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131018_Hiking to the two caves


This is a relatively easy hike with only one difficult passage. A very steep climb in trackless terrain along a gorge. Gaining altitude of 100 meters at a very short distance. The rest of the hike takes place on roads in open farmland.

The 2 Caves Hike

The 2 Caves Hike

Total distance about 13 km
Altitude at start/ end: 453 M
Highest point: 888 M.
Estimated Time: 4 H 30 M

The hike starts at Samueng Rd, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from The Night Safari .
We walk up in the agricultural landscape until we reach the foot of a high plateau, where the dirt road ends. A path leads us thru a bamboo jungle to the first cave. If we have a rope we can climb down in to the deep hole. From here the trail ends and we have to follow a very steep ravine in a bamboo jungle up to the high plateau. It is a difference in altitude of 100 meters at a very short distance. But the bamboo terrain is quite open, so there is no major problem. Up on the plateau, we eat lunch in a farmers hut.
Now we walk on the plateau in an open landscape. This time of the year it is full of corn and chilies crops. Amazing views.
The second cave is a government project that seems to have been abandoned. Old signs and equipment’s. The cave is quite large, and with the help of our flashlights we can get far inside.
We walk back a bit on the same dirt road we came. Folds down towards a mountain village with Mhong people. Here we encounter the mountain road that leads us down to Samueng Rd. The road winds down through the countryside. Stunning views of Doi Pui / Doi Suthep .

Option: Snacks, food and drinks at The Idol Café near Night Safari.

Hike leader: Anders

If you want to join:

just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time.

We cannot accommodate groups.

Time & Meeting Place

07:30 at the Night Safari Rd. The Mini Market before the big round- about. Car Pool 07:40 up to the start point, 20 minutes’ drive.

Please see the map below (click to enlarge it).

Meeting point

Meeting point


Please bring :

  • at least 2 liters of water/re-hydration drink, snacks and lunch
  • strong footwear, sunhat, sunblock, insect repellent and rain protection. Stick/trekking pole?
  • energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.

7 Responses

  1. GPS co-ords for meeting place

  2. GPS at start point

  3. Seems to be big risk for rain tomorrow. But most of the hike take parts on dirt roads in the countryside. Only one part can be tricky, the steep section up to the high plateau. So I give tomorrow a chance.

  4. I’m assuming you have cancelled. Heavy rain for more than 24hrs now.
    The tracks will be a flooded muddy mess.

  5. Every time Anders says the magic words ‘Mae Sa Elephants’ the clouds gather and the rain falls. Someone tape his mouth closed until Sunday afternoon.

    • Must tell Pam to move “The Elephants ” to sunday 27 october

  6. Hi everyone who read this. Heavy rain all night and not stop yet.
    I do not cancel the hike totally. What we can do is this: Hike in the farmer area on dirt roads up to the foot of the high plateu. The jungle must be a bit tricky now,so my idea is to do the full hike next week 25 October . Today will be just a early morning exercice hike if you want to join in…

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