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Kachoch Hill-tribe Jungle Trek

Each tour begins with Evening briefing. At 4:30 PM, we will meet at your hotel in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri for a journey briefing. It is the first opportunity for everyone to meet the guide on their trip and to run over the final details so everyone knows what to expect.Day 1: Approximately 4-6 hours trekYou will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30am and travel north to Kachon village approximately 90 minutes drive. From Kachon we take a scenic boat ride for about 50 minutes on Sesan river to a remote village of Kachoch ethnic minority. Upon arrival to the village, we meet our Kachoch ranger and start our trekking tour. At the beginning of the hike, we pass by many interesting rice fields and farm houses.Lunch break at a farm house. Prepare and get changed to avoid getting cut from the jungle and beaten by insects as we are heading deeper.Carry on the trek and hike passing through bamboo forest, rocky hills, streams, thick jungle stopping on a hilltop to enjoy beautiful scenery. After 4 hours we arrive to the waterfall. This three tier waterfall measures at least over forty meters and a beautiful clear river at its bottom is waiting for you 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 near the waterfall. (Accommodation: hammock with mosquito attached, meal: lunch, dinner)Day 2: Approximately 4-6 hours trekEarly in the morning, you can enjoy hot coffee or tea. Breakfast will be prepared on wood fire. Today trek is on a loop back to Kaoh Piek village and the primary forest changes in to the secondary. Once in a while we take a rest a little bit to enjoy the jungle surrounding and your guide will explain the natural resource as well as you will learn about your ranger’s way of life. After 3 hours of the trek we reach the outskirt of Kaoh Piek and a small farm house where we can take our main break for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue further south to Kachoch village of Kaoh Piek where we’ll visit the sacred cemetery of Kachoch indigenous group. Kaoh Piek is home to a traditional Kachoch burial ground complete with carved effigies of the deceased. Family groups are buried side by side and elaborate ceremonies held after a period of mourning. There are wooden men and women statues standing in front the tombs to guard and likeness of elephant tusks and beautiful decorated tombs. You will learn about the animist belief of Kachoch hill tribe from you guide. Afterwards we walk to Sesan River and continue by boat back to Kachon village. Our our Kachoch hill tribe adventure mountain trek has now come to an end and we are picked up by car and travel back to Ban Lung arriving at approximately 4.00 PM. (Meal: breakfast, lunch)