Trekking / Walking - Overview.

Trekking / Walking are becoming more popular

  • Cambodia tourist attractions as there are challenging sites which experienced trekking or walking enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to tackle here in Cambodia. In Ratanakiri trekking or walking enthusiasts will love the pure and untouched nature of the province and there are thousands of unexplored square kilometers which you can trek until your heart's content. The town of Banlung is the capital - start here and work your way outwards. The region is home to a large number of tribal communities who have occupied these lands since the earliest Cambodian civilizations settled here. Whether it's the farming communities of Yaklom commune, the various villages of the Ochum district which are home to thousands of tribal villages, or being let loose in the beautiful Virachay National Park, Ratanakiri is the trekking enthusiast's playground.heavenin Mondulkiri and where we recommend as the best place to ride these immense, intelligent creatures in their most natural habitat in and around the virgin Cambodian jungle. It is likely that any elephant guide who accompanies you on a trek will be of Phnom tribal descent, as the Phnom people have since the beginning of time used elephants to assist with travel, farming and all manner of domestic chores. They also have a huge amount of respect for these jungle veterans. They pray to elephant gods as part of regular praying rituals and death ceremonies for a domestic elephant are as important and elaborate as for a human in the family.

    Trekking or walking opportunities are not limited to this region however. The next province to Ratanakiri is

  • Mondulkiri, another region of immense natural beauty and home to tribal communities and sublime nature. There are also many of the
  • Angkor Temples of which certain areas or sections cannot be reached by vehicle and only by physically scaling the remains, such as
  • Beng Mealea. Some of the smaller mountains such as
  • Phnom Kulen are beautiful spots where you can take in breathtaking scenery with a sunset to finish off a hike, or the many National Parks of Cambodia such as Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu province.

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    Trekking in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

    How much does it cost?

    To walk you don't need to pay anything - you just need a good pair of legs and an adventurous spirit. You may however have to pay for guides, or entrance fees to National Parks or specific sites.

    When should I go, and how long do I need?

    Great at anytime of the year. But of course make sure to pack the right clothes and equipment for the time of year and season, ie a hat for the dry season to keep the sun away or wet wether clothes for the wet season. Make sure to take plenty of water. Any guide will provide advice as to what you should take.


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