Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

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Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
4.5
Mountains • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Forests • Scenic Walking Areas
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Risky but Worth Taking Trip
Dec 2019
Doi Pha Hom Pok, an international park located in Chiang Mai, Fang District, is one of my most spectacular trip I could highly recommend. It is the second highest mountain in Thailand. If you the travelers are seeking for any breath-taking sceneries, the thrilling hiking, the warm heartfelt campfire, the sea of million stars, the freezing weather, the living of the simple local, or the amazing sunrise and sunset spot; here at Doi Pha Hom Pok they could serve you in ALL aspects. Activities: There are plenty of activities waiting there for you to explore. In the daytime, you could go to bath at the natural hot spring, boil the eggs with the natural water for your lunch, go to the waterfall uphill and survey the way of people’s life there. In the afternoon, you go uphill to “Kiw Lom” landmark to watch sunset and pitch your tent. At night, you cook easy dinner and sleep in your tent under the sea of glittering stars. FYI, all the electricity will be cut after 9 pm but the place still shine will the starlight! At 4 am in the next morning, you have to wake up and go hiking for 4.5 km in order to catch the first ray of sunrise! Food: Simple, easy, local, yet delicious. The local people there will cook for you. There is also shabu set provided in case you want to cook on your own. Travelling: A bit difficult. You have to rent a truck to bring you uphill. It costs 1800 THB and available for around 10 seats. Weather: Freezing. I went there in December 2019. The lowest temperature of the peak was 4 degrees Celsius. The temperature where I slept (at Kiw Lom landmark) was 12 degrees Celsius. Expenses: All reasonable for me. The truck-rent was 1800 THB. The a la carte was 50-60 THB. The shabu set was 200-300 THB (if I’m not wrong)

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Warithorn
Bangkok, Thailand9 contributions
Risky but Worth Taking Trip
Dec 2019
Doi Pha Hom Pok, an international park located in Chiang Mai, Fang District, is one of my most spectacular trip I could highly recommend. It is the second highest mountain in Thailand. If you the travelers are seeking for any breath-taking sceneries, the thrilling hiking, the warm heartfelt campfire, the sea of million stars, the freezing weather, the living of the simple local, or the amazing sunrise and sunset spot; here at Doi Pha Hom Pok they could serve you in ALL aspects.
Activities: There are plenty of activities waiting there for you to explore. In the daytime, you could go to bath at the natural hot spring, boil the eggs with the natural water for your lunch, go to the waterfall uphill and survey the way of people’s life there. In the afternoon, you go uphill to “Kiw Lom” landmark to watch sunset and pitch your tent. At night, you cook easy dinner and sleep in your tent under the sea of glittering stars. FYI, all the electricity will be cut after 9 pm but the place still shine will the starlight! At 4 am in the next morning, you have to wake up and go hiking for 4.5 km in order to catch the first ray of sunrise!
Food: Simple, easy, local, yet delicious. The local people there will cook for you. There is also shabu set provided in case you want to cook on your own.
Travelling: A bit difficult. You have to rent a truck to bring you uphill. It costs 1800 THB and available for around 10 seats.
Weather: Freezing. I went there in December 2019. The lowest temperature of the peak was 4 degrees Celsius. The temperature where I slept (at Kiw Lom landmark) was 12 degrees Celsius.
Expenses: All reasonable for me. The truck-rent was 1800 THB. The a la carte was 50-60 THB. The shabu set was 200-300 THB (if I’m not wrong)
Written March 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

richard h
159 contributions
Wild
Feb 2020 • Solo
Great birding in this remote part of Thailand. Adequate roads. No facilities, almost no trails. Some good viewpoints.
Written March 7, 2020
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jjcapturemoment
Chiang Mai, Thailand59 contributions
Good convenience campground and beautiful view on mountain peak hiking
Dec 2019
I visited many of campground and hiking route in Chiang Mai. I think this one is best for family and someone need peaceful campsite. The campground officer are well take care the area. They have tent , sleeping bag , sleeping pad , Outdoor stove for rent.they also have Thai food for customers and good toilets. The hiking route are not too easy or difficult.Its taken around 2 hours (3KM.) to the top (must go with local guide). The view on the peak were stunning mountain scenery! You can see Chiang Dao mountain peak show in the clear sky day.

