Khao Sok National Park, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Khao Sok National Park, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Khao Sok National Park, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Khao Sok National Park, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Khao Sok National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Khao Sok National Park, Thailand by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Khao Sok National Park in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

February

If you are traveling to Khao Sok National Park in February, you will notice that it is sizzling and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

March

March in Khao Sok National Park can be sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

April

If you visit Khao Sok National Park during April, you may find that it is sizzling and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

May

If you are traveling to Khao Sok National Park in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

June

June in Khao Sok National Park is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

July

If you visit Khao Sok National Park during July, you will probably see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

August

In August, Khao Sok National Park is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Khao Sok National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

September

If you visit Khao Sok National Park during September, you will probably notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

October

October is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

November

Traveling to Khao Sok National Park in November, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

December

If you are traveling to Khao Sok National Park in December, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Temple Cave, wear:

If you go to Khao Sok National Park Visitor Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you plan to visit Bang Hua Rat Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Pakarang Cave? You'll need:

Activities for Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Khao Sok National Park.

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