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140706_Mon Jaem loop

A repeat of the easy, popular, 8.5 km high level loop we did last June, with cooler temperatures, the smell of pine trees and beautiful, panoramic, long distance ridge views to North (Doi Chiang Dao) and South (Doi Pui), with total of only 450m of gentle altitude gain/loss. Suitable for almost all, with 3-4 hours walking (and about 45 mins drive each way). Shortcuts and vehicle access possible for any who falter.


Gentle ups and downs, mostly along little-used vehicle tracks (only two pickups and three m/c passed us in 3.5 hours last time). Many ridge top viewpoints, especially at the start/finish and half-way point (Doi Lor/Doi Khom Rong, 1,447m). Nice (view, food, but not cheap) restaurant at the end of the loop. Early start to allow people to (a) avoid later traffic and finish walking by lunchtime, and (b) either get home early, or visit the nearby Royal Project, Botanical Gardens or other Mae Sa valley attractions/resorts in the afternoon.

We will :

  • meet in front of the 700-year stadium and car share out to the trailhead above the Mae Sa valley.
  • hike about 1.5 kms, first gently uphill, then along a level ridge.
  • hike another 1.5 kms or so down, then up to the Doi Lor viewpoint/peak, at 1,447m.
  • have a photo break (&/or rest ;-).
  • descend (mostly) 2 kms down to the Huay Mae Luat stream/trickle. (Partly trail not track.)
  • ascend (mostly) 1 km or so back up to the starting ridge .
  • walk the final 1.5 kms back to the cars/restaurant.

Hike Leader


If you want to join

Just turn up at the meeting place on the day. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Meeting Place

We will meet before 07.30 am in front of the 700-year stadium (see map), just beside the 121 irrigation canal road (not inside the stadium) and leave there promptly at 07.30, then…

  • Car-share in convoy north towards Mae Rim on routes 121 and 107.
  • Turn left onto the military Mae Rim bypass road towards the Mae Rim-Samoeng (Mae Sa valley) Rd.
  • Turn left onto the Mae Sa valley 1096 road towards Samoeng.
  • Re-group, waiting for any stragglers in front of the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden entrance.
  • Turn off north and climb up the 4027 rural road to the Mon Jaem carpark/restaurant/viewpoint at 1,275 metres.
  • Start hiking by 08.30 am. Finish hiking around noon.

See the map below (click to enlarge).

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Please bring :

  • at least 2 litres of water/rehydration drink, and lunch/money for restaurant &/or driver.
  • sunhat, sunblock, rain protection.
  • energy, enthusiasm, and good humour.

6 Responses

  1. Staying at Karinthip Village, east side of the moat. Anyone going by Sunday morning that could give me a lift to the stadium meet point? Thanks.

    • Hi Nancy I can pic you up at your place by 07:00 am, But I have only moterbike if it is ok for you.

  2. That would be great but I have some fear of riding on scooters. Would I be able to get a car ride from the stadium meet point to Mae Rim? Thanks so much.

    • yes, so I will pic u up at 07:00 ok?

      • Perfect! I’ll be waiting out front of the karinthip village at 7:00. Thank you so much, I look forward to meeting you and hiking.

  3. Today 07/06/2014, I am here 9 more days,would like to go on intermediate hike,preferably around Doi Sutep; please contact me,I am by myself,ready to hike. Aloha, rosa
    Can be texted through What’s app
    Thank you

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