The Mahseer fish, or also known as Kelah is the most elusive freshwater sport fish in Malaysia. The name ‘Mahi’ (fish) and ‘sher’ (tiger) originally from the Indian Gulf referred to as tiger among fish. They can be found in rapid streams, riverine pools or lakes of south and Southeast Asia.
Mahseer fish are known by their large scales, attractive body varies and potentially vast size. It can grow up to 250cm in length and 30kg in weight. They are edible and higher cost per kilo, as up to RM250 to RM300 per kilo. On average, a mature Mahseer fish can reach up to RM1, 000 and above.
Because of this, Mahseer fishing activities become a popular freshwater sport fish. Indeed, amongst the fans, this large fish is known to be the toughest to catch. It is now enlisted by IUCN as an endangered and threatened species of fish. Therefore, in Taman Negara Pahang National Park, these Mahseer fish are protected in the Kelah Fish Sanctuary located at Lubok Tenor, 20 minutes from Kuala Tahan jetty.
In Kelah Fish Sanctuary, you can have fun with these Tor fish. The activities involved feeding, watching their lightning-fast, and touching and swimming with them.
How to get there
Tenor Hole is accessible by a long boat ride from Kuala Tahan Jetty or National Park Pearl Pier. The longboat ride will cost you about RM160 per trip that can accommodate up to 4 passengers and two drivers.
Give your best shot!
Although this area is prohibited from fishing, there still an interesting rule to follow. The authorities allow you to bring back the fish, as long as you catch them by hand. Isn’t it interesting?
This is the time when many would give their best. However, catching a Mahseer fish is not an easy job. The title given as God’s fish makes many of us went back home with an empty hand. Indeed, you would go back with wet clothes and an extraordinary experience dealing with Kelah fish.
Don’t forget your must-do activity when visiting Taman Negara Pahang!
Wondering about what best activities to do in Taman Negara Pahang?
We welcome aboard for visitors to choose their types of adventures to explore here in National Park Malaysia. Indeed, there are a bunch of exciting outdoor activities to discover of what mother nature in Taman Negara Pahang has to offer. Taman Negara is located at Kuala Tahan, Pahang. It will take 3 hours approximately to arrive from Kuala Lumpur. It is a must place to visit in Malaysia among the international tourist.
Let’s check it out Taman Negara activities!
1) Jungle trekking to Bukit Teresek – explore the tricky forest pathways of the oldest rainforest in the world.
The simple trek takes about 20 minutes and up to 7 days depending on the destination. Along the way, there are grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree peeking at you. You can see the beautiful scenery along peak of Tahan Mount here. The trek is easy and has the special wooden pedestrian to make it family friendly use.
Usually, the family are doing this activity in the morning so that you can feel the air freshness. If you book AsiaCamp Resort, they provide free shuttle to Kuala Tahan Jetty and just pay RM1 to cross the river for starting the activity.
2) Walking the Canopy – lets venture into the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long. It takes an average of 10 minutes of walking. With the height of 45 meters from the forest floor, it surely offers you scenic and panorama view of the surrounding forest floor. You may choose two method to arrive at canopy walk way.
First method- walking with your group. It will take 20 minutes to reach the place. You can enjoy the beautiful environment while walking in the jungle.
Second method – You can reach there by using villagers boat. The boat will pass by the Tahan River in order to bring you here.
3) Inner Jungle– spend your time spelunking wild caves environment.
This is most favorable place visit by European such as from Netherland and Austria. Visitors can enjoy the thrill track made by nature. The best moment of inner jungle is when you sleep at the Kepayang Caves. It is a large cave at National park.
For those who interested in observing the wildlife in their natural habitat, this activity will suit you best. Watching them closely will embrace your understanding of the ecosystem of the jungle.
5) Bird watching – the best soothing activity.
With more than 600 species of birds in Taman Negara, surely you can find your favourite one. Their diversities in colour, size, and body, as well as sound, will surely become the best therapy to enjoy yourselves and left your life problems aside.
Your trip to Taman Negara Pahang National Park is not complete without visiting Lata Berkoh. Lata Berkoh is a popular spot among tourists to venture into the beauty of Taman Negara. It has a blended element of river navigation, rapid streams and rocky area, fishing areas and scenic waterfall as well as beautiful archway of trees façade. Many of the tourists take the opportunity to picnic as well as swimming in the cold water of Lata Berkoh.
