SPIRIT MOUNTAIN’S SPIRIT

Spirit Mountain is a lush tropical garden directly adjacent to a massive jungle-covered limestone karst. The site hosts numerous caves, and is composed of large open areas punctuated with fruit trees and tropical vegetation. The garden forms an L-shape around the mountain exhibiting impressive walls with myriads of stalactites, tuffas and volumes, overlooking it. A trail continues almost all the way around the mountain providing an opportunity for a short hike and fosters a more intimate sense of what the place has to offer. The local community, including, expats, find in its place a precious local natural healing refuge. 

Spirit Mountain is ideal for an immersive stay in nature, a relaxed moment, and to take the time to reflect, inspired by the unspoiled jungle lying up above and the people hanging around. The numerous outdoor activities that we propose here bring additional incentives for exploring new grounds and probing existing boundaries within yourself. These activities include wellness and self-development practices, outdoor adventures and environmental conservation projects (more info here). The common area, an L-shaped platform, is the heart of spirit mountain and a place where people share, learn and laugh. 

Spirit Mountain with its wild natural character is a healing place.


SUSTAINABILITY

While Spirit Mountain has been around as a climbing site for about eight years, the place is slowly but surely transitioning towards a more integrated community-living site with intentions to show-case sustainable living solutions in practice providing a forum for learning and exchange. Accordingly, we are now trying to put terms such as circularity, community spirit, sustainable living, etc. into practice in a culturally sensitive way. Among other initiatives we will be working towards (most of it is planned for 2020):

While Spirit Mountain has been around as a climbing site for about eight years, the place is slowly but surely transitioning towards a more integrated community-living site with intentions to show-case sustainable living solutions in practice providing a forum for learning and exchange. Accordingly, we are now trying to put terms such as circularity, community spirit, sustainable living, etc. into practice in a culturally sensitive way. Among other initiatives we will be working towards (most of it is planned for 2020):

  • Setting up a Biogas digester to fuel our kitchen and reuse some organic material that will not go into our composting station (planned for 2020).
  • Using solar panels to power the site, taking advantage of the sun’s unlimited energy reserves (planned for 2020).
  • Designing certain areas as an experimental permaculture garden to grow our own vegetables so we all can eat fresh, pesticide free fruits and vegetables in addition to optimize water drainage and recuperation (starting 2020). 
  • Optimizing our existing composting system for food waste recuperation and transformation into rich, fertile soil. 
  • Providing recycling stations which weekly collection involves local community members who then bring these recyclables to the recycling factory to get paid. 
  • Drinking water stations so you can refill your water bottles. No plastic bottles are sold on site.
  • Offering a set of supplies in our bungalows that are, by design, gentle to the environment (e.g. natural locally made soap and shampoo bars) in addition to items that we would sold in the common area (bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste tabs, bamboo cotton swabs, shampoo bars, organic hemp bags, refillable bottles, homemade deodorant, locally grown organic coconut oil, bamboo straws and more). 
  • Setting up a solar heated shower system and a rain water collection system to be used in washrooms (planned for 2020).

ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES

Our signature experiences go beyond ordinary tour offerings to provide experiential learning opportunities and memorable, personalized experiences that put you deeply in touch with yourself and in connection with the best the region has to offer.

Our experiences are facilitated by professionals, including qualified and experienced instructors who passionately share their personal practices, passions and projects to offer transformative experiences combining nature, mindfulness, healing and movement. Through these unique experiences, our goal is to contribute to our sustainability commitments by fostering guests’ sense of wonder and love towards our endlessly diverse, colorful and beautiful world.

Our signature experiences portfolio is one of the many sustainability-related services that underpin our vision and mission. 

We offer three main cateories of experiences:

  • ECOLOGY & SUSTAINBILITY
  • ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
  • WELLNESS & HEALING

More information about our sustainability commitments and related services at https://www.naturemind-ed.com

A Note on Climbing

Spirit mountain has been known from foreigners mostly for its numerous rock climbing lines. Spirit mountain is a beautiful cliff with sectors facing in all directions and over 80 routes. Single pitch and routes up to 3 pitches in excellent quality. Most routes are bolted with glue-in bolts, some even titanium even though the sea is far. For detailed information about the sectors, routes and grades please visit https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/thailand/krabi/chong-phli-spirit-mountain

Disclaimer: Climbing is a safe sport if you have had proper training or years of experience on lead climbing and belaying. Climbers should be competent in lead climbing, lead belaying, and have necessary skill to safely climb alone. Contact us for guide services and gear rental.


