A hike above the Mae Ngat Somboon Chon reservoir, the big water supply for Chiang Mai, about 50 km north of the town.
Another new fresh hike for our repertoire.
We will hike up to the ridge that is above the lake. On our way up to the peak of Doi Pha Tang (890 m) we will get some spectacular views in the surroundings, the lake with its floating resorts and the valley with the farmers. We will follow the ridge, and later hike back down to our start point. A medium strength hike. A loop about 5 hours, with good shelter from the sun. Hopefully no smog this day! Notice this is a rocky area, so please use good footwear!
Afterwards we wil have lunch at Si Lanna National Park headquarters. Stunning views over the lake. Driving time (car-sharing) from the meeting point to the hike is about one hour each way.
Hike leader: Anders
Meeting time: 07:30
Meeting point: Outside McDonalds, Meechok Plaza, on the 1001 road, just past the intersection with the 3029.
If you’re thinking of joining…
Please carefully read the general advice and warnings on this website as well as this specific hike description. If you still think the hike is for you, just turn up at the meeting-place on time: there is no need to tell us you are coming. Lifts in the cars of other hikers are usually available but cannot be guaranteed. If getting a lift, please have a mutual understanding with your driver about post-hike priorities (e.g. whether having a meal with the group) and where they can drop you on return to town. Please bring a change of shirt for in-car pleasantness on the return journey. And please contribute THB 100 per person towards the fuel etc.
You should bring…
As per the general advice under the “Things to Bring” tab at the top of the page, except…
- Special need for solid hiking footwear, due to rocky terrain