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3 days, 2 nights

Day 1: Huay Makay Soam* - Hou Phon, Red Karen village - Mick Sa Pae Red Karen stay overnight

Day 2: Mick Sa Pae - Wi Pom Red Karen stay overnight

Day 3: Wi Pom - Mae Sa Nga - Return to Mae Hong Son by car.

 

*Start times depend on the options below.


 

Arriving in Huay Makay Soam

Ten and Uncle Ben Trekking Tomato VillageHuay Makay Soam, also known as Tomato Village, is 30km from Mae Hong Son and 2000 metres up in the mountains, just a few kms from the border with Burma. Ten and Ben live in Tomato Village and Trek 2 starts here.

 

Option 1

Leaving Mae Hong Son at 9am, you will travel by taxi to Tomato Village. The road is up through the mountains and takes about 2 hours. Once in the village the yellow taxi will drop you at Ben and Ten's house around 11am. You can have tea and coffee with Ben and Ten before setting off, or if you prefer you can have an early lunch and then go trekking.

 

 

Option 2

Travel to Tomato Village the day before and stay at Ben and Ten's house overnight. Transport from Mae Hong Son leaves at 3pm and arrives in Tomato Village around 5pm. Ten and Ben will also provide dinner with tea and coffee for you. The following morning after breakfast you will start trekking. The overnight stay with dinner and breakfast included is 100 Baht per person.

 

The route

From Huay Makay Soam we walk to Hou Phon, a Red Karen village, approx 4 hrs walk. Then we head downhill to Mick Sa Pae, another Red Karen village where we can stay overnight and have dinner. The following day ( Day 2) we walk to Wi Pom which is an up hill day, through forest, bamboo and banana trees. We will stay overnight here. The next day we walk to Mae Sa Nga before returning to Mae Hong Son by car.

 

Hill Tribe village accommodation in the village will be basic and you may be sleeping on bamboo or floor mats. Please bring a sleeping mat, sleeping bag and mosquito net, as these are not provided.


Porters

If the group is larger( 4+ people) we will have a porter with us to help carry food and supplies. You will be expected to carry your own bag or rucksack. However if you would prefer not to do this then we can arrange a porter for you, at additional cost.

 

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Food

We will provide two hot meals a day for lunch and dinner, plus a cold continental style breakfast. Water (boiled), tea and coffee are included. You have the choice of Burmese food (typically spicy), Thai food or Western food, please let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements (ie vegetarian, vegan). You may want to bring other snacks, fruit or drinks with you, but please consider the weight as you have to carry it! In the forest and jungle there are fruits and wild food that we can pick, mushrooms, nuts etc.

 

 

Hill tribes

Please read our section on the hill tribes before you go to ensure that you are respectful to their ways and customs. When staying in the hill tribe villages overnight, 2 blankets are provided, extra blankets are available at additional cost.

 

Call Ben: 081 1639 623 (English). Call Ten: 084 610 9057 (Thai) Email:hello@tenandbentrekking.com