A Guide to Trekking in Thailand
If you have sacrificed for the past few years and missed out on foreign holidays thanks to the pandemic, you might be looking to plan the perfect trekking adventure and Thailand is one of the best destinations for the trekker. In this article, we offer you valuable information to help you plan your trekking holiday in Thailand.
Make Good Use of the Internet
The Internet hosts a wealth of information and a few hours of surfing the net will help you decide on routed and destination. You might prefer trekking in the north of the country, with Chiang Rai being the perfect base and you can plan daily treks, while also booking your accommodation. There are more than 140 National Parks in Thailand and with some Internet searching, you can create a shortlist of preferred venues.
The Right Gear
If, for example, you are planning your trip from May to November, this is the rainy season and with Feelfree gear bags that are waterproof and will protect your backpack from the rain. Things you should include when packing:
- Waterproof jacket & pants
- Good hiking boots
- First aid kit
- Water bottle
- Mosquito repellent
- Suitable clothing
- LED flashlight
Ask any seasoned adventurer and they will tell you to lay out everything you plan to take, then eliminate 50% of the items and you should be fine. You will need a universal electric adapter in order to recharge your digital devices and they can easily be sourced online, which is probably the cheapest solution.
Choosing a Tour Operator
With a Google search, you can bring up a list of established trekking tour operators that offer routes in Thailand and do check the online reviews, which is a strong indicator of what you can expect. If you can manage to find a tour operator that offers English-speaking guides, even better, as this will help you in many ways. The tour company would issue you with a list of essential items that you should pack and they would answer any questions that you might have. Click here for an interesting blog on tarot cards and books, which people use to forecast their future.
Joining Up with Other Trekkers
If you spend a few days in Chiang Mai, you will likely meet up with other travellers and can form a trekking group. Some tourists have trekked in Thailand regularly and they might be able to recommend some ideal routes, which might prove to be invaluable.
Check Entry Requirements
If you are planning to enter Thailand this year, do check with your local Thai embassy regarding entry requirements. You might need to show proof of Covid Vaccination or a PCR test ‘fit to fly’ certificate, which you will need to prepare when applying for a visa.
If you search with Google, you will find all the information you need to help plan the perfect trekking experience and hopefully, this is the start of a long love affair with Thailand, the Land of Smiles.