Koh Phangan is a Thai island that is simply perfect for those who want to spend their day trekking, exploring and then camping during the night. Many parts of this beautiful island are still untouched and they create the perfect retreat for those who want to escape the stressful modern life.
From peaceful coastline paths to fun and more challenging mountain treks, Koh Phangan provides trekkers with various experiences that will make them feel closer to nature.
If you are not an experienced trekker but you want to explore some of the most beautiful paths on Koh Phangan, we advise you to go trekking with a guide and not alone. Experienced trekkers who love to trek alone are advised to take water supplies and high energy food with them during their explorations.
The most popular trekking paths situated in the eastern region of the island lead to peaceful beaches and coves where tourists can relax and enjoy the sun. Phaeng Waterfall Natural Park and Khao Ra, the tallest mountain on the island provide a different perspective on Koh Phangan, one that includes beautiful mountain scenery.
Popular Trekking Routes In Koh Phangan
Situated in the center of the island, the highest peak on Koh Phangan can be reached quite easily by those who love to explore mountain paths. Even though Khao Ra is the tallest peak on the island it stands at only 630 meters but it offers am amazing view of the island and, when the sky is clear, tourists can spot Ko Tao from the top. Khao Ra trek is not suitable for children and if you are not an experienced trekker you shouldn’t go alone since the trek can be pretty difficult at times. It usually takes about two hours to get to the top so keep this in mind when you plan your trip, it is best to avoid the middle of the day when the temperature is quite high. The best time to embark on this adventure is during morning or during afternoon but make sure you allow yourself enough time to get back before it gets dark.
Phaeng Waterfall National Park
The waterfall is a popular tourist attraction in Phaeng Waterfall National Park however, those who are more adventurous can walk further and discover other beautiful mountain paths that provide excellent viewpoints over the island. This region has numerous marked treks for those who really love to spend their day walking and admiring the beautiful landscapes of Koh Phangan.
Tourists who prefer a beach trek should head North West and explore the path that leads to Bottle Beach. The approximately 5 kilometers long trek will reward those who want to test their endurance with one of the most beautiful beaches in Koh Phangan. Bottle Beach has soft white sand and a stunning view over the turquoise waters. Most tourists can arrive at Bottle Beach in about an hour and if they don’t want to follow the same path back to the bay, they can take a long-tail boat back after relaxing on the beach.