The Northern Thailand Region has 3 distinct seasons , all rivers are primarily fed by rain water .
Cool Season :
November through Mid February, Chiang Mai enjoys mostly clear skies and night temps get nice and cool. This is also the time where we see less and less new rain fall. Occasional showers refill the rivers and we “hunt” down the perfect conditions to kayak.
Dry Season :
Mid February trough June, Chiang mai goes dry with very few showers . However there are now river sections that are opening up for “ELFing” (extremely low flow kayaking), which actually is a lot more fun then it sounds and extremly popular with beginners , as they can now enjoy the challenges of jungle kayaking in low water. It also is a good time for exploration as the weather has become very predictable.
Green Season :
July through October We love the rainy or here in Chiang mai called the green season. The daily building overcast brings us rain around 3:30 pm in the afternoon , the heat helps tower huge cumulus clouds very localized over the valley and hanging in the mountains. The rains are torrential for short periods of time and have a delightful cooling effect on everyone alive up here. In this time the hunt is on again , this time to verify the exact water levels of all rivers that are in the game. Thanks to our local connections with smart phones we get the last minute “water pix” and can make the right river choice for our participants on that day before setting of on the trip.
ping River Water conditions january, 10th 2021
Mae wang Water conditions january, 10th 2021
Mae Taeng Water conditions january, 10th 2021
Disclaimer. The above values are only approximate and should not to be used for personal use. Never kayak alone . Feel free to contact us for more information on current conditions. Blue, green runs are open.