Kenyir Lake - Hilly Regions
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Gawi I Activities
I Hilly Regions
The hilly regions of Kenyir Lake is a world of untouched virgin
tropical jungle estimated to be millions of years old. There is
no exact estimation of the number of species of plants and wildlife
existing within this vast ecosystem. Dipterecarpus shrouds the horizon
and lowering trees of the majestic Keruing, Meranti and Kapor loom
above while the exotic wildlife roam freely below. For research
scientists, nature lovers, adventurers and keen photographers, there
is no rival as Kenyir promises to be a world of discovery.
The highest elevation in Tasik Kenyir is Mount Chergau. Meanwhile
Mount Gagau with an elevation of 4,514 feet above sea level is the
second highest peak in Taman Negara after Mount Tahan.
Expeditions to Mount Gagau have been proven to be an exhilarating
experience. For the many who have scaled this mountain, it is truly
an experience to cherish!
Among the other peaks in Kenyir are the Bongsu, Tembat, Raung, Kachang,
Chergau and Galah Torom. At present, there are no facilities on
the other peaks except for Mount Gagau where base camps and hiking
trails have been set-up.
KETENGAN (Central Terengganu Development Authority) recognizes that
the mountainous tropical rain forest offer tremendous eco-tourism
potential. In ensuring that this natural heritage is well preserved,
proper steps are now being taken to provide facilities such as ranger
stations, base camps and biking trails and all activities and developments
are closely scrutinized. Should you decide to venture into these
hilly regions please consult the relevant authorities.