Jungle Walks Amidst Sheer Tranquility
The lowland areas are home to a diversity of wildlife. Go ahead and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle as you cross clear bubbling streams beneath the shades of centuries old trees. Imagine being greeted by the most rare song-birds in the world. Over 300 species are found in this jungle.
Trekking Along Jungle Trails
The duration of Jungle treks can be just a short walk or can take up to 9 days. Trekking requires considerable preparations and its recommended that you engage an experienced and qualified nature guide for all long and challenging trekking journeys. Jungle trekking offers an unforgettable opportunity for the visitor to experience first hand the extraordinary beauty of nature at its best. The jungle trails have been carefully marked so as not to disturb the natural beauty of the surroundings. Each trail promises a different kind of adventure, and yet, all are equally fascinating.
One can take leisurely walks through the lowland forests along scenic jungle paths which are beautifully landscaped by Mother Nature. Taman Negara is a particularly favorable destination for trekking, as the park’s remarkable biodiversity is matched by a good network of jungle trails and the availability of expert guides.
Although challenging, jungle trekking proves to be an equally rewarding authentic jungle adventure. Take a journey back into time through dense tropical forest. It is estimated more than 200 species of plant life are found in every single hectare of the jungle. Rich forest and riverine vegetation dominates the lowland, while the altitudes are graced with oaks and palm flora. Spot some of the rarest orchids in the world.
The Jungle Trails For Trekking
Various trails are clearly marked for the trekkers such as the Tenor Trail, Keniam Trail, Trenggan Trail, Neram Trail, Belau Trail, Teresek Hill loop and Gunung Tahan (Mountain) Trail.
KENIAM TRAIL ATTRACTIONS
- Observation Hides
Bumbun Tahan (Tahan Hide)
Bumbun Tabing (Tabing Hide)
Bumbun Kumbang (Kumbang Hide)
- Canopy Walkway
- Bukit Teresek (Teresek Hill)
- Lubok Lesong
Lubok in Malay means deep part of the river (gulf)
- Lata Berkoh (Berkoh Cascades)
Gua Kepayang Kecil
Gua Kepayang Besar
Gua Daun Menari
TENOR TRAIL ATTRACTIONS
- Observation Hides
Bumbun Cegar Anjing (Cegar Anjing Hide)
Bumbun Belau (Belau Hide)
Bumbun Yong (Yong Hide)
- Camping Sites
Bukit Pecah Piring
Bukit Guling Gendang
- Gua Telinga (Ear Cave)
Note : Ear Cave exploration closed due to safety reasons.
Located Within Tenor Trail
- Bumbun Belau (Belau Hide)
- Bumbun Cegar Anjing (Cegar Anjing Hide)
GUNUN TAHAN ATTRACTIONS
- Tahan Mountain
Highest mountain in West Malaysia
- Canopy Walkway
Gunong means "Mountain" in Malay. Tahan at a height of 2,187 metres is the highest mountain in West Malaysia.
Trek along the Sungei Tenor (Tenor river) north-west to Lata Berkoh (pass through the Tenor trail), and continue up along the Sungei Tahan (Tahan river) to cover a distance of about 55 KM to reach the mountain peak. This requires physical fitness and mountain climbing experience to take up this challenge to reach the peak. The trekking and climbing journey takes around 7 days (to and return)
MOUNTAIN TREKKING & CLIMBING REQUIREMENTS
You MUST contact the Wildlife Department Office in Kuala Tahan to register and make arrangements. May be required to undergo tests for fitness and health condition. Must engage an experienced qualified guide to accompany you. You will be briefed on everything you need to know such as what dangers to avoid, what camping equipment and gear to bring, food rations, clothes to wear, cooking utensils, insect repellent and first aid kits, etc.
Do not take the trip during the rainy (monsoon) seasons from November to February as the wet environment is not condusive and dangerous for such trips.
Your accompanying guides are experts and knows this terrian well so you must fllow their instructions fully.
Trekking and climbing Mount Tahan is NOT your normal leisurely trek as mishap or accidents can occur or you can get lost so safety first is your main priority. Start in one piece and return in one piece.
Keep clean... you MUST not litter everywhere so put all rubbish into bags and bring it back with you for disposal in Kuala Tahan.
Upon completion of this trip, the Wildlife Department will award you with a Certificate of Completion.