It’s On My List: Cave Lodge at Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son

Bethany Schumacher, 128 TCCS


Travel Destination

  • Cave Lodge at Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son Province

Mode of Transportation

  • Car

Travel Time (from BKK)

  • 8+ hours

If you traveled from your site, please specify your region…

I traveled by car from Chiang Mai (about 4-5 hours), but there are also buses/vans. You can buy a ticket from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son and ask to get off at Soppong. From Soppong, you can get a taxi to Cave Lodge. You pass through Pai before getting to Soppong. It would also be possible to travel from Chiang Mai to Pai and then separately from Pai to Soppong/Cave Lodge.

The Cost Factor

  • Tuuk maak

How was the weather?

  • Beautiful!

How long did you stay?

  • A few days

Would you recommend this destination?

  • You betcha!

Tell us a quick story about your travels…

Cave Lodge is a super chill hiking/caving outpost run by an Australian (John) who has been living in Thailand for over 30 years. I made an email reservation for two bungalows, showed up in a group of four, and each night we chatted with John about what we wanted to do the next day. We did three expeditions in two full days (stayed three nights). Every moment was AMAZING.


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