The sixth waterfall which is the largest waterfall along Sungei Tampit (26 June 2005)
|Recommended duration||1 day|
|Ease of access||Cab or private vehicle|
|Good||Clean, nice waterfall with pool to swim in.|
|Not so good||Starting point of trek is at a private property. May have dispute with the property owner.|
Sungei Tampit is a small forest river that is located by the side of Genting Highlands, about an hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur. There are about 8 waterfalls along the stretch but most of them are very small, about 1 to 2 meters high although there are two larger ones that go up to 4 storeys high. The starting point of the trek is behind Latto Caruk chalet. It takes about an hour and a half to visit all the 8 waterfalls . At both the larger waterfalls, there is a small pool at the bottom which you can have a cool dip. There are no leeches for this trek although there are mosquitoes along the forest trail. Waterfall No. 6 is the biggest waterfall as well as the most beautiful. The pool is also the biggest but the water is quite shallow. At the edge of the pool are some large flat rocks, which visitors can laze around. However, as there is no shade, it can get quite hot and glaring under the mid-day sun. Waterfall No. 8 in contrast is hidden in the forest, surrounded by forest canopy.
Waterfall number 8, a waterfall hidden in the jungle (26 June 2005).
As recently as 2010, there are reported dispute between the owner of Latto Caruk chalet and visitors to the waterfalls. The Latto Caruk chalet owner has been known to ask for payment of up to Rm 50 for passing through his land . There are companies that provide guide service to bring visitors to the waterfall however, it is unclear whether they have made any arrangement with the chalet owner.
The trail to Sungei Tampit is clean and pleasant as there are no leeches. The trek is non-technical and is suitable for beginners. However, due to the uncertainty of the entry point at the start of the trek, be prepared to turn back or make payment to the chalet owner to pass through his property.
- hafizkadir499, 24 January 2013.
Cab or self-drive:
Using Karak Highway, exit at Genting Sempah. Drive towards Janda Baik and follow the sign to Lato Chalok Chalet.
Hikers Climber Adventure Team SDN. BHD.
No. 2G-3B Pusat Daerah Seksyen 6,
Jalan Cenderawasih 6/7, Seksyen 6,
4000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Phone: (+603) 5510 1787
Fax: (+603) 5511 1787
Cost of guide: Rm150 to Rm200
- Outdoors Sandals
- Light weight clothes
- First Aid Kit
- Extra clothing
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent
- Drinking water
See map with contour lines here
Coordinate from [Ref 1]