Northern-Trails Trekking, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Since 1995, we have organized quality trekking programs around Chiang Mai and the North. Our treks are conducted by qualified English speaking tour guides. Our guides are professional, experienced and have a very good knowledge of the area. They will not only lead you through scenic areas we explore, but also give you great information on the places visited, including hill tribes, fauna, and flora, and share their love of this region which they call home!

We offer daily departure trekking programs and overnight treks:

Challenging Treks
Our Challenging Treks are designed for adventurous and fit people as they are strenuous. We usually hike from 3 to 5 hours in deep jungle, and over mountains, emphasizing on physical efforts, and the reward of the pristine nature we go through.

Discovery Treks
Our Discovery Treks are emphasizing on a more relaxing experience through jungle and countryside, with focus on people encounters and various tourist attractions. Discovery Treks are suitable for inexperienced trekkers, as the hiking time is usually a 2 to 3 hour’s hiking time, with lots of breaks, aiming to discover local culture, village life, hill-tribes and scenic attractions as waterfalls and National Parks.

Overnight Treks
We also propose overnight treks, staying at a local homestay, with a hill tribe family, or in more comfortable Lodges.
Spending a night in Thailand’s countryside or on the top of a mountain can be memorable. Experience a simple bamboo longhouse, a candle light dinner in the hills, a campfire in a cold night, or a stay with a hill tribe family in their own house. Our programs are based in the Chiang Dao and the Maetang valley, within one hour’s drive from Chiang Mai, and the Doi Inthanon National Park.

Additional information
You are accompanied by experienced English speaking trekking guides.
We supply drinking water while hiking.
Transportation from and to your hotel/ guest-house in Chiang Mai town.
All our treks are carefully chosen and organized according to the season. Some trips are not running all year long or in certain period. We can advise and recommend you on which trip is suitable at your time of visit, and we have trekking trips departing every day.

Come and join one of our day trek program, for a memorable experience in Northern Thailand.
Ask your hotel or tour office about Northern Trails brochure and programs.
Or come directly to our booking office inside the CITY CAFE, 7/4 Rajawithi road, in the old district of Chiang Mai city.

The jungle is out there! Come and hike the northern trails!


  • Chiang Dao Trek overnight

    Experience with us this guided trekking trip discovering mountain life and small hill tribes villages. This trek is rich in cultural experience and offers stunning views of Thailand's third highest peak. This is a two day version of or High Mountain Trek day trip.

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    • Mae Sa valley hike and bike

      A great day trip out of Chiang Mai. Transfer out of the city and begin a 3 hour's trekking through some stunning forest. Visit a Karen village and have lunch at a stunning waterfall. Afternoon, ride the Mae Sa valley, with rural paved road and few scenic dirt trails!

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      • High Mountain Trekking

        This is a real jungle hike where it will be possible to see various animals and learn about the many edible plants found in the forest that are used in the local dishes. You will cross valleys, walk along ridges and possibly cross a few small streams while being shown the beauty of the northern jungle.

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        • Maesa Valley Trek and Zipline

          A great day trip out of Chiang Mai. Transfer out of the city and begin a 3 hour's trekking through some stunning forest. Visit a Karen village and have lunch at a stunning waterfall. Afternoon, experience a canopy adventure at Eagle Track zipline.

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