CAMBODIA – Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen: Discovery the Holy Mountain of Kulen National Park 2D1N

A two-day trek deep into the forests around the holy mountain Kulen is an astonishingly beautiful way to discover the ancient Khmer capital, where the majestic Angkor Empire began.

Theme

Art & Culture, Sustainable

Country - City

Cambodia - Siem Reap

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 2

Price level

$$$

Seasonality

All year long. Best period from November to March and from July to August. To avoid April, May, September & October.

Max number of person(s)

Accommodates 12 passengers comfortably, but can be extended to 15 passengers with limited space.

Market segment

Arrival City

Siem Reap

Departure city

Siem Reap

Number day and night

2 days - 1 night

Day by day description

Day 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
In the morning, travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Kulen, the largest forested area in the Siem Reap province. After only 5 kilometers of driving, you will already be in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, passing through charming villages, endless rice fields, and sugar palm trees. Welcome to the wild!
Upon arriving at the National Park checkpoint, located at the foot of Kulen Mountain, you’ll meet the local ranger who will accompany you during the hike. After a short briefing, head out into the jungle, first coming upon The River of 1000 Lingas. Here, it’s hard not to marvel at the carvings located inside the river, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, not to mention the golden Reclining Buddha, situated at Preah Ang Thom. Then embark on a single trail plunging into the deep forest and indulge in the nature. Your hike ends at the Phnom Kulen Waterfall, where you can refresh yourself with a nice swim. Lunch nearby the waterfall. After lunch, continue to walk until the homestay where you’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 12 kilometers – 3 hours (Excluding site visits)
Total Elevation Gain: + 253 meters / – 212 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 322 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through forest
Transportation: 50 kilometers – 1 hour 20 minutes (From hotel to starting point)

Note:

  • It is best to avoid weekends and public holidays to enjoy the waterfalls without the crowds.
  • The latest departure time from the hotel in Siem Reap is 08:00.

Day 2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Wake up early to enjoy the fresh, tranquil atmosphere of the local village. After savoring a delicious local breakfast at your homestay, you will embark on your second day of trekking by venturing to the Phnom Kulen plateau.
Today, transfer by vehicle (around 15 minutes) to the starting point, then begin your hike along a diverse mix of trails, which leads you to a hidden temple that was built in the 9th century and some cashew nuts plantations. Continue the hike to explore other beautiful archaeological sites along the trail. You will make a stop at the impressive Phnom Tbal to see stone carvings representing Shiva, Vishnu, and other Hindu gods. Also in the area is Prasat Rong Chen which is a small pyramid temple. Here, you’ll stand on the site where Jayavarman II declared himself King of the Khmer Empire.
The highlight is surely the famous Srah Damrei site, housing a holy Elephant statue and shrine carved in sandstone, representing the mountain’s guardian. This site holds great significance for Cambodian people, who travel from all over the country to visit and pray. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and a short rest. Afterward, continue to a charming a pagoda and end your walk when you reach the village. Transfer back to Siem Reap.

Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 18 kilometers – 5 hours (Excluding site visits)
Total Elevation Gain: + 412 meters / – 315 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 372 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through forest
Note: flexible trails, possible to reduce the kilometers trekking

Transportation: 50 kilometers – 1 hour 20 minutes (From ending point to Siem Reap)

Note: If you wish to reduce the hike distance on day 2 from 18 kilometers to 12 kilometers, please modify the hike distance, and level in your program text and include a quote for the supplement tractor.

Selling points

  • To offer intermediate level trek in Kulen National Park.
  • To learn how the Khmer Empire began by visiting some important archaeological sites.
  • To visit exotic waterfalls and learn about Cambodian flora and fauna.

Level Of The Excursion

Medium – This activity offers tangible positive contributions to the local community, culture and/or environment

The Impact Of This Excursion

Social/cultural Impact

Homestays

Environment Impact

Transportation

Economic Impact

Community benefits

Extensions

It would be possible to add an extra night at Kulen honestly. Then, the day after, return to Siem Reap to combine the visit to Kbla Span & Banteay Srei, or visit Beng Mealea, or travel to Preah Vihear.

