Bisitak 4226, kokapena 68
Nondik gertu Ban Pang Nam Thu, เชียงใหม่ (ไทย)
Hike from "Doi Radar" near the Khun Chae national park headquarters over Doi Phaa Ngom to Doi Langka Luang (also known as Doi Mae Tho) to Doi Langka Noi, finishing down at Baan Mae Dtoon Luang. This is in north Thailand near Chiang Mai.
We did this hike independently in 2 days, camping right at the summit of Doi Langka Luang. It could probably also be arranged through the Khun Chae national park headquarters or commercial trekking companies with a guide/porter, possibly taking longer and using the main campsite marked on my trail.
We stayed the night before at Baan Kon Meuang Doi in the village of Baan Mae Dtoon Luang, and finished there too. A little information here: https://www.facebook.com/AtMaetonluang/posts/1513715638931394
Open my YouTube video of the trip from the "View more" link below.
Probable GPS errors here. The path probably continues straight through.
End of the trail at the Baan Kon Meuang Doi homestay.
Small reservoir feeding the village of Baan Mae Dtoon Luang below
A path branches from the main track
Trail branches to an alternative descent to the south-east
Very steep rocky climb down from Doi Langka Noi. Hazardous in a couple of places.
Doi Langka Noi summit with a satup and Nakprok statue (Buddhist monuments)
Approaching Doi Langka Noi
The path to the waterfall camp branches about here and it not obvious
Campsite near a very-welcome waterfall. We drank this water without filtering or sterilizing and it was fine.
The obvious path follows a route along the provincial border. Others seem to have typically taken a more westerly route, missing the waterfall camp.
Doi Langka Luang (Doi Mae Tho) summit (2013 metres altitude). We camped on top.
Final ascent to the summit of Doi Langka Luang
Intersection (overgrown path) but low risk of getting lost
Buddha statue at the edge of the main campsite
The main high-altitude campsite below the summit, at the intersection of the paths. The path towards Doi Pha Ngum (and then Doi Radar) is difficult to spot in the corner of the campsite.
We followed the obvious path which leads to the main campsite, but may have missed a more direct route to the summit by either following the edge of the trees in the background of this picture, or continuing on a bearing of about 170 degrees.
Lunch stop below Doi Phaa Ngom
Summit of Doi Phaa Ngom. 1700 metres altitude.
Very steep uphill climb to Doi Phaa Nguum. Slippery, loose dirt in the dry and probably much worse if wet. Had to use hands and feet at times. Would be a very challenging descent.
Camping possible here. On Wikiloc this photo is misplaced, and should be on the path. Hoping for a day when it will be possible to move and add photos and waymarks on Wikiloc!
Information near camping spot. Sign to Doi Pha Ngom (150m) and campsite (50m).
View ahead to Doi Phaa Ngom
Steep downhill from 1st peak.
Intersection of paths. Yellow squares on trees mark the way. Hiker points out the other path.
1st peak on the trail, with view back to Doi Radar.
View back to the trail start at Doi Radar
Trail may be slightly wrong here due to GPS problems, but is easy to follow.
"Doi Radar". Radar station at the start of the Doi Langka Luang nature trail. Drop-off point. Parking may be possible.