Huai Lan Trekking Adventure

At A Glance...

IncludesTrekking in Huai Lan with experienced CMRCA guide, transportation between CMRCA and Huai Lan in local red trucks, Thai-style lunch, one-day access to the CMRCA bouldering wall, 20% off one item in the CMRCA adventure store, 500 THB off your next CMRCA adventure, accident insurance
What to bringRunning or hiking shoes, athletic clothing, sun protection, rain protection, reusable water bottles (2-3 liters recommended), small backpack

For more information or to book more than 6 weeks in advance please contact us.

Trek the beautiful mountains and restored forests of the Huai Lan Royal Project. Since its founding by King Rama IX in the late 1980s, the project has focused its efforts on restoring the area’s native ecology and conserving natural resources. The Royal Project’s development activities have directly benefited the nearby village of Ban Pong Huai Lan, where you can learn how villagers put these natural resources to daily use. Trekking in Huai Lan pairs perfectly with community activities in Ban Pong Huai Lan and a homestay with a local family.

Option 1 – Huai Pa Rai Reservoir

Round trip distance: 5 km

Elevation gain: 104 m

Elevation loss: 108 m

Difficulty: 2/5

Option 2 – Doi Ngom Summit

Round trip distance: 5.5 km

Elevation gain: 390 m

Elevation loss: -419 m

Difficulty: 3/5


08:00-08:30 – Meet and get ready at CMRCA

08:30-09:15 – Transport to Huai Lan

09:15-13:30 – Trek the Huai Pa Rai Reservoir or Doi Ngom Summit and eat lunch on the trail

13:30-15:00 – Learn about reforestation and watershed conservation at the Huai Lan Royal Project

15:00-15:45 – Transport back to CMRCA

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TestimonialsHear from our past adventurers

Safe, highly trained, lead climbing experience

I had two days of private guiding and instruction for lead and multi-pitch climbing. I have done it before, but not often enough to feel comfortable going on my own. My guide, Gee, was very thorough and knowledgeable about mountaineering and multi-pitch climbing. He was very safe and he executed proper technique with his anchor and rope settings. While this group costs more than the competitors group, I was able to observe Gee’s technique against the other outfits guides and Gee was much safer and practiced under the Colorado Mountain School (US) standards. On the final day, I was able to complete a 4 pitch climb to the top of Crazy Horse. It was a great two days and I recommend this to those who want to climb and to improve their skills. Thanks CMRCA and Gee!

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CMRCA is the best!

I can say that going out to Crazy Horse Was by far one of the highlights of my trip. Ooan was a spectacular guide! We felt safe the entire time. He was knowledgeable and helpful. The Caving was beautiful, challenging(in a good way), and so much fun! I would highly recommend this company and the services they provide!

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Safe, professional and fun

Completed the multi-pitch intro with CMRCA at Crazy Horse and had a great time. My instructor, Add Konsingh was excellent at explaining the techniques and giving professional tips on anchors. I learned a lot in a couple of days and had a lot of fun in the process. Crazy Horse is a great location to do a climbing course and CMRCA have great guides.

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Intro to Caving was great!

My friend and I (two Americans in our early 30s) took the Intro to Caving class, and it was great. Our group was only three travelers and two guides, Ooan and Bo. Ooan and Bo were very professional and overall very nice guys with a lot of patience. The three of us felt very safe knowing that we were in good hands with the guides and the equipment. What a cool thing to do while in Chiang Mai! The cave was amazing! There a few climbs/repels/walks at the beginning of the cave before the big drop into the main part, which was quite a ways down! (You need to save your energy for the way back up!) Once in the main part of the cave, we ate lunch and took our time exploring the different formations – our adventurous buddy from Germany took a walk with one of the guides through some water to a different part of the cave where she saw millipedes and interesting spiders. Learning and using the equipment was a lot of fun. Be prepared to get a massage afterwards!

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“fun adventure, great company”

My caving trip with CMRCA was the best thing I did in Chiang Mai! The trip was well- organized, and allows you to see some incredible sights deep in the earth. Cannot say enough about the staff; the trip is led warm, knowledgable and safety oriented instructors who are passionate about the sport. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, especially those who concerned with spending their money with companies who are socially and environmentally responsible- as this is a far departure from your regular tourist operation. Definitely worth checking out!!

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