The Magnificent Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
We will pick you up from your hotel for an early departure for your private Doi Inthanon hiking trip. The Thai government declared Doi Inthanon a national park in 1972. It is the highest mountain of Thailand (2,565 m). The park boasts the greatest diversity of forest types and bird species found in any single park in the country and has many beautiful waterfalls. We will drive up to the summit of Doi Inthanon before we embark on a beautiful nature trail.
We will have a look at the shrine of King Inthawichayanon after who Thailand’s highest mountain was called. Close to the shrine is the short Angkha nature trail which passes through mossy cloud forest. The evergreen forest, with its abundance of woody lianas and epiphytes, constantly shrouded in mist, has a unique and enchanting atmosphere.
The main hike of the day will be the famous Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail. It is a fantastic forest walk at first until you enter a grassland with magnificent views. A local guide of the Hmong tribe will accompany us. The Hmong people manage this fantastic trail. We take our time and enjoy the amazing views.
Royal Chedis and Vachirathan Waterfall
After this, we will visit the two chedis, that were built to honour the 60th birthday anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1987, and the 60th birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992, respectively. Late lunch at about 1400 at a local restaurant. Along the way, we will stop at the Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej founded The Royal Project in1969 to solve the problems of deforestation, poverty and opium production by promoting alternative crops in Thailand.
Next, we will drop by at the Karen village Ban Mae Klang Luang and enjoy a cup of delicious Mae Klang Luang coffee. It is time to drive back. On the way back to Chiang Mai we will visit the Vachirathan waterfall. Drive back to Chiang Mai. We will drop you off at your hotel. We hope you have enjoyed your Doi Inthanon hiking trip!