Selling points

  • Perfect destination and product for Active travelers; a mix of contact with nature, local community, learning experiences, and challenges.
  • Intermediate trek module, with medium elevation (less than 500 meters). 1 Day is soft at just 12 kilometers, while the 2-day trek is more challenging at 18 kilometers.
  • Trek in Kulen National park, supported by Easia Active guide and a local ranger.
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path locales, trekking through jungle trails.
  • Overnight in a local homestay.

Pros

  • Friendly homestay owner.
  • Possible to reduce the kilometers to hike.

Cons

  • Limited choice of active guide languages – almost only French and English-speaking guides are available (please consult Operation before confirming the product).
  • Rare to witness wildlife along the trails.

TIME AND TRANSPORTATION

FROMTOKMBYDURATIONROOD CONDITION
Siem ReapKulen Mountain starting point, Day 150Car or Van 1 hr 30 minGood
Kulen Mountain ending point, Day 2Siem Reap50Car or Van 1 hr 30 minGood

 

Notes

  • Homestay provides only shared rooms; guests need to share a room and 2 toilets
  • Basic toilets, no shower, no hot water.
  • Capacity: Accommodates 12 passengers comfortably, but can be extended to 15 passengers with limited space. Some clients will sleep inside the house, while others will sleep at the nearby house cabin.

MAP OF THE MODULE: link (please do not share it with the guest)

INFORMATION TO COLLECT FROM THE CLIENT 

  • Understand the client and guests’ needs and expectations before proposing an itinerary
  • Request information from clients and fill the Information Active Participants file: Name and surname, hiking level, any specific allergies, insurance details.

INFORMATION ABOUT TREKKING MODULE

  • Easia Active guide + 1 Local ranger escort the group
  • Flexible module, possible to reduce the trekking daily kilometers, extending vehicle transfer – adaptable to beginner and sportive travelers
  • Max elevation gain – less than 500 meters per day.
  • First day
    • Soft trek 12 km, positive elevation less than 300m,
    • Lunch on the first nearby waterfall
    • Dinner at the homestay – please inform if any specific diet
  • Second day a bit more challenging 18km, positive elevation less than 500m –
    • First part 10 km, visit remote temples, and other historical sites
    • Lunch at Srah Damrei
    • Last part 8 km, visit Srah Damrei, bat cave, pagoda
    • then travel back to Siem Reap

WHAT TO BRING:

  • The big luggage will be kept on the van or 25 seat bus
  • Small backpack to carry water and camera during the trek
  • Trekking shoes, sun protection, hut, mosquito repellent, reusable water bottles, trekking poles, swimsuits in case of traveler want to swim in the water fall or river,
  • Long pants, rain jacket in case of unexpected rain

ACCOMMODATIONS 

  • Homestay – max capacity 15 pax
  • Only sharing room but private
  • 2 toilets available, with no shower and no hot water
  • Dinner cooked by the family on the first day
  • Breakfast cooked by the family, second day
  • Lunch box prepared by the local family on the second day

SEASONALITY DETAILS

  • From November to beginning of March is the perfect time with pleasant temperature and nice landscape.
  • In April and May, the weather is very hot. Possible but very challenging
  • June to August is the green season, with some rain during the early morning and/or late afternoon, but boasting beautiful and lush, green landscapes.
  • Avoid September and October due to the heavy rain, the trail is muddy and difficult to access

SNACK PACKAGES

  • Local Snacks – (local fruits, snacks, and drinks)

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Validation date

28/03/2024

Number of PAX

Accommodates 12 passengers comfortably, but can be extended to 15 passengers with limited space.

