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1 day Doi Inthanon

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  • Post last modified:November 11, 2021

“Doi Inthanon” the highest mountain peak of Thailand. The summit is 2,565 m. (8,415 ft.) above sea level. It’s far from Chiang Mai city 100 km. and take about 2 hours by car. The weather is cooling all season.

Recommend to add this trip in your bucket list when visit Chiang Mai. Just only day trip or two more days. It’s very fantastic and beautiful scenery of nature.

The road way up and down quite steep and too many Thai tourist come over here in Dec – Jan. Avoid during that and get the skilled driver go along with you.

I like to visit here in Green Season during June til October very peaceful. We do not rush and spend more time with relaxing day.


Get panoramic views of the mountains Northern Thailand on a full-day tour to Doi Inthanon National Park. Visit a local market of the Hmong hill tribe and explore the waterfalls. Recommend you to bring a light jacket as the mountain top be cool and the weather change all the time.

kew mae pan nature trail
Doi Inthanon: Kew Mae Pan nature trail.
temperature lower
Doi Inthanon: The temperature lower in January.

This activity is an example for 1 day trip to going up there and back to town. You can doing this route by your own car but you have to skilled driving on the mountain road which twist and turn, steep and a huge crowd gathered in the street outside.

panoramic views doi inthanon
Doi Inthanon: Get panoramic views of the mountains.
view of twin pagodas
Doi Inthanon: Views of the King Pagoda

Sorry for not credit and back link to originally this photo above because I’m forget to save as from somewhere on social media forwarding. The owner please contact me when you see this.

Doi Inthanon: Tropical rain forest @2,565 m. above sea level

Doi Inthanon: Wachiratharn Waterfall


  • Thailand’s Highest Spot 2,565 m.
  • Tropical forest and trek on a jungle boardwalk
  • Twin Stupas and beautiful garden
  • Royal Agricultural Research Center
  • Hmong hill tribe market
  • Karen hill tribe village
  • Wachirathan Waterfall (pronounced “wah-chee-rah-tarn”)

Kew Mae Pan is the nature trail walked for 2 hours. It will be closed in June till October every year for conserve and reactivate.

The lists above are the highlight and hotspot to visit that we encountered on the way up to the summit of Doi Inthanon. We mostly stop when we are driving down and back the same way. For a wonderful 1 day trip, my friend is the English speaking driver. His service arranged and offers you a private group. Please feel free to contact us and see the details below;

Sedan / MPV / SUV3,000 THB1 – 3 pax

English speaking driver, petrol and transportation only*
Guide, lunch, entry fees and personal expenses.
Arranged for your private group only.

Get A Special Rate

best choice

Awesome Monsoon and Green Forest

During July – October


07:30 Pick you up at the hotel
09:30 Twin stupas that commemorate The King and The Queen
11:00 Go to the top of the highest mountain peak of Thailand
11:30 Take a short trek on a jungle boardwalk (Ang Ka nature trail)
12:30 Shopping Hmong hill tribe market
13:00 Lunch at the Royal Agricultural Research Restaurant

14:00 Visit the Royal Agricultural Research Center
14:30 A cup of coffee Mae Klang Karen village
15:30 Get a stunning view of the Wachirathan Waterfall
16:00 Departure and back to city
18:00 Arrive hotel

Chiang Mai is a popular destination and a lot of Thai tourist visiting on cool season by their own car. That’s why the Thailand’s holiday weekend sees surge in road accidents. There were many cars overturned and losing control on the road down from Doi Inthanon. The reason why is they have no experience when driving difference locations and especillay on the mountain high.

Please note be that you have to skilled and experience driving on the mountain road.

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