How to get here?
To get here, the popular choice of transportation is using the wooden boat ride. Even though it is accessible with jungle trekking, yet, the trails are too rough for the public to endure. Mostly it took approximately 8.5km walking to reach Lata Berkoh. Therefore, riding the boat to Lata Berkoh has become the main option, as it shortens the travel journey. As much, the journey on the Sungai Tahan takes about one hour to reach Lata Berkoh, depending on the river level.
The rate cost for RM240 per boat for 4 people. Advanced booking needs to be placed or else your boat will fully be booked.
Why it’s cool to visit Lata Berkoh?
By visiting Lata Berkoh it offered you tranquility and scenic panorama of Mother Nature. As mentioned earlier, it’s a combination of elements of water, earth and greenery view that form a strong identity and a landmark of Lata Berkoh.
Indeed, it’s arousing experience for visiting Lata Berkoh.
Bring along your little ones to the national park can be a very challenging task. Parenting while monitoring their safety in the national park will be very hectic and exhausting. But, hey wait! We guarantee you, with our safety policy and commitments, you can rest assured to have fun with your kids while exploring the mother nature in our national park. Take a look at these 5 coolest activities your kids can explore at our Taman Negara Pahang National Park today.
Become a junior ranger
We have programs specifically designed to help the kids to earn self-esteem and teamwork while completing various activities. Using the mother nature as the context settings, the kids are bringing forward to see the jungle creatures in a close distance. A proper shoe and thin outdoor clothing will help them move faster and comfortably in a hot tropical climate.
Peek-a-boo at jungle birds
At Taman Negara Pahang, there are several spots to observe and birding. With more than 500 species of birds, the kids will experience exciting sounds and colors in hunting for the bird count.
This is a must-try program for your kids. Feeding and swimming with the giant Masheer fish is indeed a super awesome and fun thing for the family trip. In Kelah Fish Sanctuary, you are allowed to feed, touch, swim or even catch these giant fish. Only if you can catch them. They are really fast runners and active fish!
This canopy tour takes place about 20 to 30 minutes walking. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world. Your kids will be thrilled at their height and the view it has to offer. Just beware of hairy monkeys and need to monitor the kids not to feed the monkeys. The best age to participate in the canopy tour are children aged 5/6 and above.
Sure, the children will love the activity pretty much. Feeding, bathing and grooming the elephants are fun activities offered in Kuala Gandah Elephants Sanctuary. If you are lucky, you also get the opportunity to bath and care for the elephant’s baby. The elephant baby is so much naughty and loves playing a ball! Let’s them crawling and dirty themselves with these elephant babies.
Don’t miss the chance to have fun with us and try these coolest activities at our Taman Negara Malaysia. We await for you to venture the mother nature with us!
For visitors who seek an adventurous trip, Taman Negara offers the opportunity for caving activities to explore and experience the national caves. This recreational activity involved caves trail of Kepayang Besar, Kepayang Kecil, Gua Telinga (Ear Cave) and Gua Daun Menari.
Thrilled Limestone Caves Formation
The caves are unspoiled limestone caves formation comprising of excellent cave environment. Some are easily accessible with good lighting and flat walkways. Others might require more tougher journey. Scrambling over rocks, getting dirty and wet as well as wading up to waist-high water in the dark are normal things while caving.
For instance, to reach the popular limestone cave of Gua Telinga, you need to walk for 2.6km from the riverbank jetty. Instead, traveling by boat can shorten the time of about 10 minutes riding boat as compared with walking.
Let’s have a quick look at the real panorama inside these caves system in the national park.
Spend a splendid night in the cave
In the previous experience, most of our cavers will spend a night or two at these caves. The most popular spot for camping are at Kepayang Besar Cave. In here, there is a wide-open area that has beautiful access to lighting and good air circulation flow. It allows such caving activities of building campfire as well as cooking and other grouping activities.
Certainly, these caves have a complex system and unique limestone formation. Some of them were blended with mysterious legend and local folklore. These basic qualities of the cave system on dark, damp and narrow passages for sure offered you vast excitement and thrilling experience in caving exploration. Therefore, having an excellent guide not only bring your caving activities more thrill but also enrich you with stories and meaningful lesson to embrace.
