Karen Jungle Wisdom
On this private trek you can learn some jungle survival skills in a relaxed and fun environment from indigenous Karen hilltribe guides.
Karen people have lived peacefully in the in the mountains for generations combining hunting, gathering and farming. On this trek you guides will teach you to return to indigenous roots and enjoy the simple pleasures of the jungle life. On this Chai Lai Sisters tour will experience what life is like without wifi, supermarkets, factory farms, and 7-Elevens on every corner.
Trip Highlights Include:
- Hike a scenic trail to a remote waterfall
- Sleep in a jungle camp
- Ride and learn to guide a bamboo raft
Karen women still know how to make their own clothes completely by hand and without electricity by weaving on a back loom. It takes time to master but you will have a chance to try it out. In addition to other outdoor survival skills you guide can so you how to how to build in the jungle. Karen houses were traditionally bamboo with roofs made of grass or leaves. Your guide can teach you to make a basic shelter using only these items and a machete.
Some of the wilderness skills you will learn:
- Identify wild edible plants
- Cook and eat in the jungle
- Make cooking utensils from banana leaves
- Identify medicinal plants
- Find water in bamboo
- Build a shelter
- Weave cotton into cloth