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Overview

Leave the city of Siem Reap behind and head to the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen for a trekking discovery like no other. Enjoy a hike up to the plateau, take a relaxing dip in the famous river of 1,000 Lingas and connect with the most ancient part of the Khmer Empire.

Trip Highlights

Phnom Kulen Mini Trekking Tour

Trek sacred Kulen Mountain

Embark on a trekking discovery of the impressive Kulen Mountain and visit both the famous sites and lesser-known rural villages.

Homestays for a truly local experience

Spend nights at  local homestays amidst the natural and serene settings and awake to the beautiful sounds of nature.

Iconic stops of Kulen Mountain

Visit the famous River of 1,000 Lingas, Bat Cave, elephant pond, the enormous Preah AngChoub Pagoda and more.

Itinerary

1

Siem Reap – Kulen Mountain

Transfer from Siem Reap to Kulen: 1hours and half in the morning Trekking: 16km, approximately about 4-5 hours Difficulties: Medium

This morning wake early and venture out to Phnom Kulen, where the Khmer Empire was born. Breathe in the cooler air here and enjoy being surrounded by the natural jungle that surrounds the checkpoint.

After breakfast, take a short transfer about 1hour and half to the gigantic Kulen Mountain, and it slowly begins to dominate the view as the trail approaches.

Kulen Mountain (Phnom Kulen) is an impressive sandstone plateau in this otherwise flat area. The mountain is considered the birthplace of the Khmer empire and a sacred place for the Khmer. To begin, set out with unforgettable trekking experience down a dusty access road which slowly fades to sandy tracks and sandstone paths to the Bat Cave a spiritual cavern where monks and hermits go to meditate. From there the adventure continues on foot a short distance to the Elephant Pond, a collection of stone animals that seem to be standing guard atop the massive Phnom Kulen ridge. Begins to wane toward to Anlong Thom, a small village near the heart of the mountain. 

Overnight at simple homestay in the village. Basic bathroom and toilet facilities are available.

2

Anlong Thom Village – Preah Angthom Village (Kulen Mountain)

Transfer: N/A Trekking: 13km, approximately about 4-5 hours Difficulties: Easy/Medium

Get up early for a breath of fresh countryside air. Before the day begins, the countryside and top of Kulen Mountain is calm and filled with the muted sounds of a still-waking Earth.

After breakfast, start the beautiful trek through the real rural area called Khla Khmum Village and explore Khla Khmum temple, a pre-angkorian temple that was built around 8 century. After that continue the trek through rice fields and forests to the mountaintop temple of Kra Hom where the archaeological remains is believed to form part of one of Southeast Asia’s largest ancient cities. And then continue to Popel Village to learn and experience local’s daily life. Continue the short trek to Preah Angthom village to see the reclining Buddha and waterfall.

Spend the rest of the day free at leisure, enjoy swimming or explore the village. 

Overnight at local homestay, with cool shower and a freshly prepared BBQ dinner. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the river as night falls.

3

Kulen Mountain – Siem Reap

Transfer from foothill to Siem Reap: 1.5 hours in the afternoon Hiking distance: 6km, approximately 2hours Difficulty: Easy

Get up early for a breath of fresh air and the beautiful sounds of birds singing. 

After breakfast, take a short trek to visit the famous River of 1,000 Lingas and continue hike through jungle trail, rising down from the top of Kulen Mountain to the flat countryside is the enormous Preah AngChoub Pagoda, as it slowly begins to dominate the view as the trail approaches. 

After a pleasant stopover, mount up once more for a fun descent down a long, dusty and winding road. Watch for sharp turns and be ready for some magnificent views of the countryside on the final, winding stretch of road.

After that, continue to trek down the mountain to the foothill where the bus awaits for a transfer back to Siem Reap. 

Please note: If guests do not have time or physical capability for the trek down from Kulen Mountain, there is an option for a transfer from the homestay back to Siem Reap with additional charges.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Vehicles: (varies based on local conditions and vehicle sizes available)
  • 1 English Speaking certified Adventure Guide from 1pax-10pax, 2 guides from 11pax-15pax+
  • Water and Towel
  • Snacks and local fruits
  • Overnight by homestay 
  • Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Flight reconfirmations

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangements
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Tips
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (laundry, telephone etc.)
  • Credit card/bank transfer fees
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion
  • Additional language speaking guides

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