Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary is only partially open to tourists. The sanctuary's main trail is 6 kilometers long and weaves through pine forest, flowers, rocks and various cliffs. Given its altitude the sanctuary is cool all year round. The sanctuary is currently engaged in the Food for Elephants Rehabilitation Project initiated by Her Majesty the Queen.
Details: Visitors to the park must be guided by sanctuary officials and this must be arranged in advance. Accommodation is available, but again this must be arranged in advance. A package of three days and two nights is the sanctuary's usual offering. The best time for trekking is from October to May. The sanctuary is closed from June to September.
Address: Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Amphoe Phu Luang, Loei, Thailand 42230.
Tel: +66 4280 1955
How to get there: Take Highway No.203, the Loei - Phu Ruea route, for approximately 36 kilometers to Ban San Tom, turn left at the side of the Ban San Tom School and go along the asphalt route for 18 kilometers until reaching the Huai Thong Checkpoint. Proceed further along the laterite path for approximately 10 kilometers to the Khok Nok Kraba Ranger Station. A four-wheeled drive car should be used. In case that the car cannot be driven uphill, there is a pickup for rent provided at the Huai Thong Checkpoint.