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Best Trekking Places In Thailand

What do you think when you heard the word ‘Thailand”? Let me guess, mass tourism? Cheap clothes? Thai cuisine? Etc, etc. Right? 

Wrong! There is so much more than just the stereotypical things of Thailand. This is a diverse country housing coral reefs, mountains, flora and fauna, and other distinct cultures. But one thing that people/ tourists don’t know is that Thailand has some of the world’s most intriguing trekking trails that offer panoramic views like no other place.



From its pristine rainforests to high tower buildings, and mist-filled mountains, Thailand has serene and scenic beauty that begs you to get on your feet and just explore!

SuperbMyTrip has compiled a list of such amazing trekking places that’ll urge you to put on those hiking shoes and get going!



Chiang Mai is one of the most famous places when it come to trekking. If you are a beginner, then Chiang Mai is ideal for you and will give you the most unforgettable adventure. For trekking places in Thailand, Chiang Mai a superb choice as there are stunning valleys and rivers, lush green forests including the Pin and Maetang that you can cover as well various tribal villages with ethnic minorities that you can explore.



Among the popular trekking places in Thailand, Umphang is one of the remotest places that lies between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Although this place is really famous among the local Thai people but it always remains on the radar of foreign tourists. Explore this amazing trek for 3 days 2 nights and take a glimpse of Thi Lo Su waterfalls and Karen village. ( Karen people with long and ringed necks and are arguably the most famous tribe in Thailand.)



The summit at Doi Inthanon is the tallest peak in Thailand that is located at the foothills of Himalaya and the views from the top are unreal. Unfortunately, there is no actual hiking trail to Doi Inthanon, but it has a road. You can walk to the top on the side of the road. Near the summit, there is a parking lot, from where you can easily explore nature trails of the area. This summit lies in Doi Inthanon National Park and is one of the most popular parks in Northen Thailand. It is also famous for its stunning waterfalls and amazing jungle scenery.



Kamphaeng Phet is a famous place in Thailand and 40 km from the village, you can explore a few minority villages on crazy hiking trails. This is known for its centuries-old ruins, which are very similar to the ones in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. However, these places are much less visited.



If you love to be in nature, then you must give your attention to the beautiful place called Nan. This is a hiker’s dream destination because of its nature reserves and national parks. Book your Thailand tour package with SuperbMyTrip to get a chance to explore the natural beauty of trekking and hiking in Nan.



This eight-kilometer trekking adventure on the island of Khao Lak takes you into the Sri Phang Nga National Park which is one of the largest parks in the country and boasts huge biodiversity. This hike runs across beautiful waterfalls and thick jungle.



If you ask what is the most incredible thing one can do in Thailand, the answer will always be - elephant trekking. Hua hin is known for elephant camps, hilly and forest areas offering you an experience to stay in the country’s natural beauty. Enjoy the experience of sitting on the back of the majestic elephant while discovering this stunning area.



On the island of Ko Samui, the most popular tourist place, you have a bunch of options, either be lazy and relax on the beach or just party all night long. You can also join another bunch of other tourists to go trekking at Khao Pom, a mountain in the jungle. This trekking trail has crisscross ways leading up to the mountain. You can get an extraordinary view from here. Also, this roundtrip will take about four to five hours.

Several hiking trails create their way up to the mountain, from the summit of which you’ve got a pretty extraordinary view. The roundtrip takes about four to five hours.



The region of Soppong is filled with interesting caves and is home to several trails of hiking. Longer treks especially day treks are the most popular thing to do. Soppong natural cave scenery is a nice alternative to the landscapes of rural areas and jungles that can be found in many other places in Thailand.



If you planning a to fo trekking in Thailand, then one of the best options for jungle treks is Khao Sok. The trails here are full of natural beauty including pristine lake, waterfalls, limestone caves, and stunning campsites. If you want to explore one of the best adventures in life, make sure to go on a long day trek in the jungles of Khao Sok.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the best places to trek in Thailand?

Thailand has a lot of places for trekking including Chiang Rai located at 786 km from Bangkok city, Hua Hin, Soppong, Khao Pom, Khao Sok, Doi Inthanon, Kamphaeng Phet, etc. 

  • I am looking for trekking trails in Thailand. Can you suggest?

If you are the kind of person who loves adventure then you will surely enjoy these different trekking trails in Thailand. These are: 

  1. Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son.

  2. Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai.

  3. Sri Phang Nga National Park, 

  4. Khao Pom, Ko Samui.

  • How much time will it take me to hike Doi Inthanon? 

The entire hike of Doi Inthanon will take about 1.2 to 2 hours depending on your speed of walking. But it is important to know that it will be a shame to miss out on this amazing trail experience on Doi Inthanon day trip.

  • Can you suggest some places to stay in Chiang Mai?

The best places to accommodate in Chiang Mai are: 

  1. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

  2. Sala Lanna Chiang Mai

  3. Rachamankha

  4. Non@Chiang Mai hostel

  5. Zensala Riverpark Resort

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