Huay Nam Dang National Park
Location of Huay Nam Dang National Park – Mae Taeng
Huay Nam Dang National Park is about 70 km north of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Chiang Mai to Huay Nam Dang
Huay Nam Dang National Park was declared a protected area in 1995 and covers 179,5 square kilometres. It was the 81st national park of Thailand.
We have several trekkings in the Huay Nam Dang National Park such as The Huay Nam Dang Family trekking, the two and three day Huay Nam Dang treks. We are researching more programs in the Huay Nam Dang National Park. Due to the variety of activities, the Mae Taeng area is heavily visited. Huay Nam Dang National Park is quieter in general due to the 300 THB entrance fee that has to be paid to enter the park. The landscape is mountainous which makes the trekking relatively difficult. The forest is superb though and you will rewarded with magnificent views.
The Huay Nam Dang / Mae Taeng area boasts a wide variety of activities including bamboo as well as rubber boat rafting, zipline, mountain biking and elephant riding. The Mae Taeng River has some of the best bamboo rafting in Thailand.
There are Lisu, Akha, Lahu, Karen and Hmong hilltribe villages in and around Huay Nam Dang National Park. The villages are very authentic. After the park was declared a national park authorities allowed the tribal people to continue living within the park boundaries. There are limits to development. The villages only have solar power and it is not allowed to construct roads.
The highest peak, Doi Chang at 1,962 meters above sea level, is the vital source of essential streams, which flow into the Pai, Ping and Taeng rivers.
The park boasts several waterfalls including the Huay Nam Dang Waterfall. The Mork Fah waterfall along the way to Huay Nam Dang is part of Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park.
Pong Duad Hot Springs:
The Pong Duad Hot Springs are worth a visit. Both our two and three day trekkings start here. There is accommodation and several mineral baths at the hot springs.
There are some beautiful viewpoints along road 1095 from Mae Malai to Pai such as the Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint from where you can see Doi Luang Chiang Dao and a sea of clouds in the morning. Another great view is the summit of Doi Chang.
Huay Nam Dang has deciduous dipterocarp forest, deciduous bamboo forest and mixed deciduous forest that are all fairly typical of Northern Thailand. At higher elevations tall pine trees of the Pinus Merkusii (two-needle pine) and the Pinus Kesiya (three-needled pine) variety are common
There are no royal projects in this area.
These are the tours in Huay Nam Dang we offer: