Category Archives: Packrafting

Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The final destination of my few-weeks packrafting trip in Thailand led me to the Cheow Lan Lake which is part of the Khao Sok National Park. Previous destinations of my trip where the Phang Nga Bay and the Sok River which I also visited via packraft.
Since packrafting information about Khao Sok are rare / not exist, my intention is to provide some baseline information in this posting.

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Packrafting the Sok River – Thailand

Check out two additional trip reports:
Packrafting the Phang Nga Bay – Phuket – Thailand
Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The Sok River in Thailand is leading through the southern part of the Khao Sok Nationalpark located roughly 200 km north of Phuket. The nationalpark itself is an artificial one created in 1982.

The Sok River is an excellent beginner river with (depending on season) whitewater level I / II maximum (end of November). It is close to civilization but you still get the possibility to see plenty of wildlife & jungle.

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Packrafting the Phang Nga Bay – Phuket – Thailand

Check out two additional trip reports:
Packrafting the Sok River – Thailand
Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The Phang Nga Bay close to Phuket, Thailand, is primarily known for its tourist hotspots such as the James Bond Island where thousands of visitors hop on and off each year. However, there is much more to see in this bay – therefore, I decided to pay it a visit in November 2017 as one of the spots on my Thailand Packrafting Roundtrip.

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Packrafting Parts of the Neckar River

In May 2017, we headed out to Germany for giving the Neckar River a try with our packrafts. We kicked off in Rottweil on Saturday morning where the Neckar is still a small, tiny runlet which made rafting basically a tough challenge. On our way North, we had to leave the river a couple of times due to dams. But we made it via Talhausen to Epfendorf and continued on Sunday via Oberndorf to Sulz am Neckar where we ended our trip.

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Urban Packrafting – Lake Zurich and Limmat River

Zurich offers plenty of possibilities for Packrafting folks – therefore, I’m still wondering why there is no commercial offering for packrafting trips in (and around) Zurich. Perhaps this is something the Zurich Tourism Office will pick up in the future?

Recently, we were enjoying the evening sun on the Zurich lake in our packrafts before heading down the Limmat towards Dietikon. This is an easy trip which basically requires basic paddling skills only. Solely the transport ferries represent a risk to packrafting folks.

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