Bukit Besi @ Alam Damai, Cheras
Seeking a new place to hike around KL & Selangor has never faded inside me. Till I learn from my hiking guru recommended this hill. A friendly hill for beginner. He decided to bring us there for once after talked about some time.
10 Jan 2015 | Bukit Besi
Neither I have any clue what and where is this hill until I attempted it. Peak should be nothing to fancy about but the CHECKPOINT is!
Checkpoint is the place where the PANAROMA of KL view where PEAK is nothing than a TELECOMMUNICATION base. Many locals knew this place and organized few hike at the night for spectacular KL night view since the trail is absolutely beginner friendly. I chosen to hike in the early morning to catch a SUNRISE!
To start, we all gathered at one famous trademark, OCBC Bank, Alam Damai branch. Car park is FREE. Just park at proper parking spot will do.
Starting point … opposite where the barricade can be easily seen from road side
All the way UP in 5 mins … you will see the Water Reservoir Tank
Turn to the left or right (both will still lead to peak) from 1st landmark … into the bushes trail
This is RIGHT side (drainage trail)
This is LEFT side (normal trail)
We chose to turn LEFT side and come down from RIGHT side … won’t get lost
View along the trail … above the water reservoir tank now
Continue with normal trail … easy peasy one
View is getting better … from trail’s open space
Trail getting steeper … just few stairs doesn’t matter
Open space view … not the checkpoint yet
Spectacular view … Cheras panorama view
KL Panorama view … striking sky
Multiple trails … take any one still lead you up to the same place
Follow the most clear trail … most frequent used for safe
Tough … almost there pal!
No pain no gain … steepest
That’s checkpoint! … we arrived!
Vast empty land facing KL … with a table set
Checkpoint 1 … we take a short stop here updating our photo database
We pursued to subsequent trail but due to massive blocker and unclear path along the trail, we had taken precaution and proceed until the submit where the Army Camp Telecommunication Tower. As the road leading down will be at another side, we decided to return back to our checkpoint and call our expedition as completed!
There are not many story about this hill can be found in Internet. Hence I’m thinking to get one to contribute into the pool of mass information since this hike was done back in Year 2015.
P/S: Last hill where my hiking guru lead us before call the temporary retirement from hiking arena. I also temporary stop excessive hike in recent years and move to marathon training.