Virachey National Park is a national park in north-eastern Cambodia. Virachey is largely unexplored and holds a large assortment of wildlife, waterfalls and mountains which located in some of the most deepest and isolated jungles of Cambodia. The park is dense rainforest surrounded by two major rivers, the Mekong and the Sesan, which during the rainy season more than doubles in size. It is one of the few wildernesses in the world and parts of the forest remain unexplored. Come to discover the beauty of Virachey National Park. Indochina tours Cambodia
The park has never been fully explored and is home to a number of rare mammals, including elephants, clouded leopards, tigers and sun bears, although your chances of seeing any of these beasts are extremely slim. The path then changed into dense bamboo jungle, which was tricky to move quickly through with bamboo shoots jutting out in every direction, ready to trip you up or poke you in the eye. The sun was shining down through the jungle, an amazing sight.
Other forest inhabitants include elephants, pig-tailed macaques, douc langurs, sun bears, the rare giant ibis and clouded leopards. Rumours of tigers and Javan rhinos living deep inside the forest also occasionally surface, although the alleged sightings may contain rather more fiction than fact. The O’ Lalai river has its springs further to the north inside the Virachey NP. It’s clean and unpolluted water. This is very beautiful natural small river which will be used for boat transport to take you up to the Kok Lak. Travel to Cambodia
Darkness fell, a full moon rose, birds went to sleep, owls woke up and macaques started playing and fighting. It would have been nice to fall asleep to the night time sounds if it wasn’t so hot! After the night hike back at the campsite you can get yourself comfortable. Get hypnotized by the flames of the campfire or the glowing coal whilst listening to the mysterious sounds of the jungle.
The human population adjacent to Virachey National Park is characterised by a high percentage of ethnic minority groups. Most of these live in 60 villages, some of which were located inside what is now Virachey National Park. The reliance on natural resource use inside the protected area is critical to the survival of the local communities. The main products harvested are rattan, bamboo and malva nuts.
This trekking experience in Virachey National Park was absolutely unforgettable to you.