This hike comes courtesy of Hein who was back from Bangladesh for a short time and introduced it to us. The group has hiked this several years ago.
This hike starts near a Royal Project Agricultural Station north of Doi Saket. The hike will follow an east-west ridge line that eventually turns to the south. We will hike for about 2 hours and then turn around and come back the way we came. If the weather is clear, there will be good views of the surrounding mountains (Doi Lanka Luang, the roller coaster ridge, Pi Pannan). The elevation at the beginning of the hike is around 1100 meters and the highest point where we will be is around 1550 meters for a total elevation gain of approximately 450 meters. The roundtrip distance is about 6.0 km. This hike is mainly uphill going and we would rate it moderate for very fit hikers as there are steep dropoffs and the narrow path is dry with leaves and can be slippery. It is not recommended for children or those uncomfortable with heights. Hiking poles/sticks are recommended for this hike.
After the hike, you can join us for the best pizza in the area at Pizza Plus in Doi Saket.
Hike leaders: Cheryl and Marc
If you want to join: Just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time. We cannot accommodate groups.
We will meet at 08:00 am on Route 118 North towards Chiang Rai at the Bang Jak Gas station (with the leaf logo). It is on the left side opposite the turnoff for Doi Saket town. We will drive about 35 km to the beginning of the hike.
.Around 1.5-2 liters of water or more, snacks, and fruit as you wish.
.Please contribute 100 baht to your driver for fuel costs, if car-sharing.
.Good footwear etc. hat, insect repellent, sun-block and rain gear. Hiking poles/sticks are recommended.
.Energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.
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