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1. Posted by maiacrabby (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I am thinking of treking through the north and the south of Thailand starting in August. I fear that the moonsoon season may "dampen" my plans...such a bamboo rafting, and a hilltribe trek. any advice?

2. Posted by Tamo (Full Member 40 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

oh god, so am I! I hope not!

3. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

August and September has the most rain. In the day time you might get a quick passing shower but for sure it will rain hard starting around 6 PM.

There are treks you can do where you start off in the morning and reach a hiil tribe village for your home stay before it starts raining. Rafting is a lot of fun during this time but in rubber rafts. Tourists do die riding the bamboo rafts in the rainy season so stick to the rubber rafts.

The trails will be very slippery so have good hiking boots not running or athletic shoes. Leeches are also a problem so where leech proof leggings.

There are many options available where you can travel by vehicle and trek a few hours a day when it is not raining and overnight in hill tribe villages.

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I did the trek in May and I was praying for rain. It was so hot and humid, you are almost delirious. I would have welcomed the rain anytime! Dont let that stop you from doing the trek.

Rainy season is also good for bamboo rafting. We did it, again, in May and the level was so low that we would get stuck very easily between the rocks and we would have to push the raft to be able to continue.

There are pros and cons to everything but I would still go ahead with your plans for that time of year. I would suggest a good pair of trekking shoes though. Some parts of my trek were pretty steep and without good trekking shoes I would have slid a lot more often than I did with them...