For many visitors to Doi Inthanon National Park, this trek is the highlight of the day. A local Karen guide will lead you (mostly downhill) through forest and farmland to her village. The forest walk follows the course of the Mae Klang river that supplies the village and farms with water.
Notice: Trail Maintenance from 15th October 2022. Due to heavy rains in early October, the National Park staff have closed the center of the Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail for urgent maintenance. Trekking is still possible, but once you reach the mid point you must return via the same route.
Kiew Mae Pan Nature Trail will open as an alternative trekking route in November.
Between the rice fields you will see hillsides full of irrigated strawberries, and close to the village you will walk past coffee plantations.
If you would like to take a quick swim, there is a good swimming location just below the waterfall. This is not possible after heavy rain – your local guide will advise if swimming is safe. If you plan to swim, we suggest you bring a small towel to make the 2nd half of the walk more comfortable.
The walk takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours, When you reach Mae Klang Luang village at the end, you can sample some of the local coffee that is roasted and ground on site.
Other Attractions within National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park
Spend a full day exploring Thailand’s highest peak and other attractions within the national park.
Mae Klang Luang Village
Pha Dok Siew Trail
Mae Klang Luang Hill Resort
Doi Inthanon National Park Tours
The easiest way to see Doi Inthanon National Park is on a day tour. A group tour runs every day, and we arrange private day tours on demand.
If you are planning to do the Mae Hong Son Loop, this itinerary includes all Doi Inthanon attractions featured in the day tours.