Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng

Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng

Huay Nam Dang National Park
Image of trekking in Huay Nam Dang National Park

Location of Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng

Huay Nam Dang National Park is about 70 kms north of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Chiang Mai to Huay Nam Dang / Mae Taeng.

Protected areas

Huay Nam Dang National Park was declared a protected area in 1995 and covers 179,5 square kilometers. It was the 81st national park of Thailand.

Trekking

We have several trekkings in the Huay Nam Dang National Park such as The Huay Nam Dang Family trekking, the two and three day Huay Nam Dang treks.
More programs are being researched in the Huay Nam Dang National Park.
Due to the variety of activities the Mae Taeng area is heavily visited. Huay Nam Dang National Park is more quiet in general due to the entrance fee that has to be paid to enter the park.

Other activities

Huay Nam Dang / Mae Taeng boasts a wide variety of activies including bamboo as well as rubberboat rafting, zipline, mountain biking and elephant riding. The Mae Taeng River has some of the best bamboo rafting in Thailand.

Villages

There are Lisu, Akha, Lahu, Karen and Hmong villages in and around Huay Nam Dang National Park.

Attractions

Mountains:

The highest peak, Doi Chang at 1,962 meters above sea level, is the vital source of important streams, which flow into the Pai, Ping and Taeng rivers.

Waterfalls:

the park boasts several waterfalls including the Huay Nam Dang Waterfall. The Mork Fah waterfall along the way to Huay Nam Dang is part of Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park.

Pong Duead Hot Springs:

these hot springs are definitely worth a visit.

Viewpoints:

there are some beautiful viewpoints along road 1095 from Mae Malai to Pai such as the Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint from where you can see Doi Luang Chiang Dao and a sea of clouds in the morning. Another great viewpoint is the summit of Doi Chang.

Forest

Huay Nam Dang has deciduous dipterocarp forest, bamboo deciduous forest and mixed deciduous forest that are all fairly typical of Northern Thailand. At higher elevations tall pine trees of the Pinus Merkusii (two-needled pine) and the Pinus Kesiya (three-needled pine) variety are common

Royal Projects

There are no royal projects in this area.

All our jungle treks are available here.