Tariff conditions

ERP quotation

Day1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen

  • Transports: Packages => Package Price – regular vehicle in Siem Reap => 05. REP – City tour Full Day (2 days) + 14. REP – Kulen Moutain (icl Banteay Srey) (Extra) + 02. Overnight (REP driver)/Standby
  • Guides: English speaking guide (REP)_Local guide => Local Guide; Day in province (2 days) + Local Guide; Supplement Trekking multiday tour (2 days)
  • Restaurants: Active – Local restaurants in Cambodia => Set menu; Lunch
  • Entrance fee: Entrance Fees in Siem Reap => Kulen mountain (depart from REP) (receipt); Per pax
  • Entrance fee: Entrance Fees in Siem Reap => Phnom Kulen – Overnight permission fee (receipt); Per pax
  • Entrance fee: Entrance Fees in Siem Reap => Phnom Kulen – Overnight permission fee – Transport for Easia staff (receipt); Per service
  • Homestay: Active – Homestay Phnom Kulen => Sharing with other guests (including homestay fee, dinner on day 1 + breakfast on day 2  + security fee for 2 policemen)
  • Others: Active – Homestay Phnom Kulen – Other services => Meals for guide (Dinner+Lunch); Per service
  • Others: Active – Food packages – REP – (Standard) => Snacks for Active tour with Local snacks and water 3L/Day; Per pax
  • Others: Active – Hiking/ Trekking Phnom Kulen back up – Extra services => Ranger Phnom Kulen fee – day tour (meals included); Per service (2 days)
  • Others: Active – Adventure Camping Phnom Kulen – Extra services => Beverage package Standard (3 soft drinks/beer); Per pax (2 days)
  • Others: Active – Regular restaurant 3* – meal for guide => Lunch; Per service
  • Others: Active – Security budget => Security budget Trekking multiday tour; Per pax

Day2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap

  • Others: Active – Homestay Phnom Kulen – Other services => Lunch box Homestay Phnom Kulen; Per pax

Supplement

If you wish to reduce the hike distance on day 2 from 18 kilometers to 12 kilometers, please modify the hike distance in your program text and include a quote for the supplement tractor.

ERP quotation for tractor => Others => Active – Hiking/ Trekking Phnom Kulen back up – Extra services => Local tractor Phnom Kulen; Per service.

Important notes

MAP OF THE MODULE – Link google map

  • Day 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen – Anglon Thom village
    • Early morning transfer from Siem Reap is very important – leave max at 08:00
    • Starting point 1000 lingas – meeting with Ranger
    • Visit sacred water and then reclining Buddha
    • Trekking into the jungle then reach to the river and waterfall
    • Lunch nearby the waterfall
    • After lunch walk to the homestay around 16:00 (total 12 km)
    • Dinner homestay
  • Day 2: Phnom Kulen Loop – Siem Reap
    • Breakfast at the homestay
    • Challenging day 18km – carry 2 liters of water each pax
    • First part
      • First part 10 km, visit remote temples, and other historical sites
      • Lunch at the Srah Domrei – Book picnic lunch box plus transfer to Srah Damrei
      • Last part 8 km, visit Srah Damrei, bat cave, pagoda
      • possibility to reduce the trekking, van can access at the pagoda
    • Refreshment drink, pack the bag and leave to Siem Reap or Beng Mealea

ACTIVE SUPPLIER 

  • Book local ranger Phnom Kulen
  • Contact the Homestay in Phnom Kulen and ask always to privatize the house for our groups
  • Picnic lunch nearby the waterfall.
  • Picnic lunch box second day – book from homestay

TRANSPORTATION

  • Use regular transportation supplier
  • Guide contact local ranger directly to motor taxi, in case of emergency (clients own account).

ACTIVE GUIDE

  • Use Active Guide Database and contact Active team before booking a trekking guide
  • Always remember to give the ACTIVE First aid kit to the Guide
  • Clearly explain to the Guides the client’s profile and the guests’ expectations
  • Guide must be prepare to explain the flora and fauna of the area, and its archaeological sites
  • Ask the guide to stop and try some local snacks along the way, which is important to allow guests to experience local life and Cambodian traditions

ADVENTURE SERVICES

  • Snack package includes water (3 liters per person per day) and snacks –  Guide in charge of buying them.
    • Local snacks (fruits, rice banana cake, etc.)
  • Active First aid kit – Operation Team must give to the guide

SPECIAL GUIDE NOTES

  • Have to study the tour very well together with Operation and Production.
  • Provide the guide with all the necessary emergency phone number
    • Local ranger station
    • Homestay family
  • Guide must do the briefing everyday before starting trekking – he needs to announce:
    • Distance and duration of the trekking day
    • Where will they go, what they will visit, and points of interest
    • Type of terrain
    • Share some local insight and information about the locations, sites, and culture before departure
    • Should give information about the code of conduct, how to behave in a destination by respecting the environment and locals
    • Trekking guide must be flexible on the spot: Adapt the speed and the length of the trails to the needs of the guests
  • Should have lunch together with the Active guests
  • Guide must stop and allow the guests to try some local snacks along the way; important to make guests experience the local life and traditions of the country
  • Guide must interact with the Local ranger and share all the information to the travelers

