Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails - 2 Day Doi Inthanon

Experience a completely off the beaten track hiking trail in Doi Inthanon National Park, rich in fauna and flora. Incredibly scenic and non touristic. Here you will hike one of a kind special hiking trails. Hiking approximately 6 hours through the heart of the rain forests. Visit waterfall for lunch, view points and even have the chance to see Gibbons in the Doi Inthanon National Park, if you are lucky and learn about the traditional herbal medicine used for centuries in home made saunas by the Karen Hilltribe. Our 2 day trails will take you to sleep in the Churkee Farm stay on the rice fields of a Karen Hilltribe Village in Doi Inthanon National Park. A farm stay that Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails, has helped build and do skills development in homestay building and management.

Quick Facts

Price: THB 2,900
Duration: 1 night 2 days
Meal(s): Meals
Difficulty: Medium, has a mix of uphills and downhills
Seasonal: Available All Year

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Pick Up & Drop Off

Pick up from your hotel between 7.00 - 7.30 am. Drop off in Chiang Mai around 5.30 pm.


Pick up and drop off from your hotel, meals, 2 liters of water, English-speaking guide, park fees, insurance, accommodation and necessary bedding, blankets etc.

Not Included

Extra snacks or soft drinks. Herbal steam room 50THB per person

What to Bring

Wear shoes with grip suitable for trekking and climbing, swimsuit for enjoying at the waterfall and pack a warm layer, mornings and evenings can be chilly in cool season. Bring toothbrush, toothpaste and any other necessities for an overnight stay. Rain jacket for rainy season.

Please support our mission by booking your trek directly with us on this site or by calling us instead of through a tour agency.


  • Explore Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Learn about flora, fauna, and jungle survival from your guide
  • See viewpoints from the tallest mountain in Thailand
  • Enjoy the beauty of waterfalls
  • Relax at Churkee Farm Stay
  • Experience a traditional Karen herbal steam room
  • If you're lucky, see gibbons that live near the farmstay


  • Day 1: Pick up from your hotel between 7.00 - 7.30 am from your accommodation.
  • Stop at a local market along the journey to get supplies and take a restroom break.
  • Pass the Hoi Tong Karen Hilltribe village to the starting point of the hiking trail.
  • Hike approximately 6 hours through the borders of Doi Inthanon and Mae Wang National Parks. Along the way, stop at a beautiful waterfall where you can swim and relax, experience the beauty of the rainforests fauna and flora and take in breathtaking views at the viewpoint.
  • Stop for lunch at the waterfall
  • Arrive at the Churkee Farm Stay, where you will be sleeping for the night. Time to Relax.
  • Enjoy a traditional thai dinner cooked by your guide and relax around the fire.
  • Day 2: We will have a slow start to the day, if you want to wake up early and go see if the gibbons are in their home tree you can.
  • After breakfast, depart from camp around 10.00 am.
  • Trek for about 4 hours through the jungles and rain-forest.
  • Stop for lunch along the trail.
  • Reach the trek end point in the village and if you would like to discover the traditional herbal steam room where your guide will tell you about the medicinal herbs the Karen people have been using for centuries in these steam rooms. You will have a chance to enjoy the steam room and its health benefits if you like. Please let us know if you would like to try the herbal steam room, as the herbs will then have to be foraged and prepared beforehand. The cost is 50THB per person, it is not included.
  • Depart and arrive in Chiang Mai around 5.00 pm.


Please note that trails and stops may change due to weather and seasonal conditions, or depending on fitness levels of the group. The Churkee Farmstay where you will spend the night is one of our sustainable tourism projects - please feel free to make a donation to your Karen hosts if you would like to further support the project.

Trip Images

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Ethnic Hilltribe Eco Trails - 2 Day Doi Inthanon

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