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17/01/15_Thepsadet Waterfall & Ridge Hike

Important notice about meeting point.  We will meet at the Susco petrol station out past Sansai Noi market.  See below for more details!!

A repeat of a hike we did a couple of years ago .

The forecast is for sunshine & views from the ridge should be great after the rain, but please check on this website Sunday morning in case the forecast is wrong & the hike cancelled!

A relatively easy hike with nothing too steep or dangerous, but an unavoidable, short section along a surfaced (but quiet) road.  Probably around 5 hours, 10 km with 600m climb.  Afterwards, we’ll stop off at the coffee shop / restaurant in Pang Hai for refreshments.

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We’ll first visit Thepsadet Waterfall, then ascend through coffee plantations to the ridge where we will take a lunch break.

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After lunch we will continue along the ridge to the dirt road between Thepsadet & Mae Kamphong road.  We’ll then descend this to the concrete road that leads back to the start point.

Hike leader: Andrew

Meeting point: <18°48’48.69″ N  99°01’52.92″ E>

The Susco petrol/gas station just past Sansai Noi (Sam Yaek) market, opposite Mrs Suzuki’s car showroom.  Fuel, toilets and convenience store available.  From the city centre, head NE along Kaew Nawarat Rd towards CenFes (Central Festival shopping mall) and continue straight on the CM-Doi Saket Rd H.118. Continue through 2 sets of traffic lights at Middle Ring Road, and Sansai turnoff.

If leaving a vehicle, please park considerately, away from the store front.  Click on map/streetview image to enlarge.

 07.30 for 7.45 start.  We will car share for about 50 mins out past Doi Saket, turn right onto H.3005 and then left onto H.4076 and right after Pang Hai village onto the road leading to Thepsadet Waterfall,

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Please bring:

  • at least 2 litres of water or rehydration drink
  • energy snacks and lunch
  • hat, sun/rain/insect protection
  • plenty of energy, enthusiasm and good humour
  • a change of clothes and Bt.100 for your driver if you’d like to get a lift with someone.
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10 Responses

  1. Hi, Andrew. My wife Jane and I would love to come on this hike. I wonder if we could get a ride from someone out to the starting point. We have an apartment near the north gate (Chang Phuak). We have not had very good luck getting Tuk Tuk’s and red trucks to take us where we want to go, and I’m concerned that it might be more difficult so early in the morning. Thanks for your help.

    • I think you can get one of the fixed route yellow songthaews from Chang Puak bus station out along the Doi Saket Rd for a very reasonably fare. They start early morning. Anyone know if my information is still current?

      • Thanks, Mike. We’ll figure out how to get there somehow. Just easier if we could find a ride for our first hike. So I’ll still hope for that.

        Bob

      • Hi, Mike. I just arranged to have a taxi pick us up at 6:45 tomorrow morning.

        Just for your information, I also went over to theChang Puak bus station to check that out. The woman there told me we could take the yellow songtheuw, as you suggested, but I wasn’t entirely sure that it runs that early in the morning, so I decided to go with the taxi this time. If we had no deadline I would go with the songtheuw for sure. It was fun to go there.

        We are looking forward to the hike tomorrow.

  2. Last time we did the above “small hike” and also a “big hike” (15 kms, up 950m) from the same start point and both groups managed to reach the coffee shop at around the same time. Any fast hikers want to join me on a repeat of the big route? (We’ll need to try to leave vehicles at the coffee shop and cadge a lift with the ‘small’ hikers.)

    • Might add the 1719m peak back along the ridge in too, but then to finish around the same time, the big hikers might have to skip the initial waterfall ‘detour’.

      • Sorry, I’m withdrawing my suggestion of a ‘bigger’ hike. Not feeling 100% and might not make the hike at all. Enjoy!

  3. If the air is clear & views are good, we’ll make the side trip to the 1719 summit. It’s a bit steep, but not extreme, & the views are worth it. Those not wanting to make this climb can wait on the ridge, having their lunch. Afterwards we’ll continue the hike together.

  4. Weather’s great. Let’s hike!

  5. Thanks to everyone for a great hike. The views were spectacular. We met so many wonderful new people. And we really appreciate your welcoming newcomer like Jane and me so warmly. Hope to see you all again soon. –Bob W.

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