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18/08/12_Wat Pong Noi and upwards

The usual warning for this time of year. In the event of heavy rain this hike may be cancelled. Please check the website after 06.00 on Sunday morning.

This will be a fairly strenuous hike, particularly if we carry on up to Buphing Palace. A good level of physical fitness is required.

Starting at the trail-head behind Wat Pong Noi we will climb up through unbroken forest, with our ultimate destination dependent on group fitness and the weather. At the minimum we will aim for the “Forester’s Camp” an old camp and picnic site (hardly recognisable as such these days) which is located next to the main Doi Suthep Road about halfway between Wat Doi Suthep and Buphing Palace. If the group is fresh and the weather co-operative there is an option to continue on to the Viewpoint at Buphing Palace. The trip organiser will be returning to Wat Pong Noi on foot down the same trail, but silors (songthaews/redtrucks) should be available at Buphing Palace to take weary travellers back down the mountain for a small fee.


This was the Foresters Camp this time last year!

The return hike from Wat Pong Noi to the Foresters Camp is well-measured at 14km and with 850 meters of elevation gain. A guesstimate with the Buphing Palace add-on is total 17km and a round 1,000 meters of elevation gain. Up and down to the Foresters Camp is a comfortable 5 hours, maybe another 2 hours with the Buphing add-on.

Participants should bring along enough food and drink to sustain themselves.

Hike Organiser: Richard

If you want to join:

Make sure you have read the general advice on this website as well as the specific hike details in this post. If you still think this hike is for you, just turn up at the meeting place on the day, on time. No need to inform us in advance. But we cannot accommodate groups.

Meeting Point & Time:

We will meet at 07.20 and vehicles will leave for Wat Pong Noi at 07.30.

We will meet at the open area 50 meters past the PTT gas station on Canal Road (about 500 meters south of the Suthep Road intersection (see map below – click on map to enlarge). The meeting point is only about 1 kilometer from the hike start point.


Items to bring:

  • At least 2 liters of water or re-hydration drink.
  • A picnic lunch.
  • Strong footwear with good grip and ankle support.
  • Sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent.
  • Long sleeves/ pants recommended.
  • Rainwear, unless you are happy to be soaked.
  • Plenty of energy, enthusiasm, team spirit and good humour.

2 Responses

  1. Hey Richard, in case I get my butt out of bed in time, is the official start in front of the “pond” near HERE???: 18.774144, 98.941906

    • Hi Kurt,

      Not the pond. It’s down the road on the left before you get to the pond. Hidden behind a wall on the right a couple of hundred meters down the road. There is enough room directly opposite to park up two vehicles.

      Hope to see you Sunday,



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