(Last Updated: 25 January 2017)
Outside of Krabi Town, up the Khao Phanom mountain chain, sits a mountain resort that is as close to nature as you can possibly get in Krabi. We have been going here for eight years, and it is one of our favorite places to go for a relaxing weekend and sit in the freshwater pool, or sleep in hammocks on the porch of our bungalow. We strongly recommend it (phanombenchamountainresort.com).
Because they are right in the forest, they offer a couple of amazing hikes. You need not stay at the resort to do the hikes, but, once you are there you should really take advantage of the opportunity. There is no other resort in Krabi that is this surrounded by nature found at the edge of primary forest.
HIKE #1 – 4 Hour Night Time Krabi Wildlife Tour!
See amazing Thailand primary rainforest fauna (animals) like Geckos, Lizards, Scorpions, Frogs, Spiders, Snakes, and even SLOW LORIS!
See HERE for info.
HIKE #2 – Khao Phanom Mountain Top Climb
This hike starts in the morning. Summit is reached around 3-4 pm. We sleep in tents until the morning and then take photos from the top, and start the walk back down the mountain. This is a strenuous hike recommended only for people in good shape. Some of the climb is steep, and you will be carrying water and maybe a tent, so consider these things and the fact that it may be hot and humid for the climb up. There is water on the way, so if you have a purification straw or other kit – bring it so you don’t need to carry so much water!
Cost: 6,800 Baht / person.
Tours run ONLY during dry season (December through April).
Contact Us HERE if you are interested in this mountain hike.
HIKE #3 – Hang Nak / Ngorn Nak Mountain Peak Hike (NIGHT HIKE)
This is a 3.7 km (2.3 miles) trek (7.4 km (4.6 miles) for up and down) through dense rainforest on a dirt path. It has a rather significant climb, the peak is at 500 meters elevation. Most people can do this climb, we’ve seen 50-60 year olds at the top as well as kids about 12 years old. Here is the link to our information page for this hike…
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