Lata Tampit in Janda Baik is a waterfall described in my Waterfalls of Malaysia website, but I have never visited this waterfall myself. So, when my hiking friend Peter Leong told me that he was going to visit this waterfall with his gang and if I would like to join, I accepted the invitation, hoping the group would be of an acceptable size. It was …:-)
We met at the Mc Donalds in Genting Sempah and from there we drove to the Latto Caruk chalets. The resort was closed and rundown. We went through the gate and followed a clear trail. Bamboo forest, one steep part, two easy river crossings.
There are seven waterfall tiers, we skipped the lower ones, at the fifth tier a big group was camping, we continued and after less than 45 minutes we reached the top (7th) tier of Lata Tampit. Here we were the only ones. The waterfall is attractive, with a pool. A huge tree had fallen across the pool, a perfect place to rest and take pictures
Here you can see a senior citizen climbing the tree to join the fun
And fun we had.
The waterfall with the huge tree form a very scenic background for pictures.
Here is a short video of the waterfall and our group enjoying lunch
We did not stay very long as the sky darkened. Soon it started raining, actually it was more of a drizzle. We passed another tier on our way down, I just took a single shot, must come back here to take pictures of all tiers.
For lunch we went to restaurant 126 in Bukit Tinggi. I had been there several times, many years ago, could not recognise the place…:-) Once a simple shed, now a huge two-story building. Personally I had the feeling that the food in the simple shed was better…:-) After some shopping we went home contentedly. A nice, easy trip
View of the restaurant, highway in the background
A Google Earth screenshot of our walk