3. Avoid the Thai Holidays: Cheow Lan Lake is one of the most stunning locations in the world. Due to the combination of scenery, swimming, and wilderness a lake tour or overnight trip has something for everyone. However, each trip to the lake does come with potential disadvantages. For example, Khao Sok Lake is quickly gaining in popularity. Each year more and more guests (both Thai and foreign) arrive at the lake. Certainly before Covid the locals and the local government were struggling to keep up. The result is more people, and more noise. Even now this is most apparent during weekends and Thai holidays. If you are looking for peace and privacy, avoid visiting the lake during Thai holidays, Chinese New Year, or the Christmas-New Year period.
4. Jungle Treks: Some Khao Sok lake tours include a jungle trek. They can be moderately strenuous. The specific routes change with the time of year. However, your hike may very well involve wading across a river, and also walking through or entering a cave. One route requires a short, rope-assisted climb. Please consider your personal fitness level. Hiking is always optional, and if you do so, you can relax at the raft house. If you experience mobility issues, or are physically unfit, please do not go on the jungle hike.