I don't really like hiking due to leeches, however I love the nature and friends hiking together into the deep woods...
Date: 31st August until 2nd September 2012
Day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Organizer: ORA adventure
Mount Berembun, 1108m is located at Hulu Terengganu. The starting point is located at Hutan Lipur Chemerong. We arrived there from KL around 8am. We departed from Bandar Sri Permaisuri around midnight, did a few pick ups in KL and a few stops along the way. I slept mostly throughout the journey. Before hiking, everyone was given a small ration to carry.
After warm up and briefing from the organizer, we started hiking around 10am. We arrived at Kem Balak for lunch and Zuhur prayer, and continued hiking until Sungai Bangang. I was so sticky of sweat that I swim for a few minutes there. I felt fresh, cool and satisfied after a short swim. We continued hiking until we reached Lansir waterfall. That's where we spent the night. A we arrived around 6@7pm, I didn't really get to see the view yet.
The next morning after Subuh, me and a few friends decided take a few photos of the view. It was breathtaking. Instead of only a few photos, we took a lot of them with different pose. We went down the waterfall until half way to the bottom. We had fun =D
After the photo shoot, we laze a round a while then went up the waterfall for a swim. It was around 11am. We came back around 1pm. It was awesome. the water was super clear and super cold. I did a few laps to keep me warm. We had fun. After lunch we prepared foods for Merdeka Raya celebration. We cooked nasi impit, kuah kacang, lodeh, sate etc. Around 4pm we were ready in our baju raya for the celebration.We took a dozen of photos and ate again. It was delicious and happening. This was my first time celebrating raya on a mountain. An experience to cherish for life.
After the photoshoot, we continued swimming at the bottom part of the waterfall. It was fun plus we took a lot of photos.
The next morning, we started hiking towards the summit of Mount Chemerong & Berembun. We continued hiking till we stop for lunch at Kem Balak. We cooked and ate maggi curry. We arrived at the starting point around 5-6pm. We showered and prayed at the facility. Around 8pm after Maghrib we started our journey home.
This was an amazing experience hiking and celebrating raya & merdeka on the mountains. I had a lot of fun despite the pains and obstacles. I made new great friends and took a lot of great photos.
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.