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Gunung Stong National Park and Jelawang Falls

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After our passage via Taman Negara we had been desirous to proceed strolling across the space so we took a detour and nonetheless staying in Gua Musang we took a day journey to Gunung Stong Nationwide Park.

There’s not a lot data on-line in regards to the park, at the least on the time we didn’t discover any weblog speaking about it and the reality is that the knowledge that we come to share right here can be restricted since we solely did one path and we couldn’t full it because of the state of the route.

Sadly, as with the Kuala Koh entrance, the park just isn’t in particular situation, which is a disgrace. From the present state it may be seen that previously it had a golden age since there are even buildings equivalent to “lodge cabins” and small swimming swimming pools in a sophisticated state of abandonment. Even so, we determined to go forward because the park is house to the very best waterfall within the nation, the Jelawang waterfall, which is 300 meters excessive.

Elephants, Malayan tigers and tapirs amongst others are stored within the space, though for those who undergo the waterfall space neglect to see any of them. If you wish to do one other sort of route, it appears to be potential however solely with the accompaniment of a information, which doesn’t shock us because of the state of the terrain and the poor signaling of the paths.

Easy methods to climb Gunung Stong

To take action, the very first thing is to get to the start line of the stroll. As soon as there you must pay the doorway to the park 5RM per particular person. You might be imagined to have a allow that apparently must be requested upfront, we do not actually know the place. They solely ask for permission to hike to the highest. We ended up saying that we solely wished to go to the bottom and likewise confirmed the allow for the Taman Negara (in case the factor slipped). Ultimately, and I think about that as a result of not many individuals come to this aspect of the world, at the least not many vacationers, they allow us to go.

The realm is visited by locals as a picnic spot. On the backside there are small areas with feeders to spend the day on the base of the waterfall. As well as, there appears to be a line of zip traces that join the world however that, at the least once we went, had been in disuse.

After about 30 minutes (most) you’ll arrive on the advanced that we talked about, a form of outdated lodge that had higher occasions and that right now is totally deserted. As soon as there you simply should observe the trail that takes you to the left aspect of the waterfall and begin the climb.

The climb just isn’t a small factor, the reality is that it goes up at a superb velocity so the unevenness is essential so I’d not advocate it for individuals with little bodily exercise. Alternatively, the trail just isn’t in good situation. We shouldn’t be the one ones who’ve finished it as a result of it’s nonetheless potential to observe it to a sure half. At some factors there are ropes and metallic bars that can assist you “climb” (it doesn’t climb however I repeat, the incline is essential).

Our plan was to get to the highest of Gunung Stong (1,400m) or at the least to the highest of the waterfall, a hike that takes about 3-Four hours up. You’ll be able to even get to Gunung Ayam (1500m) though we’ve little details about this route. In any case, we needed to accept getting midway up because the path was fully misplaced and we actually realized we did not have sufficient time to get misplaced (we acquired to the park a little bit late). Had we had a couple of hours to spare, we will surely have tried.

In case you really feel like being adventurous to maintain going up, you must cross the waterfall (calm could be very straightforward) and search for a rope and the trail (that’s, as an alternative of going as much as the left, on this case you go to the correct). You will need to have about 45 minutes to the highest of the waterfall. In response to data from 2012 at the moment there have been small cabins the place you may camp in a location known as Camp Baha.

If in case you have extra time it’s potential to camp at Camp Baha (be sure there’s tenting whenever you get to the park) and go to different peaks within the space. Gunung Ayam is about 6 hours’ drive from Camp Baha.

It is a perfect possibility for vacationers preferring tenting and nature or have a little bit funds since they’ll keep within the park with out paying some huge cash and have actions to spare for a pair or three days. Remember the fact that none of those trails are but on Maps.me so it will make sense to go along with a information if you wish to stroll for extra days.

In any case, it’s potential to get there by following the trail with out issue to kind of half of the waterfall in an affordable time, an hour or an hour and a half, and the world is gorgeous. So even when it is just as a small day journey it is usually viable.

Go to the adjoining caves

If in case you have finished the trek then be at liberty to spend a couple of minutes on the adjoining caves close to Dabong. No guides of any variety are crucial and they’re very straightforward to entry. Nor do you count on something out of this world however at the least they’re one thing completely different.

Once more and sadly, they’re little signposted so it takes a bit to search out them however we after a couple of coming and going (and numerous asking) we managed with some.

The simplest to find is Gua Ikan (Or fish cave) and simply throughout the street a couple of steps from it you’ll have the remainder of the caves in significantly better situation. To get to them, cross the street and observe the trail to the left till you discover a small path to the cave. We all know that the title of the caves discovered right here is Gua Gelap, Gua Keris and Gua Pagar, however we have no idea the order wherein you discover them. In any case, cross the cave via the slim house (do not be scared, Jesper had a tough time for his top), as soon as exterior go proper following the stone wall, the trail is sort of straightforward to observe till the following cave, a nothing in comparison with the dimensions of the primary.

The ultimate, Gua Keris, we couldn’t attain it and we had been advised that we would want a information to get there, apparently from what we’ve seen within the photographs of google maps the path just isn’t marked in any respect till it however it appears to be spectacular.

Easy methods to get to Gunung Stong?

You’ll be able to go from varied elements of the nation to Dabong, the principle station closest to the entry level (about Three kilometers). The practice line from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu makes this cease.

As soon as in Dabong you may stroll the remaining Three km to the entry level or take a brief taxi.

The place to sleep in Gunung Stong?

As we mentioned previously there was a resort that served instantly within the space, the reality is that it will need to have been a go as a result of the situation is unbelievable. At this time you’ve gotten two logical choices.

  • Tenting contained in the park on the base of the mountain (I do not know for those who can camp on the high)
  • Sleep in Dabong

We stayed in Gua Musang, the identical place we selected to go to Taman Negara since we had a comparatively low cost place (40 RM) and we had the rental automotive to maneuver round as we happy.

In case you determine to go to it and handle to succeed in the highest or have up to date data on the state of the paths, we might recognize it for those who would depart it within the feedback.

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