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!
#1 citizen has been a member since 25/2/2009. Posts: 12
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.