3-Hour Hike round trip Monk Trail to Wat Doi Suthep from Chiang Mai
This traditional, three-hour, 12 km round trip Trek to Doi Suthep's leading Temple at 1100 m elevation is a must do while in Chiang Mai.
This trip comes now with an option to cycle back down to the city.Itinerary
We ascend towards Wat Suthep via the traditional monk Trail, passing by Wat Pa Lat of Doi Pui National Park. The trailhead is situated 400 meters above Chiang Mai Zoo. This route is well-traversed and shaded by towering trees, offering a refreshing respite from the city's warm air as you climb higher up the mountain. The initial 30-minute stretch to Wat Pa Lat is a gentle incline, making it an ideal warm-up trek.
As we continue our ascent, the terrain becomes steeper, with "step-like" paths that require the use of tree roots for stability. This is where our trusty adjustable hiking sticks come in handy. At a relaxed pace, we eventually reach Wat Suthep after a total of two hours of hiking, elevating from 400 meters to 1,100 meters above sea level.
Upon reaching Wat Suthep, you are free to explore the temple and experience early-day temple life. Built in 1383, this famous temple offers incredible views of the valley below. After a light snack brunch at altitude, we begin our descent, slowly climbing down 700 meters to Chiang Mai. Alternatively, if you opt for the cycling option, you can glide down to Chiang Mai in just 20 minutes.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for child aged 8 and under"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 3 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.