The name sounds similar to Chiang Mai, and trekking too is not at all different either. The second busiest trekking center in Thailand, Chiang Rai ensures a wonderful experience to the hikers. It’s surrounded by lofty mountains and rocky cliffs, and offers a variety of trekking paths to cater all profiles of trekkers. Along with many day-time trekking routes, one can find some treks here which remain active even in nights. You will get to explore amazing natural vistas and a variety of traditions & cultures to explore.

Umphang: Umphang is one of the most stranded destinations in Thailand, and has long been a favorite place for Thai tourists; the town witnesses just a fraction of western travelers to Thailand. The major attraction in the area is the Tee Lor Su Waterfalls, where magical beauty of nature make almost every trekker to set a camp on their way. Visitors to Umphang may enjoy elephant riding, rafting, exploring wonderful tribe villages. Trekking here is not an easy task and a tough job indeed. So, it’s necessary to be healthy and physically fit to opt for trekking in Umphang.

Mai Sariang: This isolated area has a unique charm with a plethora of sightseeing, interesting tribe cultures and verdant natural beauty to explore. Trekking here includes hiking in the Salawin National Park and rafting along the Salawin River, which are remarkable experiences by themselves. The minorities in Mai Sariang are preponderantly ‘Karen’. Trekking paths here are easy to access, and takes the trekkers though incredible greenery and a number of incredible landscapes.

Moreover, PhuLang Ka, Chiang Dao, Nan and Mai salong are some other destinations in Thailand which have been popular among trekkers. So, next time when you plan trekking in Thialand, you can choose any of them. Tour packages Thailand are the best options to plan your adventurous trip to this Southeast Asian nation.

Aanchal Gupta - About Author:
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