Camping at Monk’s Lake in Kirirom National Park

Assorted shots from my two-day mountain biking and camping in Kirirom National Park a few months ago.  Started cycling at Discovery Farms (approx. 8km from bottom of mountain road) and endured the grueling 30km climb up to Monk’s Lake near the summit.  Camped alongside the lake and woke up early to follow the Kirirom Backdoor Trail down to Route 4.  Hitched a ride back to Phnom Penh on a passing delivery truck for 20,000 riel.

The Kirirom Backdoor Trail remains largely intact, except for a portion near the third to last river/stream crossing where the trail is completely overgrown and I had to drag my bike across a precarious-looking fallen tree (see 0:43 in the video).  Happy to send along GPS coordinates and trail info to anyone interested.  Remains one of my favorite camping spots and trails in Cambodia.

~ by responsiblenomad on August 5, 2014.

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