Start your day with a sacred journey! We'll walk from 400m to 1000m. We’ll hike passing 2 temples “Wat Pha Lat”(왓파랏) and “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep”(왓 프라탓 도이수텝) the most revered temple that contains Buddha relics. Don’t worry about walking back as a car will be provided to bring us down. 5:30 AM meet me at the foothill. We’ll walk in the same trail where monks and Buddhists did decades ago and it shows how tough and dedicated they are. The trail split into 2 parts, The first walk started in the dark and it is a pleasant walk. We may meet a monk who walks down from their monastery. Then, we’ll reach a first temple Wat Pha Lat a beautiful hidden gem in the middle of the forest. It’s a time for a break, learning a Buddhism story and enjoy a serene sunrise. Please note: From now to Nov 25, a second part can’t be pass as it was under construction. Instead of hiking from Wat Phalat to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, We will be taking a car up. After that, a real hike begins! The second part is much more challenge as mostly uphill. We'll see a small waterfall and a different personal side of Chiang Mai. At the end of the trail, We'll reach the main road near the second temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There will be free time for you to explore the area and take a break at the gorgeous viewpoints of the mountain. I'll stay outside and arrange transportation to get you to the foothill.
The mountain are calling and I move back to Chiang Mai. When I was young, I study at Bangkok Christian College and I do have to ask myself what religion am I interested in. Finally, I decided to become a monk for periods of time after I finish bachelor's degree. I also love hiking and visit the Himalayas like Nepal, Leh, Sikkim, India including places of pilgrimage and Sri Lanka that expanded my view of Buddhism. This experience is great for everyone who looking for an outdoorsy activity in the city area and the history behind the trail. I'm so excited to meet you, let's walk together! Feel free to message me if you have any questions or concerns. I'm a Superhost and you're welcome to stay with us in our Lanna-style home or join my other experiences by click on my profile picture or follow this link: www.airbnb.com/hiddenspace
Bottled of water and a soft drink
Car In the end of the experience, I'll provided a transportation to bring you down to CMU, Maya or Nimmana Rd.
Hiking accessory: Mini Headlight and Trekking Poles.
We'll kick-off the trip at Wat Pha Lat Hike (Monk's trail). Then, a pleasant walk in the dark until we reach Wat Pha Lat temple (왓파랏) and wait for the sunrise. After that, We continue up and finish a hike at the road near Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (왓 프라탓 도이수텝). You'll have free time to explore the area.
This experience is not include a ticket to enter Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (฿30/person). Getting to the meeting point in the early morning; the easiest way is use Grab App ( similar to Uber) or I can arrange a pick up car with extra fee, If you need one.