Trip Report: Sunday 6th March 2011 – Circular Hike from Ban Doi Pui to summit of Doi Pui
Sketch of Hikers on this Doi Pui Hike - thanks to Amy
There were 20 of us on this hike. We walked 10.7 kms in around five and a half hours (including pit stops) and it was gratifying for the hike leaders to receive some very positive feedback at the end.
There is no doubt that hiking at a higher altitude is more pleasant at this time of the year and for most of this circular hike we walked in very pleasant, shady conditions. There were a couple of challenging upward gradients but everyone agreed that it was good for the cardiovascular!
We enjoyed our lunch at the picnic spot, reputedly built for His Majesty, the King of Thailand, before starting our descent. A brief ice cream stop at the viewpoint afforded us an excellent view across the mountains, before the final descent back to the village car park.