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
Option 2 – Doi Ngom Summit
Round trip distance: 5.5 km
Elevation gain: 390 m
Elevation loss: -419 m
No experience is necessary for this adventure however a decent level of general physical fitness is recommended.
Trekking 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, and accident insurance.
Running or hiking shoes, athletic clothing, sun protection, rain protection, reusable water bottles (2-3 liters recommended), and a small backpack.
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