3 Days 2 Nights to Huay Yang waterfall, Khao Luang mountain in Prachuap Kirikhan
(possible whole year - July to October is best)
Day 1 (D)
Leave Bangkok in the morning in a van car. We will travel to the south (about 320 km or 4 hours driving), to Huay Yang national park in Tap Sakae district of Prachuap Kirikhan province.
Have lunch at a restaurant near the headquarters. We will have a short study of the national park, its plants and wildlife in the park office.
We will hike the trail along the Huay Yang waterfall amids lush forest. The fall has 10 levels but tourists are allowed to visit only 7 levels.
The first level (bottom level) is 400 meters walk from the head quarters. The levels of the fall are not far from each other, and there are pools of clear water good for swimming.
The trail up to the level five is not difficult, and is a popular trail and we could meet other visitors. After the level five the trail is steep and we may be climbing alone.
After enjoying the good time we will walk down to the camp site near the headquarters. Pitch the tents. We will have dinner either at the restaurant or cooked ourselves.
Spend the night in the tents.
1 = Gulf of Thailand
2 = Huay Yang train (railway) station
3 = Ban Huay Yang (town)
4 = Huay Yang national park headquarters
5 = Huay Yang river and waterfalls
6 = Kor Ka resting place
7 = Hub Takian resting place
8 = Pa Ta Kae camp
9 = Lan Ka Chew view point (1100 meters)
10 = Khao Luang (1215 meters)
Day 2 (B.L.D)
The restaurant will prepare our breakfast. Today we will climb to the peak of Khao Luang at 1215 meters.
Check equipment, pack the things and we will share the stuff. There are no porters.
The first section of the climb could be the same trail we did yesterday (level one to five of Huay Yang fall) or the other way to see the different scenes.
There are many kinds of plants including large trees in this evergreen forest. We will also spot birds, butterflies and insects.
At the place called Kor Ka we can take a rest. There are ferns and mushrooms.
Continue walking to Hub Takian, another rest place. We will cook and have our lunch here. It is a half way station, we have probably hiked 3.5 hours.
Start moving again to Pa Ta Kae camp.
The trail is now steep and we will see some leeches on the ground. We will also see honeycombs.
There are ferns, mosses, wild flowers, and insects.
We will pass Lan Ka Chew viewpoint (1100 meters) where the scene is superb.
From here it is a few hundred meters to the peak at 1215 meters above the sea level. Total trekking time may be around 7 hours.
We will set up the tents and prepare the dinner. We will use water from the nearby small river for cooking, drinking, and cleaning.
Have jungle dinner and sleep in the tents.
Day 3 (B.L)
Finish the morning business properly. We can walk around the mountain to get good views and sunrise scene.
Prepare our camp breakfast.
Walking down to the headquaarters shall take around 5 hours. We will stop for lunch at Kor Ka resting point.
Get to the headquarters at about 1400 hrs. Take a rest and clean yourself.
On the way back to Bangkok we can stop at places such as Hua Hin, Petchaburi for short visits and
your dinner at a restaurant on the gulf of Thailand.
Arrive Bangkok in the late evening.
We will provide:
Price Please contact us for the price, latest possible program which may be different from the above, etc.
- Aircon van car, driver and fuel oil
- 2-men tents and sleeping bags
- Six meals (Day 1 = dinner, Day 2 = breakfast, lunch and dinner, Day 3 = breakfast and lunch)
- National park entrance fee and camp fee
- One or two ranger guides in the national park
- Travel accident insurance
If you want more days, combination with a sea beach, hotel stay in Hua Hin or Cha-Am, or you want to continue
to the southern Thailand we can revise the program. The meals provided in the trip
consist of rice, vegetables, fish, local fruits, boiled water for drinking. We will cook together.
Things to bring (do not bring too much)
- Back pack
- Clothes to change
- Hiking shoes and sandals
- Insect repellants (herbal types is prefered)
- Torch lights, spare batteries
- Rain coat for rainy season (June to October)
- Personal medicines
- Some Thai Baht cash
Information on Huay Yang national park