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Khao Yai - Huai Suwat to Khao Yai Park HQ

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7 years 7 months ago - 1 year 1 month ago #281 by
Khao Yai - Huai Suwat to the Park HQ -


Do not attempt without a guide


This trail took us by surprise, we lost it many times and found it very hard to follow in sections, requiring a lot of back tracking and marker searching, and as a result I would not recommend it without a guide. We did it using an old map and following the trail markers, with a GPS to back track if anything went wrong or we lost the trail. Why do I say it requires a guide (?):

1) The trail constantly splits and concats throughout its length
2) There are a lot of fallen trees on the trail removing sections of the trail completely
3) Some animal tracks in the area are bigger than the trail and it easy to take a wrong turn
4) Theres a lot of new growth making some sections very difficult to stay on trail

On top of that I would not recommend it in the wet either because it was tough going with a lot of stream crossings and muddy rises and decents - getting caught in a down pour could delay you at least 2 hours or so and make the trail too long, in terms of time, for a day hike. You would risk spending the night on the trail.

If you do decide to try it, then 1) take a guide who knows the trail 2) take a gps 3) notify the park officials of your itinerary 4) set off early in the morning so you have time if anything goes wrong.

What will you experience - true mixed evergreen forest, leeches, ticks, humidity off the scale - a true jungle experience! With a guide to negate the chances of getting lost this is a great trail.


Important facts

Length of trail :: 8.5 km
Trekking time :: 6 hours (allow at least 8 hours in case things go wrong)
Difficulty level :: moderate/hard (scale : easy, moderate, hard, ouch)
Terrain :: Mixed Evergreen
Minimum essentials :: 2 L water, sugar source, snacks, dehyd salts, A GUIDE and a GPS








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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #2854 by ananta
Replied by ananta on topic Khao Yai - Huai Suwat to Khao Yai Park HQ
Could please send me actual track of Huai Suwat to Khao Yai Park HQ.

Thank you.

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3 years 2 months ago #3178 by sandrine
Replied by sandrine on topic Khao Yai - Huai Suwat to Khao Yai Park HQ
Hello,
My gps is just broken, and I have lost all my tracks I have done this summer,
Coold you please send me your file if it doesn't mind ?

I have lost ather tracks too :
Visitor center of Khao Yai to Nong pak chi, (track number 5) and Nong pak chi to km 33 (track number 3)
If you have got these trcks too, it shoold be great !!!!!

THank you for your help !!!!!

Sandrine

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3 years 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #3181 by WT admin
Replied by WT admin on topic Khao Yai - Huai Suwat to Khao Yai Park HQ
Hi Sandrine,

You should be able to find the various GPS tracks in the "Khao Yai National Park" area of the forum, under "National Parks".

Hi Ananta,

There continue to be press reports of tourists getting lost in this area every year - so we recommend you use a guide who has the gps track already.

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