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131103_The Two Caves

Chan's bat cave (Photo by Chan)

Bat cave (Photo by Chan)

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.

Track to the two caves (image by Chan)

Track to the two caves (image by Chan)

Total distance about 13 km
Altitude at start/ end: 453 M
Highest point: 888 M.

Start/End The 2 Caves Hike GPS:
18°46’34.11″N
98°51’15.34″E

Meeting point GPS:
18°44’33.53″N
98°55’47.66″E

Estimated Time: 6 H (includes sightseeing 2 caves 2 hours


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 gigantic bamboo jungle to the first cave. . It is a real bat cave. Thrilling is that this cave is not on any cave maps. We have our rope and we will do a safe climb down in to the deep cave. After 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 will have our lunch in a farmers hut.
Now we walk on the high land in an open landscape. This time of the year it is full of sweet corns 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 ,with huge cathedral’s. Details say 600 meter deep, and with the help of our flashlights we can get far inside.
After 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 .

LATEST

Can hereby proudly announce that we have found an easier way up to the high plateau after the first cave. We do not need to climb in this difficult steep area. Instead of attacking straight up, we found a path running zigzag uphill. Slightly longer distance, but easy to hike. We even had time to climb down into the first cave. Here we found a new thrilling area. A narrow passage leading up to the sunlight. Maybe some daredevil in the group can test….
At top of the high plateau, we canceled the visit to the second cave. We did instead a shortcut downhill in a beautiful sweetcorn valley, down to the mountain road.

Important, bring your own flashlight .For your own safety and your pleasure.
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

08:00 at the Night Safari Rd. The Mini Market before the big round- about. Car Pool 08:10 up to the start point, 20 minutes’ drive.
Please see the map below (click to enlarge it).

Meeting point

Meeting point

Advice

Suggestion: Read the Trip Report 131018_Hiking to the two caves.

Remember: You are responsible for your own safety at all times

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Please bring :

  • YOUR OWN PERSONAL FLASHLIGHT!!

  • Gloves for gripping the rope down to the Cave
  • at least 2 litres 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. Start/End The 2 Caves Hike GPS:
    18°46’34.11″N
    98°51’15.34″E
    Meeting point GPS:
    18°44’33.53″N
    98°55’47.66″E

  2. Hello, any chance I can get a lift with someone to the starting point at the Night Safari? I’ve only been here a week and dont have a bike (yet). I live near CM Uni. Thanks.

  3. Hi I am bussakorn, I can take 3 persons to the starting point at the night safari. If someone want to go with me, please come to the front of Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital at 7.15am on sunday

  4. Hi Mattieau, I can pick you up from the CMU area. Are you staying round the front (Huay Kaew Rd), the side (canal road) or the south/back side (Suthep Rd)? I’ll be driving south along the irrigation canal so could pick you up near the corner of Huay Kaew and Canal Rd, or neat the PTT petrol station gate to the uni, or near the Suthep Rd/canal rd junction. I’ll be driving a sea green Mitsubishi double cab pickup and passing that way about 07.45.

  5. Hi Mike, I’m on Suthep road and at back gate to Uni will be perfect. My mobile is 0931785311. I’ll stand out as not many Farang in my area:) See you tomorrow. Mat

    • Hi Mat, I’ll go along the Canal Rd, not Suthep Rd, so can we meet at the junction of the two roads, just after the traffic lights near the SE corner of the junction, along the side of the market, so we can just continue south to the meeting place.

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