Bukit Chenuang via Congkak Recreational Park
Never underestimate hill & mountain by its name. Bukit Chenuang, a hill by name, as tough as typical mountain. Located in the area around Gunung Nuang and accessible via trail through Congkak Recreational Park.
13 April 2014 | Bukit Chenuang (Congkak Recreational Park)
‘Nuang’ is a name that many hikers terrified when heard about it. However, Bukit Chenuang should not be taken lightly as well. The jungle area is closely related to Gunung Nuang. Due to this, I decided to follow KL Hiking community to Bukit Chenuang when they planned for it. A small fee of RM1 for entrance and RM3 for carpark is compulsory.
The group started hike from Camp Zone 6. The rest of the hike was not easy Trail after the river crossing was tough, with very steep steps which spoil with fallen bamboos/rattan and thorny plant.
It took me total 2 hr 15 min to reach the peak. Descending took me 1 hr 50 min. Therefore, completed this only 4 hours, but for me I felt like 6 hours. Perhaps too long absent from hiking made the situation not favorable to me.
At 7.00am, the group meetup at nearby mosque in Batu 14 Hulu Langat. We were required to collect our name tag and sign the attendance.
At 7.15am, all set off to Congkak Recreational Park and park our car near the entrance.
Entrance of the Congkak Recreational Park
Private land converted to car park … RM3 for car vehicle
The park & resort … maintained by Selangor Tourism
Operating hour of the park
Resort rental cost … as well as camping facilities
The entire park map … our starting point was ZONE 6
One of the many public toilet facilities … some toilet inside are not usable
Basic briefing from Alex … to ensure all hiker return safely
Name tag … my target today!
All set! … start walking to the trail head
From start-to-end … towards the Zone 6 Campsite
One of many chalets available in this recreational park
Crossing side river … feel good taking myself into jungle again
The camping area … called Zone 6
Trek visible from the starting point
Lots of river stream crossing … zig-zag until I lost count how many times
The paper trail guided us … towards the correct way
Alternatively … the marker is leading the way as well
River stream ended … the steep trek as defined earlier (from moderate to HARD)
Chopping some branches … to avoid unnecessary scratches when going down
This segment of the trek is where the path becomes less clear and maintained. Fallen tree & bamboos are common in this trek. The looping thorny vines stretch along the path putting me on alert.
Fallen bamboos … make the trekking much harder
Open side trek … can look upon the opposite mountain
This spectacular view on the surrounding mountains right here, meant there will be another 15 min to go for the peak, vary depending on your speed. Sounds good!
The view from side trek … can see opposite mountain (name?)
The PEAK is here … the moment that I was looking for (beirut)
A testimonial … left by trekkers which completed Bukit Chenuang
Myself with the beirut … strong determination to complete this hike
Familiar hikers informed that we can see Pangsun dam, a distant view of Klang Gates, KLCC and Ampang. The view, however was largely being obstructed by trees.
Absolute view from the PEAK
Return back to ground … mark the completion of 4 hours time of trekking alone
From the source I read from Internet, many stories were told that this hill offer a very tough, if not the greatest hiking experiences. Once is enough, they said.
The jungle trek is become harder and difficult to attempt as goes higher. This is the fact.
Try not to attempt if you’re first timer here, engaged a local guide maybe costly but minimum they’ll take you when your group is form of 10 pax minimum. Else take someone who has hiked before.
This hike has told me, hill-hiking is not always easy peasy. It shall be a moment where hill can offer you nightmare when compare to mountain climbing.
Should I continue to be semi-retired now or casual hike when opportunity arise?