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121104_Op Khan National Park circular hike

There are 2 possible routes for this circular hike. The choice will depend on our findings when we explore the trails on Thursday. The route will either be along the gorge itself or more in the forest. Either one is about 8 km. in length and involves a few steep places.

Op Khan on Thursday 1st November 2012

The hike at Op Khan is not a long one, only taking about an 1- 1 1/2 hours each way, but worth spending much more time enjoying the beauty of the gorge. The trail is generally easy to follow though has many places where the footing is tricky and crosses many ravines, some with steep descents or old wooden bridges. The sections close to the river involve climbing on large boulders. When we reach the destination, beside the river, we will eat lunch and there will be opportunity to wade or even swim if swimmers can find a safe spot to do so.

Because the gorge is far southwest of the city, about 17-18 km, we will meet at a different location than usual so that hikers can share transportation. We will gather at 7:50am for an 8am start at the parking lot of the Chiang Mai Art Museum which is on the NW corner of Nimmanhaemin and Suthep Roads. Estimated time of return is 2pm. If you have questions you are welcome to call me at 087-1808040.
This is a good photo opportunity, so bring your camera if you have one.

Op Khan on Thursday 1st November 2012


Op Khan on Thursday 1st November 2012

Hike leaders:

CHAN and JANET

If you want to join

Just turn up at the meeting place on the day. We cannot accommodate groups.

Please note:

  • Dogs are not allowed in the Park

Meeting Place

This time we will meet at 7:50 am in the car park of the Chiang Mai Art Museum

  • Head straight out from the moat along Suthep Road.
  • Pass Wat Suan Dok, Thanon Si Wichai and Thep Sathat Road on your left
  • Turn right into Nimmana Haeminda Road.
  • Turn left into the vehicle parking area.

See the map below (click to enlarge it).

Location of Chiang Mai Art Museum

Please bring:

  • around 1.5-2 liters of water or more, snacks and lunch
  • good footwear etc. hat, insect repellant and sunblock
  • 100-150 baht for your driver
  • enthusiasm, energy and a sense of humour

One Response

  1. I am planning on going, but live on the south side of town, near Tesco on Hang Dong Rd, so I will just head to Ob Khan to meet up with the group. If anyone is down this way and wants a ride, I will head south on Hang Dong Road, then turn right where the Big C is and head over to Canal Road and take that the rest of way south.
    Text me at 0879023429
    Dan

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