This will be an adventure trip into the 130 million years old tropical rainforest – Taman Negara, Malaysia.
In the rainforest, we sleep nowhere but in the cave with the low roar of the beast at night. Open your eyes only see candle light and darkness. One day before the trip start, the guide will give you a short brief about the trip, basiclly it’s back to the Flintstones-style.
Keniam trail located around 25KM north from Kuala Tahan village. The trip will take you 2 days and you have to trek around 9KM each day.
After declear at the wildlife department or the park headquater, 2hrs boat ride to the upstream, passby 7 major rapid and prepare to get wet. Along the river you will see serveral aborignal village and malay local village. During the trek, local tour guide will give you an explaination about the used of herbs, animals footprint and so on. Walk in the tropical rainforest, weather is unexpected but you don’t need any raincoat. You will wet by your own sweat even just 10min short trek, it’s 100% humidity jungle!!
At night we stay in one of the cave – Kempayang Besar cave. It a huge cave like a football field, 10 floors height. Outside the cave have a small stream, it’s enought to was up yourself. Pickup some fire wood, make up a small campfire at night and prepare a candle light dinner with the guide.
Keep the cave clean, don’t waste any food and pack it well or else that is some animals come and steal your food. Sleep with sleeping bag without tent, enjoy the enviroment in the cave.
Next day, after trek 2hrs will reach at trenggan river. Rest here and guide prepare lunch, basiclly just simple lunch. You’re allow to swim in the river if the water level is safe. By 3PM-4PM you will come to the main river jetty – trenggan lodge. Boat is waiting here and transfer back to Kuala Tahan Village. Another rapid shooting, prepare to get wet.
Take nothing but photo, leave nothing but footprint