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141129-30 Khun Tan overnight

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In case you are a passenger, please contribute to the costs of gasoline with THB 150 per person.

This is our annual trip to Khun Tan National Park on the border between Lampoon and Lampang. Please register with Janet by (calling 087-1808040). It is important to have numbers of hikers for Payap University who oversees the cabins.

Meeting place is at the train station at 8am for an 8:15 start. We will car pool to the park entrance and on up to Yaw 1, the first level where we park the cars. The driving distance is about 75 km. and takes about 1 1/2hrs. Those going as passengers should give their drivers 150 baht to cover cost of petrol. For those who want to send up their packs there will be caretakers  from the cabins  with motorcycles to help us with the transportation of our luggage to the cabins  (10 bht./kg). We then walk up to Yaw 3, a mostly gradual and shady incline of 5 1/2 km., where we stay in the mission cabins. I have asked for 3 cabins, each which have 2 interior rooms for 2-4 persons, a large porch with 6-8 beds, and 3 bathrooms.
Cost per person for cabin, bedding, and use of kitchen is 110 baht. Spring water there is filtered and safe for drinking. If the weather is good, those who want to can continue on up to “tip top”, another km. for a 360 deg. view, but there are also lovely views of the valley from the dining area. Pam will provide the evening meal for a cost of 100 baht per person and Janet will provide desert free. You will need to bring your own lunch for the first day and breakfast for the next morning. You are welcome to bring snacks to share. Pleas be sure all food is packed in mouse proof containers.
Park entrance is 20 baht for Thai and those with Thai driver license and 100 baht for others. Sunday’s lunch is optional at the park headquarters or on the return trip.

Please let me have your booking by telephone ( see above) by November 27th latest.

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

We cannot accommodate groups.

Meeting Place

Chiang Mai Railway Station Main Entrance

Chiang Mai Railway Station Main Entrance

This time we will meet at 08:00 am sharp at the main entrance of Chiang Mai Railway Station (pictured above).

  • Head out to Nawarat Bridge.
  • Cross the bridge and keep going out on Charoen Mueang Rd.
  • The Railway Station is on the right after 1.9 km.
  • Enter the railway station and meet us at the main entrance to the station itself. It is better to park outside as there is a charge for parking after 20 minutes in the car park.

See the map below (click to enlarge it).

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Advice

Bring :

  • around 1.5-2 litres of water or more, snack, lunch for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday morning.
  • secure plastic containers for your food and snacks else it may be eaten by overnight marauders
  • small change for expenses
  • good footwear etc. hat, mozzie repellent and sunblock
  • flashlight, warm clothing for the evening and overnight toilet essentials
  • lots of energy and good humour
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