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Endau Rompin National Park

 

Romping around Taman Negara Endau-Rompin
July 2009

4 Days 3 Nights Camping Adventure ~ | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 & 4 |

Other Info ~ | Endau Treks | Endau Rompin National Park | Useful Tips for trip to the park |

PLEASE READ BEFORE DECIDING TO GO ON THIS TREK:

Endau Rompin National Park caters to visitors who want to experience the jungle in its natural form. the chalets are basic and simple, the food is simple and cooked by the local native community for guests. For a little bit more personal comfort , you may have to bring with you mosquito netting (travel type) - the jungle is rich in all kinds of flora and fauna; and insects + other not so adorable creatures are a part of that habitat - which means that if you are not too keen on sharing your space with them, best to keep them away from your sleeping quarters ; your own bed sheets or sleeping bags ; snacks in case you get hungry whilst trekking or in the middle of the night as there are no convenience stores around ; slippers ; own medication ; insect repellant ; swim clothes ; leech socks if you have ; toiletries ; towel ; toilet roll ; and light clothing with 1 sweater in case it gets cold at night ; water bottle ; trekking shoes ; rain poncho . Any other valuable personal items should be kept in a small day pack with you when you leave your campsite or chalet and at any time The beauty of parks such as Endau Rompin is that it is in its natural state and is best kept this way. This is the reason why this park has no resort nor chefs. It is for visitors who  value the experience of the jungle in its truest form.

 

Day 2...

We started our journey to Buaya Sangkut Waterfalls at 8:30am. We were told that the track was the most intense being 7.5km one way (the sign says 5.5km but apparently that is inaccurate). In order to reach the falls, we had to climb and cross 3 hills.

The start of the walk was fairly mild as we were concentrating more of trying to get rid of the leeches! The faster you walk the less chance you have of getting sucked by leeches. If you enjoy killing mosquitoes then you will love spraying leeches with salt water and watching them perish. As we got deeper into the jungle, the paths became a bit more challenging and the foliage became denser. At some points, it became a bit dark as the canopy of the forest was quite thick. The flora and fauna varied every time we crossed a hill or river â?? which made the walk all more exciting.

palms endemic to endau rompin can be found along the trail
crossing slippery boulders
climb to buaya sangkut pitcher plants

We finally made it to the waterfalls and every second of the way was absolutely worth it. The falls was truly a sight to see.

 

The literal translation of Buaya Sangkut is â??The Stuck Crocodileâ?. Legend has it that the Crocodile was trying to reach the love of his life - a woman who lived at the top of the falls. Unfortunately, the crocodile could not reach to the highest peak due to certain factors*. If you look closely, youâ??ll be able to see the rock formation of the crocodile struggling to climb the falls.

The view from the top of the waterfalls

 

We spent about 2 hours just enjoying the falls and had our lunch by the falls. The 4-hour walk there was instantly forgotten and we were rejuvenated again to continue our journey.

*For full details of the legend, make sure you ask your Orang Asli Guide to tell you more

buaya sangkut buaya sangkut

 

The journey back was not as tough as before as we were pretty familiar with the path. During our walk, we did not meet with any animals but saw many wild boar and mousedeer tracks.

Our regular exercise regime of an average of 2 visits per week to the gym did help us complete the whole journey but having said that, the journey was challenging and we were huffing and puffing most of the way. After arriving at the falls, you know all that energy spent was truly worth it.

Arriving back at the campsite around 6pm, we couldnâ??t wait to jump into the river for a nice long bath. We are not sure why, but a bath in the river seems extremely therapeutic and tranquil â?? it relaxes our aching muscles, soothes the mind after a long, hard day of trekking. A far more enticing shower option compared to the basic bathroom!

Needless to say, we had no trouble sleeping that night and were sound asleep by 10 pm after a solid day of trekking.

more on the endau rompin trip : Day 3 & 4..

 

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