ANGKOR & NORTHERN SIEM REAP TREKKING
8-Day (7 Nights/8 Days)
The excursion will be provided with Khmer history from 802AD to the presence. The orientation will bring you to see the ruins existed over 1000 years old and how well- off they were in the past time if compared to the current society.
Tour Start: Siem Reap
Tour End: Siem Reap
Trekking Level: Hard
Tour Trek Distance: 103km
Trekking Duration: 7Nights/8Days
Trekking highlight: Camping with tents along the river, Homestay with local family, Jungle trail trekking, hidden temple of Koulen, Waterfall, riverbed carving, Grand Buddha reclining, Jungle temple of Koulen Park, Bat cave, the world famous temple of Angkor khnown as UNESCO Heritage site.
Trekking style: Soft Adventure Easy - Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility.
Day 01: SIEM REAP-ARRIVAL
On arrival, you will be welcomed and greeted by our local guide, and transfer to city for check in to the hotel. Free and leisure time by the hotel swimming pool and a small city tour around the old quarter area of Old Market. Overnight at Hotel and welcome dinner
Day 02: SIEM REAP-BENGMEALEA (Trek 5-6 Hours- 16km)
After breakfast at hotel, you with your local guide will take a short transfer out of town to the place where we start our trek. Heading to southeast across dazzling green rice paddy and farmland, we trek through the small remote village along the quite nature way and we will enjoy the beautiful stunning scenic countryside with the warmly welcome by the hand waves from the local kids who are playing on the ground. Continue our trek through the rice field and green pastures, and then head turn to the north and face straight to the pagoda for our evening’s accommodation. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 03: BENGMEALEA-PHNOM KOULEN (Trek 7-8Hours/ 19km)
After Breakfast at your homestay, we are ready for our challenge trek to the top of Koulen Mountain(487m) uphill. Koulen is the name of the sacred mountain and the highest one in Siem Reap. We are heading to the west uphill on undulling track through the forest and isolate village. we will visit Prasat Chreu, the small temple that was lost for many centuries and we enjoy the picnic lunch at the village of Anglong Thom. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 04: ANLONG THOM-SRASH DOMREY ( Trek 7-8Hours/ 20km)
After breakfast at our homestay, we start trekking to the archeological site and finding the residence of the the former largest capital by King Jayavarman II. Moreover; we keep visiting the many hidden temples built during the 9th century such as Prasat KOK CHEN, SRASH TA EY SEY and PRSAT DAMREY KRAL. Over there, we enjoy the jungle picnic lunch nearby the river, and then continue our trek to SRASH DAMREY ( Elephant Pond) where we will camp. Crossing the rice paddy fields, passing through an organic farm of the isolated mountain village and community forest, we will enjoy the stunning scenic view of the panoramic mountain site view of the forest, the view of Sacred of Koulen Mountain. Jungle night in tents and dinner . Overnight in Tents
Day 05: SRASH DAMREY-PREASH ANGTHOM ( Trek 6-7 Hours/ 16km)
After breakfast at the jungle tents, we continue trekking to explore another adventure jungle trails. We will visit the bat cave where millions of fruit bats are hanging from the ceiling above our heads. No need to be afraid though, these little creatures will not hurt us. And then continue our trek to the great waterfall, a through lush green forest. Take in the atmosphere and allow our trek to relax and refresh the senses as the music of nature begins to play softly around us. After getting a lovely picnic lunch, we continue our trek to Wat Preash Kral and pass through a small jungle village of former Khmer Rough, and then straight to Preah Angthom ( The Grand Buddha reclining). After that, head to the great waterfall of Koulen mountain. That’s a time to swim and cool up. Refresh by the holy water from the Riverbed of Thousand Linga carving under the river. That is the sacred and holy play of the god Hindu ( SHIVA)
Camping night with tents along the river nearby the waterfall.
Day 06: KOULEN- TBENG ISOLATE HOEMSTAY (Trek 6-7Hours/ 20km)
After breakfast at the river tents, we are beginning exploring another archeological wonder of the river bed, namely 1000 LINGAS carving, under the riverbed of Koulen. This is considered sacred by many Cambodian people who believe that drinking from the holy river will bring them a good luck and prosperity. From here, we set off along an old trail, now little-used because of the recent construction of a road. We may meet a few local people who still use this path for hunting and getting to work on farms. Our trek continues to the south-east direction following a small jungle trail down the mountain. Back on the flat plains, we continue our trek on sandy, sometimes muddy tracks. There is little shade as we pass a few villages with local schools and an abundance of pagodas. We will be hot and tired by the time we reach our evening’s accommodation, Overnight at Homestay.
Day 07: TBENG ISOLATE HOMESTAY-ANGKOR (Trek 4-5Hours/ 12Km)
After breakfast from the local house, we are ready for another adventure trek to the Angkor complex, passing through the beautiful green forest of Angkor Park and across the local village along the way of the trek. Enjoy the living standard of the khmer people who have been living so far from the city. We will see cow, water buffalo, rice paddy fields, and the local khmer traditional house. The most importantly, we will visit an original of Preah Dak Village, which has the first and original ancient khmer’ s hours surrounded by the green of organic farm. Lunch break around the village, and then continue to visit few temples along the way of trek. Drive back to Siem Reap downtown. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08: SIEM REAP-ANGKOR EXPLORE
After breakfast, we transfer to the checkpoint for our ticket to the Angkor Temples. Our driver will drop us at the national park of Angkor where we will start our trek through the forest to visit the world famous temple of Angkor Wat, heritage list site of USNESCO. Angkor Wat is the one of the best preserved temples in the Angkor complex. This enchanting walk will take us along ancient paths that have been abandoned for many centuries and it also makes you feel like a real explorer. From there, we continue along the city wall of Angkor Thom, the main capital city of the Khmer empire, to visit Bayon, Baphoun and Phimean Akas as well as the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King. Of course; we will turn to the victory gate and continue our trek through a small forest to visit the overgrowth jungle temple of Ta Phrom (known as the TOM RIDER) when the Hollywood film in year 2000 ). After an magical day of exploration of the wonders of Angkor complex, we transfer back to Siem Reap for an enjoyable farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel