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Getting from Um Phang to Sangkhlaburi

Posted by itsallaroundyou on 25/10/2006 at 02:03

Hi, Is it possible to go directly from Um Phang to Sangkhlaburi? And if so, how long and how much (approximately) would it take/cost? I'll be in Thailand in December if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2006 at 04:07 admin

Hi itsallaroundyou,

Welcome to Travelfish!

The simple answer is no. You used to be able to organise to walk from one to the other (it took 6-8 days) but not anymore. There is no road connection between the two.

That said they're both absolutely worth visiting!

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Posted by itsallaroundyou on 25/10/2006 at 04:53

Thanks for your prompt reply.......I had a feeling the answer was no :(

So since I can't travel directy, what's the shortest route from Um Phang to Sangkhlaburi (and/or vice versa)?

Is there a website that lets me search Thai bus routes?

thanks again

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2006 at 06:00 admin

The fastest way will be Umphang-Mae Sot-Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Sangkhlaburi.

The shortest way is to go via Suphanaburi, but you'll need to be lucky with connections and it will take longer than heading back to the Bangkok hub.

There's also a few direct buses a day from Bangkok (morchit-northern bus station) direct to Sangkhlaburi (they do pass through Kanchanaburi though) so if you came in from Mae Sot to Bangkok and we're lucky you could turn around and head straight back out to Sangkhla.

Another option would be to ask around in Mae Sot (or Tak) for minibuses heading straight to Kanchanaburi -- there may be such a route.

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Posted by jarunsaksri24 on 27/2/2011 at 09:14

can do that by car 4wd drive and bike and trekking, real offroad and Adventure. four days trek for local karen people. and 2 days riding by dirtbike.

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Posted by GillesFromFrance on 1/12/2013 at 23:26

Indeed this is a very old post, but I still find it under Google so I find it could be useful to refresh the answer : the trek route is open again nowadays (entirely on Thai territory, no incursion in Myanmar is needed) and I could do it last week - an excellent experience.

As far as I know, the only guide available for the trip is Jarun Saksri, currently living in Sangkhlaburi - he is a very nice guy and the trekking experience with him (six days) was rewarding. His email adress is jarunsaksri1@gmail.com and his phone number is 0854254434

I suppose this seven year late answer will not be useful to the initial poster, but I hope it can help anybody else. This is a trek worth trying, and a very original way to reach Umphang (or leave it).

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