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Trek Khao Luang mountain (1835 meters) - the highest in southern Thailand (January to June)

Khao Luang trek map 1. Kiriwong village (start point)
2. Suan Somlom (mixed fruits garden)
3. Wang Ai waterfall
4. Suan Sai Nai (600 m)
5. Dong Tark (leeche area)
6. Lan Sai (850 m, 1st night camp)
7. San Mai Daeng
8. Lan Huh (old helicopter pad)
9. Khao Luang peak (1835 m)

Day 1 (L.D)
Meet at Nakhon Sri Thammarat bus station or train station or airport in the early morning. Pick up truck transfer to Kiriwong village. At the Kiriwong village eco-tourism club we will do the equipment check and prepare for the climbing. Leave Kiriwong village at about 0900Hrs. Walk pass Suan Somlom (a mixed fruits garden of durin, mangosteen, vegetables, etc.) and Pru Kham waterfall. We will arrive at Wang Ai waterfall at about noon time. Have a jungle lunch and a short rest. Continue climbing. Now the trail becomes steep and you have to keep going slowly and steadily with some effort. We will pass the places with the names: Suan Sai Nai, San Lung Phram and Dong Tark (a leeche area!). At about 1800Hrs we should arrive at Lan Sai (850 meters). Set up a campsite. Pitch the tents and prepare the dinner. We can use the water from a nearby stream.

Green forest even in the dry month of April 2005  A view from the peak

Day 2 (B.L.D)
At 0600Hrs wake up and do the morning business. We cook breakfast to eat and lunch to pack and carry along. At 0900Hrs start climbing again. Trail is steep and we will pass the place called Lan Mai Daeng (red trees). At about noon time we shall arrive at the place where there is an old helicopter pad, called Lan Huh. Have lunch and take a short rest. Continue climbing and finally we will arrive at the peak (1835 meters) at about 1800Hrs. Pitch the tents and prepare the dinner. Water is available 20 min away at a headwater of a stream. It is cold and we will need to have a hot drink.

Day 3 (B.L) Have sunrise view in the early morning and have jungle breakfast. Pack the stuff and we will start climbing down. We could go faster but with a care taken on each step. Lunch will be at Lan Sai campsite. Continue trekking down till we get back to Kiriwong village at about 1800Hrs. Take a shower. We will send you to bus station or train station or to Nakhon Sri Thammarat town.

We will provide
1. Pick up truck transfer round trip between Kiriwong village and bus station or train station or airport in Nakhon Sri Thammarat
2. Guide and porters
3. Khao Luang national park entrance fee
4. Thai style meals, drinking water (boiled, filtered water), locally available fruits, hot drink
5. Two-men tents, sleeping bags
6. Travel accident insurance

Cost Please contact us for price, latest possible program which may be different from the above, etc.

Things to bring
- Back pack
- Clothes to change (a set of warm clothes)
- Hiking shoes and sandals
- Toiletry
- Insect repellants (herbal types is prefered)
- Torch lights, spare batteries
- Light rain coat
- Personal medicines

This is just a sample plan. We can design a customised itinerary to suit your likes, requirement, time, weather; and also include other places and activities too. We recommend that before the climb to spend one night in Kiriwong village (home stay) to make friend with the local people as well as to take rest. We can also book hotel in Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi.

Useful phone numbers
Bangkok's southern bus terminal: 02-434 7192, 435 1200
Bangkok's central train station (Hua Lam Pong): 02-223 0341 ~ 8
Thai Airways: 02-535 2846 ~ 7
Phuket's bus terminal: 076-211 480
Surat Thani's bus terminal: 077-200 032 ~ 3

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