Contact

RANGER PHNOM KULEN:

Mr. Leak – Khmer speaking – 092 293 159

HOMESTAY PHNOM KULEN:

Mr. Serng Tel: 011 837 333/ 078 722 828

NEAREST HOSPITAL/PHARMACY:

  • There is only one health care center in Anlong Thom Village
  • In case of serious injuries transfer back to Siem Reap

Special information

  • To experience this Module the travelers must have an intermediate physical level. They must have experience on hiking.
  • Teenager from 14 to 16 years old can participate – must be good physical level
  • The trail could be muddy and slippery in some areas after rain

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CAMBODIA – Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen Trek & Homestay, discover the holy mountain 2D/1N
SUB-BRAND : Active – Thematic Leisure – Groups
THEME: Art & Culture | Sustainable
SEGMENT: FIT – Small Group

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English

Day 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
In the morning, travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Kulen, the largest forested area in the Siem Reap province. After only 5 kilometers of driving, you will already be in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, passing through charming villages, endless rice fields, and sugar palm trees. Welcome to the wild!
Upon arriving at the National Park checkpoint, located at the foot of Kulen Mountain, you’ll meet the local ranger who will accompany you during the hike. After a short briefing, head out into the jungle, first coming upon The River of 1000 Lingas. Here, it’s hard not to marvel at the carvings located inside the river, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, not to mention the golden Reclining Buddha, situated at Preah Ang Thom. Then embark on a single trail plunging into the deep forest and indulge in the nature. Your hike ends at the Phnom Kulen Waterfall, where you can refresh yourself with a nice swim. Lunch nearby the waterfall. After lunch, continue to walk until the homestay where you’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Level: 2
Distance & duration of hiking: 12 kilometers – 3 hours (Excluding site visits)
Total Elevation Gain: + 253 meters / – 212 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 322 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through forest
Transportation: 50 kilometers – 1 hour 20 minutes (From hotel to starting point)

Note:

  • It is best to avoid weekends and public holidays to enjoy the waterfalls without the crowds.
  • The latest departure time from the hotel in Siem Reap is 08:00.

Day 2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Wake up early to enjoy the fresh, tranquil atmosphere of the local village. After savoring a delicious local breakfast at your homestay, you will embark on your second day of trekking by venturing to the Phnom Kulen plateau.
Today, transfer by vehicle (around 15 minutes) to the starting point, then begin your hike along a diverse mix of trails, which leads you to a hidden temple that was built in the 9th century and some cashew nuts plantations. Continue the hike to explore other beautiful archaeological sites along the trail. You will make a stop at the impressive Phnom Tbal to see stone carvings representing Shiva, Vishnu, and other Hindu gods. Also in the area is Prasat Rong Chen which is a small pyramid temple. Here, you’ll stand on the site where Jayavarman II declared himself King of the Khmer Empire.
The highlight is surely the famous Srah Damrei site, housing a holy Elephant statue and shrine carved in sandstone, representing the mountain’s guardian. This site holds great significance for Cambodian people, who travel from all over the country to visit and pray. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and a short rest. Afterward, continue to a charming a pagoda and end your walk when you reach the village. Transfer back to Siem Reap.

Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Level: 3
Distance & duration of hiking: 18 kilometers – 5 hours (Excluding site visits)
Total Elevation Gain: + 412 meters / – 315 meters
Starting point / Ending point elevation: + 372 meters / + 372 meters
Terrain: mainly jungle trails, through forest
Note: flexible trails, possible to reduce the kilometers trekking

Transportation: 50 kilometers – 1 hour 20 minutes (From ending point to Siem Reap)

Note: If you wish to reduce the hike distance on day 2 from 18 kilometers to 12 kilometers, please modify the hike distance, and level in your program text and include a quote for the supplement tractor.

French

Jour 1 : Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
Le matin, vous partez de Siem Reap pour Phnom Kulen, la plus grande zone forestière de la province de Siem Reap. Après seulement 5 kilomètres de route, vous serez déjà au cœur de la campagne cambodgienne, traversant de charmants villages, des rizières et des palmiers à sucre à perte de vue. Bienvenue dans la nature !

