Going to Chiang Mai in April, can't wait.
I have been advised by Kai that the Chiang Rai day trip is too long and too hot at this time of year, and he has suggested an alternative.
"journey south to the Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain. Travel through the luscious forest on the way up the mountain to visit a spectacular waterfall before heading upwards to visit the Twin Chedis those Thai people built up to honor the King and the Queen before moving on to visit the Hmong Tribal village and their market where we will buy some snacks before start hiking along a trail that normally there is no tourist. You will enjoy beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls for approximately 2 hours. At the end of the trail there is another Karen village that you will experience the authentic tribal lifestyle before heading back to the city in the evening."
It sounds lovely but the hiking is worrying me a little - middle-aged slightly overweight office worker here! ;)
I have asked Kai how strenuous it is but was wondering if anyone has done this and can give me some feedback on how difficult it was.
Thanks in advance