Chiang Mai: Hiking the Trails of Chaesorn National Park

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Difficulty
70%

This is a private tour. Nature lovers will love this trek. The forest is lush, and the views are magnificent. On clear days you can see Chiang Mai in the far distance and even Doi Luang Chiang Dao, the third highest mountain of Thailand. It is physically demanding. You have to be in reasonable shape but most of the hike is downhill. The village Mae Kampong is located at the edge of the Chaeson national park. We consider this one of our Chiang Mai jungle trekking and forest bathing tours.

Total driving time: two and a half hours

 

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Leave the city behind and explore the forested mountains

The forest of Chaesorn National Park

Your guide will meet you at the hotel at 0730 for your Chiang Mai: Hiking the Forest Trails of Mae Kampong and Chaesorn National Park. Drive to Mae Kampong, a lovely village in the mountains surrounding Chiang Mai. It’s a beautiful drive of about one hour and 15 minutes. Upon arrival in Mae Kampong, our local guide will meet us. In Chaesorn National Park it is compulsory to take a local guide of Mae Kampong village. By local truck, we will drive up to the ranger station of Chaesorn National Park. From the Kew Fin Viewpoint, we have a fantastic view of Chiang Mai.

Here we will start our trek up to the summit of Doi Mon Lan. It will take about one hour. The trail is not too steep. Pine trees and dipterocarp trees cover the area around the summit. First, we reach the lower peak and then the summit. At the top of the mountain, we will rest for a while and enjoy the spectacular view over Lampang and Chiang Mai provinces. If the weather is clear, you can see Chiang Mai in the far distance. Also, Doi Luang Chiang Dao, Thailand’s third-highest mountain, might be visible.

Mae Kampong Village

Then we start our descent. We pass several viewpoints on the way down to Mae Kampong. The forest is lush and pristine. We have plenty of time for photo stops and to enjoy the natural surroundings. We will be forest bathing! Along the way, we will enjoy a picnic lunch in the forest. Before we reach Mae Kampong we will visit a pretty waterfall, which is called? Yes, the Mae Kampong Waterfall.

After we have reached the village, there is time to walk around the village and meet some of the villagers. Most of them were engaged in growing bai miang. Quite a few people still are. Apart from bai miang, they also grow coffee and aromatic mushrooms. Other villagers are making handicrafts such as decorated pillows filled with tea leaves, rattan baskets, and bamboo furniture. Late in the afternoon, we return to Chiang Mai. We will drop you off at the hotel. Your Chaesorn National Park trekking ends here.

We also offer a two day program including Mae Kampong and Chaeson National Park

Inclusions

What is included?

English speaking guide
Transportation by AC minibus
Lunch
two kinds of fruit of the season
Thai snacks
Drinking water during meals
Entrance fees
Limited medical insurance

What is not included?

All drinks except water during meals
Tips
Personal expenses

Timeline

08.00 – Departure from the hotel
09.30 – Arrival at Mae Kampong village and meet the local guide, drive to the ranger station of Chaesorn National Park
10.00 – Visit Kew Fin View Point
10.15 – Start hiking
12.00 – Picnic lunch in the jungle
12.30 – Visit waterfall
13.00 – The trek ends at the village,
13.15 – Visit around the village & relax
15.00 – Return back to the hotel
16.30 – Drop off at the hotel

What to bring

Long sleeves/Jacket during winter time (Nov – March)
Hiking shoes with good grip
Sunscreen
Hat or cap
Insect repellent
Sunglasses
Raincoat
Small backpack