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17/04/09_Mon Jaem (Cham) forest loop



This should be a relatively easy high altitude and well shaded hike through the forested ridges of Mon Jaem with, weather permitting, ridge views to the north (Doi Chiang Dao) and south (Doi Pui). About 80% of the hike will be easy going on seldom used vehicle tracks. However, on a recce hike earlier this week the hike leader failed to find a connecting path between these tracks (presumably now grown over). We will try again (from the opposite direction) this weekend and this may involve some exploratory bush whacking. Should we be unable to locate the connecting path we will simply backtrack and do a slightly smaller loop on the vehicle tracks, which will still encompassing the main view points. On the way back we will meander past a small vineyard (no wine for sale, unfortunately) and through the small settlement of Mon Jaem. The hike should take between three to four hours, depending on the hike leader’s pathfinder skills (variable) and afterwards we will have lunch at the new restaurant which the group visited last week.


Mon Jaem map

The loop route if we get the link between the tracks


Hike Leader: Stephen

If you want to join
Ensure you have read the general guidance on this website (see tabs at the top) as well as the specific information in this post. If you still think the hike is for you, just turn up at the meeting place on time. No need to tell us you are coming.

Meeting Place and Time
We will meet at 07:45 for an 08:00 convoy departure in front of the 700-year stadium (see map), just beside the 121 irrigation canal road.

  • 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 09:00 am. Finish hiking around 13:00.
  • After lunch, most vehicles will probably get back to Chiang Mai around 15:30.
  • See the map below (click to enlarge).

meetink point_resize

Please bring :

  • at least 2 litres of water/rehydration drink
  • money for restaurant lunch, and THB 100 for your driver if sharing their car.
  • sunhat, sunblock.
  • energy, enthusiasm, and good humour.
  • spare fresh T-shirt, frock or tux you can change into at the end, especially if you are going to be traveling home with others in a car.

6 Responses

  1. Stephen’s favorite hike, he must be able to do it blindfolded by now!

    • You are confusing the upcoming hike with the normal one on the opposite ridge beside the restaurant which we cannot do because it is too open with no shade. The upcoming one I have only done once and that was two years ago 25/5/15

  2. you mean Therma doi Restaurant ?

  3. Hello, quick question on the date: will the hike be on Monday, April 17th or will the hike take place on Sunday, April 16th? Thanks 🙂

    • Oops. The hike will take place on Sunday April 9th. We use the system YY/MM/DD. Unfortunately I made an error. Sorry for the confusion.

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