Enjoy 2 day walk in Kalai community forests. This nature reserve is home to the indigenous Kreung people. This trek is a ‘must have done’, if you only want to get a good impression of nature, and spent one night in the jungle. Enjoy food prepared on a campfire.
- Duration: 2 days / 1 night
- Pickup location:
Pick-up from any centrally located hotels in Banlung.
- Pickup time: 8.30 AM
- Drop off location:
Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Banlung.
- Drop off time: 4.30 PM following day
- Activities: Hiking Tours
- Trip code: KT5K
- Distance: 15-20km
- Physicality: Medium
Each tour begins with Evening briefing
At 7pm we will meet at your hotel in Banlung for a trek briefing. It is the first opportunity for everyone to meet the people on their trek and to run over the final details so everyone knows what to expect.
Day 1: Approximately 4-6 hours trek (-/L/D)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8.15am and travel by car to Kalai Village where the trek begins. The local ranger welcomes us. We enter the jungle. A few small creeks have to be crossed. Once in a while we take a break to relax and enjoy the view. We arrive at the campsite where we spend the night around 15.00. The campsite is close to the O’Kaow creek rapids. The water is deep enough for you to rinse the sweat off your body and invigorate your muscles.
In the evening, your guide and ranger will set up a shelter, prepare the food, dinner at the camp-fire and overnight in hammock with mosquito net.
Day 2: Approximately 4-6 hours trek (B/L/-)
We have breakfast at 08.00 am. After breaking down the campsite around 09.00 am we start walking a different way back. During our way back we rest a few times and have lunch. We arrive in Kalai around 15.00 pm. And our driver is waiting to take us back to Banlung. Estimated arrival time in Banlung 4.00 PM.
Important Note: This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the trek.
Professional licensed guide, ranger expert tracker, transport by motor bike (2 persons), private 4WDR/minivan (3 persons and up), drinking water, all entrance fees as detailed in our itinerary, all meals during the trek, trek equipments.
TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your accommodation in town, additional food and drink, any personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.
Minimum of 2 persons. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate. Please refer to the Trip Notes for details of what is included in the cost.
*Families with children please ask for a special price.
During the Trek:
For overnight in the jungle, you will be staying in covered hammock with forest furniture to relax and eat our meals (each hammock has it’s own mosquito net attached). Sometime we even build roof tent above our hammocks depend on the weather. There are however no facilities to support camping in the forest so we organize an expedition from local villagers to take in our food and equipment. There will be also cooks, rangers and English speaking guide. These guys will cook and prepare hammock for you in the forests. Though everyone of the group will need to help carry some stuff like hammock and a bit of water. The toilet facilities are rudumentary and ‘back to nature’ in style and bathing is in the stream.
What food is provided during the trek?
All meals are provided with the trek as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) in the itinerary. Please note that there is no possibility of cooking different food for individuals. Please let us know at the time of booking if you are a vegetarian.
Is there Malaria?
Like much of rural Cambodia, the site has mosquitoes which may carry malaria. Malaria can be potentially fatal if contracted and as such clients are advised to seek medical advice concerning malaria avoidance prior to visiting the site. Avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes is the most effective way to avoid malaria. Many travelers to Cambodia also choose to take malarial prophylaxis, medication which prevents malaria in the case of infection. If you become ill after leaving the site, be aware that you may have malaria and need to seek immediate medical advice.
What happens in the case of bad weather?
Cambodia experiences a dry season and a green season. The dry season occurs each year from about November to June. The wet season comprises the remainder of the year, with rain and flooding occurring in varying degrees of intensity. Hence we will only be running treks for 8 months each year. During this period we plan to take back to back treks, however, at certain times it can be difficult to walk up and down the mountains. If the weather is particularly bad then there could be some blackout dates during this period. We will endeavor to take treks with limited interruptions.
What to bring
we recommend bringing with you the following:
- A set of neutral – coloured cloths of natural fibers (cotton)
- Long trousers
- Long sleeved shirt x 2 (A clean set for the night)
- Walking Boots
- Walking Socks
- A hat
- Fleece Jacket or sweater
- Sandals or flip flops
- A spare pair of socks
- Some Personal toiletries
- Sun scream
- Sun glasses
- Insect repellent
- Swim Suit
- Travel towel
- Torch or headlamp
- Personal first aid kit including any necessary medication such as anti-malarial pills.
- A small day-pack to carry your camera etc…