Sunday 3rd July 2011: Ban Doi Suthep Phuping Palace Loop
This hike has been re-scheduled from Sunday 26th June due to the incessant rain. We will meet for an 8.15 am start at the arboretum We will hike a circular route encompassing Ban and Wat Doi Suthep, Phuping Palace and Doi Suthep summit
This circular hike, with a short diversion to the summit of Doi Suthep, is approximately 11.5 km.
The hike has been chosen from the various hikes recorded on the GPS and does not appear to have been done by the group for quite some time. It is hoped therefore, that more than one hiker will assume some responsibility for ensuring that we stay ‘on the straight and narrow.’
Bring around 1.5-2 liters of water or more and snacks. Good footwear etc. hat, mozzie repellant, sunblock and rain gear. If by chance it is raining, about to rain or has been raining heavily overnight, the hike will be cancelled.
The arboretum car park located just before the Chiang Mai Zoo: see map
8.00am for an 8.15 am start
If we have enough cars then we will drive ourselves to the starting point. Failing that we will take a songtao. Please be prepared to pay around 100 THB if you are not driving your own car
Drink / Food
Bring enough water and food for a breakfast break in the middle of the hike.