Trekking on Tub Kaek in Krabi - better than mountains, there can only be mountains

Not all the best sights of Krabiincluded in sightseeing tours that the average tourist massively consumes. Trekking through the mountain park Tub Kaak Hang Nak Nature Trail is one of those adventures that only the most energetic people can afford. Depending on your physical fitness, trekking will take from two to five hours in both directions. The route passes along the ridge of Mount Tub Kaek, which with its profile resembles a frozen sea wave. On the way, you will come across several viewpoints and local flora-fauna, and at the end awaits the coolest panorama in Krabi. No worse than on top Tiger Temple (by the way, I also highly recommend it).

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Trek to Tube Kaek Hang Nak

I am very happy that I managed to climbTub Kaek. It's great that I was able to allocate time for this. It is clear that this is not the most popular place among tourists in Krabi, and it does not quite fit organically into the general outline of my trip to the best sights of Krabi or, more precisely, to popular ones. Yes, and the format of the rest, only a few can be called "rest." It is more suitable for people who love trekking and eco-tourism, mountains and forests, testing their abilities and literally - reaching heights.

Therefore, I regarded this trekking as a walkfor a loved one, bored on various kinds of hikes. And since I love nature and all kinds of observation platforms, which are breathtaking, this place is just a must see. If you understand what I mean, then you also need to get here, you will not regret!

By the way, more recently, I started to run, but becauseTravel schedule all long outta Therefore, my visit plan was originally to run on this mountain. Not walking, but really - to run, thereby killing two birds with one stone, combining the useful with the pleasant. However, after 500 meters, I realized that I slightly underestimated Tub Kaek.

The rest of the way, and this is another 3.3 km, I passed a quickstep by step. The application counted in the amount of 3.8 kilometers. The path passes through the jungle, gradually transforming from a wide dirt road for cars, to a path with stepped gradients of stones and tree logs. At first I wondered where and why cars were there, but on the way I met a tractor on the tracks. Most likely, he is engaged in clearing and leveling the road after rains and landslides. The jungle, too, is not immortal, constantly something falls, blocking and piling on.

At the very beginning of the way you will meet a section of the forest, where the river bed passes close to the road.

At the very beginning of the way you will meet a section of the forest, where the river bed passes close to the road.

There are places where wastewater can roll across the road during the rainy season.

There are places where wastewater can roll across the road during the rainy season.

This is a more or less normal road.

This is a more or less normal road.

And here you can already see how the road is raining.

And here you can already see how the road is raining.

And here is a sample of one of the fun rises.

And here is a sample of one of the fun rises.

Piglet for respite periodically

Piglet for respite periodically

In total, I counted two serious, pretty coolplot and three smaller lift. To the middle of the road, the road constantly goes uphill, in places it turns into an almost vertical ladder, where you have to jump over roots, rocks and gully. After the first viewpoint there will be several horizontal segments where you can take a breath without stopping. There are no auxiliary priblud like rails or ropes with knots. So, I highly recommend not approaching the preparation at random and not dragging myself up the hill in the shale. By myself, I will say that when you jump on all these potholes and crawl out to the first viewpoint (there is a plate with a number hanging there), it seems that this is it, hurray, I got it.

In fact, this is about half of alltrack. And the first viewpoint is very weak in terms of visibility, it is heavily overgrown at the edges and almost nothing is visible from it. But the main thing is that the main rises are already behind, it will be easier further.

First viewpoint. Very narrow overview in this place.

First viewpoint. Very narrow overview in this place.

The path runs along the left slope, view of the Phang Nga bay

The path runs along the left slope, view of the Phang Nga bay

There is little sense to walk to the waterfall, it is not there. There is a trickle in the stones, and that's it.

There is little sense to walk to the waterfall, it is not there. There is a trickle in the stones, and that's it.

The trail gradually goes to the left, on the oppositeslope and suddenly you get to the platform with boulders and railings. Here the view of the valley is already beginning to worry and requires photo-fixation. But this is not the end - the trail leads to the very top (another 5 minutes walk) and there will be a couple of huge rocks with ladders and now this is the goal of the whole journey.

The views are awesome, it immediately becomesit is clear that many people love Krabi. Incredibly picturesque valley with spots of clouds, miniature houses and a river, the edge of the sea, and scattered rocks everywhere where the view falls. It seems that the mountains fell from the sky a thousand years ago, and then overgrown with trees and grass. Krabi is a beauty that is equally striking, from wherever you look at it, whether from above or from below - you will not remain indifferent. And one more important point: there is a place to the right of the rocks with the ladders, without having visited which you cannot assume that you were on Tub Kaek. There is a rock a la "The Lion King", on which, with a proper angle, you can take pictures on the theme "I am above the abyss."

This is the top of Tube Kaek

This is the top of Tube Kaek

Lord of the world!

Lord of the world!

And to the right of the summit there is a stone over an abyss. For insurance here tied a rope.

And to the right of the summit there is a stone over an abyss. For insurance here tied a rope.

Because fall is very high

Because fall is very high

But how he looks from the ledge a little lower and to the side. For selfies need a second person, alas.

But how he looks from the ledge a little lower and to the side. For selfies need a second person, alas.

Unfortunately, when I visited Tub Kakek it was raining,and I got wet literally to the skin, but in the tropics, it's not scary. To tell the truth, in some ways it was even not bad, because it would be much harder to overcome such a track in the heat, and I would have been wet with nothing less - that’s a fact. It is better to rise in the rain than to die from dehydration in the Thai noon. But not without cons, of course. The rain brought fog and hazy the whole valley, so the views were not of that piercing depth, as it could have happened in clear weather.

Information to visit

The entrance to Mount Tub Kaek is free, but belowyou will have to sign up with a ranger: put your name, time, and on the way back just the time to leave the park. This is done for your own safety, and I see no point in ignoring this formality. If you wish, you can leave a tip in the box for the ranger, which is also on the table. The time to visit Tab Kaeka is laid in such a way that you will spend not about three hours, but more often it takes about four hours.

If you take an ordinary person without physical training,then the ascent will take him an hour and a half or two, and the descent will take about an hour or so. And not less than half an hour you will need to inspect the summit and a breather. I managed to go upstairs in an hour with quick steps, and I went down half an hour with light running, well, and at the top I spent about an hour, taking pictures and going on the air. If anything, then confusing, in my opinion, is impossible, the path is one and there are rare signs.

Be sure to take a couple of bottles of water with you -it will be hot. Definitely need sports or trekking shoes, not sandals and not shale. Only sensible, comfortable, strong shoes that will sit firmly on his foot. Although, as usual, I met people there and in the shales.

Well, with the weather, keep in mind: it will be easier to go overcast, but you will see little, or a hard climb in the heat, but with stunning panoramic views. It seems to me that a compromise option is to go in the morning, in the morning chill, if you can say so about morning in southern Thailand.

You will park - be careful on the road so that your legs won't get trampled

You will park - be careful on the road so that your legs won't get trampled

Ranger at the post, everything is as expected: a magazine and a box for tips.

Ranger at the post, everything is as expected: a magazine and a box for tips.

Take a photo on the phone route

Take a photo on the phone route

On the way back you can have a snack at Tub Kaek Seefood

On the way back you can have a snack at Tub Kaek Seefood

On the map

Map Tub Kaek Hang Nak (Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail)

Map Tub Kaek Hang Nak Nature Trail:

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