Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hiking in the jungle with the family - in Chi Phat, Cardamom mountains,Cambodia


Chi Phat is a village in the Cardamom mountain. It is the birthplace of a pioneering project of "community-based eco-tourism" and the starting point for many jungle treks.

We decided to give it a try and go for a day hike in the jungle. Since our children are young, we selected a short, relatively easy hike. We organized transportation by motorbike to our starting point and hiked 8 km back to the village.

Tracks that turn into mud pools or even rivers, leeches, unmarked crossings; hiking with children in the jungle is challenging, especially in the wet season. On the positive side, we enjoyed the walk under the sun, along beautiful landscapes. Also the motorbike ride to our starting point was quite an experience!

To organize hikes around Chi Phat, contact the CBET office. The friendly, English-speaking staff takes care of all your needs, from accommodation to lunch packs, guides and transportation.