This hike explores a part of the Penang jungle in Air Itam behind the Kek Lok Si temple. We will visit the Air Itam Dam before we go deeper in the unspoiled forest area. On the way up we will visit two waterfalls to cool our feet off. Is the first part of the hike on a tar road, part 2 goes into the jungle on a forest track. The small track leads around the hills and finally ends up at another tar road. We may find tortoises, black giant squirrels and other animals on this track. After a short rest at the pass we will hike back to the Air Itam Dam. We will see another part of the dam side before we go down towards the Kek Lok si temple and to our original starting point.
There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be released in 2020) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers. I'll bring you to a wonderful and very unspoiled and unseen part of Penang's jungle. Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant black squirrels, wild boar, snakes, monitor lizards, langur monkeys, scorpions, huntchman spiders and many more might cross our path. You haven't seen Penang without seeing the jungle and the orchards.
Air Itam Dam, a beautiful dam area with some amazing views including over George Town. Bukit Elvira Waterfall, a small but beautiful fall on the way up. Bukit Elvira Trail, spectacular forest track The Air Itam Dam forest reserve We finish at the famous Kek Lok Si temple
14歳以上の方8名まで参加できます。 Guests should have some experience in walking in the forest and with a little hilly terrain.
1 big bottle of water
Meeting place: at the corner of Jalan Pasar and Jalan Paya Terubong, in front of the market. This is partly a steep hike, no sandals or slippers. The hike starts and finishes quite steep but it's very doable but it requires proper health and at least some hiking experience.
Jungle adventure in Air Itam