Spend some time amidst nature and discover the adventurer within yourself on a hiking trip on the Trenggan Trail of Taman Negara!
Day 1 - Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Tahan Jetty / Mutiara Taman Negara Resort
Your journey starts with your departure from Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, and upon your arrival at Kuala Tembeling, you will have to register for an Entry Permit and a Camera License at the Department of Wildlife. After that, a boat will take you to Mutiara Taman Negara Resort where you will register for and check-in to your chalet. In the afternoon, you are free to use your time as you please.
At 5:00 pm, there will be a video show at the Interpretive Centre on the types of wildlife that you can discover in Taman Negara. Once that is over, you can make your way to Seri Mutiara Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy a buffet dinner and make preparations for the night’s activity, the Night Jungle Walk.
On this night walk, you will trek through the dark jungle with only your torchlight and the guidance of your guide, who will ensure that you are safe as well as educate you on the plants, insects and animals you may come across. From a distance, you might spot some creepy-crawlies making their way through the night such as giant millipedes, giant stick insects, moths and scorpions.
Deer and wild boars make common appearances, while owls and slow lorises are sights a little rarer. You might also happen upon a hungry, wandering tapir! After your educational and exciting Night Jungle Walk, make your way back to your chalet and give yourself a mindful rest before tomorrow’s activities.
Day 2 - Kumbang Hide
Have your breakfast at Seri Mutiara Restaurant at 7:30 am, and an hour after that, go and declare any items that you want to bring along into the jungle at the Department of Wildlife. Once you’ve done that, you can start off on your trek to Kuala Trenggan from Mutiara Taman Negara. Along the way, you can have your lunch when we stop to rest.
At 3:30 pm, you should arrive at Kumbang Hide. Settle down as the preparations for dinner begin. Throughout your overnight stay at Kumbang Hide, you can observe various animals that visit the salt lick to get their mineral supplement. Catch some tapirs, Sambar deer and Barking deer in the act with your torchlight and binoculars. Sightings of Seladang (wild cattle) are rarer, but you might just catch it, too, if it decides to grace you with its presence.
Day 3 - Orang Asli Settlement
On this day you will trek from Kumbang Hide to Kuala Trenggan. It should only take about an hour, and once you’re there, a boat will take you on your journey back to the resort. If possible, a stop at an Orang Asli settlement could be on the itinerary. Pay them a pleasant visit and be awed by the simplicity of their way of living in this modern age.
Back at the resort, you will be served lunch at Seri Mutiara Restaurant. The only thing planned for the rest of the day is a buffet dinner at the restaurant as well to end your day! Take the free time to rest, you’ll need it.
Day 4 - Canopy Walkway / Teresek Hill / Lata Berkoh
After breakfast, planned activities for the day are jungle trekking to Teresek Hill and to the Canopy Walkway, and a boat trip to Lata Berkoh after lunch. On your climb up Teresek Hill, admire the greenery that surrounds you, and listen to the noises of nearby animals. Once at the top, you might see the tall summit of Gunung Tahan amongst the clouds. The view of the forest canopy below is nothing short of impressive either.
The Canopy Walkway presents a closer look at the canopy of trees it runs along. Hold on to the rope rails of the bridge as you march down it, for it will sway excitingly. The bridge goes on for about 530m, so take your time to truly take in the view from the top. Inhale the fresh, crisp air that is found nowhere else but in nature.
Lunch at Seri Mutiara Restaurant is at 1:00 pm and your boat trip to Lata Berkoh is at 2:30 pm. At Lata Berkoh, cascading waterfalls welcome you and you will be enticed to have a swim in the cool waters. Relieve any minor muscle aches in the flowing water and feel reinvigorated. Treat yourself to the buffet dinner at Seri Mutiara, have the rest of the evening to yourself, then tuck yourself in for a good night’s sleep.
Day 5 - Kuala Tahan Jetty / Kuala Lumpur
On your last day of the trip, have your breakfast at Seri Mutiara Restaurant and check-out from your chalet. It is time to bid Taman Negara farewell. At 1:30 pm, a bus will pick you up at Kuala Tahan, and send you off to Kuala Lumpur.