The on-foot adventure across jungle and river toward mountain can inspire hikers worldwide to hike and run, and if you want to make it in Cambodia, just experience Aural Mountain Trekking. Phnom Aural is the tallest mountain in Cambodia with a height of 1.831 meters. The trails to Mt. Aural is extraordinary with the spectacular flat landscape, enthralling vistas of the evergreen forest, rich wildlife, and off-the-beaten-track atmosphere. It often takes around 3 days for an authentic trek across this sacred mountain.
Aural Mountain in Cambodia
Phnom Aural is 1.813 meters tall, which is the tallest peak in Cambodia. This mountain is located in the east of the mighty Cardamom Mountains. Geographically, Mt. Aural belongs to Aoral District, Kampong Speu Province. There is even the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary established in order to protect the biodiversity of the green sites. It is home to a variety of mountain birds. The flora and fauna in this sanctuary are wonderful.
Trekking in Aural Mountain and more
Before you are able to climb the Phnom Aural, take a stop at Sre Ken village which is located at the foothill of the mountain. From this spot, begin a hike of 12km or more. Stepping uphill Mt. Aural, you will move across 17 hills to reach the captivating peak of the evergreen destination. The trekking journey will enable you to contemplate some Khmer villages, the lush bamboo forest, idyllic river, and other quintessence of Nature.
Also, you can try staying overnight in a hammock, a tent, or homestay with the local family. This is where to get the real safari experiences amid the untamed natural scenery. Trekking in the off-the-beaten-track trails, you will arrive at the first campsite. Take time sightseeing the giant mountain, the dense forest, and wild snuffing. Then, you might want to take a rest among the bamboo forest, close to the water vicinity to cook, swim, or simply relax. You are likely to meet other trek teams, who will also spend the night in the tent, just like your team.
There stands out the second campsite to target to. When you’re there, take advantage of the non-governmental house built to serve the hikers. Try cooking outdoor and unwind. After that, trek for another 6km toward the top of the mountain. You will be surprised to know that there is a small Buddhist temple on the hilltop as well as the Mountain Spirit’s house. What’s more, take pictures with the “1.813m high Aural Mountain” post. The adventure will become more thrilling at night when you might hear some creepy sound in the dark. Experience campfire with your trek team, cook and tell stories. On the trails back to the village tomorrow, enjoy the cultural activities in the Khmer hamlet, drink the fresh coconut juice, observe the rural lifestyle, and mingle with the Khmer people.
Often, people opt for the Aural Mountain Trekking Tour 3 Days which offer enough time for almost trekkers to feel satisfied with the picturesque, pristine, and laid-back trails. So if you want to hike in Cambodia, Mt. Aural is the right destination to aim to. You can be either an individual hiker or join the experienced trek team by using the tour services. As long as you are in this rich natural setting, the safari and cultural experiences are memorable, indeed. Often, the total distance of trekking in Phnom Aural is 42km (round trails), and the tour will be offered for a mini group of two people and a max group of twelve.
Before you hike, come prepared with comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket, sunscreen, and especially the good hiking boots. You are sure to trek well in the off-the-beaten-path Phnom Aural of Cambodia.
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