Trekking Collective, Ethical Travel, Authentic Experiences Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Ethical Travel, Authentic Treks, Tours and Travel Company Since 1988.

Our background

“Travel with integrity –  Real Experiences … Let Trekking Collective take you on a personal journey through Northern Thailand…….”™
“An Experience of a Lifetime” independent since 1988. Trekking Collective’s cultural sensitivity respectful long term relationships with an excellent long term safety record have developed into unique itineraries  life – skills and educational including School trips – with excellent organic reviews from our guests returning every year – some Guests returning more than 10 years to date!

All trips are planned around your own schedules giving a truly individual approach to each program. Allowing you an optimum time to interact and learn about an exciting region of South East Asia without overwhelming or imposing on the environment and your local hosts.

We Welcome everyone of all abilities and encourage participation accompanied by their care givers and our support team.

For all you ‘foodies’ out there Thai’s just love to eat and eat and the menu on your trip will be sourced from the freshest mouth watering ingredients from local markets. A healthy Thai menu sampling also local northern Thai, Tribal and Chinese.

Travelling with Trekking Collective we have great vegan, kosher and halal friendly and on request for strict diet such as gluten free. Organic rice is sourced from mountain and farming communities visited.

Long term commitment to the communities is long term and sincere going back further than the establishment of Trekking Collective with many on – going projects set up working  with local village and tribal communities in northern Thailand before NGO’s and Foundations community & environment for updates on the latest projects or email direct to

All trips depart through Chiang Mai the cultural capital of northern Thailand. Easy International and domestic connections makes Chiang Mai a natural first choice and now a regional gateway to South East Asia……easing you into the fast pace of Bangkok and beyond.

“..We learned more about Thailand in four days trekking and touring, than the four times we have been to Thailand and spent 10 weeks there!..we can only give Trekking Collective our best recommendation. It is impossible to imagine a more professional and exciting trip.” Best Regards Rita and Peter touring

“..Trekking Collective because you seemed much more interested in customizing an itinerary for your guests than any other agencies we contacted. We were not disappointed. Our six-day cultural trek was wonderful.” cultural trek

” Thank-you for arranging an unforgettable trip into the mountains north of Chiang Mai. Our guides were very important – which was a new route – so special, safe and exciting, the beautiful scenery and nature around us . Thank-you for a trip that was just the way we wanted it! mountain trek

“…. The Trekking Collective gave us personal attention for our whole stay. The trek was pitched just at the right level for the whole family. The guiding on the trek was personal and informative.” adventure trek

“Japanese professors’ request was quite extraordinary. We wanted to talk with traditional birth attendants among hilltribe women. Despite this strange request, Caroline and Chang arranged beautifully for us” life experience trek

..”very helpful in arranging a trip, over the email and phone, to fulfil my exacting requirements. In my opinion, worth the extra. Thank you both.” touring

“..Our trip was extraordinary at many levels: We learned about local ecology, environmental politics, native culture and we also came to be friends.” cultural trek
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