Chiang Mai Trekking areas

This section lists all the trekking areas we operate tours in. We operate in different trekking areas around Chiang Mai. They all have their different characteristics; some are in national parks; some are in more rural areas that have lots of villages. There are areas that have tribal villages, there are areas with only Thai villages. Some areas are steeper and more difficult than others. Doi Inthanon is a national park and contains Thailand’s highest mountain as well as numerous waterfalls that are at their best in the rainy season. For tribal culture there is less variety than in other areas.

Doi Luang Chiang Dao Green Trails trekking areas
Doi Luang Chiang Dao. Picture by Frans Betgem

Both the Chiang Dao East and West areas though have more tribal villages of various groups. There are Akha, Palong, Lisu, Lahu and Karen villages in these areas. Thailand’s second highest mountain, Doi Luang Chiang Dao, can also be found in this area. Trekking to the summit of Doi Luang Chiang Dao can be done in two days/one night. Overnight will be in tents just under the summit. Conquering Doi Luang Chiang Dao is really a challenge.

The Mae Wang area and the Huay Nam Dang National Park offer the best bamboo rafting. We pride ourselves on being one of the few companies that offers tours to Doi Khuntan National Park. Doi Khuntan is a hidden gem just south of Chiang Mai with an interesting history and with lots of stories. It is in the only national park that has a railway running through it. It also has the longest railway tunnel of Thailand. Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park also offers great trekking.

rafting Huay Nam Dang Mae Taeng trekking areas
Great rafting in Huay Nam Dang National Park

Another interesting area is Chaeson National Park and Mae Kampong. Mae Kampong is the base of Flight of the Gibbon, a zipline adventure. The forest is beautiful but the trekking can be very challenging. It is one of our favourite areas though.

Chiang Dao East trekking area

Chiang Dao East trekking area     Location of Chiang Dao East Chiang Dao East is an area east of road no.107, from Chiang Mai to Fang. It is about 70 kms from Chiang Mai, a drive of around 1,5 hours. Protected areas Chiang Dao East area borders the Sri Lanna National Park and it’s very close […]

Chiang Dao West trekking area

Chiang Dao West trekking area   Location of Chiang Dao West The Chiang Dao West trekking area is located west of road no.107, from Chiang Mai to Fang. It is about 70 kms from Chiang Mai, a drive of around 1,5 hours. Protected areas The Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in this area. Trekking […]

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park   Location of Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Inthanon National Park is about 70 kms southwest of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon. Protected areas Doi Inthanon was declared a national park in 1972 and covers 482 square kilometers. Doi Inthanon National Park […]

Doi Khuntan National Park

Doi Khuntan National Park   Location of Doi Khuntan National Park Doi Khuntan National Park is located 70 kms south of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1 hour to drive from Chiang Mai to Doi Khuntan National Park. Protected areas Doi Khuntan was declared a national park in 1975 and covers 225 square kilometres. It is the […]

Doi Suthep Doi Pui National Park

Doi Suthep Doi Pui National Park Location of Doi Suthep Doi Pui National Park The Doi Suthep Doi Pui National Park is just north of Chiang Mai. Trekking At this moment we offer a great one day trek in Doi Suthep Doi Pui National Park. Forest is beautiful and views are amazing. Everyone who is […]

Huay Nam Dang National Park - Mae Taeng

Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng Location of Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng Huay Nam Dang National Park is about 70 kms north of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Chiang Mai to Huay Nam Dang / Mae Taeng. Protected areas Huay Nam Dang National Park was […]

Ban Mae Kampong - Chae Sorn National Park

Ban Mae Kampong – Chae Sorn National Park Location of Ban Mae Kampong – Chae Sorn National Park Ban Mae Kampong is about 60 kms northeast of Chiang Mai, only about one hour driver It is located very close to the Chaesorn National Park. Protected areas Chae Sorn National Park is often spelled Jae Son […]

Mae Wang National Park trekking area

Mae Wang National Park trekking area Location This national park is about 45 kms southwest of Chiang Mai. It takes about one hour and 15 minutes drive. Protected areas Mae Wang National Park consists of the mountainous Tanonthongchai hill range that that lies 400-1,909 metres above mean sea level. There are other mountains that are […]