Kirirom Trek

NOT AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER TILL MID NOVEMBER

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  Jungle trekking - Kirirom National Park - Camping - Small streams and lakes - Engaging Local People - Diverse flora - Mixed forest - Famous pine tree forest. Panoramic views
High lights:
Beautiful panoramic views, submerge in the evergreen rain forest. Various types of forests. Small stream crossings. Watch the Great Hornbill and other majestic birds soar the skies.  Lake Site Jungle Camping. Engaging Local Communities.  
Short description:
In Kampong Speu's Aoral district 'Cardamom Mountains', lies the thousands of hectares great Kirirom National Park. A 75km long journey by van, takes you from Voar Sar along extensive valleys definite with a distance sierra. Literally at the end of civilization you reach the start point of the trek. Here your adventure starts.
Trip lenght: 18km - Difficulty: Easy/medium 
 

The evening before departure we can offer you a bed in our basic natural  dormitory for just $1.50 per person at DutchCo's 'Shangri-la'. DutchCo's 'Shangri-La' is tucked away in a small rural village of Voar Sar in a nice garden setting with a small café/bar. A night in our dormitory is already an unique experience itself. If you looking for more comfort, check out our rooms HERE. In Voar Sar you can experience life in the real Cambodian country side. You can explore the village and take a walk into the country site and enjoy a romantic sunset at the stung Prek Thnaot River just a 10 minute walk. The only foreigners you might run into are DutchCo' guests. Our café offers you a basic menu with a choice of good Asian and Western dishes.

 

Rest dorm

 

How to get here

If you don't have lots of time and you like to submerge into the jungle around noon the day after you left Phnom Penh? Than this trek is far out your best option. Voar Sar is only 45kms south of Phnom Penh on highway No 4 to Sihanoukville. From the National Airport it's less than an hour drive. You can grab a public bus from which most of them departure from Psar They (Central market) several times a day. Your guest house is usually happy to organise a ticket for you and transport with a Motordop or tuktuk to the bus station. If you prefer to travel like the locals (cheapest option) you can grab a shared minivan. We can organise that for you. CLICK HERE for information on traveling from Phnom Penh to Voar Sar Kampong Speu province 

Day 1 itinerary

08.30 am we leave from DutchCo’s ‘Shangri-la’ per minivan to KiriromIt's is a trip of 75km and takes around 90 minutes to Kirirom national park. Roads are in good condition year around. At the entrance check point of the park, $5.- entrance fee for kirirom national park per persons has to be paid (not included in the trekking price).   

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From here it's around 15 minutes to the starting  point of the trek in a small village. Here you will be introduced to the park ranger of kirirom national parkThe first part of the trek you will be going uphill to reach a plateau. 

 

Here and during other parts of the trek, you can enjoy some beautiful panoramic views. You will walk on small tracks through beautiful forest. The guide will tell you about the forests and its wildlife of kirirom national park. Around noon we have a break for lunch, coffee and/or tea.

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After lunch we continue east. You will notice that the forests starts to change into a pine tree forests. This reveals an unexpected change of scenery.Depending on the season there are plenty of small streams to be crossed.

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At the end of the day (same as above) we start to prepare the campsite at the shore of the lake. The water of the lake is safe to cool off and wash yourself, but it’s not recommended to swim. Though in the wet season there’s a steady current (thislakeis connected with other lakes and they end up in a stream)Because of this, the lake’s water is refreshed which makes it safer to swim. But even then one has to be cautious for hazardous bacteria

 

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Water will be boiled for coffee and or tea. While you relax and explore the close surroundings of the campsite, diner will be prepared. After you’ve enjoyed your diner its time for a short night hike. Don’t forget to take your flashlight. Once back to the campsite you can enjoy the campfire and on cloudless nights enjoy the starry skies. 

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Day two

After breakfast the campsite is taken down. You start your walk towards the hill in the north covered with jungle forests. This part of the trek treats you on a diversity of forests and some panoramic views. At a beautiful site you enjoy lunch. After lunch we continue our trek.

 

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Depending on the season there are plenty of small streams to be crossed. Around 3 pm you get to the endpoint of the trek. The minivan will be waiting for you to take you back to Voar sar. If you wish you can spent one more might at ‘Shangri-la’, or we can help you to organise transport to Phnom Penh.  

 

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 Price from $92.- to $130.-* 


Minimum of 2 persons ( 'Join-in'. Check HERE)
The above price is per person.

 

 Number  of persons  Price per pp  Total price

 2

 $130.-  $260.-
 3  $105.-  $315.-
 4  $100.-  $400.-
 5 persons and up  $92.-  ---
     
 *6% credit card fee not included

 

What is included?


1 Professional guide

1 Official Park ranger

Camping Gear

Transport private Minivan 

Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

Water - Coffee - Tea

Local police fees 

 What is NOT incuded?


Personal expenses

Snacks

Breakfast day 1 and and Dinner day 2

Entrance fee $5.-

Insurance

 

 

What to bring


During the actual trek; Long trousers - T-shirt - Closed shoes - Socks - Cap or Hat - Sun cream -   Sun glasses - Camera - Small first aid pocket - Mosquito repellent - toiletery. During the night;  Sandals or flip-flops - Small towel - Flash light - A set of cloths to spent the night. No sanitary facilities available. From November till half February nights can be fairly cold.  

 

Important note


This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. DutchCo Trekking Cambodia has the right to change parts, or divert the route of the trek due to weather and terrain conditions and/or in order to follow guidelines of the local rangers without any prior notice.

THIS TREK IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER TILL MID NOVEMBER

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Why Choose Us

DutchCo Trekking Cambodia is driven by respect for nature and people. Aiming at improving the livelihood of Khmer and indigenous people and creating awareness for conservation of natural resources. Honest trek information, customer friendly and not pushy. 

Who Are We

DutchCo Trekking Cambodia is a cooperation between Khmer, Indigenous and Western people. Devoted to nature and keen to take you into Ratanakiri's- and Kampong Speu's Cardamom mountain's -natural recourses in a respectful and responsible way.  

 

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