Known to be one of the oldest rainforests in the world, Taman Negeri Rompin Pahang holds some of the magnificent flora and fauna available in Malaysia, a country that is famous among nature enthusiasts for its spectacular nature. Diverse in vegetation with unique species of plants found in Malaysia, Taman Negeri Rompin Pahang is home to different types of animals that call this place their home.
While hiking is much more suitable for more energetic and fit outdoor enthusiasts, jungle trekking activities are much more suitable for beginners who are just getting started. It is a way for you to experience the real beauty of nature and gain the priceless adventure. Nevertheless, both of the activities are good and beneficial for human beings, physically and mentally.
At Taman Negeri Rompin, the jungle trekking trails include Jeram Panjang and Lubuk Siku which are suitable for those who just get started with outdoor activities as those two are considered easy to intermediate level with the aim to promote education and conservation of the environment thus creating awareness to the importance of protecting nature.
The Jeram Panjang jungle trekking and Lubuk Siku jungle trekking both have different themes and story telling. Each course has its own special trekking route which trekkers can choose according to their own preferences.
For Jeram Panjang jungle trekking, the theme is “The Journey of the Giants” where the trail was known among the locals as the path for the second largest mammals on land which is Asian Elephants. In search of food, the elephants go on a long journey and leave traces. Find the traces of them and hear their amazing stories from the nature guides.
Lubuk Siku jungle trekking is much more suitable for those who prefer longer trails in the rainforest. The theme for this trail is “The lives of our Ancestor” and related to the use of plants in the daily life of our ancestors before modernity and urbanization. Visitors will learn from the guide that the use of the plants is not only limited to as a food source, shelter but also as medicine. Even now, some of the knowledge from the traditional medicine is actually being used in our modern medicine for treatment of illnesses. How amazing is our ancestor to discover the use and benefits of the plants.