Climb Chiang Dao (2225 meters) the third highest peak in Thailand (October to May)
1 = Den Yah Kud (starting point)
2 = Doi Luang (2100 meters)
3 = Klow Dok Tau (first night camp)
4 = Doi Sam Pi Nong (3 sisters mountains)
5 = Doi Nua (2175 meters)
6 = Ang Salung (second night camp)
7 = Chiang Dao (2225 meters)
Day 1 (L.D)
You need to arrive Chiang Dao before 0900Hrs. Meet in front of Chiang Dao Inn. You can ask the bus driver to drop you there.
Transfer by pick up truck to the Chiang Dao wild life sanctuary office where permit to climb to the peak will be obtained. Do the equipment and gear check and pack the food. We will travel in the pick up truck to the starting point at Den Yah Kud. It is about 40 min drive on the jungle route. There is a check point on the way, where we have to show the permit.
Our lunch will be had at Den Yah Kud.
After the lunch we will start the trek. Hike through pine forest where the scene is very beautiful. Then comes the field of tall grassland, after this we will get to the first night camp at the base of Doi Sam Pi Nong (three sisters peaks). The camp site is called "Khow Dok Tau". Total trekking time today shall be about 4 hrs. Have a jungle dinner and sleep in the tents under the sounds of the forest.
Day 2 (B.L.D)
In the early morning have hot cups of coffee before breakfast. Look around the beautiful forest in the morning mist. After the breakfast we will pack and trek again. Pass the three sisters mountains, Doi Nua (pyramid shape mountain) and Dong Noi where we will enter the land of birds. There are trees locally called "Nang Paya Sua Klong" which look like Sakura flower trees of Japan. There are many kinds of birds and we will spend about an hour for bird watching. Then 2 more hours of trek will take us to the second camp site at Ang Salung at the base of Chiang Dao. Packed lunch will be had during the trek.
Rest for a while before taking the final ascent.
The final leg to the peak of Chiang Dao (2225 meters above the sea level) is through the sub-alpine vegetations such as Dipsacaceae, Balsaminaceae. This takes only about 20 min. Spend evening time on the peak. Watch the panorama view at sunset. Then we will walk down to the campsite for dinner and overnight in the tents.
Day 3 (B.L)
Jungle breakfast at campsite. Have a morning walk to enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. We will pack and hike for about 5 hrs to Ban Tham village. Take a shower at a local house and have lunch. In the afternoon pick up truck car will transport you to the bus stop at Chiang Dao district.
We will provide:
1. Pick up truck for the transportation in Chiang Dao
2. Experienced local guide and porters
3. Thai style meals, hot drinks, locally available fruits, drinking water (bottled or boiled)
4. two-men tents and sleeping bags
5. Travel accident insurance
Price Please contact us for price, latest program which may be different from the above, current situation, etc.
This is just a sample program. We can design a customised travel plan to suit your likes, available times and weather.
You can start the trip in Chiang Mai, include other places and activities.
2005 Chiang Dao hike photos.
Things to bring
- Back pack
- Clothes to change (a set of warm clothing)
- Hiking shoes and sandals
- Insect repellants (herbal types is prefered)
- Torch lights, spare batteries
- Light rain coat for rainy season (October, November)
- Personal medicines
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