En arrivant au point de contrôle du Parc National, situé au pied de la montagne Kulen, vous rencontrerez le garde forestier qui vous accompagnera pendant la randonnée. Après un court briefing, vous vous enfoncez dans la jungle, en commençant par découvrir la rivière aux 1000 lingas. Ici, difficile de ne pas s’émerveiller devant les sculptures situées à l’intérieur de la rivière, dédiées au dieu hindou Shiva, sans oublier le Bouddha couché en or, situé à Preah Ang Thom. Embarquez ensuite sur un sentier qui s’enfonce dans la forêt et laissez-vous imprégner par la nature. Votre randonnée se termine à la cascade de Phnom Kulen, où vous pouvez vous rafraîchir avec une bonne baignade. Déjeuner à proximité de la cascade. Après le déjeuner, vous continuerez à marcher jusqu’à l’auberge locale où vous passerez la nuit.

Hébergement : Homestay
Repas : Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner, dîner
Niveau : 2
Distance et durée de la randonnée : 12 kilomètres – 3 heures (hors visites de sites)
Dénivelé total : + 253 mètres / – 212 mètres
Altitude du point de départ / du point d’arrivée : + 322 mètres / + 372 mètres
Terrain : principalement des sentiers dans la jungle, à travers la forêt
Transport : 50 kilomètres – 1 heure 20 minutes (de l’hôtel au point de départ)
 Remarque :

  • il est préférable d’éviter les week-ends et les jours fériés pour profiter des chutes d’eau sans la foule.
  • L’heure de départ la plus tardive de l’hôtel à Siem Reap est 08h00

Jour 2 : Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Réveillez-vous tôt pour profiter de l’atmosphère fraîche et tranquille du village. Après avoir savouré un délicieux petit-déjeuner local dans votre famille d’accueil, vous entamerez votre deuxième jour de randonnée en vous aventurant sur le plateau de Phnom Kulen.

Aujourd’hui, vous serez transféré en véhicule (15 minutes environ) jusqu’au point de départ, puis vous commencerez votre randonnée le long d’un mélange varié de sentiers, qui vous mènera à un temple caché construit au 9ème siècle et à quelques plantations de noix de cajou. Continuez la randonnée pour explorer d’autres étonnants sites archéologiques le long du sentier. Vous vous arrêterez à l’impressionnant Phnom Tbal pour voir des sculptures en pierre représentant Shiva, Vishnu et d’autres dieux hindous. Le Prasat Rong Chen, un petit temple pyramidal, se trouve également dans la région. Vous vous trouvez sur le site où Jayavarman II s’est proclamé roi de l’empire khmer.

Le moment fort est sans aucun doute le célèbre site de Srah Damrei, qui présente une statue d’éléphant sacré et un sanctuaire sculpté dans le grès, représentant le gardien de la montagne. Ce site revêt une grande importance pour les Cambodgiens, qui viennent de tout le pays pour le visiter et prier. Vous profiterez d’un déjeuner pique-nique et d’une courte pause. Ensuite, vous continuerez vers une charmante pagode et terminerez votre marche en arrivant au village. Transfert de retour à Siem Reap.

Hébergement : 
Repas : Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner
Niveau : 3
Distance et durée de la randonnée : 18 kilomètres – 5 heures (hors visites de sites)
Dénivelé total : + 412 mètres / – 315 mètres
Altitude du point de départ / du point d’arrivée : + 372 mètres / + 372 mètres
Terrain : principalement des sentiers dans la jungle, à travers la forêt
Note : itinéraire flexible, possibilité de réduire le nombre de kilomètres parcourus.
Transport : 50 kilomètres – 1 heure 20 minutes (du point d’arrivée à Siem Reap)

Note : Si vous souhaitez réduire la distance de randonnée du jour 2 de 18 kilomètres à 12 kilomètres, veuillez modifier la distance et le niveau de randonnée dans votre programme et inclure un devis pour le supplément de tracteur.

Spanish

Día 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
Alrededor, saldrá de Siem Reap en dirección a Phnom Kulen, la mayor zona boscosa de la provincia de Siem Reap. Tras recorrer sólo 5 kilómetros por carretera, ya se encontrará en plena campiña camboyana, atravesando encantadores pueblos, arrozales y palmeras de azúcar hasta donde alcanza la vista. ¡Bienvenido a la naturaleza!

