Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An outing in Endau Rompin (Selai)

Date : 18 & 19 June 2011

47 participants from KL/Pen/Johor came for this trip. (+11 from Faye's group but we did not trek together)
Most of us started our journey by 4am, some as early as 3.30am and those from Pen, drove to KL after work on Friday night. What a journey for the Penangites.

Our meeting place was at Yong Peng Utara exit at 7am. Our target is to arrive at the National Park office by 8am which we did. As registrations has already been made and 4WD arranged beforehand, it was smooth sailing. (RM 200 per 4WD)
To get to the National Park:
1. Exit Yong Peng Utara tol
2. At the traffic lights, turn left
3. Go straight until the next traffic lights turn left again to Segamat/Labis
4. Drive straight on (past Empangan Bekok, past Chaah town (never heard of this town before this)) This is a long straight road drive (about 15 mins or so)
5. Turn right at the road sign "Sg Bantang Air Terjun, Bekok" - this will lead you into Bekok town
6. Follow the road until a bend to the right into Jalan MCA
7. At the junction turn left and on the left there is a row of shophouse and one of it, Pejabat Taman Negara Endau Rompin - This is where you can park your cars and take the 4WD from this point on

The drive from the Park office into the campsite is about an hour, 26km long. The 4WD drops you right at the campsite so there is no strenuous carrying at all.
A very large campsite is available at RM 5 per person. The campsite can easily accomodate 200 people, I think. There is also a kitchen area for rent if you wish to use. For those without camping gears, jungle huts are also available at RM 60 per hut which can sleep 3 comfortably. They provide mattress and fan. 
You may obtain details from http://johorparks.com.my/

Trekking time and terrain :
Takah Tinggi on Day 1
- 2 hours easy walk (but it was a very hot day for us, no wind - it may be the nature of this forest)
- Water is not clear (brownish)
- Not allowed to swim

Takah Berangin on Day 2
- 1.5 hours walk with a steep incline of about 30 minutes (can be a challenge for non trekkers)
- Shallow pool but nice place for jacuzzi / reflexology

Takah Pandan on Day 2
- 30 mins from Takah Berangin
- Vertical tall fall - majestic (Watch how the water flows down on the rock surface)
- Small pool, about 7 feet in depth

Takah Selow on Day 2
- On the way out we pass by Takah Selow (3 falls)

Jungle huts

Hanging bridge (Have to cross this on both the days)

Takah Tinggi

Takah Berangin

Takah Pandan

Takah Selow

Golden skies as we are coming out

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