In some years, there has been some smoke in and around Chiang Mai while in other years there has been little to no impact to our traveler's plans. It is, unfortunately, an unpredictable situation.
The Thai government is running a campaign to teach farmers to stop burning their fields and there are now laws that prohibit this activity, so we hope this situation will improve in the future. Our local teams are always monitoring the situation and adapt as circumstances allow. In other words, there’s always a “Plan B” should unforeseen circumstances arise.
If you are still concerned about the Chiang Mai smoky season, you can join our Umphang Trek during the peak season between November and February. If you are unable to move your travel date, we have alternative trekking programs in destinations that are unaffected by the smoky season.
Here are some examples: