The Angka Cloud Forest Nature Trail
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for your Doi Inthanon tour. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand (2,565 m). The Thai government declared Doi Inthanon a national park in 1972. The park has the greatest diversity of forest types and bird species found in any single park in the country. Doi Inthanon has many beautiful waterfalls of which you visit a couple. We operate this tour the whole year. In the dry season, we also offer the Kew Mae Pan Trail.
First, we will drive up to the summit of the mountain. We will have a short look at the shrine of King Inthawichayanon, the ruler of Chiang Mai from 1807 until 1897. The mountain was named after him. Close to the shrine is the short Angka nature trail which passes through a mossy cloud forest. Next, we will visit the two Royal Chedis. These 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.
Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail and Thundering Waterfalls
After this, we will proceed to our lunch place. Along the way, we will stop at the Hmong market where agricultural products from the Royal Project are for sale. We will have a Thai lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will drive for five minutes to the starting point of our hike along the Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail. We will trek for about two hours, first along a majestic waterfall and then through the fields of the Karen people. A local Karen guide will accompany us. We will have to cross the river several times.
This multi-tiered waterfall cascades towards the Karen village Ban Mae Klang Luang, where our trek ends. 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. Then we will return to Chiang Mai. Along the way, we will stop at the Vachirathan waterfalls. After an exhilarating day, we will drop you off at your hotel. We hope you enjoyed your Doi Inthanon tour!