There were 13 hikers on this attractive circular route, starting from Ban Doi Suthep. Fortunately the rain held off but it was cool and pleasant hiking weather. The paths were treacherously mossy in parts and somewhat boggy, so muddy boots were inevitable!

Sadly, the route identified on the GPS became difficult to follow as we approached the summit of Doi Suthep, so we abandoned that diversion and headed back towards the road. An excellent breakfast spot presented itself en route, and thus fortified, we reached the road below Phuping Palace and walked back to Ban Doi Suthep.

Leech lovers were delighted to encounter a few of these endearing creatures on the return journey!