This trekking challenge takes you on a five day jungle trek in the South West of Cambodia through a region of natural beauty, but also bloody history. You will be camping under the canopy of trees with a hammock, mosquito net and tarp as your home for the duration of your jungle trek. By participating in this challenge you will also be helping Charity Challenge support the CBET (Community Based Ecotourism) project where you will witness firsthand the good work of Wildlife Alliance. This is not just an incredibly unique experience but an educational one. Following the fall of the dictator Pol Pot in 1979, the Khmer Rouge took to the Cardamom Mountains and continued to fight for a further two years. Many villagers here lost their lives. The region remained closed to tourists for decades but has recently opened up.
Your challenge starts in the lively capital city of Phnom Penh, where you will be given time to visit the city’s famous sites, including the Old French Quarter as well as the bustling street-life and lively waterfront area, giving you an introduction to Khmer history and culture. You will then enjoy a beautiful boat ride to the remote Community Based Ecotourism village of Chi Phat at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains in Koh Kong Provence and the gateway to your greener challenge.
You will spend five days immersed in the life of the Cardamom Mountains through stories from the local guides, spotting wildlife, bathing in waterfalls, discovering caves and a 500 year old burial site, learning how to survive the challenging climate of the hot and humid jungle and not to forget those rainforest showers! You will also get the chance to discover village life, explore the traditional culture, food and handicrafts, and witness the flora and fauna of the tropical forest, including the Siamese crocodile, Asian elephants, tigers and leopards.
At the end of the challenge, you will return to Phnom Penh for your flight home, or can take advantage of an optional extension to incredible temple complex of Angkor Wat.
To view The Cambodia Jungle Trek Charity Challenge photo album click here
"I had the most amazing time, with some really special people. It was great just having a small group as we all got on well right from the start. Marc was a really good leader and all the other people involved in our trek couldn't do enough for us.
My Charity Challenge experience has been a life changing one and I very much hope to do another one soon."
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