This 5-day trek is the perfect way to explore the beauty of rural Cambodia. You will trek through rice paddies, jungles and small villages and past ancient monasteries and temples. Staying in traditional stilt house accommodation each night offers an insight into local culture. A highlight of the trek will be reaching the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor, where you have the opportunity to visit one of its most famous temples, Angkor Wat.
Do Something Different...
After completing your trek you will support a local community project in Knapor village, getting involved with hands-on tasks such as painting, refurbishment and gardening depending on the most urgent need in the village at the time. You will have the opportunity to meet local people while supporting them and their community.
Day 1: London - Siem Reap
Depart London on an overnight flight to Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap
Arrive in Siem Reap and check into our hotel in time for a group dinner and a briefing on the week ahead.
Day 3: Siem Reap - Beng Mealea - Tham Chruonh
We set off this morning for the drive to Kulen Mountain and the start of our trek. Leaving the Buddhist monastery we trek uphill through dense forest, enjoying beautiful views of the mountains and passing through small villages to reach the village of Thma Chronh where we stay in a local homestay. Trek 12km (approx. 3 hours walking)
Day 4: Tham Chruonh - Phumi Popel - Preah Ang Thom
Today we continue through local villages, passing some small ancient temples long the way before reaching Preah Ang Thon, a 16th century monastery noted for its giant reclining Buddha. We stop for lunch by a waterfall before continuing to tonight's homestay. Trek 22km (approx 6 hours walking).
Day 5: Preah Ang Thom - Phumi Thmey - Srah Damrei - Wat Preah Kral
Today sees us hiking through dense jungle and passing by a couple of interesting, little-visited sites. Srah Damrei, meaning 'elephant pond' is still home to impressive statues of lions and elephants which used to hold fort over the plains below. After lunch by a small river we continue to the temple, Wat Preah Kral, where we spend the night in the pagoda! Trek 14km (approx. 5 hours walking).
Day 6: Wat Preah Kral - Phumi Sorsey - Tapang
We head downhill this morning through the jungle to a small village where we stop for lunch. We then continue through paddy fields, farms and other small villages before reaching Tapang, where there is time to interact with the local villagers before spending the night in a homestay. Trek 22km (approx 8 hours walking).
Day 7: Tapang - Anh Chanh - Angkor Wat
Our final day of trekking sees us walking across a red soil path through the paddy fields, before eventually reaching the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park. There is time to explore the most famous of its temples, Angkor Wat, before meeting our vehicle and transferring to our hotel in Siem Reap. Trek 18km (approx 6 hours walking).
Days 8-9: Khapor Village Community Project
Spend two days assisting on a local community project in Knapor Village. You will stay at a hotel in Siem Reap and transfer there each day (approx. 45 mins).
Day 10: Angkor
Today is our final chance to explore the mighty temples of Angkor! We start with a visit to Angkor Thom and its ancient tree-covered bayon, and then proceed to Ta Prohm. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner in town.
Day 11: Siem Reap - London
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London (may arrive following day, depending on flight schedules).
N.B. This itinerary may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the ability of the group and so on. We will do our best to keep to the set itinerary however we cannot be held responsible for changes that might occur outside of our control. In all such circumstances your guide and tour leader will have the final say in the interest of the health and safety of the group.
What is included
- Return flights from the UK
- Airport taxes and charges
- Local transfers and transport
- 2-3* hotel in Siem Reap
- Traditional houses on trek
- Expert English-speaking local guides
- Support staff
- Trek permit
- Entry fees as per itinerary
- Project materials and co-ordination
- Different Travel UK tour manager
- All meals as per itinerary
What is not included
- Any necessary vaccinations
- Drinks, laundry and personal expenses
- Spending money
- Transport to/from UK airports
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal kit and equipment
- Travel insurance
- Cambodia visa
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