Hilltribe Trek – Ban Mae Jok to Pa Khao Lam

The hot midday sun beams down, enticing a longing for the river I see babbling next to me. Ohlala (my guide) throws a smirk in my direction as he lightly taps a lump in the hillside parallel to our path. The result? Hundreds of spiders burst from underground and begin scuttling upwards, tangling together in angry knots. I squeal and in my attempt to escape, my foot slips from the narrow dirt path and into the river, leaving my boot caked in mud.

I’m not your friend anymore” I childishly tell him whilst shaking my foot and Ohlala only howls with laughter in response. With the image of scurrying spiders permanently etched in my brain, my trusty substitute hiking pole (a bamboo stick) and I, continue the journey towards the next hilltribe.

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Hotel Review: Khao Sok Rainforest Resort

Surrounded by green lush gardens and snuggled between mountain and river, Khao Sok Rainforest Resort is a nature lovers dream! Here you can enjoy the nature and wildlife to your hearts content.

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