From the 10th Beth and I went to Lampang an hour southwest of Chiang Mai to the Thailand Elephant conservation center. We had signed up for a 3 day mahout (elephant driver) training course. It was an amazing 3 days we started early learning to give about 12 of the 60 commands that the elephants understand. We also participated in 2 of the 4 daily shows for the public – demonstrating the training techniques and the logging skills of the elephants.
At 6AM we trekked back on foot to the jungle to retrieve our elephants and bring them back for bathing.
Click Below to watch a video of me washing my elephant in the morning