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Chiang Mai: 6-Hour Doi Pui National Park Summit Hike

Chiang Mai: 6-Hour Doi Pui National Park Summit Hike

From US$ 56 per person

A 6-hour climb to the 1,650-meter summit of Doi Pui, in the Doi Suthep National Park. It is one of Thailand's most rewarding peaks, with highland jungle and hill tribe contact. Experience the way monks live in the northern region.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Spend a full day in the highland jungle of Doi Suthep National Park
  • Trek ancient monk trails to Wat Suthep Temple and beyond
  • Walk in the footsteps of hill tribe hunters and gatherers as you near Doi Pui Summit
Full description
After being picked up in the morning from your hotel in Chiang Mai city, you will head towards your local hiking adventure. 2 hours after beginning your ascent, you will reach Wat Doi Suthep at the 1,100 meter mark. Here you will start to traverse through highland jungle and the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village near the summit of Doi Pui which you will reach after your 3rd hour. After a hearty lunch at the village and an approximate 1-hour climb, you will tackle the summit of Doi Pui peak. Here we get to enjoy 180 degrees views of the Mae Ping Valley. The trip will be completed by a climb with a 30-minute downhill stroll to the Doi Pui Camp grounds ,where your ride back awaits you. Refreshed with cold drinks and snacks, you will then head back to the comfort of Chiang Mai, but not before making a stop at Wat Suthep to marvel at this rich temple which was built centuries ago in 1383.
  • Transport to the Monk Trail
  • All drinking water
  • Hill tribe lunch
  • Adjustable hiking sticks (optional)
  • Gloves
  • Day pack
  • Extraction from Doi Pui Campgrounds at 1,400 meters by truck
  • Hotel transfers from Chiang Mai city center
  • National park fees and insurance of 250 THB
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is a long hike, consider a bit of carbohydrate loading and going easy on alcohol the night beforehand
  • The relative short drive to the trail head and the convenient summit extraction allows for a full day of climbing
  • Please wear firm hiking shoes
  • Bring snacks and insect repellent
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 68 reviews

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We had a wonderful day with our terrific guide. He explained the history of the temple and other interesting points along the trek. We had small group. Thank you to our wonderful young Denmark friends for making the tour special. If you get car sick, beware. The road ti the top has lots of sharp corners.

November 19, 2022

Very good experience with a really nice and attentive guide, who gave us explanations throughout the day. The national park was closed, our 6h trek was only a one hour trek and the rest of the time we were driving from place to place. The village, the temples, the waterfall and the short jaunt on foot were definitely worth it. I just can't comment on the difficulty of the 6 hour trek since we walked less than expected.

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July 13, 2022

We’re a bit frustrated cause it seemed like all the tours just drive you to the summit or temple for the photo op and then drive you back down since we wanted to actually hike up the mountain but then we found this one and it was probably our favourite day in the north. Danai was super nice and you could tell that he loves nature and hiking. It was definitely a tough climb but soo worth it! You don’t only have amazing views if it’s not too misty but also hike through so many different types of forests. If you’re looking for a real hike off the paved roads then this is it. Thank you so much for an amazing day

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April 9, 2022

Product ID: 179096