Undiscovered Chae Son and Phar Phu Daeng

Undiscovered Chae Son and Phar Phu Daeng

Numerous national parks bring ample opportunities for trekking tours but Lampang’s Chae Son
National Park has to be topping the list of natural splendour. Together with reaching
the top of Wat Phar Phu Dang, one has a full day adventure cut out for them.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Adventurers in search for something new, walking the path less trodden should seriously consider heading over into the Lampang province and follow our trails into undiscovered paths into nature. A cornucopia or natural splendour – ranging from waterfalls, caves and the popular hot springs – are sources of awe-inspiring moments as soon as you enter the Chae Son National Park borders.

Void of western influences within a short drive from Chiang Mai, our chosen trekking and walking paths are a perfect green representation of what northern Thailand is so famous for. In addition, Wat Phar Phu Daeng may not appear on a lot of travel itineraries but has gained name and fame as one of Thailand’s Unseen Attractions due to its stunning beauty and great importance to the region.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Undiscovered Chae Son & Wat Phar Phu Daeng

07:30 - 18:00

An early departure from your booked Chiang Mai hotel commences with being welcomed by your guide and driver for the day. The leisurely drive in a southern direction into the Lampang province will take approximately 2 hours as we head towards the Chae Son National Park, one of the more mountainous forest regions in the far northeastern corner of the province. The main area for walks lies between the Muang Bahn and Jae Hom districts and covers an area of over 590 square kilometres with ample well-laid out paths and trails for a refreshing trip.

Not only tourism benefits from this: protection of its water sources are on the forefront of conservation initiatives as it serves as the main source for providing water for the villages surrounding the park. Your guide will lead the way and showing you why this national park, with its caves, waterfalls and hot springs, is such a treat for the avid hiking and trekking enthusiast.

After our hike, we head over to a local restaurant before moving on deeper into the Jae Hom district to admire one of Thailand less-known but stunning mountain temples, called Wat Phar Phu Dang. Perched on the edge of a mountain, constructed 700 meters above sea level and offering 360-degree vistas after reaching the top of the temple, this will be a highlight of your Thailand visit. The challenge to reach the top of Wat Phar Phu Dang requires a good physical condition as the climb up via the three main parts (part driving and part via a 500-meter steep climb via a very steep staircase) is quite challenging.

Slowly making your way back to the base of the temple will be the final activity on this adventure-filled day before heading back to Chiang Mai and your booked hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Non-air condition local pick-up truck from the car park to the temple (Wat Phar Phu Daeng) on the hill

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English speaking guide only. Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only.
  • Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply. Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths.
  • This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
  • This is a physical full day trek with climbs and unpaved paths; guests require being in a good physical condition to partake during this trip. As we trek through pristine parts of the forest, we are obliged to inform you in advance that there are no sanitary facilities en route to your final destination available.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavorable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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