“Your adventure in Lata Kijang is bound to be filled with trials and tribulations.”
A panoramic view of nature that is sure to amaze adventure and thrill seekers. The challenging journey from Kuala Klawang to Lata Kijang would take about two hours. Situated deep in the forests of Jelebu, it is only accessible by four wheel drives, where you would have to pass narrow, steep and slick roads, making the journey in the pouring rain a real challenge!
Be prepared for adventure and trials. Along the way, you will pass an Orang Asli settlement. The Orang Asli (aborigines) have made their homes in these forests since the beginning of Malayan history. Although there are now more civilised, some having formal education and working in the towns, the majority still make their living on forestproducts like collecting bamboo and medicinal herbs. If you’re lucky you would come across their shack in the midst of all this greenery. Do not be shy, as talking to them could result in you having an extra adventure – a hunting expedition using their traditional blow-pipe to catch birds and squirrels.
Your adventure in Lata Kijang is bound to be filled with trials and tribulations. Courage and patience are definitely called for as one of the more intense moments is driving over a somewhat unstable and definitely dangerous bridge made of wooden logs places across a fast flowing stream.
Continuing your journey on foot would give you a chance to feel at one with nature’s wonders. Feel the sunrays filtering through the leaves overhead, while the whistle of the birds intertwined with the scream of the monkeys playing around in their natural habitat — a natural radio accompanying you on your journey. Treat your eyes to a spectacular sight of flora and fauna where wild herbs, orchids and palms are spread before your eyes, testament to the richness of the tropical rainforests.
After one hour trekking through the forests, with your tired body covered in sweat, comes the ‘prize’ that will wash away all your exhaustion. The captivating sight of the 300 feet fall of water in front of you will take your breath away while a long soak in the cool invigorating waters will be a soothing balm to your tired body. Problems, conflicts and tensions will cease to exist when faced with this never-ending cascade of water flowing through the forest, bordered by an assortment of rocks and boulders. Camping overnight at this natural haven, you are guaranteed pure bliss and relaxation.
Getting There: A 4WD is advisable to access Lata Kijang from Kampung Esok. The waterfall is about 20km from the village.
Coordinates: N03 11.72′ E101 59.26′
Last viewed – October 13, 2011