Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain. It is also one of the most beautiful national parks famous for its waterfalls and birdlife. Doi Inthanon National Park is about two hours drive from Chiang Mai. The park also is known as “The Roof of Thailand” and covers an area of 482 sq.km. The main attractions of the park are several waterfalls, nature trails and the two chedis dedicated to 60th birthday anniversaries of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit.
Many people visit the park on a day tour from Chiang Mai. You can do one of the two major trails, either Pha Dok Siew or Kew Mae Pan, on a day tour. The Karen and Hmong tribal people respectively manage these trails and also are the compulsory guides. These are hikes that take between 1,5 and 3 hours. Pha Dok Siew is open year-round. Kew Mae Pan is open only during the cold season. Especially during weekends, it can become very busy on this trail with local tourists.
It is also possible to do longer and more difficult treks starting on Doi Inthanon. We can offer two and three day treks with overnight in Karen villages.
There is an interesting Hmong Royal Project market where fresh fruit and vegetables are for sale. We recommend to stay overnight somewhere in the park. We also offer trekking trips with overnight in Karen villages. Temperatures on Doi Inthanon are mild year-round. it is a fantastic park and definitely worth a couple of days of your trip.