Pahang National Park is another familiar place for Malaysians. As Gunung Tahan the highest point of the Malay Peninsula, this national park has become a place of attractions for thousands of tourists ranged from climbers, environmental biologists and researchers as well as the public. One thing that famous in here is the Canopy Walk.
The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long. The height is about 45 meters from the forest floor. It’s approximately similar to 15 storey height. The travel journey is about 20-30 minutes walking makes it the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Do not forget this!
These are the checklists you need to know before starting your walking journey on the longest canopy walk in the world.
The journey to climb the canopy bridge takes about 20 minutes walking.
The requirement enforces for a distance of 10 meters between individual to another for safety measures.
This canopy also limited to 600 visitors per day for safety reasons.
The Canopy hours are from 9 am (every day except Thursday), until 3 pm (except Friday closes at 12pm).
Tickets are available at RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.
Get weather checks and updated. If the weather gets windy or rainy, the canopy walk will be closed for safety reasons.
As this national park is a home to 1001 natural flora and fauna, experience spend on the canopy walk will be a lifetime moment. Therefore, the best time to go for the canopy walk is advisable during the morning hours. There is a greater opportunity for you to see grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree.
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Looking for tips on what to wear and thebest packing for Taman Negara Pahang? Well, at first, you need to plan for your trip on the specific month of visiting the Taman Negara, getting to know the country weather and its rainfall season, as well as planning for the specific topography of Taman Negara, you aim to explore. In this post, we like to share the experience-based tips that might be useful to you on what to wear for Taman Negara Malaysia in the best weather.
Malaysia – the Tropical Climate Country
Getting to know Malaysia, is a tropical climate country. It has been categorized as equally, being hot and humid at year-round. We have a heavy rainy season in the states on the west coast mostly from April to October, while the rainy season in the eastern coastal states from November to February. Malaysia also exposed to the dry monsoon in the northern states and the El-Nino effect that caused a hot climate in the mid-year round.
Therefore, our best advice for Taman Negara Malaysia, especially for Taman Negara Pahang is from April to August and what to wear is best for summer clothing for outdoor activities. With its hot and humid climate, the best option wearing thin clothing or rain jacket will be a great help for you in case you get colder or caught in the rain.
Get the “forest” mood guys!
That’s right! In case you forget or overlook, the topography of Taman Negara Pahang is on the oldest rainforest climate. Not some sunny beach mood and diving season. Pretty much, you will need more sweaters and coats rather than sunbathing lotion and glasses.
Other useful items are summaries as follow;
Hiking T-Shirt and pants
Sweater or thin rain jacket or rain cover
Comfortable hiking shoes (e.g. boots, water shoes, hiking sandals etc.)
Sun hat and sun-glasses
Mosquito spray or insect repellant
First aid kit and knives set of outdoor activities
Food travel container
Water tumbler and thermos
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“Birds without trees can never feel free”. Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters (2011).
The best quote to represent humans ourselves, who dealt with so many uncertainties in life. We need time to heal, and we demand freedom to be free. Many suggesting that picking up a hobby will help a lot for stress management. Well then, bird watching activity is one of it guys!
Through the bird watching activity, it’s a natural way to channel your energy into something else. As a result, you get more relaxed, have fun things to do and get a little privacy for yourself.
So, anyone into birding?
Birding activity only needs a simple set of equipment. A set of eyeballs, some free time and a beautiful day. Walla!! It’s so simple and thrill, isn’t it?
Oh yes, if you like to go up to the pro level, ok then you need binocular. Other than that, some basic clothing for outdoor activities such as good boots, hat, and water tumbler will do during the birding hours in the forest.
Let’s go hunting some birdies!
In Taman Negara Pahang, we offered you many ways for the bird lovers to do their birding activity. Roughly, it’s either through the canopy walk or jungle trekking. Apart from that, we also have the accessibility for bird watching through a river crossing. Likewise, birding from the canopy walk, we will guide and bring you up to the mountain areas as well as along the jungle to have a close up look at your favourite bird species.
As can be seen, this activity is a relaxing thing to do. Surely, it will help a lot with your stress management or just simply a pleasure activity for family bonding.
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