There are good guest houses (mostly about £10 – 20 per day or monthly rates £50 – 120) in walking or bicycle distance. (Need to be booked in advance as this is the busy holiday season in Thailand.)
If there are enough people who would like to camp on site, this could be arranged (turning existing dome into dormitory) or bring own tents and sleeping bags. Warning: it is COLD at night!
There are plenty of lovely experiences to enjoy in Chiang Dao – weekly market with people coming down from the mountains to buy and sell local products – hot springs – wonderful walks – 2 day climb up Mount Chiang Dao (2175 meters) – visit an elephant camp.
How to Get to Chiang Dao:
Nearest airport – Chiang Mai. Many flights daily from Bangkok.
Nearest train station – Chiang Mai, day or night train from Bangkok.
From Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao (Hour and half) – Bus or aircon mini-bus from Chang Puek Bus Station (approx every half hour – last bus about 4.30 pm)
Aircon taxi from Chiang Mai International Airport to site appox. £30
Coach from Bangkok to Chiang Dao.
From Chiang Dao to site (10 minutes) – Yellow ‘song taew’ (converted pick-up truck) to Chiang Dao Roundhouses (or to your guest house).
If you get lost, phone our host Maggi on 0874961571