Bukit Kembara a.k.a Bukit Indah
Bukit Kembara is a moderate hill for leisure hiking especially for beginner who seeking for easy-peasy hike. Located in the green lung next to Taman Bukit Indah, this hill is not that popular enough but one should consider it because the difficulty level is rate as LOW.
13 Jul 2013 | Bukit Kembara (aka Bukit Indah)
Never imagine the reward of the hike would be an awesome reservoir view which I don’t think many hill would able to offer this, especially around KL.
An old but active reservoir called Ampang Impounding Reservoir was one of the earliest waterworks constructed in 1892. This location is fondly known to nature lovers as Bukit Indah.
KL Hiking group was the sole organizer for this hike. Again, I followed them to discover my first hike on this hill.
I’m invited my Khaki for this hike. We gathered as early as 7.00am for breakfast. Meet up with the organizer at gathering point of Caltex petrol station @ Taman Kosas. Socializing and get-to-know each other was the first thing we did when we mark our attendance.
No charging fees from the organizer who wanted us to just have fun hiking. The leader was an enthusiastic hiker all the time.
Gathering area … Caltex Taman Kosas
Registered as hiker … with name tag given
Let’s keep hiking!!! … A very motivated catch phrase in the morning
Short briefing … organizer, Alex was giving a short speech
My own group … CJH & TKT, not in picture (Shu Yun)
The starting point is somewhere near this SK Taman Bukit Indah. We parked our car, make a short walking distance to the trek entrance. Unexpectedly a big group which some of them know the way, they came here first.
While waiting the group to get ready, we were so anticipating hiking Bukit Kembara for first time. I was like long time never explores new places since a year back. Hiking same hill over and over again was a bit boring. Lolz.
Walking towards the entrance … about 3 mins walk
Starting point … where the trek begins
Huge group … big support for Bukit Kembara Hill Hiking
Go go go … wet trail and all walk with cautious
Not too visible trek in the beginning … hopefully there’s marker around
Steep hill supported by wooden staircases … it continues to be UP all the way
Flat trek at last … relax walk for short while
The check point (B-6) … counting from backward
Trail continues with 40 degrees steepness (estimation) … where’s the peak?
Another check-point (B-5) … still counting our steps
Check-point (B-4) … how long to go?
Saw the PEAK? … at least rest point I’m looking forward
The BASE PEAK … called as Dataran B
Not really well developed like other hill in Cheras … but still better
The name given is Dataran Bukit Kembara B … I’m wondering where is A
Start descending at steep level … quick and fast down hill
Ohh, found the check-point (B-2) … very near to B-1 soon
Alright, I saw that … B-1 check point
Foot hill … can see the reservoir (Ampang Impounding Reservoir)
At the foot of Bukit Kembara we will reach an old but active reservoir, known as the Ampang Impounding Reservoir which is one of the earliest waterworks constructed in 1892. This location is fondly known to nature lovers as Bukit Indah.
On right direction (reservoir on your left) … you’ll be heading to mini waterfall
On left direction (reservoir on your right) … same destination as it goes ROUND and ROUND
The check-point (A-1) … looks like the starting point in lake surrounding
Overview of the reservoir … the getaway to tranquillity and serenity
Check-point (A-2) … continues to walk
Check-point (A-4) … also known as Dataran Bukit Kembara A
I was like hunting every check-point around the reservoir. The A-4 checkpoint is where the mini waterfall located. Also known as Dataran Bukit Kembara A where I’m looking earlier.
Absolutely mini waterfall … for refresh, dipping I don’t think so
Continue our walk … rounding the reservoir
Look-out point … a stop for natural lover & photographer
Alternative trail from Kelab Darul Ehsan … will explore next round
Walking back … under the scene of illusion
Again, the short climb and descent will bring us back to the car park.
Thank you KL Hiking & Trail Running for organizing this hike which designed for beginners and less experienced hikers who want a short break and morning workout in the nature park.
KL Hiking, the organizer … laid the foot-print on Bukit Kembara
Once we returned to car park, we dropped our paper name to inform we’ve safely returned. We called the activity end although the group will continue to Bukit Saga at 1pm later.
I shall be back to explore the remaining trail which named as Bukit Indah & Bukit Belacan. It was a rough hike (around 4-5 hours) and the exit is somewhere near Taman Rimba Ampang.
Not easy and let’s see how the plan goes for KL Hiking in future. I’m looking forward to join them if they organized again.