• Thailand
  • 5 Days

CBT Hard Trek – Huay Puling

  • Multi Destination Journey
  • Active Adventure
  • 5 days; 4 nights
  • 2 to 8 travelers
  • Mae Hong Son to Muang Mae Hong Son
This 5 day trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding nature adventures in Mae Hong Son. The trek is community-based, led by local guide and including local cuisine and homestays are provided from 4 Karen villages. Expect 5-7 hours of trekking per day, often on steep terrain. Trek between villages, immersing yourself in the life of the locals as you assume your role as an active participant in the world of the Thai jungles.

At a Glance

Creature comforts


Physical activity


Ground support

fully guided


  • Mountains
  • Forest
  • Rivers
  • Village Life


  • For ages 21+
  • Proficient english


  • Trekking
  • Indigenous culture
  • Rural homestay

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Please be noted: - Homestay supplied with mattress, mosquito net, pillow, warm blanket, squat toilet. - Toilet usually locates outside the house. - Most of the toilet will have 2 bins or buckets of water; 1 is for squat toilet and another one for taking a bath. - Please put used toilet paper in rubbish bin. - Host family usually let guests to enjoy the meals first. So do not worry about the host family. They usually eat later. - Communicate with the local community; simply use your body language and your emotion to communicate with them.

The Journey

Day 1


Trek distance: 5 kilometers Duration: 4-5 hours trek Trek with Local Early Morning start pick up from your hotel transfer to the trail head by 4wd. Visitors must hike up from Ban Nam Hoo. Some path of the trail is very steep terrain and narrow path, visitors have to be concentrate, walk through the different layers of forest with the Karen peoples learning about the hill evergreen forest and mixed deciduas forest, the villagers try to preserve them, Visitors will hike up on the steep mountain 1,650 meters, above the sea level, there are variety of wild orchids along the trail up to mountain top and beautiful scenery on the top. Huai Hee village is reachable by road yet the first Karen village to successfully set up community base tourism (CBT) to promote their relationship the surrounding ecosystem to the outsiders and supplement their income, their livelihood remains primarily based on rotational farming on surrounded mountain slopes. With more than 200 years of settlement history, the population of the village is less than 150.read more

Day 2


Trek distance: 9-10 kilometers Duration: 5-6 hours trek After your breakfast, meet the guide morning prepare to enjoy exploring more nature along the beautiful conservation forest area. During your trek, take this opportunity to learn how the Karen live and take the wise use of natural resources. Then reach your destination at the highest point in Mae Hong Son “Doi Pui” at 1,722 meters above the sea level. Local Karen jungle lunch (prepares by your host family) Continue and enjoy your trek through the wild orchid conservation area. Late afternoon returns to the village. During your stay, you may take your observation to see how the Karen cooking their rice. This is a full process of Karen rice cooking. Afterwards, relax and having dinner. Enjoy your talking with family / then good night.read more

Day 3


Trek distance: 11 kilometers Duration: 7-8 hours trek Early morning start, after breakfast say goodbye to the villagers and start walking along the gravel road for 2 kilometers, 9 kilometers along the trail walk to Ban Huai Tong Kaw descend into a river valley and back up into the steep mountains; Ban Huai Tong Kaw is good place for visitors to explore the Karen culture. Huai Tong Kaw is reachable by road, yet the village has tried to preserve their traditional knowledge. The village is still home to blacksmiths, herbal gurus, spiritual leaders, ritual singers, Sword dance. The highlight of tourist attraction in this village is waterfall about 150 meters high. After dinner you could have an optional activity is sword dance at the village center and get back to home stay for bed time.read more

Day 4


Trek distance: 10-11 kilometers Duration: 6-7 hours trek Hike down into the Valley of Mae Samad River. Visit the biggest waterfall in Mae Hong Son. Many river crossings and steep terrain, a long, you just get wet with your shoes/boots, the water level is about 1 meter deep. The village of Huai Kung is a small Buddhist village that consists of approximately 4 households with no direct road access, the village situated nearby the Mae Samad River 380 meters above sea level, they called this village “Baan Lek Nai Pa-Yai” it is means small village situated in the ancient forest or primary forest which limits the number of tourists and money in the village. The villagers are dependant on the fresh water fish in addition to hunting game, paddy rice farming and gathering forest products for their food security. Huai Kung Village is very good place for swimming, and they will serve you a lot of fish.read more

Day 5


Trek distance: 9-10 kilometers Duration: 5-6 hours trek More relax hike down into the valley of Mae Samad River, many rivers crossing and steep terrain, a long, you just get wet with your shoes/boots again, we are walking into primary of mixed deciduas forest which is a lot of teaks woods, bamboos, and red woods. It takes about 4-5 hours to hike to Pa-Bong Village and than drive to the Fern Resort about 30 minutes. Please note: during June-November trail from Ban Huai Goong will be switched to the trail that lead to Ban Nam Hoo Hai Jai. Because of the water level is too high. End of service.read more


  • English speaking tour leader 1 pax

  • Transfer from Mae Hong Son to Trail head and return 4wd (6-7 pax per car)

  • Entrance fee to national park

  • 4 nights homestay with Karen family (2-4 pax per family)

    • mattress, pillow, warm blanket and mosquito net • Toilet (squat toilet) and shower usually outside (warm water not available)

  • Meals (B,L,D) total of meals 13

  • Local guide from community

  • Tour activities; trekking to the summit of Doi Pui, visit rotational farming, observe local culture such as, Karen hand weaving cloth and natural color dye

  • Drinking water and snacks

  • Vat 7%

Not Included

  • Personal expenses

  • Accommodation in Mae Hong Son

  • Air fare

  • Other contribution to community

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  • 2 travelers฿20800 per person
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  • 4 travelers฿14000 per person
  • 5 travelers฿12500 per person
  • 6 travelers฿11700 per person
  • 7 travelers฿11000 per person
  • 8 travelers฿10500 per person
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