The best time to visit Mae Hong Son

Last Updated on April 28, 2023

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See a quick summary of when the ideal time to visit Mae Hong Son is, as well as weather information for the entire year. Choose a month to go and a climate that you prefer.

When is the best

November – February

During the high season, the best time to visit Mae Hong Son is between November and February, when the weather is most favorable. Because the weather is pleasant and breezy, this is the most popular period. It is not too cold for the locals, and it is pleasant for visitors.

mae hong son from the plane

The months of November to February are ideal for mountain climbing in this area. However, if one can make it at the end of February, when the northern highlands’ flowers and wild orchids bloom, that would be ideal. See more in the trekking category.

the hottest 40 degree

What is the temperature

November is the month when the weather begins to cool and the mist begins to cover the town until 10 a.m. From mid-November to mid-February, temperatures average about 18°C in the morning and 32°C in the afternoon.

December is a bit colder, with temperatures ranging from 14°C to 25°C during the day and as cold as it gets at night. For us, January is a bitterly cold month, with temperatures dropping to below 10°C. February is a very sunny and warm month, and it will soon turn into summer.

see doi inthanon

When not go

March – April

There is nothing to do in March and April, and it is possible that the period will be extended until May. It’s too hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 38°C and peaking between 3 and 4 p.m. They start burning over the farm and mountain, and the smoke covers the town.

If there isn’t a summer thunder storm, the maximum temperature recorded at Mae Hong Son is 40°C. But you can disappear somewhere in the jungle near the creek if you contact a local trekking guide to take you there.

take a boat on pai river

By the way, the major festival and one of the most interesting at this time of the year is “Poy Sang Long.” This ceremony is a novice Buddhist monk ordination ceremony and is very important for Shan people, who make up a part of the population here.

The festival will be held from nearly the end of March until early April, before the Songkran Festival [Thai New Year]. You would see the original culture. It would be nice.

jeep trek team at san fah viewpoint

Notes: When temperatures hit over 35 °C, If you’re traveling during the summer, remember to drink a little water every hour or so.

a beautiful landscape

When is green

May – October

In mid-May, the rainy season begins, followed by the green season. However, temperatures are still scorching, ranging from 25°C to 35°C. Then, in June, the weather begins to cooperate, the temperature begins to drop, and rainy weather becomes the norm.

The sprinkle rain of 1–2 hours, as well as mosquitoes, are prevalent. Umbrellas, raincoats, bug repellant, and appropriate footwear should all be brought.

jeep trek off road

I love the rainy season. The farmer will start the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food and other products. September brings heavy rain, and October brings a thunder strom, signaling the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the cool season.

The weather isn’t consistent all the time, and it isn’t the same every day. This is based on a number of factors, including the likelihood of precipitation.

Although the highest temperature in Mae Hong Son is nearly 40°C in April and the lowest is 10°C in January, we hope you will enjoy your stay here and the weather you prefer in each month.

Have a good time.

sunrise over jong kham lake

Notes: Two notable occasions are Christmas and New Year, between December 25th and January 3rd, and the Songkran Festival on April 13th and 15th. Please keep in mind that these are the busiest hours. You’ll have to travel during off-peak months if you want a more relaxing holiday.

close to sky at chinese village

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Mae Hong Son or when the most precipitation (rain) falls, you can find an overview by following the link below. This way, you are well prepared. The average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.


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