We are bringing back one of our most requested event this December 2016 - Cambodia, The Birth of a New Empire.
Wanderlust travel magazine 2013 listed the trek into the jungly plateau of Phnom Kulen as one of the world's most mysterious places alongside the Easter Island heads, Peru's Nazca Lines and Turkey's Gobekli Tepe.
In June 2013, a group of daring archaeologists uncovered a lost 1,200-year-old city on a misty Cambodian mountain by hacking through the thick jungle, strewn with live land mines (1). Mahendraparvata, the city they found, is thought to pre-date the famous site of Angkor Wat by around 350 years and lies only 25 miles west of that huge temple. Archaeologists believe Mahendraparvata was the first city of the Angkor Empire in 802 AD.
Some of our 2014 trip highlights:
We invite you to become true pioneers and trek with us in this event. It will be like seeing the Angkor temples before they become a commercialised crowded tourist spot like what we see today. What a great story it will be to tell your family and friends!
What our participants say of our 2014 trip
Besides blue pumpkin and Amok and lots of jumping shots, I bring back with me memories; esp the camping nights without wifi; which I think we had the most of the moments together. 180degrees sky view full of stars, watched dawn to daybreak, simply in stress free zone. Thanks friends for having gone through the moments together – Sandy
A good and meaningful trekking trip …. The camping nights deserve a high score. – Bew
It's has been a very fulfilling trip for the mind, body and soul. Thanks everyone for making this expedition special. Thank you! – SK Lee
Another challenging and meaningful journey of hope and self-discovery! – Noah Chan
Trip Details – Itinerary
Day 1 (15 Dec) - Arrival in Siem Reap. Check in hotel. Rest and relax. Visit the tourist spots at the Siem Reap night market and Pub Street (10 minutes walk from the place we are staying).
Day 2 (16 Dec) - After breakfast at the hotel proceed 2 hours to the foot of Phnom Kulen. Start of trekking we can see water spring from Buddha's Foot. Trek up further into the mountain when we arrive the top, we will see the Holy river with Thousand Stupas and waterfall. Visit the Big Reclining Buddha and lunch, after this visit Phres Kral Pagoda overnight & dinner (overnight camping in tents)
Day 3 (17 Dec) - Morning coffee & breakfast and start trekking to see bat cave, Srashdamrei and 2-3 more undisclosed temples (2) with overnight home stay with the locals.
Day 4 (18 Dec) - After breakfast trek down to visit an undisclosed temple and visit the quarry where stones were originally gathered and transported to build Angkor Wat during the 12th century. Back to Siem Reap. End of trek.
This is an approximate 40km trek over 3 days.
Day 5 (19 Dec) Sunrise tour of UNESCO world heritage site of the Angkor temples, with lunch included.
Day 6 (20 Dec) Free and easy. Checkout. Transfer to Airport: Destination Singapore.
Bonus: This is a with-photoshoot trek event. Our photographer will capture the special moments of the participants during the trek and Angkor tour, and a commemorative photo book will be given to each participant after the trip.
Land cost: $530
. Camping / Lodging Overnight
. Law permission for overnight
. Trekking English tour guide
. Meals during trek - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
- Lunch during Angkor tour
. Entrance fee
. Security guard during night time
. Local Ranger
. Drinking water and snack during tour
- Admissions to Angkor archaeological park
- Event Photobook
- International airfare
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Guide & driver gratuity – voluntary
- Travel insurance
Registration and Payment Details:
Step 1- make payment of $530 via ATM/Bank transfer to ADVENTURES UNLIMITED, DBS CURRENT A/C - 0039351950
Step 2: Whatapp proof of payment receipt to tel: 91040365
(IMPORTANT: PLEASE INDICATE "CAMBODIA 2016")
Step 3 Receipt for payment will be issued and you will be added into a dedicated whatsapp chat for this trip.
Read more insights from our 2014 trip
1. Live land mines? You gotta be kidding me! Is the trek dangerous?
No, we will not be bashing through any thick forestry like what the archaeologists in the article above did . Instead we will be trekking along the well defined paths that the locals have trek upon for years and yet remained unknown to foreigners. Beside our guide, there will also be local guides following us on this adventure.
2. Undisclosed temples? Why the secrecy?
This trek circuit was developed early 2013. Weeks were spent exploring on foot with the local villagers before finally deciding on the trek trail that will cover most of the "known" treasures within the jungle. All will be revealed on site :)
3. I am new to trekking. Is this trip for me?
You still have time to train! In your dedicated whatsapp chat, training dates will be announced for you to join as well as to get to know your team mates better.