Lanjia Walking Experience (2D1N)

Chiang Rai, Thailand
2 Days 1 Night
English, Thai

About the trip
Outdoor & Adventure Local Wisdom Arts and Craft
Start a nature walk to the Lahu hill tribe village where you can see a way of life of local people doing their morning chores and farmers getting ready for work in a farm. We choose a trail along the Mekong River and the Thailand/Laos border. The path will show a full view of the valley. Continue walking through plantations, corn fields with scattering small bamboo huts. You will learn about the burial ground of the Hmong hill tribe where tall grass grows under the shade of the trees.
  • Learn about the livelihoods and activity of people living near the Mekong River
  • Visit the Shaman's house of the Hmong
  • Experience on how to make Hmong batik handkerchief
  • Watch traditional Hmong performances
  • Walk along the trails with Mekong River and Laos
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Electricity 24/7
Body Hygiene Kit
Heated Water
Seated Toilet
Wireless Internet
Cell Signal
Parking on Premise
  • Assistance of English-speaking Lanjia escort during the trip
  • Accommodation in a non air-conditioned room with a view of Laos and the Mekong River. The twin bedded room is equipped with an electric fan and a private bathroom
  • Power Point Presentation about Hmong & Lahu Tribe, Golden Triangle, Pla Buek (Giant Catfish) in Mekong River
  • Activities: Visit the village and a shaman’s house, learn how to make Hmong Batik (Alternative: Learn how to make and set animal traps) and walking along the nature trails
  • Traditional Hmong and Lahu performances
  • Meal as specified (1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast, and 1 Lunch)
Day One

Morning Arrival (Lunch, Dinner)

09:30am.

  •  Arrive at Lanjia Lodge. Herbal local juice will be served during the check-in.
  • Then, watch avdo presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes, the Golden triangle area and the giant catfish (locally known as Pla Buek) – the world’s biggest fresh water fish found in the Mekong River. Learn about activities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river.

10:00am.

  • Tour the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe village, including a visit at the shaman’s house of the Hmong.
  • Drink tea with the shaman and discover why the fireplace is important to the Hmongs and why they bury the placenta and umbilical cord of their newborn babies.
  • Lunch will be provided on the charming terrace at lodge that looks to the Mekong River and Laos.

14:00pm. 

  • Get first hand experience on how to make Hmong batik handkerchief with Hmong ladies (about 45 minutes).

18:00pm.

  • Dinner and watch traditional Hmong performances Overnight at Lanjia Lodge.

 

Afternoon Arrival (Dinner)

14:00pm.

  • Arrive at Lanjia Lodge.

14:10pm.

  • Get first hand experience on how to make Hmong batik handkerchief with Hmong ladies (about 45 minutes).
  • Then walk from the lodge up hill towards the Lahu community. 
  • At sunset, you will see families cooking hteir dinner, children playing on the road and people hanging out under their homes as farmer gathers their things heading back home.
  • At the dge of the Lahu village, the path begins, high up on the edge of the hill you will walk along the trails with Mekong River and Laos to you right. The path will give you full view of the valleys, where you will walk through plantations, corn fields with small bamboo huts dotted through out. You will learn about the burial ground of the Hmong Hill tribe where tall grass grows under the shaded of the trees. Along the walk you will see farmers working their fields of various plants and rice fields. You will circle back and walk along the path that on the other side of the hill, where you will see mountain ranges and steep valleys and the stunning nature. The sunset on the mountain ranges side is so special with gentle lines showing layers of mountains in purple hues.

18:00pm.

  • Dinner and wathc traditional Hmong performances
  • Overnight at Lanjia Lodge
Day Two

Morning Arrival (Breakfast)

9:00am.

  • After breakfast, walk the hills of Lanjia Lodge, Kiew Karn village. The walk begins from the lodge as we head up hill towards the Lahu community.
  • At the Lahu village you can observe families waking to the morning lights and doing their morning chores or seeing the farmers are getting ready to head into to the fields with their tools and woven backpack on their backs.
  • You will walk along the trails with Mekong River and Laos to you right. The path will give you full view of the valleys, where you will walk through plantations, corn fields with small bamboo huts dotted through out.
  • You will learn about the burial ground of the Hmong Hill tribe where tall grass grows under the shaded of the trees. Along the walk you will see farmers working their fields of various plants and rice fields.
  • You will circle back and walk along the path that on the other side of the hill, where you will see mountain ranges and steep valleys and the stunning nature.

11:00am

  • End of service

Afternoon Arrival (Breakfast, Lunch)

9:40am.

  • After breakfast, wathc a presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes, the Golden triangle area and the giant catfish (locally known as Pla Buek) - the world's biggest fresh water fish found in the Mekong River. 
  • Learn about ativities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river.

10:00am.

  • Tour the Hmong and Lahu hill trive village, including a visit at the shaman house of the Hmong.
  • Drink tea with the shaman and discover why the fireplace is important to the Hmongs and why they bury the placenta and umbilical cord of their newborn babies.

12:00am

  • Lunch will be provided on the charming terrance at lodge that looks to the Mekong River and Laos.

End of services

  • Child 2-12 years sharing the same room with 2 adults with an extra mattress: charge 75% of the adult rate
  • Weather conditions may impose changes in the program or the cancellation of activities
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The hosts at Lanjia Lodge are the Hmong and Lahu villagers who will take care of visitors and all activities in the lodge during your visit. Contributions from your stay will be used on community projects that will improve the local hill tribe people’s living conditions.

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