We will meet for an 8.15 am start at the arboretum. We will drive up to CMU Coffee Shop in a red songthaow and then hike down to Monthatan Waterfall via the 5 Way Junction.

This is a 12.2 km hike and depending on the group speed it will take us around 4 – 4.5 hours.
We will start at CMU Coffee Shop with a fresh morning coffee and will walk down about 4 kms to the 5 Way junction which will be our usual breakfast place.
After breakfast we will continue downwards for another 3.5 kms before we turn right on to a little path down to Monthatan Waterfall
The last part down to the waterfall will need some caution as it can be slippery and have obstructions.


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.

Meeting Point

The usual meeting point at the arboretum
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Meeting Time

8.00 for an 8.15 am start


We will drive up to CMU Coffee Shop with a red songthaow. Depending on the number of people this would mean about 70 – 100 THB per person.
At the end of the hike we will reach the 1004 road down from Doi Suthep and will wait there for red songthaows to bring us back to the arboretum or optionally walk down, initially on the road and then on the hiking trail from Wang Buabaan

Drink / Food

Bring enough water and food for a breakfast break in the middle of the hike.