How to get here
NPPY is located in central Thailand along the Pasak river about 130km North/North-East of Bangkok in Saraburi Province.
The GPS position of the camp is: 101,06432°E / 14,67644°N
If you are arriving by public transportation, the nearest town to NPPY Camp is Kaeng Khoi, and you should aim to get to here first-via train or bus. You can either hire one of the motorcycle taxis or taxis from the train/bus station to take you to camp, OR NPPY Camp can arrange a taxi pick up for you (contact us to arrange).
It’s about a 2 hour drive from Bangkok depending on where you’re coming from.
From Chiang Mai or the North: Coming to the camp from the northern part of Thailand requires for most cases to drive on the road number 1 or 11.
You may also take a 1 hour flight to Bangkok via DMK or BKK airports and then make your way here via train, bus, or taxi.
From Korat or the North-East: E-Sarn is a vast area but the way to the camp is similar to the one for Bangkok. On Mittraphat road after Pak Chong and Muak Lek, the road goes down in between a few cement factories. Kaeng Khoi is 7 km farther, on the right hand side. At this level a U-turn must be taken in order to get to the town. Some shortcuts via Wang Muang are possible for the one coming from Changwat Chayaphum or Petchabun.
Arriving at Kaeng Khoi (on the left hand side) from Mittraphat road (take the U-turn if you come from the North-East) there are two options. Turn left after the LPG station just before the cross road (bridge) going to Ban Na. If you miss it, continue for 3 kms on Mittraphat road and turn left just after the PTT station. Once in Kaeng Khoi follow the way to Wang Muang / Pasak chonlasip Dam (road 3224). 15 kms further on this road after the cement factory there is a school on the right hand side, then a small police station with a road on the left (going to Pask Supalai Resort). After that, the next two small roads on the left are going to Moo Ban Tha Sabok. The next small road on the left is the one that takes you to the camp. Continue on this asphalted secondary road (2 kms) until it becomes a track. This track will become very steep up and then down but after that you are at destination.
From Bangkok: Kaeng Khoi having a small railway station, it is easy to get to this town by train. All the trains going on the North-East part of Thailand will pass through Kaeng Khoi. Starting from the Bangkok Hualamphong or Bang Sue railway stations, there are departures every few hours. The journey takes about 3 hours. Coming by bus from Mochit bus terminal won’t be harder as most of the buses heading to the North-East will pass Through Kaeng Khoi. Another option is to take a minibus just next to Victory Monument at Bangkok (see Google Map). It can be possible to hire a taximeter directly from Suvarnabumi airport or even other places but the price will be quite higher (see Google Map).
From Chiang Mai or the North: The trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok will stop at the Lopburi Railway station. Once at Lopburi there are many local buses to Saraburi and then Kaeng Khoi. Some buses at the Chiang Mai bus station might go to Lopburi or Saraburi.
From Korat or the North-East: If you come from Nong Khai at the border of Laos near Vientiane, Nakhon Phanom, Ubon Ratchathani or any other location in E-Sarn, all the trains and most of the buses will pass through Kaeng Khoi. Don’t forget to ask the controller to wake you up or inform you when arriving at destination.
Once at Keang Khoi (see Google Map) the journey is not over yet. The last twenty kilometers can be done by local bus or motorbike. The taxi-motorbike drivers are situated just outside the railway station. They can take you to the camp for about 200 baht. The bus can be taken in front of the temple near the market. Get out from the bus at Moo Ban Tha Sabok. At this point you have to walk to the camp or call us for assistance.
I’m going to Kaeng Khoi (Saraburi)= ฉันกำลังไปสระบุรี
I’m going to Moo Ban Tha Sabok = ฉันกำลังไปหมู่บ้านท่าสะบก
I’m going to Nam Pha Pa Yai Camp = ฉันกำลังไปน้ำผาป่าใหญ่แค้มป์
The land of Mr Had Carabao = ที่ดินของแอ๊ด คาราบาว
The climate varies very little in Thailand. We have hot and hotter, but you can visit all year round. The best time to visit NPPY Camp is between November and early April. From May to October, it’s considered the rainy season, but since a lot of our routes are underneath a roof, you can still climb to your heart’s content.
If it rains, it usually rains during the night. So during the daytime, you can still climb.
In order for the camp to do yearly maintenance, we usually close the camp for the month of April to bolt and/or rebolt routes; maintain toilets, tents, huts, and restaurant; as well as clearing pathways and clearing dirt and debris from the climbing routes.
Note: If you are not staying overnight at NPPY Camp, an access fee of 100thb will be charged upon arrival for usage/access via maintained road, toilets, pulley system, and parking.