Doi Inthanon National Park Camping on Doi Hua Sua
Doi Inthanon National Park Camping is a camping trip to Doi Hua Sua (or Doi Hua Suea), one of the lower peaks of Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon National Park is also known as “The Roof of Thailand” and covers an area of 482 km². The park is part of the Himalayan mountain range and elevation ranges between 800 and 2565 meters. At 2565 meters Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. The park is very popular with day trippers. There are two well known nature trails both managed by local tribal people. The Pha Dok Siew trail is managed and guided by Karen people. The Kiw Mae Pan Trail is managed and guided by Hmong guides. The latter is only open during the dry season.Both trails are very popular as are the major waterfalls of the park such as Wachirathan, Mae Ya and Mae Klang. During the trek to Doi Hua Sua we met no one else. There were no other campers. That makes this trip so special.
Ban Mae Klang Luang
The hike up Doi Hua Sua takes one to two hours, depending on your fitness and on the amount of stops. It is really worth taking your time. It is a beautiful trail lined with dipterocarp and pine trees. Both pine tree species Pinus Kesiya and Pinus Merkusii can be found in Doi Inthanon National Park. Our Doi Inthanon National Park Camping programs include an overnight near the summit of Doi Hua Sua. A local Karen guide from the village Ban Mae Klang Luang and a Green Trails guide will accompany you. They will take care of your meals and set up your tent.
Weather on Doi Inthanon is very unpredictable. Sometimes you are in the clouds. If you are lucky the sky is clear and the views over the National Park are amazing. We offer the Doi Inthanon National Park Camping trip only in the dry season. We offer a two day program as well as a three day program. The three day program includes an overnight in a home stay in Ban Mae Klang Luang. One the first day we will hike up the summit of Doi Hua Sua which is a short walk. After staying overnight in tents we trek down the mountain towards Ban Mae Klang Luang, a lovely Karen village located in a great setting of rice fields. Ban Mae Klang Luang is famous for its delicious coffee that the villagers grow.