IDEAL FOR TREKKING
Most locals visit Umphang in order to trek to see the wonderful THI LO SU waterfall, which is apparently the highest waterfall in Thailand 250 m high and 450 m wide, but it is possible to wander off on your own from the village and explore the surrounding countryside. You can take the road that goes towards the west and after 4 or 5 kms you can climb a hill which overlooks the town and surrounding area, or you can trek to local Akha villages. You may come across locals on elephants. I have stayed in Umphang twice, and just wandered down tracks that led me to the surrounding villages and never saw another tourist.
RISE EARLY & WATCH THE MONKS
If i remember correctly there are 3 temples in Umphang and the resident monks are supported by the local residents so if you want to see the monks collecting their alms just get up around day break and you will see the people donating rice, drinks and cooked meals to the monks, by placing them in the monk's alms bowl. The monk will not say thank you but just accepts the offering and continues on his merry way. . Please show respect and try to photograph them from a suitable distance.
Umphang whitewater rafting
Rafting often is added to Umphang's tour packages. Most popular rafting is Umphang to Thi Lor Shu waterfall, Thi Lor Lay and Umphang Kee.
An alternative way to reach the Thi Lor Shu waterfall is by whitewater rafting downstream from Umphang along the calm section of Klong River and then continue journey either by trekking or by car for another about 12 km.
Thi Lo Le Waterfall is promoted as an attraction for those who prefer adventure. It is a waterfall dropping directly into Klong River located deep in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary with no road access. Only traveling with tour companies is possible. The journey to the waterfall typically involves white water rafting along Klong River of about 40 km through rapids of Class 4 or 5 while the journey back is usually by riding elephants. The trip takes 2 or 3 days.
- Jungle and Rain Forest
A TEMPLE IN THE HILLS
Just before you reach Umphang you will see Wat Nong Luang on your right on the hill just above the village. The building is made of teak and you will find several Buddha images inside.
All About Nature
A rafting, follow by trek to Umphang National
Park to see one of the nicest waterfall in the
World, Tee Lor Su Fall.
Climb up to Doi Hua Mod to watch sun rise.