Koh Kong or jungle hike advice?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 6, 2013 5:11 AM Last Post By: bigal1
Mar 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Koh Kong or jungle hike advice?Hi,
I'm mid-trip in Cambodia and am looking for something to do at the end of my vacation. I have four days for something along the coast from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong, probably traveling one day from Sihanoukville, two days somewhere, one day back to PP. In this area I've already been to Kep, Kampot, and Koh Rong, and would prefer a bit of hiking. I email somebody in Chi Phat but they never got back to me, so I was thinking of finding a trek and thus tour operators in Koh Kong. I'd like a long day hike or 2 day hike and wondered if anyone had any good experiences to share.
I feel like I've seen enough small village/life along the river life, enough temples, and enough beach, so that's why I'm looking into the jungle hiking, but any other suggestions are welcome.
Mar 5, 2013 1:02 AM
1I have heard this complaint before and hope you make it to Chi Pat. I don't know what website you're using, but try this one for PHONE NUMBERS, not email:
855 (0)9 272 0925
+855 (0)35 69 00 815 Note you will not need 855 if you are calling within Cambodia, but you will need the "0"
I tried to give you the website but due to stupid new TT policies I could not post it. Another symptom of ridiculous up-tightness.
I know biggal1 has been there and hope she might have the number. Forget emailing, just call or g
Mar 5, 2013 4:52 AM
2#1 bigal is a he not a she!!!
yes spent two week there this winter and also last winter
I know that the manager has just left to take up another job and I do not have any other contact details For some reason they are not good at responding to emails and I do not have any other contact details
I believe LP have no problem with links if they are for something like this so here goes:
There is no need to book there is plenty of accomodation in Chi Phat and the only place that may be full is the eco lodge. Chi Phat it is a great place and very easy to get to just catch any bus from Sianoukeville or PP towards Koh Kong or mini van on that route and get off at Andung Teuk (on the PP side of the bridge)
If you need more info happy to help
Mar 5, 2013 6:17 AM
3Hi we just went from Koh Kong to Battambang by bike. So I only now the roads there. If you look into the OSM-map, there are two tracks from Kho Kong to Oasom, the right one is the smuggler trail, the left one a newly built road for the Chinese powerplant projects. Before Oasom there has been a lot of forrest burning and (not for your trip) on the trail from Pou Mouy to the north there has also been a lot of burning, so that almost no forrest is left along this track.
Mar 5, 2013 7:49 PM
4OK, I'll give Chi Phat another try. The link you posted is the one I used to contact hem with no luck, so I'll give the phone number a try. I am a bit concerned that I'll be roughing it too much after what's been a long trip. That said, I'm looking for adequate comfort food and accommodation after a long hike. You think I'll find it there?
Mar 6, 2013 5:11 AM
5The eco lodge is the most comfortable place. The guesthouses and homestays are basic (outside shower and WCs) and bed mossie net and table in room but I was very comfortable
Food in the village generally good obviously if you eat with the family it may vary but I have never heard people complaining only praising the food from their families and you can also eat in the CBET HQ
(3 star Hotel)
From US$27.27 per night
Ban LungBook now
(0 star Hotel)
From US$7.00 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$20.66 per night