Welcome to Kirirom National Park

From NH4, it's 10km on a sealed road to a small village near the park entrance. From the village you have two choices: the left fork takes you 50m to the park entrance and then 17km up a fairly steep sealed road to the unstaffed Kirirom Information Centre inside the national park; the right fork takes you 10km along the perimeter of the park on a dirt road to Chambok commune, the site of an excellent community-based ecotourism (CBET) program. These are two vastly different experiences, and they are nowhere near each other, so it's recommended to devote a day to each.

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$89 Day Trips & Excursions

Kirirom National Park and Chambok Village Tour from Phnom Penh

Depart this morning at 7:30 am from your hotel for a drive to Kirirom National Park west of Phnom Penh. It is situated in Kampong Speu province and was the first to receive national park status in Cambodia. You will follow Highway 4 all the way until you reach the Kirirom junction from where the road becomes slightly bumpier. Take a turn first towards Chambok community and explore one of Cambodia’s first community based tourism projects. Enjoy a 30 minute trek through the forest to the Chambok waterfall and enjoy your picnic lunch (own arrangement from Phnom Penh). And then, you will pass through the gate of Kirirom and drive all the way up to the top to admire the views of the surrounding forest and mountain ranges at 675 meters above sea level. Take a stroll along some of the many trails towards the lake (20 mins). The pine forest is of particular interest and offers a relaxing walk and there are numerous streams and rapids in the park to be visited as well. Return to Phnom Penh mid afternoon after a refreshing day in the national park. Kirirom National Park was initially established as a holiday resort and tourist city in 1945. The area was named Kirirom “Joyful Mountain” by the King at the suggestion of a monk from Phnom Penh. The mountain, which is 700 meters in height, covers an area of 35,000 hectares. It is conveniently located in Phnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province, and 120 km southwest of Phnom Penh. It can be reached by National Road Nº4. Chambox Village is situated next to Kirirom National Park, Chambok has a lot of attractions and activities to offer to both local and international tourists who are strongly interested in nature. It is well known for its three streams, including the biggest with beautiful waterfall. Tourists can take guided tours to one of those streams and enjoy the views while hiking through the forest.

$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kirirom Park Multisport Adventure

This multisport adventure is combining with cycling and hiking tour as long as overnight stay in a local community project home stay of Chambok. You’ll encounter experience through beautiful countryside, local villages, natural lakes, paddy rice fields and plantations fringed with palm trees. Experience to stay in a local villages and taste a lot of Khmer foods and hike to the jungle through bamboo forest, visit waterfalls, bat & bats cave and stunning mountain views of Kirirom National Park as the home of wild animals, birds and natural setting.Kirirom National Park is a high altitude plateau as known for its unique high elevation pine forest, which forms the headwaters for numerous streams feeding Kampong Speu Town. This park is also the home to many endangered species of animals such as Pleated gibbon, sun bear and tiger. Connected with the park, Chambok Eco-Tourism site is standing on mountain foot and decorated by bamboo forest, beautiful jungle, many kind of birds and wildlife as well as waterfall. With its lush and elevated location, the Kirirom National Park has a real escapism feel to it, with stunning views across to the Cardamom Mountains. Overnight at the local community project home-stay.Tour Highlight:  • Explore beautiful countryside and mountain views • Discover local villages and see real life, real culture of local people • Explore paddy fields and natural lakes • Climb up, downhill and discover of Kirirom Park • Experience staying in home stay and enjoy a local foods • Hiking and birds watching as well as enjoyment with waterfall Tour at a Glance • Depart daily at 6:00 am • Tour duration: 2 days / 1 nights • Cycling distance 40 km (25 miles) • Total hiking distance 14 km (9 miles) • Join & end in Phnom Penh with vehicle supported • Minimum age: 7 years old • Min group size: 2 • Max group size: 12 • Activity level: Moderate to Challenging • Birding & photographic opportunity: Good 

$82.60 Tours & Sightseeing

Kirirom National Park Full Day Tour from Phnom Penh

At 8:00AM pick you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh for private transfer to Kirirom by car with guide (119KM). Kirirom National Park is 35,000 hectares of lush greenery framing a spectacular view of the Caradmom Mountains. This private tour will take right into the heart of this most popular of Cambodia’s national parks. In your tour through the park, your guide will not just tell you of its history, and origins of its name. Your guide will also help you through the many walking paths for your forest explorations and see the majestic waterfalls within it. During lunch, you can lie in repose under one of the picnic tents and enjoy the fine tastes of Cambodian food. Take a break from the city and wander off into this beautiful idyllic paradise.

$318.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Kirirom National Park Bike Tour from Phnom Penh

Take a break from Phnom Penh and experience the real Cambodian way of life on this two-day cycling trip to Kirirom National Park. Also known as Happy Mountain, and located just 55mi (88km) south of the city, Kirikom is Cambodia's first national park and home to a rich diversity of wildlife such as elephants, deer, and wild pigs. Once having been King Sihanouk's favourite retreat spot, today the park has become a favorite amongst locals who flock here for the cool, fresh air, and prestine lakes and waterfalls, set amid the elevated pine forests. On this moderate 68mi (110km) cycling adventure, we explore Phnom Penh's peaceful countryside, catch a ride on a unique, locally made bamboo train, and spend a night like the locals in the eco-friendly Chambok, a community of 9 villages located next to Kirirom National Park. Surrounded by stunning nature and lush forests, we experience the locals' way of life and grab a ride on an ox cart transport, learn the art of handicraft, and live agriculturally in a farm - guaranteeing you the real, authentic rural Cambodian experience.This is a 2-day/1-night trip with breakfast - 1, lunch - 2 and dinner - 1 included.

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