Al llegar al puesto de control del Parque Nacional, a los pies de la montaña Kulen, se encontrará con el guarda forestal que le acompañará en la ruta. Tras una breve sesión informativa, se adentrará en la jungla, empezando por descubrir el Río de las 1000 Lingas. Aquí es difícil no maravillarse ante las esculturas del interior del río, dedicadas al dios hindú Shiva, por no hablar del Buda reclinado dorado de Preah Ang Thom. A continuación, embárquese en un sendero que se adentra en el bosque y déjese empapar por la naturaleza. La excursión termina en la cascada de Phnom Kulen, donde podrá refrescarse con un chapuzón. Almuerzo cerca de la cascada. Después de comer, continúe caminando hasta el albergue local donde pasará la noche.

Alojamiento: Casa de familia
Comidas : Desayuno, almuerzo, cena
Nivel de dificultad: 2
Distancia y duración de la caminata: 12 kilómetros – 3 horas (sin incluir las visitas al lugar)
Desnivel total: + 253 metros / – 212 metros
Altitud del punto de salida/llegada: + 322 metros / + 372 metros
Terreno: principalmente senderos selváticos a través del bosque
Transporte: 50 kilómetros – 1 hora 20 minutos (del hotel al punto de partida)
Nota:

  • es mejor evitar los fines de semana y los días festivos para disfrutar de las cataratas sin aglomeraciones.
  • La hora límite de salida del hotel en Siem Reap es a las 08:00.

Día 2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Despiértese temprano para disfrutar del ambiente fresco y tranquilo del pueblo. Tras disfrutar de un delicioso desayuno local con su familia anfitriona, comenzará su segundo día de trekking aventurándose en la meseta de Phnom Kulen.

Hoy le trasladaremos en vehículo (unos 15 minutos) hasta el punto de partida, para luego comenzar la caminata por una variada mezcla de senderos, que le llevarán a un templo oculto construido en el siglo IX y a algunas plantaciones de anacardos. Continúe la caminata para explorar otros asombrosos yacimientos arqueológicos a lo largo del sendero. Deténgase en el impresionante Phnom Tbal para ver tallas en piedra de Shiva, Vishnu y otros dioses hindúes. Prasat Rong Chen, un pequeño templo piramidal, también se encuentra en la zona. Se encuentra en el lugar donde Jayavarman II se proclamó rey del imperio jemer.

Lo más destacado es sin duda el famoso yacimiento de Srah Damrei, que cuenta con una estatua de un elefante sagrado y un santuario tallado en arenisca, que representa al guardián de la montaña. Este lugar es de gran importancia para los camboyanos, que vienen de todo el país para visitarlo y rezar. Disfrute de un almuerzo campestre y de un breve descanso. A continuación, continuará hacia una encantadora pagoda y terminará su paseo llegando al pueblo. Traslado de regreso a Siem Reap.

Alojamiento :
Comidas : Desayuno, almuerzo
Nivel de dificultad: 3
Distancia y duración del recorrido: 18 kilómetros – 5 horas (sin contar las visitas a los yacimientos)
Desnivel total: + 412 metros / – 315 metros
Altitud del punto de salida/llegada: + 372 metros / + 372 metros
Terreno: principalmente senderos selváticos a través del bosque
Nota: itinerario flexible, posibilidad de reducir el número de kilómetros recorridos.
Transporte: 50 kilómetros – 1 hora 20 minutos (desde el punto de llegada a Siem Reap)

Nota: Si desea reducir la distancia a pie del día 2 de 18 km a 12 km, modifique la distancia a pie y el nivel de dificultad en el texto del programa e incluya un presupuesto para el tractor adicional.

Italian

Giorno 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
Alle, lascerete Siem Reap per Phnom Kulen, la più grande area boschiva della provincia di Siem Reap. Dopo soli 5 chilometri di strada, sarete già nel cuore della campagna cambogiana, attraversando villaggi incantevoli, risaie e palme da zucchero a perdita d’occhio. Benvenuti nella natura!

