From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour
- Duration: 7 hours
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Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.
Very varied trail. Difficulty level for me as a 77 year old just at the limit. Our guide was approachable and very knowledgeable. On the trail we were also accompanied by a resident Karen who pointed out snakes several times. Although not included in the tour, our guide also took us to Doi Inthanon.
This is tough, but very rewarding. I would highly recommend this to o anyone with a relative fitness level. The trek is through the jungle, up rocks and via temples.
the tour was very exhausting, but worth it! a turtle passed our way (very seldom)! our tourguide was very competent and the meal and the coffee were excellent!
Hard and difficult ride, both hiking and cycling, not for beginners. Super good guide. Fantastic experience.