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140330_Cow Pat Ridge

aka Nam Mae Lai Noi watershed hike.


Up one shady ridge, along a second and down a third. Nothing too steep or strenuous and most regular hikers should have little difficulty, though the first 3.5 kms is all uphill and will probably take us about 90 minutes. A few narrow sections above steep drops, and some spiky undergrowth, tripable roots, slippery leaf fall and dried cow pats. Some parts of the route have suffered from burning recently.  Cows may be encountered.

Up, along and down again.
Up, along and down again.

Another high level ‘escape the heat, smoke and dust’ hike, starting at just under 1100m and climbing up to 1649m, but this time on the east side of the Chiangmai valley, out past Doi Saket on the way to Mae Khamphong/Flight of the Gibbon. Great ridge top views, pine smells, and relatively cool breezes (about 10 degrees cooler than in town).  9-10 kms, up (and later down) just under 700m. Probably around 4-5 hours including lunch on the rocks. For further information on this area, see the two links to (the nearby) Pang Soong lodge in the Blogroll section in the right-hand column on this page.

Probable lunch venue
Probable lunch venue, rocks with a view


In front of Central Festival Mall (on Doi Saket-Chiang Rai 118 Rd side) before 07.30. We will then car share (limited car parking available at the trailhead) in convoy out past Doi Saket for just over an hour (55 kms) to the village of Ban Pok Pang Nai where the hike (and surfaced road) starts/ends. Some low gear hills to negotiate near the trailhead but all on surfaced roads.

Central Festival meeting point

Aftermath perhaps at the newly-refurbished restaurant at the Teentok Royal Project on the Mae Khamphong road, where they also serve traditional Thai Cow Pat. Check your bill carefully though.

Hike leader: Mike

Please bring:

  • at least 2 litres of water/rehydration drink, snacks and lunch.
  • sun protection, strong footwear, long sleeves/trousers to stop stings, bites and thorns.
  • plenty of energy, enthusiasm and good humour.
  • at least 100 baht for your driver if you are a passenger.
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