Travelers to Thailand seeking accommodation with a difference in an authentic cultural setting need not look any further than the award winning Karen Hill Tribe Lodge. Deep in the heart of the mountains northwest of Chiang Mai, lies Wat Chan, an eco-paradise.
Travelers to Thailand seeking accommodation with a difference in an authentic cultural setting need not look any further than the award winning Karen Hill Tribe Lodge. Deep in the heart of the mountains northwest of Chiang Mai, lies Wat Chan, an eco-paradise. Visitors to this pristine Eden have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interesting activities, trekking in the picturesque countryside and an opportunity to learn about the unique lifestyle of the villagers.More than AccommodationTrekking, Hill tribe fishing, fresh water shrimping, mushroom hunting and much more. The lodge provides you with a host of activities to choose from. You can always take a leisurely browse through the village to learn about hill tribe life.TrekkingExperienced guides from the lodge will guide you through the mountains and rivers. People of all fitness levels are accommodated; this is trekking for everybody who wants to be in the heart of northern Thailand. Trek through beautiful forest, discover crystal clear mountain streams and waterfalls! Great for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.Cooking lessonsYou will have the opportunity to learn how to collect natural fresh herbs and vegetables from the area, or simply enjoy a cooking lesson at the lodge. Harness the aromas of traditional Thai herbs such as lemongrass and lime leaves, and master curries, soups and stir-fries. Go out into the jungle with an experienced hill tribe guide to discover wild ginseng, gooseberries and mushrooms. We also offer fresh coffee grown in the forest.Local PeopleThe local people are warm and hospitable and they welcome the chance to share their traditions with guests. If you wish, guests can try their hand at, or just observe the villagers' daily chores such as rice pounding and creative clothing weaving. They're all performed in the labor-intensive, traditional way without the use of machinery.What to expectYou'll wake up to the sounds of roosters crowing, singing birds, or the cry of the wild gibbon. Remember, you're on easy time here. There's no need to rush. And if you truly want to relax, opt for a traditional Thai massage given by one of the Karen women. Strong hands will work at those tension knots and reinvigorate, not only your body, but your spirit. At night, take part in the enjoyable bonfire ceremony and lantern lighting. Delight in a performance by the proud young hill tribe children and join in their fun dance. It's a stirring end to an unforgettable day.GUIDE EXCURSIONS at Karen Hill Tribe LodgeElephant Safaris-----------------all yearHill Tribe Experiences----------all yearGibbon Spotting-----------------all year / best months July to AprilThai Cooking---------------------all yearFishing the Hill Tribe way-----all year / best months July to AprilWild Ginseng Hunting----------all year / best months June to AugustCultural Dancing-----------------all yearPhotography----------------------all yearWild Gooseberry Hunting-----April to JuneMushroom Hunting-------------June & JulyFresh Water Shrimping--------All year / best months December to January
41 Moo 3 T. Baan Chan A. Galayaniwatana Chiang Mai
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