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Chiang Dao - trekking, transport, etc

  • citizen

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    Hello all --

    Thinking about heading up to Chiang Dao for a couple of days and doing a short trek.

    Has anyone got any experience of trekking out of there? E.g. I was looking at some of the guesthouses in Chiang Dao on here that offer treks - seem very expensive but has anyone used them?

    Is it possible to get up there and back in a long day from Chiang Mai - or would an overnight be better? What's the transport like there and back? (believe it's about an hour each way)

    Someone I was talking to here in Chiang Mai told me Chiang Dao was quite a 'touristy' place (whatever that means to different people) but keen to here from anyone on here who's been as well!

    Msny thanks

    #1 Posted: 19/3/2009 - 19:30

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  • somtam2000

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    Bus is the easiest way to get there - takes between one and a half and two hours to get there. I'd definitely overnight rather than visit on a day trip. The trekking is more expensive than somewhere like Chiang Mai but the groups are considerably smaller and the area less "trekked-out".

    I wouldn't say Chiang Dao was 'touristy' at all but probably lots of differing opinions on that.

    #2 Posted: 21/3/2009 - 08:21

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