The Doi Inthanon experience
We will pick you up from your hotel for an early departure for your one day Doi Inthanon Experience. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain of Thailand (2,565 m). It was declared a national park in 1972. The park boasts the greatest diversity of forest types and bird species found in any single park in the country and has many beautiful waterfalls. We will drive up to the summit of Doi Inthanon where we will embark on a beautiful nature trail, the Kaew Mae Pan Nature trail. This trail is only open in the dry season.
It is a lovely walk partly through moist evergreen cloud forest and partly along a very steep ridge with fantastic views over Mae Chaem and the Mae Pan river valley. Let’s hope for sunny weather. There will be enough time to take pictures.
A local guide of the Hmong tribe will accompany us. Here we walk for a couple of hours through unspoilt cloud forest. When the skies are clear the views are magnificent.
Lunch will be at local restaurant. After lunch we will visit the two chedis, one called Naphamethinidon, meaning “by the strength of the land and air”, and the other, Naphaphonphumisiri, meaning “being the strength of the air and the grace of the land”. These temples were built to honour the 60th birthday anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1987, and the 60th birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992, respectively.
We will continue to the Vachirathan waterfall and the Mae Klang waterfall. Along the way we will stop at the Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale. The Royal Project (1969) is non-profit organisation founded by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to solve the problems of deforestation, poverty and opium production by promoting alternative crops in Thailand. Drive back to Chiang Mai.End of your Doi Inthanon Experience.