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Trekking in the Soppong area

Those great adventures will bring you in the hearth of Pang Mapha hills. A challenging trek and a overnight stay in a hill tribe village are the highlight of the trip.

The trek follows remote trails and footpaths where not many foreigners venture. You will have also the opportunity to discover the excellent limestone caves system for which this area is famous.

One day trek

4 or 5 hours hiking for a return trek / moderate level.

Trip highlights

  • Hike through lush jungle, bamboo forest and rice paddies
  • Cross the Lang River
  • Pick some mushrooms ( seasonal )
  • Karen Tribe
  • Bamboo rafting ( upon request )
  • Explore the magnificent outcrops and the caves

Trip overview

Leave the homestay around 9 p.m. to starting point. From here it’s about 4 hours hike through the forest to reach the Karen village called Ban Muang Peam.

We will follow some tracks up and downhills that can steep at times. We will take time to appreciate the gorgeous scenery and i will explain you some local believes and traditions.

We will take a break over Tham Lod valley for lunch. I will give all the information about the fauna and flora of the region.

After arriving at the village, we can visit a remote and beautiful cave (Long Yao) if you feel like it.

This is a rather unknown stream cave with amazing limestone formations ( stalactites and stalagmites ).

At the Karen village you can also refresh yourself with a cold drink and going around to see the women weaving beautiful blankets and scarves.

I will explain you what Karen life is like, and answer any questions you may have about locals custom.

After wandering in the village you can either walk or ride a Bamboo raft on the Lang river to go back to Tham Lod Village and Pen Cave Homestay.