Nick Hope
293 6 92

Coordinate 1436

Caricato 22 gennaio 2016

Recorded gennaio 2016

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2.001 m
1.299 m
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4,7
9,4
18,76 km

Visto 4412 volte, scaricato 72 volte

vicino Ban Pang Nam Thu, เชียงใหม่ (ไทย)

Hike from "Doi Radar" near the Khun Chae national park headquarters over Doi Phaa Ngom to Doi Langka Luang (also known as Doi Mae Tho) to Doi Langka Noi, finishing down at Baan Mae Dtoon Luang. This is in north Thailand near Chiang Mai.

We did this hike independently in 2 days, camping right at the summit of Doi Langka Luang. It could probably also be arranged through the Khun Chae national park headquarters or commercial trekking companies with a guide/porter, possibly taking longer and using the main campsite marked on my trail.

We stayed the night before at Baan Kon Meuang Doi in the village of Baan Mae Dtoon Luang, and finished there too. A little information here: https://www.facebook.com/AtMaetonluang/posts/1513715638931394

Open my YouTube video of the trip from the "View more" link below.

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Waypoint

Probable GPS errors

Probable GPS errors here. The path probably continues straight through.
Waypoint

Shorter ascent possibly following edge of tall trees

Waypoint

Shorter ascent possibly continuing at 170 degrees

rifugio custodito

End of trek. Baan Kon Meuang Doi

End of the trail at the Baan Kon Meuang Doi homestay.
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Reservoir

Small reservoir feeding the village of Baan Mae Dtoon Luang below
Intersezione

Path branches from main track

A path branches from the main track
Intersezione

Trail branches to south east alternative

Trail branches to an alternative descent to the south-east
Intersezione

Intersection

Intersection of paths
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View to Doi Langka Noi

View to Doi Langka Noi
Rischio

Steep

Very steep rocky climb down from Doi Langka Noi. Hazardous in a couple of places.
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Doi Langka Noi summit

Doi Langka Noi summit with a satup and Nakprok statue (Buddhist monuments)
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Approaching Doi Langka Noi

Approaching Doi Langka Noi
campeggio

Camp with toilets

Camp with toilets
Intersezione

Branch to waterfall camp

The path to the waterfall camp branches about here and it not obvious
Cascata

Campsite near waterfall

Campsite near a very-welcome waterfall. We drank this water without filtering or sterilizing and it was fine.
fotografia

View to Doi Langka Noi

View to Doi Langka Noi
Informazione

Sign to Doi Langka Luang

Sign to Doi Langka Luang
Waypoint

New route

The obvious path follows a route along the provincial border. Others seem to have typically taken a more westerly route, missing the waterfall camp.
campeggio

Camping possible

Camping possible here
Informazione

Sign to Doi Langka Noi

Sign to Doi Langka Noi
picco

Doi Langka Luang summit and our camp

Doi Langka Luang (Doi Mae Tho) summit (2013 metres altitude). We camped on top.
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Final ascent

Final ascent to the summit of Doi Langka Luang
Intersezione

Intersection (overgrown path)

Intersection (overgrown path) but low risk of getting lost
Waypoint

Buddha statue

Buddha statue at the edge of the main campsite
Intersezione

Intersection and MAIN CAMPSITE

The main high-altitude campsite below the summit, at the intersection of the paths. The path towards Doi Pha Ngum (and then Doi Radar) is difficult to spot in the corner of the campsite.
Waypoint

Accidental detour?

We followed the obvious path which leads to the main campsite, but may have missed a more direct route to the summit by either following the edge of the trees in the background of this picture, or continuing on a bearing of about 170 degrees.
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Forest

Forest
campeggio

Camping possible

Camping possible here
Waypoint

Lunch stop

Lunch stop below Doi Phaa Ngom
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Doi Phaa Ngom summit

Summit of Doi Phaa Ngom. 1700 metres altitude.
Rischio

Steep up

Very steep uphill climb to Doi Phaa Nguum. Slippery, loose dirt in the dry and probably much worse if wet. Had to use hands and feet at times. Would be a very challenging descent.
campeggio

Camping possible

Camping possible here. On Wikiloc this photo is misplaced, and should be on the path. Hoping for a day when it will be possible to move and add photos and waymarks on Wikiloc!
Informazione

Near camp spot

Information near camping spot. Sign to Doi Pha Ngom (150m) and campsite (50m).
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View to Doi Phaa Ngom

View ahead to Doi Phaa Ngom
campeggio

Camping possible

Camping possible here.
Waypoint

Steep downhill

Steep downhill from 1st peak.
Intersezione

Intersection

Intersection of paths. Yellow squares on trees mark the way. Hiker points out the other path.
fotografia

1st peak

1st peak on the trail, with view back to Doi Radar.
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View to Doi Radar

View back to the trail start at Doi Radar
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Steep

Steep climb
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Gps had trouble

Trail may be slightly wrong here due to GPS problems, but is easy to follow.
parcheggio

Doi Radar

"Doi Radar". Radar station at the start of the Doi Langka Luang nature trail. Drop-off point. Parking may be possible.

4 commenti

  • Foto di wake_the_wild

    wake_the_wild 12-feb-2018

    Note that many do this hike in more than two days. We met a German couple that had heavy backpacks and a Thai group, both did it in three days.

    I very much recommend to walk the other way around from Ban Mae Ton Luang like we did. The first ascent is quite steep but this is when you start and was totally fine. Watch out for the small path leading straight up. (More info in my trail/waypoints) I wish I could edit them. Another reason is the hazardous ascend to Doi Langka Noi. Walking this down can be seriously dangerous with too much load and no security rope. Very steep with a lot of rocks that seem sturdy but are loose! Walking up is much saver and easier.

    In any way, we really enjoyed this hike! Who looks for a challenging but not crazy hard hike, including steep summit hikes, amazing views, dense jungle and open downhill bits and ever changing flora and fauna is exactly right with this one.

    Be aware! 1. Last water stop is the waterfall (blue pipe in Nick Hope‘s trail). We took only 6l and ran out towards the end. 2. I highly recommend to take wooden sticks at the beginning or better bring yours. It keeps you from slipping on steep hills. 3. Make sure you don‘t walk this trail with rain. Some bits will put you into trouble. 4. I am a moderate experienced hiker. Did some thru hikes but my partner is not at all and had no problems. We are on a trip including non hiking bits and our backpacks weight 13kg and 10kg without water.

  • Foto di William Kohler

    William Kohler 27-dic-2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Thanks for having tracked the trail. Very nice and wild. Couple of VERY steep parts but cool adventure.
    Not for beginners.

  • Foto di williwanderer

    williwanderer 30-dic-2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Excellent trail. Not too hard to follow. Very steep last part after the Buddha statue. Cool adventure

  • Foto di Killian Harpocrates

    Killian Harpocrates 30-dic-2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    There is a sign at the entry (both side) saying that you need an authorisation to walk through and we walked the trail on the same day that a 200 trail runners race took place. Half way we meet the organiser and made us understand that we were not really suppose to be here without a guide. My advise would be to be discreet if you start from the village side.

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