I minus 1 point because the way to go. It's far away from Chiang Mai city. You need private vehicle to there and get officer vehicle to campground. Im not sure that have any tour agency to this campground.

Maybe there other campground and mountain hiking that more beautiful then this area. But I compare with convenience (food, campground, toilet and hiking level). I think this is the best one in Chiang Mai for 1 night hiking trip.
Written December 27, 2019
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Born2Bird
5 contributions
Birding
Feb 2019 • Friends
Hire a guide for best experience or go with a professional tour company. Be prepared for many stray dogs - so sad
Written March 5, 2019
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Julie C
10 contributions
Don’t be fooled
Jan 2019 • Couples
The park is 300 bht entrance fee for foreigners. 20 bht to park a bike. Once inside the geyser wasn’t working, or the pools. You can soak your feet in the hot pool and have a mineral sauna. Massages are an extra cost. It is a totally false man made environment.
Written January 30, 2019
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Tom O
8 contributions
geyser
Sep 2018
A great place to relax with feet in a warm mineral pool or wander around and watch the geyser. Thai massages are available as well as a good selection of food.
Written December 11, 2018
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Osmo1950
Malmö, Sweden162 contributions
Hard hike
Nov 2018 • Couples
We stayed at Maekok River Village Resort near Thaton. The resort offers various outdoor activities and during our visit we decided to go for their hardest trek, a 5 hrs hike (including transport) in Pha Hom Phok National Park near the border to Myanmar. We were accompanied by a knowledgable English speaking guide and a forest ranger. The trail included quite a lot of uphill walking, sometimes on narrow, barely visible and muddy foot paths through the undergrowth and jumping rocks across streams. In some places it was difficult enough to warrant the use of ropes. No climbing, though. Our first stop, not so far from the starting point, was the Huai Bon cave housing some Buddhist images and murals. It was the first time after the rainy season that someone did this trek so we did not venture beyond that further into the mountain. From that point we traversed a couple of mountains, choosing the waterfall route over the longer and harder summit route to Huamereng (7497 ft. asl). Because of the recent rains the vegetation often blocked the path and the ranger had to use his machete to cut our way through. After having lunch at the waterfall we continued and after a while we reached an area that was partly cultivated. Up until then there was no sign of animals or human settlements. Descending to the valley below we ended up at Fang Hot Springs and had a nice, private bath.
Written November 20, 2018
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand800 contributions
Well maintainained and attractive
Dec 2017 • Couples
I would gladly have given this wonderful park five stars had there not been a special price for foreigners - six times more than for Thais. That said it is a very special place with amazingly beautiful scenery. The hot springs are impressive - although while the rococo english explanations are good for a laugh, they are also instructive.
Written December 7, 2017
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Sridhar K
19 contributions
Dont go in rainy season
Jul 2016 • Friends
It is a very beautiful place. The drive is amazing. Gets very beautiful as you go deep inside the national park but winter is the ideal time because you are allowed to go on top and camp. The hot springs are nice but the let down for me was the artificial geyser unlike the natural one in Iceland, Strokkur.
Written August 4, 2016
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RedButterfly1978
Chiang Mai, Thailand60 contributions
Nice hot springs.
Dec 2015 • Friends
We stopped here for a night on our way to Doi Angkhang. We never knew this was on the other way to our intended destination. We spent an afternoon there. The hot springs are really a joy to watch. We dipped in the hot water pool for a while which we enjoyed. There were private spa rooms but we decided not to try but heard from those who did, they were good. The food at the canteen was also impressive. There are hiking trails for those who want to spend a longer time here. We also saw tents prepared by the park guards for those who wish to stay overnight. Overall it was a nice stop but would have been better maybe if we had enough time to explore more.
Written June 25, 2016
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