Karen Doi Inthanon Adventure
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Doi Hua Seua Campsite
Meals: L D
Your guide will meet you at the hotel for your Karen Doi Inthanon Adventure. Drive to 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 honor of the King and Queen of Thailand.
Proceed to the Karen Village Baan Mae Klang Luang where we have lunch. We will can leave some luggage here and take only necessary things for one overnight at the campsite.
After lunch transfer to the start point of the trek to Doi Hua Seua. We will trek through dense forest about 2 to
3 hours to the campsite. Your guide will explain about the different forest types of Northern Thailand.
After we have set up a camp you will have time to relax and enjoy the fresh air, scenery and the sunset.
Your guide will prepare dinner for you.
You will spend the night in a tent.
Day 2: Doi Hua Seua – Ban Mae Klang Luang
Meals: B L D
Early wake up to enjoy the sunrise and the sea of fog and clouds. It is the second day of your Karen Doi Inthanon Adventure. We will study plants in the area before we have breakfast. After breakfast we will hike to the summit of Doi Hua Seua. Enjoy the scenery at the viewpoint before we walk down a different way to Ban Mae Klang Luang. The hike takes about four hours and we will stop along the way to see flora as well.
Arrive about noon at the Karen Village Baan Mae Klang Luang where we will have lunch. After this we will spend some time in the village and learn about coffee cultivation. You can taste a delicious cup of Mae Klang Luang coffee, if you like.
Late afternoon, drive to the viewpoint at Doi Pha Tung. Enjoy the sunset before return back for dinner at the village.
Overnight will be in village homestay.
Day 3: Ban Mae Klang Luang – Waterfall – Chiang Mai
Meals: B L
After an early morning breakfast we will say goodbye to the villagers and drive to the Doi Inthanon Royal Project. Along they way we will visit a Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale.
Then we will visit the research station, which is operated under the Royal Project. The facilities are for research and development of pilot projects for cash crops, which include coffee, cold-climate fruits, and cut flowers. We will visit the stations charming garden of temperate-climate flowers and a cut-flower nursery. We will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to visit the Vachirathan waterfall and Mae Ya waterfall where you can relax and swim.
Transfer back to Chiang Mai. It is the end of our Karen Doi Inthanon Adventure.
End of the program