If there is heavy rain we will cancel the hike. Please check this page for updates after 06.40 on Sunday morning, before leaving for the meeting point.
After a short “pre-hike” loop to visit Thepsadet waterfall (see photo below), we will follow, first a concrete, then an increasingly-poor dirt road/trail up to a ridge and then hike up/down/along the ridge and back down to Ban Pang Hai. Nothing too steep or dangerous, but a few sections where the trail is rather overgrown and indistinct, and a few shallow steam crossings, slippery rocks and narrow paths above steep drops. A little car shuttling at the end (4 kms, on surfaced roads). Around 10 kms, up 570m (down about 800m) in probably 5-6 hours, including lunch stop. Aprés hike in our favourite Pang Hai Coffee Shop, with cheap eats, beers and coffees.
Hike leaders: Peter & Medi, Mike
Meeting point: In front of CenFes on H.118, opposite Isuzu, before 07.30. We will car share for about 50 mins out past Doi Saket, turn right onto H.3005 and then left onto H.4076/1252 to Tambon Thepsadet. We will park as many vehicles as possible by the coffee shop and take as few as possible the extra 4 kms to park at the waterfall junction.
Please read our tabbed information on Dangers, Things to Bring and What to do. No groups please. No need to let us know you are coming. No guarantee of seats in vehicles.
- at least 2 litres of water or rehydration drink
- energy snacks and lunch
- strong footwear, hat, sun/rain protection
- long sleeves/pants to protect against ticks, itchy/hairy caterpillars and snakes. All seen Weds in this area.
- plenty of energy, enthusiasm and good humour
- 100 baht for your driver, if you are a passenger, and a change of clothes for return journey
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