Day 1: Visit the highest point of Thailand
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 0800 for your three-day Doi Inthanon Trekking in depth. We leave Chiang Mai in the 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 most significant number of bird species of any site in Thailand. We will visit the spectacular Wachirathan Waterfall.
The summit of Doi Inthanon
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 mountain, we will descend and stop at the two pagodas that were erected in the honor of the King and Queen of Thailand. We continue to Meo Khun Klang, a Hmong village, that is part of a Royal Project.
After lunch, we will drive to the start point of trekking. We will trek through dense forest. Your guide will explain the different forest types in Northern Thailand. We will continue our trek today to the White Karen Village. 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: From Karen village to Karen 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 village. You will have time to look around in the community 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 Karen village Huay Khao Lip. 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: Baan Huay Khao Lip – Chiang Mai
After early morning breakfast, we will say goodbye to the village and trek uphill for almost one hour. Then it is another hour downhill to a pretty waterfall where we will spend some time relaxing, swimming, and enjoying nature. After this, we will continue to the Karen Village Baan Mae Sa Pok. After lunch in the village, we will have time to look around before starting to make our way back to Chiang Mai. It is the end of your three-day Doi Inthanon Trekking in Depth.