Trekking In Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of northern Thailand, has been gaining popularity as a premier trekking destination. Chiang Mai offers a unique and unforgettable trekking experience, surrounded by lush forests, majestic mountains, and abundant natural beauty. With its diverse terrain, rich flora and fauna, and warm hospitality, this region has become a haven for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. Discover the hidden gems of Chiang Mai’s wilderness, immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, and embark on an unforgettable trekking journey.

Why You Should Trek In Northern Chiang Mai?

When it comes to trekking adventures, northern Chiang Mai is a paradise waiting to be explored. This region offers various benefits for outdoor enthusiasts with its pristine landscapes, picturesque villages, and many trekking trails. Trekking in northern Chiang Mai allows you to connect with nature profoundly, witness breathtaking vistas, and encounter fascinating wildlife. Whether you seek challenging mountain summits, serene jungle trails, or encounters with local hill tribes, this region has it all. Experience the thrill of exploring untamed wilderness, immerse yourself in the local culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Back Story of Chiang Mai Hiking

Meet Thep, the passionate owner of Chiang Mai Hiking Tours. With a lifelong love for hiking and elephants, Thep’s journey began in Myanmar, where he grew up near these gentle giants. After moving to Thailand a decade ago, Thep envisioned building a business centered around nature and sustainability and sharing his love for Chiang Mai with fellow travelers. Inspired by his son’s future, Thep aimed to create an enterprise that could be passed down through generations. Guided by his profound connection with elephants and his unwavering commitment to preserving nature, Chiang Mai Hiking Tours was born, offering unparalleled adventures and a chance to experience the beauty of this region firsthand.

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Our Mission

At Chiang Mai Hiking Tours, we aim to provide a hiking experience. We believe in creating unforgettable moments, offering exciting activities in the heart of the jungle, and enabling travelers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking nature of Thailand. With a focus on personalized service, we go above and beyond to ensure every trekking adventure is tailored to your preferences and desires. Our experienced guides are dedicated to providing the highest customer satisfaction, combining their in-depth knowledge of the Thai jungle with their genuine warmth and friendliness. Join us on a journey that transcends ordinary hiking tours and discover the wonders of Chiang Mai’s nature in all its glory.

Friendly Elephant Experience

At Chiang Mai Hiking Tours, we deeply respect and appreciate elephants and their well-being. Our commitment to ethical practices means we prioritize these magnificent creatures’ welfare. Instead of merely feeding elephants, we offer a unique experience of walking with them through the jungle, observing them in their natural habitat, and learning about their behaviors. We emphasize the importance of treating elephants with kindness and care, ensuring a positive interaction that respects their instincts and habitats. By participating in our friendly elephant experience, you create lifelong memories and contribute to the preservation and protection of these extraordinary animals.

Our Guides

At Chiang Mai Hiking Tours, we understand that our guides play a pivotal role in creating an exceptional trekking experience. We handpick our guides based on their exceptional friendliness, deep knowledge of the Thai jungle, and ability to connect with nature and our guests. Each guide is thoroughly vetted and possesses a genuine passion for sharing the beauty of the jungle with you, our valued customer. Expect warm smiles, insightful anecdotes, and a wealth of information about the region’s flora, fauna, and cultural heritage. Our guides, renowned for their friendliness and expertise, are dedicated to ensuring your journey through Chiang Mai’s wilderness is both safe and unforgettable.

Meet Our Guides

Jai Jaisai - "The Elephant Whisperer"

Jai Jaisai, known as “The Elephant Whisperer,” shares a special connection with elephants. Spending most of his spare time in nature, he profoundly understands these gentle giants. Jai Jaisai’s radiant smile and genuine love for elephants will enhance your trekking experience.

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Suchat Wana-ardirek

Suchat Wana-ardirek, formerly an elephant trainer, has a deep affinity for nature and elephants. Hailing from the Thailand-Burma border in Tak, Suchat brings knowledge about the local wildlife and cultural heritage to each tour.

Pa Bue Bue

A native of Chiang Mai, Pa Bue Bue, has a unique background as a former monk. His time spent in introspection and studying has instilled a deep respect for nature and a passion for sharing his wisdom.


Chuchai has been immersed in elephants and nature tours for over a decade. His love for hiking and animals and his vegetarian lifestyle showcase his commitment to preserving the environment and offering a sustainable experience.

At Chiang Mai Hiking Tours, our dedicated guides are eager to share their knowledge and expertise, ensuring your trekking adventure is both educational and exhilarating.