Doi Inthanon National Park From Hotel Inside Chiang Mai City Only: Live the high life in Thailand with a full-day trip to Doi Inthanon, the country’s highest peak. The invigorating mountain air and cool climate provides the ultimate respite from the city. This spectacular peak that rises to 2,600 metres above sea level is a nature lover’s paradise of vast forests.
The 19th century king Inthawichayanon fought to preserve this fertile, mossy terrain. After his death, his remains were placed in a summit-topping shrine and the mountain was renamed in his honour. Today it is the centrepiece of a national park.
The mountain is home to almost 400 species of birds and the verdant upper slopes are covered in orchids and lichens. Keep your eyes open and maybe you will see a green-tailed sunbird or chestnut-crowned laughingthrush.
This paradise is also the home to Hmong and Karen hill tribes, who cultivate terraced rice fields and greenhouses. See how the Karen people live with a visit to one of their villages. More natural wonders await at the picturesque waterfalls of Mae Kland and Wachiratharn.
En route to the summit, you will visit two recent additions: two golden spires built by the Royal Thai Air Force to commemorate the 60th birthdays of the king and queen of Thailand.
At the summit, visit the King Inthawitchyanon shrine before setting off on a short trek along Michael’s Trail, a platform walkway that weaves above a mossy bog. Be at one with nature like never before in this beguiling national park.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel's lobby in Chiang Mai city only.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 8:30am.
-End/closing time: 4:30pm.
Dress code: Comfortable clothes and shoes.