Monday, September 19, 2016

Camping in Cameron Highlands

Led by Jimmy Chew, the team lead, the group went for camping at the tea plantation in the high mountains of Cameron Highlands on Friday 16 Sep 2016. The temperature at night was 19 ºC, and the coldest was 17 ºC in the wee hours. Next morning, Jimmy led the group to trek up to Gunung Cantek and Gunung Centuk for a round trip of 3.5 hours.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 The group travel to Cameron Highlands via Sungai Koyan way passing by Bentong and Raub
Many tualang trees along this Sg Koyan highway. Bees construct beehives on the branches and the orang asli has to climb the tall trees to harvest the honey.
Passing by the Ulu Jelai hydroelectric power station. Water comes from three rivers: Sungai Bertam, Sungai Telom and Sungai Lemoi
 Heavy load of backpack -- each is between 15kg to 20kg ... (left) Alan Ng, Jimmy Chew, KC Leong, CJ; not in photo: Khoo.
 Cheers! Having some red wine in the cold mountains; temperature is 19 ºC 
 Spectacular sunrise the next morning
 Topdressing in progress (aerial spraying of fertilizer)
 Serene and tranquil tea valley
 MNS (Malaysian Nature Society) chalet which is now closed and not in operation. Trekking up Gunung Cantek and Gunung Cenduk is from the trail behind MNS.
 Trekking along the trails of the tea plants
 Gunung Cantek peak -- there is no view at this peak
Gunung Cenduk peak -- there is no view here either 

Posted by KC Leong

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