This is what you need to know about Hiking in Thailand

Thailand is a country that is rich with plenty of exciting adventures and activities. One such activity is hiking. There are lots of places in Thailand for you to go on hikes. If you are interested in knowing about them, read through. You can get to know all about hiking in Thailand.

Kew Mae Pan Hike

            Hikers can witness one of Thailand’s most magnificent panoramic vistas on the short Kew Mae Pan hike. The Kew Mae Pan mountain, located in the Doi Inthanon National Park near Chiang Mai, is only a few hundred meters south of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak. A small circular track with boardwalks makes up the excursion. Between January and March, it begins inside a forest of mossy trees and ferns. After passing the Mae Pan waterfall, the hikers go to the Kew Mae Pan viewpoint (also known as Station 9) which overlooks the entire reserve and is noted for its stunning dawn views.

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Doi Suthep Monk Hike

            This journey takes you through two temples, Wat Pha Lat and Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, both of which are within a short distance from Chiang Mai. That means you will be able to combine culture and environment together. The trek is rather strenuous, and the track follows some rocky trails. Saffron cloths tied to trees indicate the path at the beginning then you are headed to the remote area.

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Khao Chang Phueak Hike

            The Khao Chang Phueak mountain is located in the Pha Phum National Park near the Myanmar border. Here, you will be traveling along the knife-edge of a mountain ridge for the most part, which explains the name, which translates to “Sharp Mountain Ridge.” Some people prefer not to go up to the peak since the second half is so thin. It is a legendary hike among locals who have done it, but it is not so well-known among tourists. The fact that just 60 persons are permitted to travel the path each day adds to its allure. If you want to add some adventurous vibe to your stay, this is a good option.

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Khao Sok National Park Hike

            The lush forest and towering limestone karsts of Khao Sok National Park, which skirts the southern side of Cheow Lan Lake, make it one of the greatest jungle hikes in Southern Thailand. There are plenty of animals wandering the woodlands, so there are lots of possibilities for wildlife spotting too.

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Hang Nak Mountain Hike

            The Hang Nak Nature Trail is not to be missed if you ever find yourself in the Ao Nang region with a few hours to spare. You will be rewarded for your dedication with beautiful views across most of the Ao Nang and Krabi region after a 4-hour round journey on a well-marked track. The trail’s first section begins just past the parking lot and follows a mountain stream. There is a nicely defined map at the start of the trip that shows an optional hike to a nearby waterfall. You will see a few view sites along the way if you stick to the well-marked track. These will undoubtedly motivate you and help you to observe your progress.

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Umphang Hike

            Umphang is sometimes overlooked in favor of the more famous Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces, yet they provide magnificent trekking with a fraction of the crowds. The Mae Klong River serves as a convenient conduit for further jungle exploration on all treks that begin and end in and around the Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary. For multi-day hikes, this is ideal. Travelers can spend a week exploring its highlands, staying in Karen villages, and going south along the Burmese border to Sangkhlaburi’s Three Pagodas Pass, which was originally the key supply line for the Japanese building of the Thailand-Burma railway during WWII. Most visitors, however, come to see Nam Tok Thilawsu, Thailand’s biggest waterfall.

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Phu Chi Fa Hike

            Phu Chi Fa, is a magical mountain on the Laotian border and just a few hours from Chiang Rai, with an easy trek to the top. Sunrise is the finest time of day to see Phu Chi Fa. Shades of pink, blue, and orange herald the gradual emergence of a warm, golden sun over the distant horizon. It’s an enchanted epoch. Fortunately, the Thais have long recognized this and have built the surrounding region to suit visitors. The town has various resorts, which are frequently packed with people looking forward to the next morning.

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Doi Luang Chiang Dao Hike

This track, which runs through Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, will give you a peek of Thailand’s gorgeous wildness — imagine mountainsides blanketed in trees and wildflowers, as well as plenty of opportunities for birding. You’ll be climbing Thailand’s third-highest peak, Doi Chiang Dao, which translates to “City of Stars”. It’s best to do it between November and February when the path is open to hikers.


            Through this article, we discussed some of the best hikes in Thailand. If you are in Thailand, you can enjoy these hikes!