Best Hikes in Chiang Mai
At Slumber Party we do love to party, but we also love to have some adventure in our lives too! What better way to have an adventure when you’re in Chiang Mai than taking a hike! Check out our guide below on the Best Hikes In Chiang Mai….
Doi Luang Chiang Dao
Doi Luang Chiang Dao is Thailand’s third highest peak, standing at 7300 foot. Surrounded by limestone cliffs, hiking Doi Luang Chiang Dao is the perfect hike during the cooler season. With limited facilities on the way to the shop, we recommend staying overnight, so bring a tent and supplies, but don’t worry, it’s worth it! Waking up early to watch the sunrise, coupled with a sea of fog from the cooler weather, Doi Luang Chiang Dao should be top of the list for any adventure seekers.
Doi Inthanon Nature Trail
Doi Inthanon is actually Thailand’s largest peak, standing at 8415 foot. There are plenty of things to see whilst on the nature trail, starting with hiking to the summit of Doi Inthanon, and being greeted with spectacular views and greenery, whilst you may also see the occasional monk. After finishing, Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail is located at the bottom. More off the beaten path, once you finish this short hike, at the end there is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by forest.
Huay Tung Tao Circular Hike
Hike along the slopes of Doi Suthep Mountain and surround yourself with the stunning scenery that is Huay Tung Tao Lake. This hike is perfect for hiking, a casual stroll, and bird watchers, as it’s unlikely you’ll find huge amounts of people doing the hike, it serves as the perfect escape. Pass through Dtaat Mook Waterfall, and maybe even try the local speciality ‘jumping shrimp’.
Doi Pui to Doi Suthep Hike
Start near the top of Doi Pui mountain, and finish near the temple of Doi Suthep. Whilst hiking, you’ll encounter hill-tribe villages, and have the change to try the earthy flavours of hill-tribe coffee to enjoy whilst making your way through the evergreen forest. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll also have the chance to spend the night!
Take a Hike!
That wraps up our little guide to hiking in Chiang Mai, what do you think? If you have any comments or suggestions, let us know in the comments.
And remember…… #AdventureHard #PartyHarder
Looking for more inspo for things to do in Northern Thailand? Why not check out these blogs to get those travel ideas flowing – Off the Beaten Path: Chiang Mai, Best Places for Dessert in Chiang Mai and Things To Do In Pai