Arrivati al checkpoint del Parco Nazionale ai piedi del monte Kulen, incontrerete il ranger che vi accompagnerà nel trekking. Dopo un breve briefing, vi addentrerete nella giungla, iniziando a scoprire il Fiume dei 1000 Lingas. Qui è difficile non ammirare le sculture all’interno del fiume, dedicate al dio indù Shiva, per non parlare del Buddha reclinato d’oro di Preah Ang Thom. Imbarcatevi poi su un sentiero che si addentra nella foresta e lasciatevi avvolgere dalla natura. L’escursione termina alla cascata di Phnom Kulen, dove potrete rinfrescarvi con una nuotata. Pranzo vicino alla cascata. Dopo pranzo, continuate a camminare fino all’ostello locale dove passerete la notte.

Alloggio : Alloggio in famiglia
Pasti : Colazione, pranzo, cena
Livello di difficoltà: 2
Distanza e durata della camminata: 12 chilometri – 3 ore (escluse le visite al sito)
Dislivello totale: + 253 metri / – 212 metri
Altitudine del punto di partenza/arrivo: + 322 metri / + 372 metri
Terreno: principalmente sentieri nella giungla attraverso la foresta
Trasporto: 50 chilometri – 1 ora e 20 minuti (dall’hotel al punto di partenza)
Nota:

  • è meglio evitare i fine settimana e i giorni festivi per godersi le cascate senza la folla.
  • L’ultimo orario di check-out dall’hotel a Siem Reap è 08:00.

Giorno 2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Svegliatevi presto per godervi l’atmosfera fresca e tranquilla del villaggio. Dopo aver gustato una deliziosa colazione locale con la vostra famiglia ospitante, inizierete il vostro secondo giorno di trekking avventurandovi sull’altopiano di Phnom Kulen.

Oggi sarete trasferiti con un veicolo (circa 15 minuti) al punto di partenza, quindi inizierete la vostra escursione lungo un variegato mix di sentieri, che vi porterà a un tempio nascosto costruito nel IX secolo e ad alcune piantagioni di anacardi. Continuate l’escursione per esplorare altri incredibili siti archeologici lungo il percorso. Fermatevi all’imponente Phnom Tbal per ammirare le sculture in pietra di Shiva, Vishnu e altre divinità indù. Nella zona si trova anche Prasat Rong Chen, un piccolo tempio piramidale. Si trova nel luogo in cui Jayavarman II si proclamò re dell’impero Khmer.

Il pezzo forte è senza dubbio il famoso sito di Srah Damrei, che presenta una statua di elefante sacro e un santuario scolpito nell’arenaria, che rappresenta il guardiano della montagna. Questo sito è di grande importanza per i cambogiani, che vengono da tutto il Paese per visitarlo e pregare. Pranzo al sacco e breve pausa. Proseguirete poi verso un’affascinante pagoda e terminerete la vostra passeggiata arrivando al villaggio. Trasferimento di ritorno a Siem Reap.

Alloggio :
Pasti : Colazione, pranzo
Livello di difficoltà: 3
Distanza e durata della passeggiata: 18 chilometri – 5 ore (escluse le visite al sito)
Dislivello totale: + 412 metri / – 315 metri
Altitudine del punto di partenza/arrivo: + 372 metri / + 372 metri
Terreno: principalmente sentieri nella giungla attraverso la foresta
Nota: itinerario flessibile, possibilità di ridurre il numero di chilometri percorsi.
Trasporto: 50 chilometri – 1 ora e 20 minuti (dal punto di arrivo a Siem Reap)

Nota: se si desidera ridurre la distanza a piedi del giorno 2 da 18 km a 12 km, si prega di modificare la distanza a piedi e il livello di difficoltà nel testo del programma e di includere un preventivo per il trattore aggiuntivo.

