Faipi Falls

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Contributor: Salehin Arshady


Geographical Information:

 

 

Waterfall Name: Faipi Falls

Latitude: N21 53.294

Longitude: E92 33.310

Data measured by/ or source:

Garmin GPX 60 courtesy of Fazlay Rabby

 


 

General Information

 

Additional information:

Faipi Waterfalls is situated near Thaikang Para (2.5km arial distance approx.).

This trail started from Thaikang Para. There are several ways to reach Thaikang Para. You could take the Ruma-Boga Lake- Keokradong- Thaikang route or Thanchi- Boarding Para- Serkor Para- Siplampi Para-Baklai Para- Thaikang route.

 

How to go:

To go there you have to reach at Bandarban first

How to go to Bandarban: There are direct bus services from Dhaka. S. Alam, Unique, Shamoly and Dolphin are the non ac bus services which leave Dhaka for Bandarban at late night. There is also an AC service of Saudia. The fare for non ac bus is 350 taka.

Any one can even move from Chittagong. There are some services from Baddarhat Bus station. First bus leaves Chittagong at early morning. The best services named ‘Purbani’ and “Purobi”.

How to Go Thanchi-

From Bandarban you will get Regular Bus service / Chander Gari Service for Thanchi. It will Cost you 130 to 165 Taka per person. It will take four to five hours (or more, depending on road, weather, and service quality). You will get that from Thanchi Chander Gari Stand (less than 1 KM from Bandarban Bus Stand). Any Rickshaw Puller or other services will take you there. Or you just can a have a walk of 10 minutes from bus stand to be there.

Or you can just hire a transport for you from near bus stand. It will cost around 3200 taka (more or less). The rate might rise in the national holiday period.

From Thanchi you have to start to trek.

How to Go Ruma-

From Bandarban you will get Regular Bus service / Chander Gari Service for Ruma. It will Cost you 75 Taka per person. It will take three to four hours (or more, depending on road, weather, and service quality). You will get that from Ruma Chander Gari Stand (less than 1 KM from Bandarban Bus Stand). Any Rickshaw Puller or other services will take you there. Or you just can a have a walk of 10 minutes from bus stand to be there.

Or you can just hire a transport for you from near bus stand. It will cost around 2500 taka (more or less). The rate might rise in the national holiday period.

From Ruma you have to start to trek.

Note: this is certHow to Go Ruma-

From Bandarban you will get Regular Bus service / Chander Gari Service for Ruma. It will Cost you 75 Taka per person. It will take three to four hours (or more, depending on road, weather, and service quality). You will get that from Ruma Chander Gari Stand (less than 1 KM from Bandarban Bus Stand). Any Rickshaw Puller or other services will take you there. Or you just can a have a walk of 10 minutes from bus stand to be there.

Or you can just hire a transport for you from near bus stand. It will cost around 2500 taka (more or less). The rate might rise in the national holiday period.

From Ruma you have to start to trek.

Note: this is certainly not the only trail to be there. There are other options to reach Faipi Falls.

 

Where to stay:

At Bandarban you can get descend hotels for (+/-) 200 to 250 taka per person.

At Thanchi you have to get place at Thaana Rest House for 70 taka per person.

On other place you have to manage your place at the tribal villages. Pay around 50- 60 taka per person.

 

What to eat (food):

Up to Ruma & Thanchi you will get some restaurant. At the trail you have to manage food from locality. We always suggest taking some dry and light food for trail.

 

Tips/advise for traveler:

• Visit in rainy season if you like adventure, winter is most easy season for trek.

• You may take medicine for malaria as this rezone is treated as malaria affected zone.

• Wear comfortable foot wear. It is very important issue for trekking. Make sure it can give you a better grip. You can wear local plastic sandal if you don’t have any thing. But must wear it with socks, better with couple of socks. Otherwise if you are not sure what you should wear then buy a jungle boot, which you can buy from supply stores of army or police accessories. You can get these stores at Kachukhet bazaar or Polwel super market

• Take a tribal guide rather than a Bengali guide. They are more efficient

• Pack all of your good in extra water proof bag or bags.

• Fix how much the guide will cost you. The standard rate is 300 taka per day.

• Don’t take too much load, use back pack instead of other sorts of bag. Couple of pairs of dress will be enough. You don’t need any tent because you will get accommodation easily.

• It is a really easy trek so do not afraid

• don’t rush, that may occur any accident or trouble.

• Keep head cool in danger. That is the best act. Try to enjoy even in tough situation.

• Be a team.

• The accommodation will cost you around 50 to 60 taka per person per night.

• Take rope if you are there in rainy season.

• Trekking with friends is better than trekking with unknown person.

• Your physical stress can create mental stress. So any one can behave roughly, take it easy.

• There might be some lice, don’t be afraid they are not life threatening.

• Support your weaker partner, don’t leave him. That support may make the trip enjoyable.

• Respect tribal culture.

• Please keep the hills clean.

What to take:

• Sleeping Bag (You may get bedding there, but it’s better to have your own, especially at winter)

• Extra one pack of dress to sleep at night

• Electric Torch with extra battery.

• Camera.

• Dry food, light but enough to eat in the way.

• Water container, to drink water on the way.

• Can take water purifier, though most of the time water is clean.

• Extra socks, as much as possible

 

 

 


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Elevation Profile of the trail
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