ACCOMODATION OPTIONS, HOSTING FACILITIES AND SERVICE

Spirit mountain offer several options for sleeping as described below. Site facilities and services to any guest include:

  • Tropical garden, caves and jungle-covered mountain
  • Common chill-out area
  • Front desk (9am – 2pm)
  • Restaurant (breakfast and lunches)
  • Communal Kitchen (evening only)
  • Fire camp spot, BBQ (on demand)
  • Airport shuttle (paid in extra)
  • Shuttle service to the beach (paid in extra)
  • Free Wi-Fi in the common areas and in your bungalow
  • Laundry service
  • Menu of activities (more info here)
  • Motorbike & car rental
  • Natural shop: natural locally made soap, shampoo bars, natural mosquito repellent, etc.

1. Bungalows

We have 7 cozy bungalows with view over the caves and the mountain. Each bungalow offers:  

  • Private bathroom (shower and toilets)
  • Private balcony with direct view over the mountain
  • Fans (with AC option)
  • Mosquito nets
  • Storage space
  • Desk

Bungalow rates in THAI BATHS (THB) with equivalence in US Dollars ($):

Type/Season GREEN
1-05/31-10
HIGH
1-11/9-12
PEAK
10-12/28-2
HIGH
1-03/30-04
Fan600 (20$)800 (25$)1200 (40$)800 (25$)
A/C1000 (25$)1200 (40$)1400 (45$)1200 (40$)
Extra Bed 250 (8$)
Breakfast175/pers (5$) | 10 to 5 yrs old pay 125 THB (3$) | 4 & under FREE

2. Camping

Spirit mountain comprises a large open flat area suitable for camping. We have designed camping areas and are now (Sept 2019) developing dedicated facilities (communal showers and toilets; common cooking space) to make your stay more enjoyable. Guest camping on site can bring their own tent or rent one of ours.

Camping guests have access to:

  • Shared bathroom (shower and toilets)
  • Ground space for tent
  • Gear rental (tent, mat, blanket)
  • Storage space 
  • Access to common area and facilities

Camping rates per person in THAI BATHS (THB) with equivalence in US Dollars:

Type/Season GREEN
1-05/31-10
HIGH
1-11/9-12
PEAK
10-12/28-2
HIGH
1-03/30-04
Own tent 150 (5$)
per pers.
200 (6$)
per pers.
300 (9$)
per pers.
200 (6$)
per pers.
Gear Rental
(tent, mat, etc.)
350 (10$)
per tent
(2pax)
400 (12$)
per tent
(2pax)
450 (15$)
per tent
(2pax)
400 (12$)
per tent
(2pax)
Breakfast 175/pers (5$) | 10 to 5 yrs old pay 125 THB (3$) | 4 & under FREE

3. Yurts, Domes and Tipis (planned for 2020)

We plan to expand the diversity of accommodation styles in Spirit Mountain by providing “intermediary” (between camping and bungalows) budget options and original experiences. We plan to have our first set of these original and stylish accommodations set up in 2020. Keep an eye on it!


FOOD 

We offer a selection of healthy mostly vegetarian options (see below) for breakfast and lunches. Healthy snacks will also be available when possible (energy balls and the like). For dinners guests can preorder during the day or plan to eat in town at one of the many restaurant Aonang offers (see transportation matters below), or cook onsite as we open our communal kitchen area in the evening. 


LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

What makes spirit mountain what it is, is its relative isolation from the busy Aonang beach 6kms away (10min by motorbike/tuktuk/taxi). This relative isolation implies that guests plan to either rent a bicycle, motorbike, car or taxi to travel around on their own. We can help with arranging that and provide useful tips to get to the right spots without hassle. 


HOW TO GET TO SPIRIT MOUNTAIN?

Spirit Mountain is located at Chong Pli Soi 6. From Krabi, arrive in Chong Pli and continue towards Nong Thale. Turn right on Chong Pli soi 6 to the end of the road and turn right again, after 100m Spirit Mountain will be on your right