German

Tag 1: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen
Morgens fahren Sie von Siem Reap nach Phnom Kulen, dem größten Waldgebiet in der Provinz Siem Reap. Nach nur 5 Kilometern Fahrt befinden Sie sich bereits im Herzen der kambodschanischen Landschaft, vorbei an charmanten Dörfern, endlosen Reisfeldern und Zuckerpalmen. Willkommen in der Wildnis!
Am Nationalpark-Kontrollpunkt am Fuße des Berges Kulen angekommen, treffen Sie den örtlichen Ranger, der Sie während der Wanderung begleiten wird. Nach einer kurzen Einweisung machen Sie sich auf den Weg in den Dschungel und stoßen zunächst auf den Fluss der 1000 Lingas. Hier können Sie die Schnitzereien im Fluss bewundern, die dem Hindu-Gott Shiva gewidmet sind, ganz zu schweigen von dem goldenen liegenden Buddha in Preah Ang Thom. Dann begeben Sie sich auf einen Singletrail, der in den tiefen Wald eintaucht, und lassen Sie die Natur auf sich wirken. Ihre Wanderung endet am Phnom Kulen-Wasserfall, wo Sie sich mit einem schönen Bad erfrischen können. Mittagessen in der Nähe des Wasserfalls. Nach dem Mittagessen wandern Sie weiter bis zu Ihrer Unterkunft, wo Sie die Nacht verbringen werden.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie
Mahlzeiten: Frühstück, Mittagessen, Abendessen
Schwierigkeitsgrad: 2
Entfernung und Dauer der Wanderung: 12 Kilometer – 3 Stunden (ohne Besichtigungen)
Gesamt-Höhenunterschied: + 253 Meter / – 212 Meter
Startpunkt / Endpunkt Höhe: + 322 Meter / + 372 Meter
Terrain: hauptsächlich Dschungelpfade, durch Wald
Transport: 50 Kilometer – 1 Stunde 20 Minuten (vom Hotel zum Startpunkt)

Hinweis:

  • Vermeiden Sie am besten Wochenenden und Feiertage, um die Wasserfälle ohne Menschenmassen zu genießen.
  • Die späteste Abfahrtszeit vom Hotel in Siem Reap ist 08:00 Uhr.

Tag 2: Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
Wachen Sie früh auf und genießen Sie die frische, ruhige Atmosphäre des Dorfes. Nach einem köstlichen Frühstück in Ihrer Unterkunft beginnen Sie Ihren zweiten Trekkingtag auf dem Phnom Kulen Plateau.
Heute fahren Sie mit dem Fahrzeug (ca. 15 Minuten) zum Ausgangspunkt und beginnen dann Ihre Wanderung entlang einer abwechslungsreichen Mischung von Pfaden, die Sie zu einem versteckten Tempel, der im 9. Jahrhundert gebaut wurde, und zu einigen Cashew-Nuss-Plantagen führt. Setzen Sie die Wanderung fort, um weitere schöne archäologische Stätten entlang des Weges zu erkunden. Sie machen einen Halt am beeindruckenden Phnom Tbal, wo Sie Steinmetzarbeiten sehen, die Shiva, Vishnu und andere Hindugötter darstellen. In der Nähe befindet sich auch der Prasat Rong Chen, ein kleiner Pyramidentempel. Hier stehen Sie an der Stelle, an der sich Jayavarman II. zum König des Khmer-Reiches erklärte.
Der Höhepunkt ist sicherlich die berühmte Stätte Srah Damrei, wo sich eine heilige Elefantenstatue und ein in Sandstein gehauener Schrein befinden, die den Wächter des Berges darstellen. Diese Stätte hat eine große Bedeutung für die Kambodschaner, die aus dem ganzen Land anreisen, um sie zu besuchen und zu beten. Sie werden ein Picknick-Mittagessen und eine kurze Pause genießen. Danach fahren Sie weiter zu einer bezaubernden Pagode und beenden Ihre Wanderung, wenn Sie das Dorf erreichen. Transfer zurück nach Siem Reap.

Unterkunft:
Mahlzeiten: Frühstück, Mittagessen
Schwierigkeitsgrad: 3
Entfernung und Dauer der Wanderung: 18 Kilometer – 5 Stunden (ohne Besichtigungen)
Gesamt-Höhenunterschied: + 412 Meter / – 315 Meter
Startpunkt / Endpunkt Höhe: + 372 Meter / + 372 Meter
Terrain: hauptsächlich Dschungelpfade, durch den Wald
Bemerkung: flexible Wege, es ist möglich, die Kilometerzahl des Trekkings zu reduzieren

Transport: 50 Kilometer – 1 Stunde 20 Minuten (vom Endpunkt nach Siem Reap)

Hinweis: Wenn Sie die Wanderstrecke an Tag 2 von 18 km auf 12 km reduzieren möchten, ändern Sie bitte die Wanderstrecke und den Schwierigkeitsgrad in Ihrem Programmtext und fügen Sie ein Angebot für den Zusatztraktor bei.