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150927_ Doi Ton Hike, San Kamphaeng

Doi Ton

As we will have to share cars together, please bring a towel and a second shirt with you. In case you are a passenger, please contribute to the costs of gasoline with THB 100 per person.  Strong footwear necessary for this hike.  Hiking sticks recommended for steep descent.

Hike to Top of Doi Ton following motorbike road.

Doi Ton is a 890m high peak on the eastern edge of the Chiang Mai valley, on the Chiang Mai / Lamphun boundary. There is a white stupa on top of the cliffs overlooking the valley.

Cliff top stupa

Cliff top stupa

 

View

We will drive about 30km from Promenada out past Alpine Golf Course to the base of the mountain & the start of the trail. The last 1 km of the drive is along a dirt road. The dirt & rocky road to the top of the cliffs is 5 km long, climbing about 450 m in elevation. It’s a fairly easy hike up to the stupa. Good sturdy shoes or boots required due to the rocky nature of the road.   If the weather is clear, we should get great views across the valley to Doi Suthep & Doi Inthanon.   After a short break to take in the views, we shall head east from the dirt road up onto the higher parts of Doi Ton & then south along the ridge to the summit, where we will break for lunch.  Total distance from start point to lunch spot is 7 km.

After the lunch break, we begin the steep & rocky descent heading west, with great views of Doi Ton cliffs & summits.  This is a quite steep in parts, but there is a path.  Hiking sticks recommended.

Elevation profile

Elevation profile

 

Back down at valley level, we hike 3 km along dirt roads through orchards back to the start point.

Total hike length 14.5 km with about 700 m climb.  Hike duration 6 hours.

 


Hike Leader: Andrew

If you want to join:

Just turn up at the meeting place on the day, on time.
We cannot accommodate groups
Meeting Place:

We will meet at 07.45 am outside Promenada Mall, on the frontage road (Superhighway to San Kamphaeng) for an 08.00 am start (see map).

There is no need to let us know you are coming
We will then share cars to our hike starting point.
(Please click on map to enlarge)

Promenada 1317 to SKP

Promenada Hwy1317 to San Kamphaeng

Please don’t be late as we leave on time.

Advice
Bring :

•around 2 liters of water or more, snacks and picnic lunch.
•good footwear etc. hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
•energy,team spirit, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
In case you are a passenger, please contribute to the costs of gasoline with THB 100 per person

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