Rise Above The Clouds With These Hiking Trails In Thailand


Published on 11 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Rise Above The Clouds With These Hiking Trails In Thailand


Published on 11 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Adventurers, this is the perfect guide for you. Climb to the top of the world with these 5 easy to moderate hiking trails in Thailand. Find out where and how!

When we hear the word “hike”, more often than not, we picture sweat and exhaustion. For usual hikers who seek extremely difficult trails, that is true. However, that is not what all seek for in hiking. Some people hike with friends to spend quality time together. Some go on hiking trips just to break a little sweat in nature rather than in a gym. Another reason is the sole purpose of seeing the majestic and breathtaking view at the end of the trail. Here are a few hiking trails in Thailand that will take your breath away!

Doi Luang Chiang Dao

Difficulty level: Moderate

Are you ready to hike a 2175m high mountain? It sounds extremely high and difficult to hike, but it is definitely manageable. You can choose to conquer this mountain with or without a guide. If you would like to have a guide, it is advisable to book a day or two before your hike at their office. The hike is about a 10 hour round-trip, with a distance of about 12km.

There are also organized 2D1N hikes available with a guide and porters if you are a sunrise and sunset lover and would love to catch the view at the peak. If you do not fancy sleeping in the wilderness, it is good to start your hike very early in the morning in order to be able to safely go back down before dark.

Do take note that there is a park entrance fee of 200 baht per head and a vehicle fee if you are driving a private car.

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Address: Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai, 50170 (Google Maps)
Fees: 200 Baht (includes entrance fee and vehicle fee)
Best time to go: 7:00am

Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

This trail is definitely rewarding because of its breathtaking view at the peak. The trek up and down is about 3 hours in total. There is this tongue-like rock that protrudes out of the main trail at the peak area where everyone takes photos to capture the view from above. Be sure to get one of your own!

There is no entrance or admission fee for this trail but there is a tip box at the start of the trail for rangers who manage the site and the nature trail. This place is about 40 km away from Ao Nang or Krabi, so do rent a private car or take a tuk-tuk to get there.


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Address: Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail, 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand (Google Maps)
Fees: None
Best time to go: 8:00am

Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail

Difficulty level: Easy

It’s like heaven on Earth! With just a short walk of about 2.8 km, you get to take in the most wonderful panoramic view of Thailand. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach the peak even just for beginner level hikers. However, do take note that there are a couple of stairs to climb to reach the peak.

There is no entrance or admission fee but it is compulsory to hire a local guide due to the thick forest. The local Hmong hill tribe guides speak very little English but can easily guide you up to the peak. It will cost you about 200 Baht for a group of less than 10 for a guided tour.

This trail is found inside Doi Inthanon National Park. You can get there by car or with your tour bus. The trail entrance is located in the car park area.

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Address: Ban Luang, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand (Google Maps)
Fees: 200 Baht for guide
Best time to go: 7:00am

Phu Thap Boek Mountain

Difficulty level: Easy

Being the highest mountain in the province of Petchabun, Phu Thap Boek is sure to serve you an amazing view when you reach its peak. Enjoy the year-round cool weather and the cherry blossoms in the months of December and January. During rainy days, mist will engulf the area. The mountain road up is pretty challenging, therefore, it is advisable to come with a car. The peak is accessible to cars.

There is accommodation on the way up to the peak if you wish to see the starry night sky, the sunrise and sunset. There is also no entrance fee.

To get there, make your way to Lom Kao Station by bus and hire a van or car to take you to the top of the mountain. Alternatively, a private car hire and driver would be easier from wherever you are to the mountain. The drive from Lom Kao Station is about 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

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Address: Kok Sathon, Dan Sai District, Loei, Thailand (Google Maps)
Fees: None
Best time to go: 6:00am (Note that cold season is from Dec to Jan)

Khao Lom Muak

Difficulty level: Moderate

Need a break from the city life of Bangkok? Take a short road trip to the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan province to find the Khao Lom Muak mountain. Embrace nature and take a hike up to the peak to take in a magnificent view of sea blue waters and an endless distance of trees.

If you are a strong believer of “Safety First”, hiking up a tall mountain does not sound all too safe, but fear not, because military officers are always around to assist climbers with the climbing ropes and facilitate climbers through the steep parts of the hike.

Let Mother Earth also give you the opportunity to meet very friendly and adorable monkeys on your way up. Dusky Langur monkeys are much less aggressive than your usual wild monkeys.

Important things to take note of: Khao Lom Muak is only open for visitors during the long weekends. Therefore, do contact the Prachuap Tourism Office (032 513 885, 032 513 871, 032 513 854) and make sure that it is open for a hike. Registration is required at the entrance of the trail and is only available from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

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Address: Ko Lak, Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77000, Thailand (Google Maps)
Fees: None
Best time to go: 6:00am to 7:00am

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