Phu Chi Fah info please

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by Conemeister, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Conemeister

    Conemeister Ol'Timer

    Hi people. I am seeking info for Phu Chi Fah. Will be riding down from Chiang Khong to Nan in March/April and wanted to stop in here for the night maybe. Staying as close as possible to the mountain edge. Can anyone suggest good cheap accom, eats, road conditions. Is it possible to ride up to the peak. Any and all info appreciated.
     
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  3. Jomtien

    Jomtien New Member

    May be my reply come too late.
    I gone twice to Doi Pu Chi Fa , despite the weather was nice when we did arrive on the top the mist was so dense we did not see anything.
    We came from Ching Khong ,the road was in good condition and pretty scenic.
    When you arrive at the top there a large parking and you have to walk a couple of hundred meters .
    Near by you have the village with many resorts and guesthouses ,restaurants too of course ,a nice place for one night.
    The road from there to Nan is a must do.
    Have a nice trip.
     
  4. Conemeister

    Conemeister Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the belated info. Just completed the trip, was an awesome ride and Phu Chi Fa was worth the effort. Yes the ride to Nan was excellent and thanks to a local simcard, using Maps on the phone and thru a headset made choosing the right hwys to take a breeze. Highly recommend this ride.....awesome stuff.
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    How was the PCF accommodation then - up to scratch & would you stay there again?
     
  6. Conemeister

    Conemeister Ol'Timer

    Hi David, yes PCF was pretty cool place to visit. Stayed at PCF Inn in AC bungalow, would probably stay there again as was easy to access up against the other accoms on the highside of road, not too many tourists in town and seems like only the one restaurant was open to feed us, great price for 5 people though.
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for that. Ive actually yet to spend a night up there, believe it or not.
     
  8. imagex

    imagex Member

    Awesome place to visit, I was up there in Nov last year. The roads are generally decent but you do get some with a bunch of potholes no too often.

    I cant remember the guesthouse, but there are a few along the tiny town together most with views over the forests etc. Around 300-600 baht for a decent room. The town is super quiet, i didnt see any other farang.

    You for sure need to stay over the night so you can get up the peak for the sunrise, well worth it. I was up driving up at 5am from guesthouse. Its about a 15 min drive up. Then you park and have a 20-30 min hike up (bring a torch or headlamp and a jumper / jacket).

    Here is a shot of the sunrise looking across to Laos : http://www.samdcruz.com/general/phu-chi-fa-sunrise-northern-thailand
     
  9. Conemeister

    Conemeister Ol'Timer

    Thats a great photo, wish I had a decent camera to get shots like that. Mine is Sony HD Video Cam with 12mgp still
     
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Here's the photo:

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    Note for imagex the correct hyperlink for the pic is http://www.samdcruz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HDR1.jpg

    Good luck & hope to see more of your stunning photos if you want to share them.
     
  11. helbob

    helbob Ol'Timer

    This year and 2013 i been again at Phu Chee Fah Lodge, a nice resort 10km away from the top. The big room with a good view and TV on ~1300m was 500 baht include a thai-breakfast. They have different bungalows, the big one with nice view, small one, ban din with TV(made with mud, a good climate)

    http://www.phucheefalodge.com (only in thai)
    phucheefalodge@hotmail.co.th
    N 19.79787 E 100.43596
    +66849431960
    +6653918322

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    Opposite of Phu Chee Fah Lodge you can drive up to Phu Pha Sawan Viewpoint. The last 15min must walk. A wonderful place ...
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