Mae On Trekking and Caving Adventure

Situated 45 minutes east of Chiang Mai’s old city, the quiet community of Mae On is home to some of Chiang Mai’s most beautiful natural and man-made wonders.

Summary

Start your adventure with a 9 kilometer trek over the area’s tallest peaks, and enjoy spectacular views of the farming valley below. After a trek in the clouds, dive into the underbelly of Mae On’s karst landscape as you explore the shrine-laden passages of Muang On Temple Cave. Finish off a day of adventure with some rest and relaxation in the steaming mineral waters of Sankamphaeng Hot Springs. This hat trick of Mae On wonders is the perfect option for those looking for a mix of adventure, culture, and rejuvenation.

Round trip distance: 9 km

Elevation gain: 369 m

Elevation loss: 363 m

Difficulty: 4/5

PRICE

3,995 THB

    Is this adventure for me?

    No experience is necessary for this adventure however a decent level of general physical fitness is recommended.

    What is included?

    Trekking, cave exploration, and hot spring visit with experienced CMRCA guide, transportation between CMRCA and Mae On in local red trucks, Thai-style lunch on the trail, entrance to Muang On Cave and Sankamphaeng Hot Springs, 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.

    What should I bring?

    Running or hiking shoes, appropriate clothing (women must cover their knees and shoulders to enter temples), sun protection, rain protection, reusable water bottles (2-3 liters recommended), and a small backpack.

    Itinerary

    08:00-08:30 - Meet and get ready at CMRCA
    08:30-09:15 - Transport to Mae On
    09:15-14:30 - Trek the Mae On Ridgeline and eat lunch on the trail
    14:30-15:30 - Explore Muang On Temple Cave
    15:30-16:30 - Soak your feet or have a massage at Sankamphaeng Hot Springs
    16:30-17:15 - Transport back to CMRCA

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