Doi Inthanon trekking in depth
Day 1: Visit the highest point of Thailand
At 8:30 am you will be picked up by your guide and driver for your Doi Inthanon Trekking in depth. We leave Chiang Mai in southern direction towards Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon is with 2,565 meters elevation above sea level the highest mountain of Thailand. The mountain is the source of many rivers and is an important watershed area. Forest types include moist evergreen forest, pine forest and mixed deciduous forest. The park supports the largest number of bird species of any site in Thailand. We will stop at a local market to buy some supplies after which we will continue to the summit of Doi Inthanon. After a brief forest walk around the summit we will descend and stop at the two pagodas that were erected in the honour of the King and Queen of Thailand. We continue to Meo Khun Klang, a Hmong village, that is part of a Royal Project.
At the spectacular Wachirathan Waterfall we will have lunch.
After lunch we will start trekking. We will trek through dense forest. Your guide will explain about the different forest types of Northern Thailand. We will continue our trek today to the White Karen Village of Ban Mae La. It will take approximately 3 hours.
Dinner and overnight will be in the village where your guide will tell you the fascinating history of the local people.
Day 2: Ban Mae La – Khun Na Sa Village
Your guide will prepare a delicious breakfast for you. After breakfast we will continue our trek. Walking today will be around four to five hours. In the morning we will walk mainly downhill to the White Karen Huay Nam Aoon village. You will have time to look around in the village and practice your language skills while your guide prepares lunch. After lunch we will walk up and down through the forest until we reach the White Karen Khun Na Sa Village. This is a small and quiet village. Your guide will ask you to assist you with the preparation of dinner tonight. He will explain the herbs and ingredients he uses.
After dinner you will visit a village house to get to know some of the villagers. Overnight in the village.
Day 3: Khun Na Sa Village – Chiang Mai
After an early morning breakfast we will say goodbye to the village and trek uphill for almost one hour. Then it’s another hour downhill to a pretty waterfall where we will spend some time relaxing, swimming and enjoying nature. After this continue to the Shan Village Baan Huay Pong. The Shan are also known as Thai Yai and are directly related to the Thai. We will have lunch in Baan Huay Pong. After lunch we will have a look around the village and from there we will start to make our way back to Chiang Mai. It is the end of your Doi Inthanon Trekking in Depth.
End of the program.