This is a rather strenuous hike taking about 6 hours or more, and includes some narrow paths. From the meet point, we will drive for about 50 km towards Chiang Rai. We start high, at an elevation of 1400 meters and continue uphill to our first peak at 1700 meters , and then up and down following the ridge to our final peak, Doi Pha Ngom at 1767 meters.. There are many great views, including to Doi Langka Luang . The trail is mostly shady. We will stop on the way for a snack break and later a picnic lunch at the summit of Doi Pha Ngom.
Hike length about 10 km with 900m elevation gain. Hopefully some nice cool breezes up there 🙂
Hike leader: Andrew
Meeting time: 07:30
Meeting point: <18°48’48.69″ N 99°01’52.92″ E>
The Susco petrol/gas station, opposite Mrs Suzuki’s car showroom. From the city centre, head NE along Kaew Nawarat Rd towards CenFes (Central Festival shopping mall), past H.11 superhighway, then middle ring road and Sansai Noi (Sam Yaek) market traffic lights, and continue 400m straight on the CM-Doi Saket-Rd, H.118 towards Chiang Rai. It’s on the left.
Fuel, toilets and convenience store available. If leaving a vehicle here, please park considerately, away from the store front. Click on map/streetview image to enlarge.
If you’re thinking of joining…
Please carefully read the general advice and warnings on this website as well as this specific hike description. If you still think the hike is for you, just turn up at the meeting-place on time: there is no need to tell us you are coming. Lifts in the cars of other hikers are usually available but cannot be guaranteed. Please bring a change of shirt for in-car pleasantness on the return journey. And please contribute THB 100 per person towards the fuel etc.
- around 2 liters of water or more, snacks&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.
- Bring extra shirt for return journey, if car sharing.
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