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7 Must-Visit Hiking Spots in Thailand

Looking for some travel inspiration? Read on to find your next destination with 7 hiking spots in Thailand.

Thailand is home to some incredible trekking trails.
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll in nature, a challenging hike, or an intense trek of several nights, Thailand has something for you.
With so many options available to you, you might be wondering where you should choose. We’re here to help you! In this article, we’ll show you some of our favorite spots.

7 Places to Go Hiking in the Land of Smiles

1. Khao Yai National Park

Undoubtedly one of the most well-known national parks in Thailand, Khao Yai is popular with both locals and tourists. It covers a vast 2,000 square kilometers of land, with endless trails to enjoy.

This is the place for wildlife lovers, as it’s home to elephants, gibbons, hornbills, and many more wild animals. If you want to learn more about them, you can book a guided trekking tour. Khao Yai is also home to a wide range of resorts, with something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you want to go camping, glamping, or even relax in a fancy hotel after your trek, there’s something for you.

2. Doi Luang Chiang Dao

At 2,195 meters from sea level, Doi Luang Chiang Dao is the third highest mountain in Thailand after Doi Inthanon and Doi Pha Hom Phok.
The mountain range has peaks and cliffs, and narrow plains at the top provide an incredible view of a blanket of fog. Here, you’ll also find several rare species of plants that only grow in high altitude.It’s important to note that you’ll need to book a guide for this trail, permission is required from the Wildlife Conservation Office to visit.

3. Ngon Nak (Dragon’s Crest)

Located in Krabi, Dragon’s Crest is a 3.7km hike in Krabi. The location makes it perfect for those who want to enjoy both the jungle and the beach while they’re traveling.

It will take around an hour and a half of strenuous hiking to make it to the top, but you’ll be rewarded with some stunning views when you get there. It’s a great spot for photos, making it an ideal trip for Instagrammers looking to get some unforgettable shots.

4. Phu Kradeung National Park

Phu Kradeung is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. However, it’s not well known by tourists due to its remote location in Loei province.

It has long trails, with multiple waterfalls and viewpoints to enjoy along the way. As you hike up the mountain, you’ll reach a plateau rather than a peak. This plateau sits 1,250m above sea level, and spans 60 square kilometers. From there, you can see some incredible sunrises and sunsets.

5. Phu Soi Dao National Park

Phu Soi Dao National Park is in Uttaradit, on the border of Laos and Thailand. 

There are routes of varying levels from beginner to advanced, which are 7 km long, ending at a resting spot for camping, which is 1,663 m above sea level. At night, you'll be able to enjoy the view of the starlit sky. You may even be able to capture a shot of the Milky Way!
For trekkers looking for more of a challenge, there's a route on the top of the mountain at 2,102 m height. Rangers will help to lead the way. It's not too difficult, but you need to be physically fit in order to climb all the way through.

If you wish to get to Larn Pa Son, it takes 2 days and 1 night, and doesn't require a ranger to guide you. However, if you want to reach the very top at 2,102 m, you will need a ranger to lead you on the trip over 2 days and 2 nights.

6. Khao Chang Phueak

Khao Chang Phueak is in Thong Pha Phum National Park,  in the province of Kanchanaburi.

The trail is 14km in and out, and can take up to 5 hours to complete. To get the most out of this trail, it’s recommended to book a guide, set up a tent and camp at the top, then hike back down the next day.

The highlight of this trail is San Khom Mead, which translates to ‘sharp knife’s edge’. It’s a narrow path just before the peak, which can only be climbed in single file, with one person behind the other. After this staggering feat, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views.

7. Mount Mokoju

Mount Mokoju is for serious hikers and trekkers. If you’re looking for a challenge, this is the destination for you!

It’s located in Mae Wong National Park, which covers areas of Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan provinces.

This hardcore trail is one of Thailand’s highest peaks, and can take 3 to five days to conquer. Due to its difficulty, it should only be attempted with a guide. There are lots of twists, turns and challenges along the way, but that makes it even more rewarding.

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

Before you go on any hiking trip, it’s vital that you make sure you prepare all the right equipment. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without the essentials.
At Decathlon, we can help you prepare. The staff in our camping, hiking and trekking departments are experts, and many have taken some of these trails themselves. They can guide you through the process, and let you know what to expect.
They can also let you know everything that you’ll need to take with you, recommending the products that are best-suited for your destination.

To get geared up for your next trip, check out our range of hiking and trekking products or visit the camping, hiking and trekking department in any of our Decathlon Thailand stores to chat to our staff!
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