The perfect full day excursion for those who wish to trek, hike and explore the Royal Belum state park in a single day.
NOTES: This tour is suitable for individuals with a good fitness level, above the age of 18.
The Royal Belum is the upper part of the Belum-Temenggor rainforest complex which can be reached by boat from Pulau Banding, the starting point of your trip. The upper Belum is a more of a wild area than the lower part of Temenggor, since access and human activities are more regulated there.
X-Treme Trek is for sports lovers. Indeed, this full day contains mainly trekking. The aim is for you to enjoy the nature that will surround you while hiking through one of the oldest forest in the world.
The trek is 6 kilometers long and lasts 4 to 5 hours. So that gives you plenty of time to enjoy the jungle. The trek involves hiking, river crossing and rock trailing.
This is the occasion to discover, more than the usual, the rain forest. It holds many assets such as its fauna and flora. Indeed there are endemic species that you may see along your journey throughout the vegetation.
NOTES: This trekking excursion is suitable for individuals with a good fitness level, above the age of 18.
To get into Royal Belum you will need valid entry permits. We can take care of the permits and their costs are included in the price of this day trip but it’s necessary that you submit your passport or IC details (if Malaysian citizen) at least two (2) weeks in advance. Failure in doing so may risk having your booking forfeited as per our policies.
Once arrived in Belum, rest assured that there will be no formalities or bureaucracy. Your motorboat will only stop at a checkpoint at the beginning of the journey. It takes only few minutes to clear the entrance. It is only on occasions that authorities perform checks on incoming tourists. But, it’s a very rare eventuality and won’t cause any inconvenience to your staying in the forest.
Journey starts in Pulau Banding PUBLIC JETTY (Jeti Awam Pulau Banding), please be punctual.
|09:30||Meet your personal nature guide at Pulau Banding public jetty and start the cruise on Temenggor lake, directing yourselves to Royal Belum conservation area.|
|10:30||Start your trekking along the forest.|
|12:30||Stop for your packed lunch.|
|14:00||Continue your trekking to the waterfall. You can bathe at the waterfalls and relax by the area surrounded by tall trees and quiet vegetation.|
|15:00 / 16:00||Estimated time to be back at the jetty in Pulau Banding.|
- to have with you suitable shoes and outfit for outdoors; mosquito/insect repellent, salt or a lighter for leeches (although they’re easy to remove with just your hands); bring a raincoat (a disposable one will do), isotonic sports drink, caloric food such as chocolate, nuts, biscuits, candies, energy bars, a hat and, in case you plan to bathe in the waterfall, swimwear.
- to only bring with you a small bag with the strictly necessary items for the excursion. If you have a large baggage please consider to leave it in a luggage storeroom in town or at the hotel/resort where you stay (most will be kind enough to keep your luggage even after you have checked out).
- if major instances should occur the place visited could be replaced
- to book this tour at least two (2) weeks in advance since is required a entry permit, camera and rod permit from the state park management