This is a day trip trek to Kirirom National Park, where you’ll encounter experience with natural views, beautiful waterfall, and beautiful stunning views at the east of Cardamom Mountain. The local ecotourism site was initiated by local NGO which benefit for local farmers as well as create more job, more income and mostly changed their tradition job by cutting trees and bamboo to protect it for sustainable development. Kirirom National Park is connected with this community, it’s a high altitude plateau as known for its unique high elevation pine forest, which forms the headwaters for numerous streams feeding Kampong Speu Town. This park is also the home to many endangered species of animals such as Pleated gibbon, sun bear and tiger. With its lush and elevated location, the Kirirom National Park has a real escapism feel to it, with the stunning views across to the Cardamom Mountains. This is a moderate to challenging activity where you need to climb and downhill by foots and delicious packed lunch in the jungle. Our vehicle supported is waiting to take us back to Phnom Penh the hilltop of Kirirom National Park where the finished point of our enjoyable trekking adventure day.

Tour Highlight:

  • Experience with local ecotourism site where you’ll see the real life and real culture of local people in the countryside
  • Hike in a beautiful environment – waterfall, bat cave, pine forest where you’ll encounter experience with the nature, and stunning views across to the Cardamom Mountain
    Enjoy a packed lunch in the jungle where you’ll experience like local people or rangers.

Tour at a glance:

  • Full day trekking tour
  • Depart daily at 5:30 am
  • Max distance 15 km (9 miles)
  • Max altitude – 675 meters (2,215ft)
  • Activity level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Join & end in Phnom Penh with vehicle supported
  • Minimum age: 9 years old
  • Min group size: 2
  • Max group size 12
  • Photographic opportunity: Good
INCLUDED
Hotel pick up and drop off English speaking hike guide and local guide
Packed lunch and drinking water Entrance fees and round trip transport
NOT INCLUDED
Persona expense and tips
Guide Travel insurance

What to bring:
Not much to bring as our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you to bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water. Here is some of the items that you can on it:

  • Wear comfort clothing, hiking Shoes, sunglasses and sun cream with SPF+
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera or smart phone for taking some photo during the trip and make sure their battery are enough
  • Please prepare your own breakfast and some snacks for your personal use.
  • Refill water bottle to reduce plastic waste where in the Cambodian countryside, recycling facilities for plastic are nonexistent, and people burn their waste. It will releases toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, dioxins and fur ans which can cause cancer, impotence, asthma and a myriad of other allergies.
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Day 1: Hiking to Kirirom National Park & drive back to Phnom Penh optional with Sihanouk Vile

From 6am, we will pick you up at the hotel and drive to the Chambok Community Based Ecotourism where we need to take around 2 hours to 3 hours as depending on the traffic conditions. Since we wake up early, we can nap in a car. On the arrival, we’ll have a warm welcome from our local guide and community leaders as well as the ladies group of the Women Restaurant and have a morning tea before we start the hike. These journey follows the Chambok community which is a rural tourism project that benefits local farmers. We will explore bamboo forest, rain forest and relaxing packed lunch on the fourth waterfall where you’ll experiences a different side of them. Then, we climb up to the hilltop with stunning views across to the Cardamom Mountains and pause along the way to walk down a ranger road. We will be walking in peaceful park and beautiful nature which covered by pine trees and warm temperature. Refreshing through the pine tree, peaceful park and explore from the top of Kirirom Mountain are the ideal way to end our day tours, before returning to your hotel in Phnom Penh with approximately 3 hour on our vehicle supported and optional with drop off you in the bus and taxi station for your next destinations to Sihanouk Vile or Koh Kong provinces.
  • Distance 15 KM (9 miles)
  • Meals: packed lunch were served by local community based ecotourism site (The vegetarian is also available during this trip)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
November 1, 2018

Beautiful full day hike in Chambok / Cardamom mountains
It was so lovely to leave Phnom Penn for the day and to see some of the Cambodian countryside, hiking in the Cardamom mountains.
Thong is a lovely person and an excellent host. The hike was a lot of fun, in a beautiful environment – waterfall, bat cave, pine forest. We were accompanied by a community guide, Sanh, who joined us at the Chambok village after a quick breakfast. We also shared a basic lunch in the mountains, 8km into the 16km hike. Really great excursion if you’re traveling solo or with friends. Note it’s a 3 hour trip to get to the village so it’s important to get an early start. Expectedly traffic on the return journey is heavy, but a good opportunity to nap in the car. Thanks Thong and his team.

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